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1. In which countries can applicants be based? Are there any geographic restrictions?
Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, however, all proposed projects should be in line with the theme and geographical scope of the current funding round.
2. Can an organization submit a project proposal that will be implemented in several countries?
There are no restrictions on the number of countries covered in a project proposal. We encourage you to review carefully the theme and geographical scope of the current funding round, and the evaluation criteria as you define the scope of your project.
3. Can multiple organizations submit a joint proposal?
No, PMI IMPACT will not consider joint project proposals by multiple organizations.
18. How will I know if my application has been successful?
PMI IMPACT will inform applicants at each stage of the selection and grant award procedure. Please see the Selection page of this website for more information, as well as the Expert Council and Grant Award Guidelines (pdf) for a detailed overview of the selection and grant award procedure.
19. What is the role of the Expert Council?
The Expert Council of independent experts evaluates applications and selects projects for the award of grants by PMI. The Expert Council and Grant Award Guidelines (pdf) describe the role of the Expert Council.
20. How does the Expert Council select the projects for the award of grants by PMI?
Please review the Selection and Evaluation & scoring criteria pages of this website, as well as the Expert Council and Grant Award Guidelines (pdf) that describe how the Expert Council assesses each project proposal, and selects the projects for the award of grants by PMI.
25. Why has PMI launched this initiative?
Our company has a strong interest in seeing the illegal tobacco trade eradicated. We believe that achieving sustainable results against illegal trade requires an inclusive approach and more coordinated efforts to address the issue in its entirety - across a range of illegally traded commodities and by tackling the crimes that are often related to illegal trade, such as money laundering, organized crime, and corruption. With PMI IMPACT, our objective is to enable a range of organizations to achieve better and more targeted results towards that aim.
PMI is also committed to working against corruption and to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which include a call for accountable and transparent institutions, sustainable reduction of corruption and bribery in all its forms, the promotion of the rule of law and the elimination of all forms of organized crime. PMI IMPACT is one area of PMI’s commitment to these goals.
26. Is PMI IMPACT a substitute for other anti-illicit trade initiatives currently implemented or funded by PMI?
No. PMI IMPACT supplements our many, ongoing anti-illicit trade efforts, which include investing significant resources to ensure strong controls in our supply chain and raising awareness of the complex and persistent problem of illegal tobacco networks. You can find out more information about PMI’s commitment to fight illegal trade on pmi.com and stopillegalcigarettes.com.