IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Call for Proposals 2019

  • April 2024

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Applications with Linked Employer-Employee Data


    The workshop seeks to bring together researchers who share an interest in using linked employer-employee data for innovative and policy-relevant research. The workshop will take place on April 10 and be preceded by a policy seminar with a keynote speaker on April 9. The workshop is organized in the context of the OECDs LinkEED v 2.0 project that seeks to enhance our understanding of the role of policies in inclusive growth through cross-country analytical work based on linked employer-employee data from different OECD countries. We welcome submissions of applied papers using linked employer-employee data in all areas.

    2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Climate Change and the Labor Market


    The IZA/OECD workshops aim to increase synergies between researchers and OECD experts to promote the societal impact of academic research and the relevance of expertise. These workshops are organized twice a year and focus on topics of particular importance to the economy and society. They bring together researchers from the IZA network, OECD experts and policymakers. They take place by videoconference, over half a day, with presentations by experts, researchers and discussions with policymakers.

IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Call for Proposals 2019
November 11, 2019

The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Capacity building through involvement of researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

We are pleased to announce that the electronic application portal for the first phase of G2LM|LIC (Phase V of the overall programme) is now open. The call covers 5 wide-ranging research themes:

Theme 1: Facts about gender, jobs, and poverty

Theme 2: Fertility and labour markets

Theme 3: Barriers to gender parity

Theme 4: The future of work: automation, urbanization and the environment

Theme 5: Policies and welfare: costs and benefits of gender parity 

Two types of research grants will be offered:

  1. Large-scale research grants for experienced researchers based in institutions and organizations from all over the world to fund big research projects in LICs. In this round, we expect to fund around 10 large projects with a total budget of about 3 million Euros.
  2. Small research grants mainly targeting junior researchers (PhD students or researchers who have less than five years of work/research experience past the PhD) based in institutions and organizations from all over the world, as well as senior or junior researchers based in institutions and organizations in LICs (see the list of countries here). In this round, we plan to fund 3-6 small research projects with a maximum value of 30,000 Euros each.

To start the application process, applicants need to register for the Electronic Application Portal(EAP). Proposals are due by November 11, 2019, and the portal will be open until then. Projects should start in March 2020 and be completed by December 2022 at the latest.

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