• 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?