Call for research proposals

Call for research proposals:
DIFD – World Bank – UNHCR

DFID-World Bank-UNHCR “Building the Evidence on Protracted Forced Displacement: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership” is launching a call for research proposals (papers) under the first new research component: Preventing social conflict and promoting social cohesion in forced displacement contexts. The goal is to better understand how policy measures and development investments, and their interaction with local contexts, can help reduce inequalities, alleviate social tensions, and promote social cohesion between and within displaced populations and host communities. The papers generated from this call will be used as background papers to prepare a report on this topic. The evidence generated through this research program will inform World Bank programming and UNHCR protection programs in forced displacement contexts.

Research proposals are encouraged in three areas. Some proposals may cover more than one theme:

1)    The role of people’s views and perceptions of social justice in generating grievances that can lead to conflict and violence.
2)    The role of forced displacement in transforming social inequalities and the social fabric.
3)    The role of distributional policies in promoting social cohesion.
Applicants should submit the research proposal, alongside the CV of the lead author, via the following link:

Important dates:

Deadline for applications: July 30th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 30th, 2020

Further information can be found here.