ABOUT THE WFWO
Technical Review Panel Team (TRPT)
A. TRPT Terms of Reference
1. To TRPT support the WFWO in financing effective programs, the Executive Board Directors (EBD) relies on an independent panel of international experts dealing with global development issues. The Technical Review Panel Team (TRPT) reviews eligible grant proposals for technical merit (soundness of approach, feasibility and potential for sustainability) including identification, appraisal missions, negotiations; based on this review the TRPT recommends proposals for funding to the Executive Board Directors (EBD).
2. The TRPT consists of a maximum of six to twelve Experts. Each Expert is appointed by the EBD/EP Board for a period of one year up to two years.
3. The composition of the TRPT covers expertise global development issue, including economic and techni-cal aspects, loan, grant administration and finance, sustainable development programs and cross-cutting issues. Balances in terms of gender, regional representation and a mix of sectoral experience are taken into consideration in the composition of the TRPT.
B. TRPT Recommendations
a) The TRPT provides its comments in writing, in a document titled TRPT Review Report. The TRPT Review Report outlines the main strengths and weaknesses of the components, and the TRPT recommendations to the EBD Board. There are six (6) categories of recommendations:
Category 1: Recommended for approval without changes (and no or only minor clarifications); or
Category 2: Recommended for approval provided that clarifications or adjustments are met within a limited timeframe; or
Category 3: Not recommended for approval in its present form but strongly encouraged to resubmit following major revision; or
Category 4: Recommendation for the approval of grants or programs should with clear statement and recommendations are met within a limited timeframe and terms of reference and conditions of the WFWO policy and procedures
Category 5: Review identification appraisal missions reports of programs for recommendation and approval of the program to enter in negotiations with applicant country, NGO, CBO, or communities.
Category 6: Rejected.
Where the EBD, following TRPT recommendation, rejected the same application twice in consecutive rounds of proposals, the applicant may appeal the relevant decision. In this case the EBD review the appeal and take the necessary action with an independent appeal panel will review the appeal. Grounds for appeals are limited to significant and obvious error made by the TRPT regarding the information contained in the second submission of the proposal.
The TRPT panel for 2014/15 will be nominated and posted as soon as possible