DFID funding opportunities for 2019

United Nations volunteers in Bentiu hand over donations of food and non-food items to residents in Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo by: Isaac Billy / UNMISS / CC BY-NC-ND

As the year-end approaches, some donors choose to publicize their future funding opportunities — including the U.K. Department for International Development, which recently released a document outlining the details of future procurement contracts in the pipeline. Devex has analyzed the data to give you a snapshot of what is coming up in 2019.

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In total, there are 23 new funding opportunities announced, belonging to DFID projects worth around £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion). Of those, the largest project is in South Sudan focusing on humanitarian response and resilience, worth £443 million. It is expected to start in January 2020 as phase two of an existing project being implemented between 2015 and 2020 by 18 partners, including Crown Agents, Oxfam and a number of United Nations agencies. Looking at the implementing agencies for past phases could help direct strategic decisions about partnerships for future funding opportunities.

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    Maja Wisenberger

    Maja Wisenberger works in Devex's Development Data team in Manila, assisting in expanding data content and analyzing global funding trends. She has a master's degree from China and she brings experience from UNOPS, UN Women and the nonprofit sector. Her main areas of interest are poverty alleviation, economic and gender equality, and Chinese philanthropy.