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Generating evidence on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality and economic growth

In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a new call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program on the effect of specific patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment (theme 2).

The GrOW program supports research that generates new evidence on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, and economic growth in low-income countries. The aim is to support policies and interventions that improve economic outcomes and opportunities for poor women in these countries.

Research proposed under this call (theme 2) will investigate the effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment. Also, research will address the question which public policies and interventions can ensure positive effects of growth on empowerment can be enhanced, and negative effects minimised.

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At this stage in the competition, we are inviting only selected applicants to submit a full proposal by  June 1, 2015. Candidates have been contacted via email to share the required documentation for this call. Please complete and submit the online application on this site. 
Questions? Please refer to the call document and FAQ section available on our website, then contact