Cities Alliance Donor Coordination - Catalytic Fund - 12 April 2011

12 April 2011

Dear Consultative Group Members,

As you are aware, the Cities Alliance put out a call for proposals for its Catalytic Fund in January 2011 with a closing date of 31 March 2011.
I am pleased to report that we received a total of 73 proposals, 44 of which have met the minium eligibility requirements and will be sent to the Expert Evaluation Panel (EEP) for review. The purpose of this email is to circulate the proposals for Donor Coordination.
Please find attached a Summary Table excel file as well as a web link to all 44 concept notes. In compliance with the World Bank's Information Security policy, concept notes have been posted on the Cities Alliance Member Page (password protected). Kindly please create a personal login to access the concept notes as well as the new, updated, Cities Alliance Members Home Page -
 In parallel to this email, we will also circulate the 44 proposals to the World Bank's Urban Sector Board, so as to begin to secure country team concurrences.
The Secretariat suggests that, due the volume of proposals, a second Donor Coordination email will be circulated in the first week of May with the 8 -10 Concept Notes recommended by the EEP for further inspection by the CG  (two week review period). 
We would welcome  any early feedback or suggestions you or your country-based colleagues might wish to bring to our attention and would ask that comments be sent by 26 April 2011.
With my best wishes,






William Cobbett
Cities Alliance
1818H Street, NW
Washington DC