The Innovations for Poverty Action and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Displaced Livelihoods Initiative (DLI) supports rigorous impact evaluations, pilots, exploratory studies, infrastructure and public goods projects, and scaling work to inform policies and programs on sustainable livelihoods for displaced populations and host communities. Funding for DLI comes from the IKEA Foundation.
Supported projects will contribute to innovation and generalizable learning on program effectiveness, identify the mechanisms underpinning programming, and address potential barriers to impact. Priority areas of research include:
- wage employment
- social cohesion, inclusion, and norms
- rights and regulations
This fund is managed jointly by IPA and J-PAL, with IPA accepting proposals for work in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and J-PAL accepting proposals for work in Europe and MENA. Applicants should refer to this country-by-country list to ensure that they are following the right process.
DLI’s second call for proposals is now open. Optional expressions of interest for projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are due November 22, 2023, and proposals are due January 19, 2024.
The DLI team held information sessions providing an overview of our Call for Proposals before our first round. Recordings can be found here:
Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
Dates for Round II
October 11, 2023: Competitive round announced
November 22, 2023: Expression of interest deadline (optional)
Week of December 11, 2023: Responses to expressions of interest released, recommending whether or not teams should submit a full proposal
January 19, 2024: Proposal submission deadline
April 2024: Awards announced