United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) invites submissions for the five requests for research proposals listed below. Proposals from individuals, groups of individuals, as well as non-profit organizations are welcome. Join UNU-WIDER and its project partners in internationally leading policy institutes and local government to create and share knowledge for development by submitting your proposal.

1) PROJECT |  TRANSFORMING INFORMAL WORK AND LIVELIHOOD

Deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2019 23:59 UTC+3
We invite proposals for papers examining the constraints to the growth of informal enterprises and livelihood enhancement for the working poor in the informal sector.
Link: https://www.wider.unu.edu/opportunity/transforming-informal-work-and-livelihoods

2) PROGRAM | SOUTHERN AFRICA — TOWARDS INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

2.1 ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FOR JOB CREATION AND GROWTH

Deadline for proposal submissions is 21 July 2019 23:59 UTC+3We invite proposals for detailed economic analysis and research on topics related to enterprise growth and employment in South Africa.
Link: https://www.wider.unu.edu/opportunity/enterprise-development-job-creation-and-growth

2.2 REGIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA’S PROSPERITY

Deadline for proposal submissions is 21 July 2019 23:59 UTC+3We invite proposals for high-quality economic and/or political economy analysis on topics related to Southern Africa’s regional economy.
Link: https://www.wider.unu.edu/opportunity/regional-growth-and-development-southern-africa’s-prosperity-0

3) PROJECT | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR TANZANIA
Supporting development policies towards sustainable livelihoods, industrialization, and resource mobilization in Tanzania

Deadline for proposal submissions is 31 July 2019 23:59 UTC+3We invite proposals from qualified researchers for papers examining the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities related to sustainable livelihoods, industrialization, and resource mobilization in Tanzania.
Link: https://www.wider.unu.edu/opportunity/supporting-development-policies-towards-sustainable-livelihoods-industrialization-and

4) PROJECT | WOMEN’S WORK – ROUTES TO ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT

Deadline for proposal submissions is 31 August 2019 23:59 UTC+3We invite proposals for research papers on the dynamics of women’s work, in order to improve our understanding of the linkages between women’s work and their economic and social empowerment.
Link: https://www.wider.unu.edu/opportunity/dynamics-women’s-work-routes-economic-and-social-empowerment