Uganda – Develop capacity to enforce mandatory heavy duty vehicle inspections [UG-23-004]

  • Opening date: 11 April 2023
  • Closing date: 23 May 2023
  • Estimated budget: US$ 175,000
  • Sector: Heavy-duty vehicles and engines


Following the adoption of EURO 4/IV vehicle emissions standards by the East Africa Community (EAC) in July 2022, Uganda has set a national sulphur fuel standard of 50ppm for diesel, which is captured in its National Environment (Air Quality) Standards.

This project responds to a request made by the Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda to build capacity for the implementation of EURO 4/IV emission standards. More information on Uganda’s involvement in the CCAC is available on its Partner Page.

At a minimum, the project is expected to build capacity within key government authorities in Uganda to implement the standards, including through a mandatory vehicle inspection programme. The project should also, in parallel, outline a roadmap to stricter EURO 6/VI standards. 

This project is expected to launch in Q1 2024.

Key partners

Successful delivery of this project will require close coordination and engagement across several line ministries, including the Ministry of Works and Transport, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and Ministry of Local Government. This project may also include participation of city and municipal authorities, the National Environment Management Authority, and National Planning Authority.

Expected results

Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:

1. The Government of Uganda endorses a mandatory vehicle inspection programme by the end of the project or soon after.

Indicator: Number of laws, regulations, or other policy instruments with SLCP targets or mitigation measures. 

Output 1.1: A review of institutional arrangements and national regulations and standards

Output 1.2: An integrated greenhouse gas (GHG) and short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) inventory of heavy-duty vehicles and engines and emissions

Output 1.3: A proposal for the development of a national vehicle inspection programme, including implementation and enforcement mechanisms, costs, and potential funding sources.

Output 1.4: Recommendations for implementing the EAC EURO IV standards for heavy-duty vehicles and eventually for moving to EURO VI

Output 1.5: National workshop with relevant government departments and agencies to disseminate the key findings of the project.

2. Relevant government authorities in Uganda have increased capacity to implement the national sulphur fuel standard for heavy-duty vehicles and engines by the end of the project.

Indicator: Number of government entities with improved capacity for SLCP action.

Output 2.1: Training to government authorities on vehicle inspection and maintenance programs following international best practices.

Application process

Eligibility requirements 

To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submitted before the deadline
  • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
  • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses
  • Project duration is less than 24 months
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected

For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success. 

How to apply 

Eligible applicants are invited to apply any time before 23 May 2023 using the Application Form and Excel Budget Form. Specific instructions on completing these forms are available in both documents.

Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.

The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to secretariat [at]

Evaluation criteria 

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
  • Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
  • Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
  • Involves relevant stakeholders
  • Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
  • Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
  • Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
  • A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
  • Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1

Selection process 

  1. A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team, and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners. 
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
  3. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.