For an organization considering certification to GFGP, a recommended first step is to undertake a GFGP pre-certification assessment to benchmark its capabilities against the GFGP compliance requirements. The output is a roadmap of capacity building that may be required to satisfy the expectations of the GFGP compliance auditors.
The pre-certification assessment can be accessed, free of charge to eligible organizations, via this link: GFGP Pre-certification Assessment
The GFGP standard was developed under the stewardship of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), through extensive consultation with grantees from across Africa and some of the world’s largest public- and private- sector grantors. ARSO published GFGP as a new standard (ARS 1651) in June 2018. and for circa $50, a copy can be downloaded from the following National Standards Bodies:
ARS 1651 can be implemented by any organization globally and is designed for grant givers and receivers of all sizes. There are four tiers of GFGP compliance -- Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum –- relating to the scale and complexity of funding and the size of the grant receiver.