Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The deadline for submitting the applications has been extended by June 20, 2022!

Q: Is it possible to apply with a project that is ready to be used and made to improve citizens' lives, but the authorities do not yet approve it?
A: The evaluation committee will consider it, but the applicant should provide the most relevant information about the project and how it will be used to serve the citizens.

Q: Is it possible to nominate the same project in more than one category? 
A: No, it is not possible. One project can be submitted for one category only. One project cannot be nominated in two or more categories. 

Q: Once started, does an application have to be completed in one session?
A:  No. Click on the save button and come back to complete it. All information previously saved will be there. 

Q: Is it possible to edit the application before submission?
A: Yes, it is. The only two application elements that cannot be changed are country and category. You can go back and change everything else, but those two fields before clicking on the submit button. When editing, you do not need to start from the beginning of the application. Go straight to those fields that you want to edit. 

Q: Is it possible to edit the application after its submission?
A: Once submitted, you cannot go back and change the application. However, you can request a change by emailing the organizer. (List emails here)

Q: Will the applicants' contacts be visible during the evaluation process?
A: No, it is not possible for the Evaluation Committee to get in touch with you or to see your personal information during the evaluation process.

Q: Does an applicant need to submit additional documents (if any) in English, or is it possible to submit them in local languages?
A: The applicant does not need to submit translated documents in English. Submitted additional documents (if any) could be in local languages.

Q: Could this Open call for PAA 2022 be forwarded to all budget-users institutions?
A: Yes! Please help us promote the Open Call to all public institutions in the WB and encourage other eligible institutions to apply. ReSPA and OECD/SIGMA want to collect as many applications as possible, to select and promote those who are inspiring and motivating others

Q: Who is the contact point in ReSPA and OECD/SIGMA for applicants?
A: Applicants who have any questions related to the rules, contest, and similar, should contact:, while those who have any difficulties with the awards database should contact

Q: Is it possible to apply with a project that has been ongoing for more than 2,5 years and has positive results?
A: ReSPA and OECD/SIGMA strongly encourage you to apply with all ongoing projects that already impact society and are directly oriented to the! There is no length of the project or date limit for eligibility. 

Q: When will the applicants be informed about the jury selection?
A: All applicants will be informed in time about the selection process and short-listed candidates.

Q: Is it possible to send you additional questions, information and documents after closing the Call for applicants (after 15 June)?

A: Questions can always be sent during and after the closing of the Call. We will inform you when the evaluations are over. Please note that the application form has to be duly completed. If it's not completed and submitted, it is not accountable. But, for example, if you have some additional documents that are translated into English and you want to give us after the submission of your application, then we can accept them. Please take into consideration that 15 June is the deadline to submit your application, and since the 20 June is the date when we start with the evaluation, you have a five days window to provide an additional document, statistics or a file.

Q: Whether the evaluators will ask additional questions, information and documents?

A: If something is unclear, the assessors can come back to you at any stage for potential clarification, but normally the latest when we conduct the interviews.

Q: What kind of interview with short-listed applicant will be?

A: The interview process is as follows. We will have two steps, an individual assessment and a consensus meeting between the assessors. If we need additional information or to verify the things, you will be asked to explain missing or unclear data in your own words during the interview.

Q: Can we apply with a project in use for seven years?

A: Yes, you can apply with a project.


If you have any questions related to the rules, contest, etc., please contact:
If you have any difficulties with the awards database, please contact


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