Updated Mar 24, 2021

Call for expressions of interest: Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Low-Carbon COVID-19 Recovery

Offered by International Development Research Centre

The call will support solutions-oriented, local research and evidence that help address the specific and systemic barriers women face during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accessing opportunities that arise in new low-carbon economic activities. The call will address new barriers that have arisen during the pandemic, the continued disproportionate burden of unpaid care work and gendered social norms, and ways to support and scale women-led initiatives that promote sustainable recovery.

The call will support projects with a clear plan for how the results of the research are to be used by policy-makers, private-sector actors, and women-led and other organizations who are well positioned to advance women’s economic empowerment at scale. Proposed projects must take place, and be carried out, by organizations based in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East.

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Apr 13, 2021Deadline
$598,991 - $798,655Amount
30 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Latin America / Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasEconomic Empowerment (Gender)
Gender Equity (Gender)
Economic Recovery (Humanitarian Assistance)
Energy Efficiency (Energy)
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)

This call is open to institutions with legal corporate registration, and with demonstrable capacity to manage and undertake the proposed work, including:the ability to implement, monitor, and report on research grants from international funders the ability and procedures to assess and manage project, organizational, and funding-related risks

Application And Awards Process

The process for applying for this follows multiple stages. At this stage, organizations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI), with short proposals, through the IDRC online application portal. We recommend that you use one of the following browsers: Safari, Chrome, or Microsoft Edge. We do not recommend that you use Internet Explorer.
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