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The Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM-LIC) has launched a call for research proposals with the aim of delivering a significant new body of evidence on growth and labor markets to help shape future policies in low-income countries. Capacity building through involvement of researchers in low-income countries is strongly encouraged.
Research projects can be proposed for the following research areas:
- Growth and Labour Market Outcomes
- Active Labour Market Policies, Labour Market Institutions and Labour Market Frictions
- Human Capital and Labour Productivity
- Migration and Labour Markets
- Labour Market Dimensions of Population Dynamics, Urbanisation, and the Environment
There are three cross-cutting themes that researchers are encouraged to address under any of the above research areas:
- Fragile States and Regions
- Improving Data for Labour Market Research
Projects should start in early 2018 and be completed by December 31, 2020, and have a value of at least €100,000.
The IZA – Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) run the joint IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM-LIC programme), which aims to improve worldwide knowledge on labour market issues in low-income countries (LICs) and provide a solid basis for capacity building and development of future labour market policies.
The GLM-LIC programme has already taken significant steps to close an important research gap on labour markets and growth in LICs. The programme has already contributed to the growing interest in understanding labour markets in the poorest countries by producing high-quality research outputs and policy documents, as well as through interactions with various stakeholders and impacts on programs and policies.
Deadline for applications: October 16, 2017.
Visit the GLM-LIC website for the full call, requirements and eligibility, how to submit, and more about the programme.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.