Launch second call Assumptions

Focus on new roles of civil society organisations for inclusive development

9 July 2018

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the WOTRO Science for Global Development division of the Netherlands Organisation for Research (NWO) joined forces in 2016 to fund research scrutinising the Theory of Change of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' policy framework Dialogue and Dissent, and especially its underlying assumptions. A second call has now been launched.

This second call for proposals focuses exclusively on theme three of the programme: ‘Civic Space under Pressure’. Each research project should generate new, evidence-based knowledge on the assumptions of the ToC underlying the Dialogue and Dissent framework and make this knowledge accessible, available and applicable to policymakers and CSOs in the Netherlands and in LLMICs.

Geographic focus

The call will be open for consortia consisting of research organisations located in the LLMIC(s) in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia or Latin America where the project/programme that is subject of the empirical research is implemented and one or more research organisations based in any country. Eligible projects include research in at least two LLMICs across continents, and not focus on Kenya, Ethiopia, India and Ukraine.

Participative programme

To encourage discourse on the interrelatedness of the three themes, all applicants of awarded projects will periodically meet to discuss progress and findings at workshops organised by INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies.

Source: NWO