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Funding for development research

Details of calls for new funding opportunities in development research run by the Department for International Development (DFID) or our development partners.

Overview

This page is aimed at organisations and researchers looking for information on funding opportunities in development research. It lists in date order a selection of current calls with a research, evidence or evaluation theme which are being run by DFID or by our programme partners. If you are interested in working for DFID you should also look at our supplier portal.

The role of regional infrastructure in promoting green economies in the East African Community (EAC)

The East Africa Research Fund (EARF) announces a research call seeking to understand the role of regional infrastructure in promoting green economies in the East African Community (EAC).

This Invitation to Tender requires qualified suppliers to submit a full proposal for the implementation of the project. The main objectives of the research study are to:

  • understand experiences from elsewhere in the world where regional infrastructure development has been used to promote a transition to a green economy

  • scope the opportunities for the role of regional infrastructure to promote the transition to green economic growth in the EAC with respect to energy, transport and water related infrastructure

  • make recommendations on effective policy and implementation approaches for regional infrastructure to support more sustainable growth patterns, reduce poverty and enhance climate resilience, within the political context of the EAC

EARF seeks to identify services of a research supplier with knowledge and experience in:

  • managing and undertaking rigorous evidence synthesis products
  • knowledge and experience of green economic growth approaches
  • knowledge and specialist expertise in climate resilience in infrastructure development
  • knowledge and experience of robust political economy analysis
  • knowledge and experience of the political economy in the EAC
  • getting research products into use through peer reviewed academic papers for publication

Within their bids, applicants are required to set out clear timelines in relation to the milestones identified, to deliver the overall project with high quality outputs within the shortest timeframe possible.

Interested organizations who wish to participate in this research study should register through the EARF website and download the application pack, comprising of the following:

The deadline for submission of the ITT proposal bids is on Friday 20 May 2016 11:59pm East African time (Nairobi+03:00).

Research on involvement of Somali women in leadership positions in government and political structures

The East Africa Research Fund (EARF) announces a research call on involvement of Somali women in leadership positions in government and political structures.

The purpose of this research study is to explore the factors that have enabled and encouraged the successes of Somali women in reaching leadership positions in government and political structures. Factors that have constrained women’s participation in those positions and how women navigate these constraints will also be explored. The level of participation of diaspora women in decision-making roles in government and political structures will be explored.

This Invitation to Tender requires qualified suppliers to submit a full proposal for the implementation of the project.

The main objective of this study is to provide evidence on factors that influence the participation of Somali women in leadership positions in government/political structures. The study findings will also provide a better understanding of enablers and barriers to participation and how women navigate these.

EARF seeks to identify services of a research supplier with knowledge and experience in:

  • academic track-record and experience on gender issues and participation in politics/leadership
  • ability to lead research teams in conducting quality-assured qualitative research in fragile and conflict affected settings (Bidders are encouraged to include as an annex, examples of previous work to demonstrate experience in conducting qualitative research)
  • knowledge and experience in gender and/or political issues in Somalia

Within their bids, applicants are required to set out clear timelines in relation to the milestones identified, to deliver the overall project with high quality outputs within the shortest timeframe possible.

Interested organizations who wish to participate in this research study should register through the EARF website and download the application pack, comprising the following:

The deadline for submission of the ITT proposal bids is on Friday 13 May 2016 11:59pm East African time (Nairobi+03:00).

Strengthening the leadership and influence of women in politics in Kenya

The East Africa Research Fund (EARF) announces a research call on strengthening the leadership and influence of women in politics in Kenya.

This Invitation to Tender requires qualified suppliers to submit a full proposal for the implementation of the project.

The main objective of this study is to map the representation of women in the GoK following the enactment of the 2010 Constitution and introduction of the two third gender rule; and test the hypothesis that increased representation of women in government has a positive influence on human and economic development outcomes at both sub-national (county) and national levels in Kenya.

EARF seeks to identify services of a research supplier with knowledge and experience in:

  • managing and undertaking rigorous evidence synthesis products
  • knowledge and experience of qualitative research methods
  • demonstrated ability to gain the trust and cooperation of the populations under study
  • knowledge and experience of research on gender, politics, governance and the social norms and behaviours, preferably in the East Africa context
  • knowledge and experience of policies, institutions and devolution in Kenya
  • getting research products into use through peer reviewed academic papers for publication

Within their bids, applicants are required to set out clear timelines in relation to the milestones identified, to deliver the overall project with high quality outputs within the shortest timeframe possible.

Interested organizations who wish to participate in this research study should register through the EARF website and download the application pack, comprising of the following:

The deadline for submission of the ITT proposal bids is on Friday 13 May 2016 11:59pm East African time (Nairobi+03:00).

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