BRILHO will launch annual MDF Calls for Proposals, starting in February 2020, for up to 3 calls until 2022.

Each call will be operated on a first-come, first-serve basis, open for four months in each round, with no deadline but a closing window date

Each EoI will be reviewed to ensure that it complies with the minimum eligibility criteria

Shortlisted applicants will subsequently be invited to submit a full proposal

Application process

16 to 20 weeks from submission to contract signing

(Calls for proposal and application guidance)

Shortlisting of EoI

Guidance for Full Proposal development

Submission of Full Proposal

Due diligence

Evaluation, scoring and selection

Contract negotiation and signing


BRILHO secures a transparent evaluation and selection process by working with an independent Investment Committee (IC), who is responsible for decision taking on the selection of businesses to be supported by BRILHO’s Market Development Fund. Applicants can contact directly the BRILHO Team Leader at jayala(at) or UKaid's Whistleblower platform to denounce any corruption practice or case.

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