The Public Sector Linkages Program
The Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) 2010-11 Round Two opens on 1 March 2011 for applications in respect of APEC, ASEAN, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Latin America, Philippines, South Asia and Vietnam. The round will close at 5pm AEST on 15 April 2011.
PSLP aims to improve public sector capacity for governance and management for nationally determined development outcomes in selected partner countries.
PSLP offers departments and agencies of Australian federal, state and territory governments, as well as Australian public universities, the opportunity to compete for grant funding that will:
1. Transfer capacity building skills and expertise to their public sector counterpart institutions in partner countries
2. Support strengthening of sustainable development-focused public sector bilateral and regional linkages.
Grants generally average $250,000 for an activity. The number of activities funded under each funding round is subject to the availability of funds.
Proposed Activities generally will be self-contained and be from 3 to 36 months in duration. Activities should be long enough to transfer capacity building skills and build sustainable development-focused linkages.
PSLP is administered by a dedicated PSLP Secretariat.
It is flexible and responsive and can meet the different needs of:
· its diverse range of users and target countries
· the varying significance of particular sectors, issues and approaches
· the requirements of evolving Australian whole-of-government priorities.
1. have a primary developmental focus
2. comply with AusAID development policy guidelines on gender and development, poverty reduction, environment and sustainability
3. clearly identify sustainable benefits to the partner country
4. be planned and implemented jointly with the counterpart organisations concerned.
5. Activities will be delivered mainly in the form of technical assistance and training and can include:
· institutional strengthening and/or capacity-building in partner countries
· short-term training in either the partner country or Australia
· in-Australia secondments and work attachments
· secondments of Australian staff in the partner country
· applied policy research, feasibility studies and small projects (excluding basic research)
Documents that applicants may wish to consider before participating in PSLP 2010–11 Round Two include:
- PSLP Informal Note, Aspects of Development and Activity Design [PDF 134kb]
PSLP Informal Note, Aspects of Development and Activity Design [Word 276kb]
Activity Concept Stage
- 2010–11 Round Two PSLP Information and Advice on Activity Concepts [PDF 118kb]
2010–11 Round Two PSLP Information and Advice on Activity Concepts [Word 172kb]
- 2010–11 Round Two PSLP Activity Concept Form [PDF 72kb]
2010–11 Round Two PSLP Activity Concept Form [Word 304kb]
Detailed Proposal Stage
- 2010–11 Round Two PSLP Information on Detailed Proposals [PDF 109kb]
2010–11 Round Two PSLP Information on Detailed Proposals [Word 232kb]
- 2010–11 Round Two PSLP Detailed Proposal Form [Word 431kb]
2010–11 Round Two PSLP Detailed Proposal Form [PDF 97kb]
AusAID policy documents
- Adviser Remuneration Framework
- AusAID Capacity Building Lessons Learned [PDF 118kb]
- Gender Equality in Australia's Aid Program—Why and How
- Aid and the Environment—Building Resilience, Sustaining Growth
- Promoting Practical Sustainability (September 2000) [PDF 533kb]
- Peace Conflict and Development Policy (June 2002)
- Family Planning and the Aid Program: Guiding Principles [Word 80kb]
- Child Protection Policy
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