Request for Proposals: Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the prevention and response of gender-based violence 2019

Closing Date: 5.9 2018. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are seeking applications for innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of GBV in low and middle-income countries.

Project Areas

  • Piloting, adaptation, testing and/or scale up of new or promising interventions
  • Projects on the creative uses of ICT, or multi-component social media campaigns to challenge social norms that promote and accept the use of violence against women and violence against children
  • Self-contained research projects that are either stand alone or fit within a larger project which will build on, or support GBV prevention or response
  • Costing studies on promising/effective GBV interventions to assess value for money
  • Adding a new component/arm to an already funded intervention that can provide additional insight into the effectiveness of intervention components
  • Disseminating promising research findings including those with creative uses of ICT to advance the effective translation of research findings into policy and practice
  • Secondary analysis of existing data.
  • Studies to better understand the mechanisms and pathways of change of effective GBV prevention interventions.
  • Studies to measure ripple/spillover effects of women’s economic empowerment or political participation programming on GBV.
  • Research on the role of the private sector in GBV prevention and response.
  • Impact assessments of what works in GBV prevention (policy and programs) by the private sector at the workplace and in communities.

Projects should be for a maximum of up to 24 months in duration. Awards of up to $100,000 are available, and will only be made to institutions and companies (not to individuals). Seed grants up to $40,000 are also available for applications from private companies interested in evaluating GBV policies and programmes and willing to provide matching funds.

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