World Bank Drivers of Gender Inequality in the Middle East and North Africa

Here’s a call for submission of proposals for the World Bank Drivers of Gender Inequality in the Middle East and North Africa countries.

Drivers of Gender Inequality

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About World Bank Drivers of Gender Inequality

The office of the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has launched a research program on Drivers of Gender Inequality in the Middle East and North Africa.

This program seeks to produce a series of academic research papers. Meanwhile, the primary objective of the program is to build a new body of empirical studies on the Drivers of gender inequalities and find evidence on what works to close the gender gaps in the middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The recent Covid19 pandemic has resulted in to increase in the gender gaps which have adversely impacted women’s incomes, employment, educational opportunities, and poverty while increasing unpaid work and care burdens.

Drivers of Gender Inequality program accepts submissions of research proposals that will be sponsored by the program. Hence, the Research Program team is searching for research proposals on a number of broad topics

Details of World Bank Drivers of Gender Inequality

  • Type of Scholarship: Call for papers
  • Awards to be Token: Online
  • Who’s eligible to apply?: The main criteria for selecting authors and co-authors include the following:
  • Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • A demonstrated expertise in challenges of gender inequality in MENA.
  • Application Deadline: June 27, 2022
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Specified
  • Duration of Program: May 5 to June 22, 2022
  • Benefits and Value of Drivers of Gender Inequality: Authors of the accepted proposals alone will be contacted.

Each accepted proposal from authors outside the World Bank will receive a research support amount of US$7000.

Selection of Applicants

In other to qualify for the research support, authors of accepted proposals are expected to:

  • Submit their initial research papers to the research program for feedback by January 30, 2023.
  • Subsequently, the best papers might be selected for a conference organized by the research program in March 2023.
  • The revised drafts of accepted proposals are expected by June 16, 2023.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Interested and eligible authors should:

  • Send their research proposal(s) via the email below:
  • Each of the research proposals should not exceed 1500 words on not more than three single-spaced pages, excluding references.
  • The proposal should consist of at least three sections:
  • Motivation: Stating clearly the issue(s), the knowledge gaps the research will address in light of existing literature, and how the proposed research will contribute to knowledge about the subject.
  • Methodology and Analysis: Identify the research question, the hypothesis to be tested, and the research methodology. The proposal should describe the data used in the analysis of data is used. Also, describe the analytical technique (e.g., econometrics) and explain the rationale for using the selected methodology.
  • Research Team and Timeline: Clearly state the names and affiliations of the research team expected to be involved in the research and the research timeline.
  • Submit your proposal:

Best of luck!



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