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Introduction to GPI II

GPI II projects will be farmer-oriented and will focus on the livelihood of farmers while corresponding with the MCN alternative livelihoods policy objectives.

GPI II Award Categories:

Category One: Cultivation

A)     Poppy Free:

·         Poppy Free provinces will receive $500,000

B)      Poppy Reduction:

·         Provinces that reduce net poppy cultivation by 10% will receive $1000/ha above 10% up to $5 million.

Category Two: Law Enforcement

A)     Eradication:

·         Every 2500 ha of verified eradication= $500,000.



·         Verified eradication of at least 50% of the poppy crop =$250, 000, plus$200 for every additional ha until poppy free.

B)      Cases at the Counter Narcotics Justice Center (CNJC):


·         $250,000 for every top 10 smuggler legally apprehended by provincial police and whose case is accepted for prosecution at the CNJC.  

·         Provinces which increase the number of cases accepted for prosecution at the CNJC by 10 % and have a minimum of 20 such cases will receive $25,000 for each case above 10%.

C)      Seizures:

·         Provinces which increase the total combined seizures of opium, heroin, morphine, and solid chemical or liquid precursors sent along with their cases to the Criminal Justice Task Force by 10% and seize a minimum of 500 total units (kg and liters) will receive $1000 for each unit above 10%.


Category Three: Public Outreach:

·         Provinces that demonstrate exemplary achievements in counternarcotics community engagement and public awareness

#1 = $500,000

#2-5 = 250,000


Note:Provinces which receive one award from each category (cultivation, law enforcement, public awareness) will receive $1 million in addition to the individual achievement awards.


Proposed Project Selection Criteria and Procedures


1.       The Provincial Governor selects beneficiary district(s), prioritizing communities where achievements are made, if applicable;

2.       Projects are proposed by District Development Assemblies (DDAs), in consultation with CDCs and agricultural cooperatives, and forwarded to Provincial Development Councils (PDCs) for approval;

3.       In poppy-growing areas, proposed projects must clearly detail the outcome the project will have on the lives of farmers, and highlight how the interventions will serve as an alternative to poppy for farmers;

4.       Proposed projects must:

a.       Be proposed by local community structures (DDA, CDC, etc.)

b.      Have clearly defined goals, objectives and outcomes

c.       Not duplicate similar activities already ongoing in the proposed project area

d.      Identify the primary and secondary beneficiaries.  Proposed projects should prioritize communities where achievements are made, if applicable

e.      State the total proposed budget; including any local contributions that may exist (i.e. electricity, private sector and market linkages, etc.)

f.        Define the project duration

g.       Be sustainable and have the written commitment of the relevant sectoral ministry or local organization that will maintain the project beyond the GPI intervention

h.      Be able to be monitored by third-party monitors;

5.       Certain projects may include a social understanding signed by farmers, and witnessed by DDAs, CDCs, and provincial government, to not grow poppy;

6.       Proposed projects must be short-or medium-term in  duration;

7.       Certain projects will require and must include a Feasibility Study, which will outline project suitability, needs assessment, stakeholder assessment, and sustainability issues. 

8.       If required, projects should include a capacity-building plan, which identifies capacity-building needs, activities, and beneficiaries.


GPI II Public Outreach Award Criteria and Guidelines

GPI II Public Outreach Awards will be given to up to five provinces with exemplary achievements in counternarcotics community engagement and public awareness.   A committee comprised of MCN IPRD Directorate, GPI, and INL representatives will review reports submitted by the provinces as well as third party monitoring reports detailing the public outreach activities conducted and select the award recipients. 

In order to be eligible for a GPI Public Outreach Award, the following criteria must be met:

Ø  Provinces must design and implement public outreach campaigns, projects, or events.  The public outreach can focus on any area of counternarcotics that is relevant in the area where the project/event will be implemented.

Ø  Provinces must submit their proposed plan for public outreach activities following the template provided by GPI.  All fields in the proposal template must be completed or the proposal will not be eligible for an award.

Ø  Provincial governments must submit a detailed plan of their proposed public outreach campaign/event at least two weeks in advance to GPI.  GPI will then coordinate the deployment of FIAT and GPI monitors to the site of the public outreach activity to ensure appropriate monitoring and oversight of the event.  If FIAT or GPI monitors are not present during the public outreach activity, the province will not be eligible for consideration for an award.

Ø  Provinces may conduct a wide variety of public outreach activities but they must:

o   Focus on counternarcotics issues such as: drug cultivation, production, eradication, trafficking/smuggling, and use/addiction.

o   Reach a considerable number of beneficiaries within the target area (this is province specific and will be evaluated as such).

o   Target outreach to areas where the issues are germane.  For instance, drug cultivation outreach should be conducted in communities which cultivate poppy, not focused on the provincial center.

o   Be timely.  Campaigns that are intended to influence poppy planting or eradication decisions must be consistent with the crop growth cycle in the target area.

o   Be led by the local leaders in the province and visibly demonstrate the involvement of provincial and district authorities and other influential members of the community where the public outreach is being conducted.

Ø  The public outreach activities/events cannot be funded via direct investment from foreign governments.  Public outreach campaigns involving official agreements between GIROA and any foreign government or foreign government contractor are not eligible for GPI Public Outreach Awards.  Provincial governments may fundraise independently and utilize general donations from local, private organizations, but only if the public outreach campaign/activity is designed and implemented exclusively by the provincial government. 

Ø  Achievements can and should be grass-roots, community-based, and implemented in areas where there will be no direct conflict/overlap with ongoing public outreach conducted by INL-funded implementers.  The goal is to reach communities with at-risk populations and those that are negatively impacted by narcotics to encourage them to forego drug-related activities and actively support counternarcotics efforts in their communities.

Ø  District governments may initiate counternarcotics public outreach campaigns for consideration for a GPI Public Outreach Award, provided that the campaigns are coordinated with and approved by the Provincial government.  GPI will only accept reports for award consideration that are submitted by the Provincial government.

Ø  In evaluating a province’s counternarcotics public outreach activities, the award committee will consider factors such as: the level of involvement of government and community leaders, the number of beneficiaries reached, the geographic spread of the campaign, the number of individual activities/events conducted, the duration of the campaign, the variety of counternarcotics issues covered and their relevance to the province/district, press coverage received, and the creativity and uniqueness of the campaign.