Based on the world systems theory by Immanuel Wallerstein, core countries or otherwise known as the developed countries continually prosper as they are able to get access to raw materials which they purchase from peripheral or developing countries. After which, the finished goods are sold to everyone at expensive prices which give burden to those from developing countries. Because of that, developed countries continually flourish whereas developing countries remain needy. Many organizations such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations (NPOs), and other foundations have seen this as a pressing issue and are striving to assist developing countries. In order to successfully implement projects that will have lasting impacts, organizations will need to seek grants for developing countries.
Given the arising problem developing countries are currently facing, a wide variety of grants have been available in various places. Several organizations have already been calling out applications for those who wish to acquire to successfully implement proposals. A few of them are the following:
Africa Centers of Excellence for Development Impact
Africa Centers of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) focuses on postgraduate education. Being that a number of developing countries are already struggling to make ends meet, education isn't a priority for some of them and it affects the quality of their graduates. ACE Impact, an organization that values education, is seeking to partner and provide funds for NGOs who can prove through their proposals that they can successfully improve quality education in selected countries, namely the Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Djibouti, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Niger, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Senegal, Republic of The Gambia, and the Republic of Togo.
In the event that your NGO would like to have projects focused on postgraduate education in those countries, it would best to check out their website for additional guidelines.
Website link: https://ace.aau.org/call-for-proposals-guidance/
The French Embassy in Accra, and the Institute for Research in Africa
Ghana, being a developing country, has many to improve in certain areas such as research, specifically in social sciences and humanities. The small grants being offered by the French Embassy in Accra and the Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) are specifically for students residing in Ghana who has proven potential in the field of research and can inherently contribute to the betterment of the country. To know more about the small grant they're offering, checking their website can be beneficial to be knowledgeable of their requirements before sending your application through email.
Website link: http://www.ifra-nigeria.org/
Global Road Safety Partnership
Given the number of people who lose their lives or are badly injured after car accidents, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) has dedicated their organization into improving road safety in many areas, especially in developing countries where road conditions aren't as steady and the laws on drunk-driving aren't a strictly implemented.
What the GSRP seek for are possible policy implementations which need to be proven to prevent several accidents. These can include strong implementation of certain policies and punishments to acts such as speeding, drunk driving, not wearing helmets for bicycle and motorcycle riders, and not wearing seatbelts, among others.
Organizations based in the following countries: China, India, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Thailand are allowed to apply for this grant and if the application done through the website is successful, they can get up to CHF 120,000.
To know more bot the organization and their grants, check out their website.
Website link: https://www.grsproadsafety.org/
The French Embassy in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, being a very poor developing country, has been shown concern by the French Embassy in their country. NGOs who have project proposals for Zimbabwe related to human rights and governance may apply for their grant. To be approved of a grant, NGOs must prove to the embassy that the project proposals are feasible and will greatly improve the lives of Zimbabwean citizens.
To gain more insight on this grant, please refer to their website.
Website link: https://zw.ambafrance.org/-French-Embassy-in-Harare-
Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) seeks to provide grants for projects to be implemented in developing countries that are in line with their action areas guide. These would include gender equality specifically women empowerment, inclusive governance, economic growth, water management, and more.
If you're a startup NGO, there's no need to hesitate about applying for such a big grant, as the Embassy of Canada and CFLI are keen on seeing new NGOs apply for this grant.
For more information regarding the steps to applying for this grant, simply refer to their website.
Being updated on the latest funds for NGOs in developing countries is surely challenging. As much as various organizations worldwide have open grants for specifically for developing countries, there are several countries experiencing hardships. Hence, it should be remembered that getting a grant shouldn't be the end goal, as it is only the beginning. Developing countries continually struggle and are in need of all the support they can possibly get.