• What are the goals of this call?

    GDLab will fund rigorous research studies that:

    • document the scope, risk factors, and costs of gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents;
    • document the State’s capacity and the challenges facing institutions engaged in preventing, responding to, providing support in the event of, and eradicating gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents, or;
    • evaluate innovative interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents.

     

    Proposals that analyze one or more of the 26 IDB borrowing member countries will be considered. The proposals must apply rigorous quantitative methods. Research proposals that include qualitative analysis will be considered only to the extent that they serve as input for the implementation of quantitative studies. Proposals for rigorous quantitative studies that generate actionable public policy recommendations are especially welcome.

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  • Which topics will be prioritized?

    This call for submissions seeks rigorous research proposals in the following areas.

    • Measuring the prevalence of gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents.
    • Economic costs of gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents.
    • State capacity and institutional challenges on preventing, responding to, and providing care in the event of gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents.
    • Prevention and support solutions for survivors of gender-based violence against women, children, and adolescents.

     

    Learn more about each thematic area by downloading the brochure of this call.

  • Who can apply?

    Independent researchers or research teams comprised of entities from the public sector, private sector, universities, or research centers may apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements: be a citizen of one of the 48 IDB member countries and not have family members who currently work at the Inter-American Development Bank or IDB Invest (jointly, "IDB Group") (to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including husband or wife). IDB specialists associated with external teams may also participate.

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  • How are research projects selected?

    The Scientific Committee of this call for proposals will evaluate them based on relevance, innovation, scalability, replicability, quality of the methodology, and ability of the team to carry out the research project. The Scientific Committee is made up of specialists on these issues from the IDB and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), as well as external advisors Amber Peterman and Andrés Moya. The decisions of the Scientific Committee will be final and unappealable.

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  • What are the evaluation criteria?

    • Relevance and innovation. Does the proposal address a knowledge gap? How would the study contribute to closing these knowledge gaps? What is the innovation proposed by the study to address the problem?
    • Data and methodology. Does the proposal present clear research design and methodology? Proposals should explain in as much detail as possible how they will address the topic under study. The data collection issues, and the estimation strategy should be described in detail.
    • Implementation capacity. The experience of the researchers to undertake the proposed project will be an aspect to consider. Priority will be given to proposals submitted by researchers who demonstrate previous experience in the subject matter and proposed methodologies. Proposals must have an implementation plan and budget for the activities proposed.
    • Scalability and replicability. Are the ideas and results applicable to other contexts? Are there obstacles to scaling the project?
  • When are proposals due?

    This call for research proposals will be open until October 7, 2022. To ensure proper processing of all proposals, it is strongly recommended that you submit your proposals well in advance of the deadline.