ICLD’s Call for Policy Relevant Research Proposals on Local Democracy
Deadline: 20 September 2019
ICLD has issued a call for policy relevant research proposals on local democracy. The aim of the call is to better understand the role of local governments and local democratic institutions in addressing global challenges.
The overarching aim of the call is to better understand the role of local governments and local democratic institutions in addressing global challenges. Proposed research should focus on problems and opportunities where there is a potential to generate innovative and transformative policies that can increase the influence of vulnerable people in the decisions made by local governments that affect their lives.
ICLD will prioritize research projects that include the countries where ICLD operates: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Research projects in other countries are welcomed if they show an important contribution to core areas of this call.
Research proposals should touch on the role of local governments in at least two of the following themes:
- Social accountability and participation of vulnerable groups,
- Climate crises and action,
- Migration decisions,
- Children and youth influence in local decision making,
- Inclusive cities,
- Post-conflict recovery: challenges and opportunities,
- Contesting gender inequality.
Up to 1 million SEK. The total amount to be granted to all the approved projects is a maximum of 6 million SEK. This grant can be used in combination with other grants.
The research should be carried out within 18 months starting no later than the 1st of January 2020.
The main applicant should be a researcher with a deep knowledge within the field of development and democracy that holds a PhD and is affiliated with a research institution or an accredited university or college. The research team should have a gender balance and preferably include researchers based in one of the countries being studied.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://icld.se/en/article/call-for-policy-relevant-research-proposals-on-local-democracy