Criteria and Guiding Practices
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS
Proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Impact: Project proposals must offer the potential to create a sizeable and transformational impact on MSF’s mission by improving outcomes for patients and/or improving MSF’s ability to provide medical assistance to people in need.
- Viability: Project proposals must demonstrate long-term sustainability; clear accountability mechanisms for project delivery; and ways through which success can be adequately measured.
- Risk tolerance: Proposals for projects that carry higher risks of failure will be welcomed, as long as they bring a correlated potential for greater transformational impact and provide lessons learned.
- Scalability: Projects must be scalable and replicable across the movement.
Transformational Investment Capacity projects will operate using the following guiding practices:
- Projects will be delivered in an accelerated timeframe to reduce the time between idea and outcome.
- External Partnerships
- Projects can leverage both MSF and external partners for expertise and excellence.
- Projects should be visible across the MSF movement and have a high degree of accountability.
- Projects should have compelling cases and clear milestones, with indicators to measure progress and success.
- Projects should adhere to common technology standards; open access, open source, data ownership, etc. to ensure technology choices are inter-operable, easily scaled, shared and accessible across MSF.