Digital Square supports investments in digital health global goods, which are tools that are adaptable to different countries and contexts. Mature digital health global good software is software that is (usually) Free and Open Source (FOSS), is supported by a strong community, has a clear governance structure, is funded by multiple sources, has been deployed at significant scale, is used across multiple countries, has demonstrated effectiveness, is designed to be interoperable, and is an emergent standard application.
We are using an open proposal process. Your concept notes and proposals will be publicly posted, giving you and other submitters the opportunity to find collaborators and provide and receive feedback from your peers.
- December 20 - January 18: Concept Note Submission
Submitters post iterations of concept notes.
The Peer Review Committee, other submitters, and other stakeholders will:
- Provide feedback, comments and suggestions
- Identify potential areas for collaboration
- January 20 - February 16: Proposal Co-creation Phase
- Using feedback received in the Concept Note Phase, submitters begin proposal development.
- Iterations may be posted on the forum.
- The Peer Review Committee, other submitters, and other stakeholders continue to provide feedback, comments, and suggestions.
- February 17 - March 2: Proposal Finalization Phase
- Using feedback, submitters develop budget and finalized proposal and submit to the Digital Square public-facing platform.
- The budget is not shared publicly on the platform. The PRC sees only the high-level budget and LOE percentages.
- March 3 -22: PRC Review Phase
The Peer Review Committee reviews proposals according to Peer Review Committee criteria and votes on green-, amber-, or red-lit status.
- Mid-April: Board Review Phase
Digital Squares presents the proposals, budget, and breakdown of Peer Review Committee votes to the Governing Board, which votes for investment.
- Late April: Awards Announced
The result of the Governing Board vote and Peer Review Committee feedback are communicated to the submitters.