The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is looking for rigorous research proposals that contribute to measuring and evaluating solutions for addressing climate change and promoting an inclusive transition to a greener economy.
The IDB Group’s Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative (GDLab) seeks to advance knowledge development regarding the existing inequalities between men and women, as well as inequalities faced by Indigenous Peoples, people of African descent, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people through promoting competitive research calls.
The fourth edition of this call focuses on the topic of climate change and its nexus with gender and diversity.
- Objectives of the Call GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the IDB Group, seeks to fund studies that:
- Quantify the differentiated impact of climate change on the lives of women, indigenous peoples, persons of African descent, persons with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ+ persons.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of solutions that seek to reduce these groups’ exposure to the risk and vulnerability brought on by climate change and to enhance their role as climate action agents with respect to the decarbonization and/or resilience of their effects.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of solutions that involve these population groups and/or seek their participation in job opportunities in the transition to a net-zero emissions future in LAC.
- Proposals that analyze one or more of the 26 IDB borrowing member countries will be considered. The proposals must apply rigorous quantitative methods that establish causal relationships using structural models or experimental or quasi-experimental evaluations. Proposals that include qualitative analysis will be considered only to the extent that they serve as input for the implementation of quantitative methods. Proposals that generate actionable public policy recommendations are especially welcome.
Specifically, it seeks proposals that contribute to rigorously estimating:
- The differentiated impacts of climate change on the wellbeing and development of women, indigenous peoples, persons of African descent, persons with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ+ persons.
- Role of women and diverse population groups in climate action with respect to decarbonization and/or resilience to the effects of climate change.
- Evaluation of solutions for addressing climate change and contributing to transitioning to a zero-net carbon emissions economy that leaves no one behind. Specifically, effective solutions are sought that:
- reduce the vulnerability of women and/or diverse population groups to the effects of climate change;
- involve women and/or diverse population groups in decarbonization and/or resilience strategies;
- or improve job skills and increase the representation of women and/or diverse groups in green jobs.
- Subject to the decision of the Scientific Committee and the signing of a consulting contract with the IDB, participants may apply for one of the following funding categories based on the scope of the work proposed:
- Category I – Quantitative diagnoses that establish causal relationships. Studies in this category require resources to complement existing funds, to cover research activities or access to data sources. Proposals in this category can access a maximum of 20,000 US dollars (USD) and have a maximum of 12 months to complete the study from the signing of the contract.
- Category II – Pilot interventions. Studies in this category require resources to implement or evaluate the impact of an intervention or pilot program. Proposals in this category can access a maximum of 100,000 US dollars (USD) and have a maximum of 18 months to complete the study from the signing of the contract.
- Independent researchers or research teams comprised of entities from the public sector, private sector, universities, or research centers may apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements: be a citizen of one of the 48 IDB member countries and not have family members who currently work at the Inter-American Development Bank or IDB Invest (jointly, “IDB Group”) (to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including husband or wife).
- IDB Group specialists may be part of the research team but may not receive compensation for their participation. The funds awarded will be distributed exclusively among the members of the winning team.
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