A Request for Support Letter (RSL) reflecting priority needs for NDC implementation should be prepared, ensuring full buy-in of the relevant ministries of the governments and others.
When advising the government on developing the RSL, the Scoping Lead will request that governments include, as annex, an overview of what the country is already doing in regard to any specific request.
The RSL is circulated by the Scoping Lead directly to the country offices/embassies of Members, via contacts established during the scoping mission. All relevant headquarter contact persons of the Partnership also receive the RSL.
"The NDC Partnership is a platform for us to bring visibility into ongoing work and ensure we’re addressing gaps and duplication."
Upon receipt of the RSL, Members of the Partnership identify which priority areas of indicative support they plan to address, either through new or existing activities. The responses are sent to the Scoping Lead within a given time frame but not exceeding two months.
The Scoping Lead compiles responses back to the government. Members may also send their responses directly to the focal points, keeping the Scoping Lead informed. The full extent of the support, corresponding details, delivery time period and indicative budget, where relevant, can be more fully elaborated during Stages 2 and 3.
A follow up mission may be organized to further discuss these needs within the RSL directly with the interested parties.