Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) seeks short proposals for projects that will support the generation and use of nationally and locally relevant evidence on women’s economic empowerment in a low-carbon COVID-19 recovery. Projects should support the generation of solutions-oriented, local research and evidence that help address the specific and systemic barriers women face during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and in accessing opportunities that arise in new low-carbon economic activities.
The call will support projects with a clear plan for how the results of the research are to be used by policy-makers, private-sector actors, and women-led and other organizations that are well positioned to advance women’s economic empowerment at scale. Proposed projects must take place, and be carried out, by organizations based in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East.
Grant size: CA$750,000 – CA$1 million per project. Grants will be awarded subject to availability of funds.
Deadline: 13 April, 2021