In the end of November 2011 IAP closed the second application cycle with 236 applications submitted to the programme. 11 successful applicants (5 large grants and 6 small grants) were awarded with funding. The profile of applicants and granted projects has been analysed and compared to results from the first cycle analysis. In a second cycle analysis report these results are now presented.
The report describes various characteristics of the IAP projects such as geographical and sectoral spread, the size and type of organsiations (NGOs or companies) and what business stage (concept development, implementation, etc) of the awarded projects.
Some of the main findings were that the majority (91 %) of the granted projects are operating in an African country with just under half head-quartered in low-income countries.
Amongst applicants, "Agriculture & Food" followed by "Energy & Infrastructure" were the two sectors most strongly represented. The 11 grantees cover these two sectors as well as "Health" and "Other" which includes “Information & Communication.”
The majority of grantees are classified as “small organisations” (i.e. having less than 50 employees), and all but one of the organisations funded are companies (rather than NGOs).
To find out more interesting facts about the projects in cycle 2, please read the full report attached below.