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UNAOC launches call for Young Peacebuilders in MENA

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the call for applications for the Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa programme. The call is open to participants between 18 to 25 years old, from the region, with a strong interest in growing their ability to act as agents of peace in their community, region and beyond.

Up to 20 young women and young men affiliated with youth-led and youth-focused organizations will be selected to participate in an intercultural dialogue and peacebuilding experience. Over the course of several weeks, the selected participants will interact online through a series of facilitated modules, and in-person, during a one-week workshop in Amman, Jordan. Participants will act as a force multiplier of the lessons learned through the program and actively take part in follow-up activities at the community level.

Implemented in collaboration with Generations For Peace, the aim of this programme is to support the growth of networks of young peacebuilders who are equipped with the tools to address stereotypes, prejudice and polarization in order to build more inclusive and peaceful societies in their communities and globally. It is part of UNAOC's educational programming for young people, which seeks to enhance the ability of young people and their organizations to foster mutual respect, understanding and long-term positive relationships between peoples of different cultures and religions. More details on the program and eligibility criteria available at:

Find out more here!

Deadline to apply: 31 August 2017



Edited Mon, Feb 19, 2018 9:36 AM

Call for Abstracts: IGL Winter Research Meeting - 6 December 2017 - Washington D.C.

The Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) is pleased to announce we will be hosting our 2nd Winter Research Meeting together with the World Bank in Washington D.C.

The meeting is a forum for researchers to discuss design-stage, ongoing or completed academic research that uses experimental methods to improve our understandings of the drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth, and potential interventions to accelerate these.

We are now accepting abstracts of design-stage, ongoing or completed randomised controlled trials on the following themes:

  • Science and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and business growth

We will also consider evidence reviews on these themes.

Submission deadline: Monday, 2 October 2017

For more details see the call for abstracts attached or visit our website.

For any enquiries relating to this call, please contact the IGL team at innovationgrowthlab@nesta.org.uk

We also invite you to register your interest to attend the event here. An invitation will follow shortly.



Call for papers

Special Issue"Youth and transitions to adulthood

"Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics launches a call for papers for a special issue bringing together quantitative work on young adults and transitions to adulthood.

The transition to adulthood is a period of important decisions about education, employment, couple, housing,etc., in which independence from parents and family is gradually being affirmed. Integration into the labour market, further education and its financing, obtaining housing, etc., can be as many difficulties. They are illustrated today, with more or less intensity depending on the country, by the phenomenon of NEETs - these young people who are neither in employment, nor studying or training -, by the issue of student loans, or by housing and living conditions that can be precarious, more or less depending on the material help provided by the family. The difficulties faced by young adults in this period, the inequalities linked to social origin, also raise the question of specific public policies targeted at this population.

Data from surveys specifically targeting young adults are relatively scarce. In France, the National Survey on Youth Resources (ENRJ), carried out in 2014 by Drees (the statistical service of social ministries) and Insee(the French National Statistical Institute), was designed in particular to better understand the resources of young people aged 18 to 24, to identify their situation in terms of housing, education, employment, health, and to explore their satisfaction in life and values, and the relationship with their parents - who were also interviewed.

In addition to work based on this survey, the journal welcomes work from other sources, allowing for example long-term analyses, or longitudinal data, either on France (for example: permanent demographic sample,housing survey, etc.) or on other countries (national surveys on young people), or allowing international comparisons (European data such as the Labour Force surveys, the Income and Living Conditions survey, ...).Proposals can cover any of the topics evoked above (education, employment, income, financial or in-kind support from parents, housing, living conditions, departure from the parental home, couple formation, family relations, public policies, etc.).

The project will be coordinated by a scientific committee composed of:

Tom Chevalier (Harvard University)
Olivier Galland (CNRS and Sorbonne Universités)
Sébastien Grobon (Insee and Ined)
Laetitia Hauret (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, LISER)
Niall O'Higgins (International Labour Office, ILO and Università di Salerno)
Mickaël Portela (Drees et Ceet)
Émilie Raynaud (Drees)
Amandine Schreiber (Insee)
Tracy Shildrick (University of Newcastle)
Cécile Van de Velde (Université de Montréal)
François-Charles Wolff (Université de Nantes and Ined)

Interested authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract outlining the issue, method and main expected results by April 9, 2018. The decision on which projects are selected will be notified by April 30, 2018.Particular attention will be paid to the methodological quality of the projects. The full papers are expected by September 30, 2018 and will be submitted to the standard review process. The publication of this special issue is planned for late 2019.

