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DFID - UNHCR - World Bank Program: Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement - Call for Research Proposals (papers)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 12, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 29, 2020
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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.

Priority Sectors:
1. Labor markets and self-reliance;
2. Social protection and targeting;
3. Primary services;
4. Gender.

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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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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 12
Jul 12

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 13
Jul 13

Thanks, Ana.