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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.

Resolving the unresolved Non-tariff Barriers (NTBs) in the East Africa Community

Call for a Pre-qualification bid through an Expressions of Interest

The East Africa Research Fund (EARF) announces a call for a research that seeks to establish appropriate methods to assess the impact of NTBs for increased trade and poverty reduction in the EAC. This is a 2 stage process beginning with a prequalification (pre-proposal) stage. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal during the tender stage.

The purpose of this 2-stage study is to:

  • set out, with justification, appropriate and rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze the impact of unresolved NTBs on trade and poverty reduction in the EAC
  • apply robust quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically analyse the impact of remaining unresolved NTBs on trade and poverty reduction in the EAC

This research project will run for a total of 20 months starting from January 2016 to August 2017.

Interested organizations who wish to participate in the pre-qualification should register through the EARF website and download the application pack (comprising of the Call Notice, Instructions to suppliers, the Pre-qualification Template, Terms of reference and the current status of NTBs).

The deadline for submission of prequalification responses is Friday 25 September 2015 at 4pm East African Time.

East Africa Research Fund (EARF)

The EARF announces its first competitive call for interested organizations with extensive experience in high-quality research synthesis to conduct an 18 month research study into the factors that influence the propensity for poor people to engage in, resist and report corrupt transactions, in East Africa, with field research proposed for Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Based on a mix of disciplines, the awarded implementing organization is expected to:

  • synthesise evidence on influences on petty corruption and the effectiveness of interventions to change corrupt behaviours, with a focus on in East Africa
  • explore social norms and mental models that influence the corruption behaviours of poor people and the officials they interact with in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • set out the implications of these findings for DFID’s ongoing programmes on corruption
  • recommend innovative approaches to change petty corruption behaviours that can be rigorously tested

This research project will run for a total of 18 months starting from January 2016 to August 2017.

The bid is a 2 stage process beginning with a pre-qualification (pre-proposal) stage. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal during the tender stage.

Interested organizations who wish to participate in the pre-qualification should register on the EARF website and download the application pack (comprising of the Call Notice, Invitation to Tender Instructions, Terms of Reference, and the Pre-qualification Template).

The deadline for submission is Friday 11 September, 2015 at 4pm. East Africa Standard Time.

EARF is a funding facility managed by PwC on behalf of the East Africa Research Hub (EARH) a new initiative in DFIDs Research and Evidence Division. EARH is a decentralised team based in Nairobi with a geographical focus on Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan.

The Agri-Tech Catalyst

This supports businesses and academia in developing innovative solutions to challenges in the agri-tech sector. There are 2 competitions a year.

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