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Request for Proposals | Intimate Partner Violence Initiative

Globally, violence against women is a leading cause of premature death and morbidity for women. Almost one-third of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives, and nearly 40 percent of all homicides of women are committed by an intimate partner.

IPA has been a leader in the recent expansion of high-quality IPV research to identify how we can substantially reduce IPV. Through our IPV Initiative, we seek to inform global development policy and practice by expanding and improving the scientific evidence on pathways to mitigate IPV. By building on existing studies, this aims to generate insights on the types of development programs that shift IPV outcomes and what factors drive these changes.

The IPV Initiative invites proposals from researchers to expand on planned or ongoing randomized trials for the fifth round of the IPV research fund. The purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to leverage existing research studies to advance our understanding of the underlying factors contributing to IPV and provide insights into what policies and programs can reduce IPV. Please read our application guidelines for more information about this RFP and the required submission materials. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, November 17, 2023 (11:59 pm EST).

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Call for Proposals | Displaced Livelihoods Initiative

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:

  • resilience
  • entrepreneurship
  • 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.

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