Call for Concept Notes – Research on Gender Equality and Decentralization in Myanmar

Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: August 7, 2017 by 11:45PM EDT
Duration: 36 months
Region: Myanmar, Southeast Asia
Budget: Up to four research projects of a maximum of CA$400,000 each
Program: Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar
Topics: Decentralization, Gender Equality, Political Representation, Budgeting, Public Services
Funded by: Global Affairs Canada and IDRC


This call is open to teams of Myanmar-based researchers with expertise and experience in economics, public finance, gender, political science, and other related social sciences. The multi-disciplinary team is to be led by a local or international project leader within a consortium of local or international research organizations with a track-record of research and policy engagement in Myanmar.


This call is part of the Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar Initiative that seeks to build research capacity. The call addresses the need for high-quality research on democracy and growth through the lens of gender equality.

The call seeks concept notes that examine innovative approaches to

  1. address gender inequality in political participation; and
  2. improve gender-sensitive budgeting and public service delivery.

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