Submissions, in English or French, should be sent to redaction-ecostat@insee.fr 

Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics

West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation Program

The West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) program is a multi-year regional initiative that aims to promote the institutionalization of evaluation in government systems across eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. 3ie is leading this program in partnership with the Government of Benin.

The program aims to promote the culture of evidence-informed decision-making among high-level policy makers, especially those within the finance, economy and planning ministries. This will be conducted primarily through evaluation capacity-building activities; the production of high-quality, rigorous evidence; and continuous engagement with leading stakeholders. The initial program cycle will run from 2018-2020.

With technical and financial support from the Government of Benin, the West African Economic and Monetary Union, the West African Development Bank and the Hewlett Foundation, 3ie and the Benin government are collaborating to implement this program.

Request for proposals: regional scoping study for the WACIE

3ie is inviting applications from organizations or consortia to design and implement a stakeholder mapping and needs assessment of evaluation capacity and evidence needs in eight WACIE countries in West Africa.

All proposal must be submitted to (wojobs@3ieimpact.org) by email and should include ‘WACIE scoping study' in the subject line of the email.  The deadline for submitting proposals is 12:00 EDT March 27, 2018.

For more information about this call and the application process, please read the detailed  Request for Proposals (127.8 KB)

At a glance

  • This call is open to any legally registered organization(s) with experience in conducting stakeholder mapping and needs assessments in low- and middle-income countries. Proficiency in French is required. Individuals cannot apply.
  • Preference will be given to organizations with experience implementing impact evaluations, building evaluation capacity and/or using evidence for program and policy development with stakeholders in the West or Central Africa regions.
  • Teams should include nationals from West Africa, preferably with evaluation experience in at least one of the WACIE member countries.
  • Proposals received will be reviewed and scored according to 3ie's selection criteria and a grant up to 100,000 USD will be made to the selected applicant.

Key documents

3ie indirect cost policy (208.9 KB)

3ie direct cost policy (208.6 KB)

3ie budget template (267.5 KB)


We hope to achieve five principal outcomes through this program:

  • Better understanding of the supply of and demand for rigorous evidence in West Africa;
  • Improved capacity in WACIE countries to articulate evaluable questions and to conduct evaluations;
  • More high-quality evidence on policy issues that are priorities for WACIE countries;
  • More take-up of high-quality evidence by relevant stakeholders that affects people's lives; and
  • More buy-in from governments to institutionalize evaluation.


EES 2018 - Bursary Programme
Call for Applications



Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the EES 2018 Bursary Programme Call for Applications!

The bursary programme aims to contribute to building evaluation capacity in developing countries. The selection gives priority to applicants who are active in the evaluation communities in their home countries. In turn, the presence of evaluators from all over the world enriches the conference experience for all participants, as it contributes to a diversity of perspectives, including on the realities of undertaking evaluations in developing countries.

Eligible candidates are:

  • A citizen from a developing country and live and work in a developing country for most of the time (*Applicable for citizens of countries with low-income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income economies according to the classification of GDP per capita of the World Bank. Some bursary sponsors have specific requirements which EES will reflect in the selection process.)
  • Involved in evaluation in their home country (*Proof of this needs to be provided in the application form.)
  • Submitting an abstract for a paper (preferred), poster or a panel presentation at the conference

Applications will go through a strict review process during which additional information may be asked from the applicants.

Applicants and eventual beneficiaries agree to participate in specific events organised in relation to the bursary programme during or outside the conference.

Please note the EES bursary support can only be received once by each individual: individuals who received bursary support under previous conferences are not eligible.

There is little time: please submit your application no later than 2nd April, 2018! Submit an abstract before that date too!

Please feel free to circulate this email to relevant colleague evaluators from developing countries.


Click Here to Apply



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