The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has invested £13 million over seven years (2016-2023) for the development of new research on protracted forced displacement through a joint partnership between DFID, the World Bank Group and UNHCR.
This program will generate evidence on what works to ensure future investments are well targeted and represent good value for money.
Research will target five groups including the population of origin, refugees, IDPs, hosts and returnees.
The questions addressed by research proposals may relate to one of these populations, to several of these groups or to the relations between groups.
The goal is to better understand how policy measures and development investments, and their interaction with local contexts, can help reduce inequalities, alleviate social tensions, and promote social cohesion between and within displaced populations and host communities.
The papers generated from this call will be used as background papers to prepare a report on this topic.
The evidence generated through this research program will inform World Bank programming and UNHCR protection programs in forced displacement contexts.
1. Labor markets and self-reliance;
2. Social protection and targeting;
3. Primary services;
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The program will finance up to 25 papers on Preventing social conflict and promoting social cohesion in forced displacement contexts. Each paper will be awarded a grant of $25,000 regardless of the number of authors.
Grants will be paid in the form of Short-Term Consultancy contracts with the World Bank.
The terms of the contracts will be agreed with each contracted scholar, with the total amount of contracts per paper limited to $25,000.
Priority geographical areas include Sub Saharan Africa with a focus on the countries located immediately South of the Sahara desert, the North Africa and Middle East region with particular emphasis on the Mashreq countries and South Asia with particular emphasis on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Deadline: July 30, 2020.
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