Multi-donor fund to improve food security and livelihoods in Myanmar 

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YANGON - The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) is a multi donor Fund of $100 million for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Myanmar. It is governed by a donor consortium including Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the European Commission (EC), the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the governments of Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

A first round Call for Proposals has been launched on 11 November 2009 for interested implementing partners including UN Agencies, international and local non-governmental organizations and professional associations authorized to operate in the prioritized areas. Geographical areas include prioritized townships of the Delta, Dry Zone, Shan State, Chin State, Rakhine State and Kachin State.

LIFT is aligned to the National Medium-term Priority Framework (NMTPF) and to the Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP) for the Delta areas.

Proposals will focus on community based interventions targeting the poorest and most vulnerable groups. The thematic areas are detailed in the Call for Proposals documentation which will be available on UNOPS Current Business Opportunities page.

UNOPS is the fund manager of LIFT, providing technical and financial management. LIFT was established in October 2009 and will run for five years.

Further information:

Questions and answers from the Call for Proposal Round 1 Information Sessions, 13 November 2009

Questions and answers from 17-18 November 2009

Questions and answers from 19-23 November 2009

Questions and answers from 26-30 November 2009