Deadline: 10 June 2020
The British Embassy Kyiv is now accepting project proposals from organisations to implement the “Identifying and understanding secondary implications of COVID-19 on conflict and stability in Ukraine” project.
The following themes should be addressed in project proposals with specific analytical areas to be agreed with successful implementer:
- implications of COVID-19 on conflict drivers in the east of Ukraine;
- implications of COVID-19 on nationwide stability and regional resilience;
- implications of COVID-19 on political stability;
- gendered implications of COVID-19 in Ukraine.
Greater understanding of the emerging medium to longer term secondary implications of COVID-19 on conflict and stability in Ukraine. This will enable responsive, context specific policy and programme decisions.
The implementer is expected to deliver a rolling evidence-based analysis highlighting the medium to longer term implications of COVID-19 on areas relating to conflict and stability in Ukraine. The final methodology and structure of the products will be agreed with the successful implementer. A proposed list of products includes:
- Peace and Stability Tracker – a flexible product that provides a snapshot of areas of concern, trends, risks and opportunities for greater stability. It will provide an easy to understand overview of all strands of analysis and help aid the prioritization and focus of below analytical products
- Rolling Conflict and Stability Analysis and summary document using a mixed method approach that highlights meaningful findings that will inform recommendations on mitigating and addressing the negative secondary implications of COVID-19 on conflict and instability in Ukraine. Identifying any opportunities for future UK engagement and programming
- Deep Dives will look at priority areas in more detail. They will likely be a short (10 page) case study focusing on a certain thematic area highlighted during previous rolling analysis. It will allow a greater focus on a certain area of interest that will inform adaptation of existing programming or development of new initiatives.
- Estimated budget is between £50,000 and £100,000. The final amount will be agreed with the selected implementor based on their proposal.
To be eligible, the proposals must:
- demonstrate extensive experience in research and/or evidence-based analysis in Ukraine;
- propose a clear research plan that sets out appropriate data collection and analysis methods to deliver robust findings within the constraints of the operating context;
- understand the specific political, economic, and historical background of Ukraine’s conflict;
- identify the risks of instability and peace-building activity, both in the east and more broadly across the whole of Ukraine;
- be legally able to carry out the activities indicated in the bid;
- demonstrate sufficient operational, human resources and expert capacities (local and/or international) to deliver expected results.
For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/call-for-project-proposals-to-carry-out-research-into-coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-ukraine