Deadline: 24 January 2016
World Bank’s Global Program on Forced Displacement (GPFD) has issued a call for ideas to improve development response for refugees and internally displaced persons. Proposals are currently being accepted innovative and transformational ideas that can improve the development response to forced displacement.
Innovative ideas may include analytical work, use of new technologies, or development projects. Many such ideas are often at the inception stage, requiring further work to be sufficiently detailed and specific for donors or investors to support them. GPFD will provide up to $40,000 for selected teams to develop their idea into a full concept note which would meet World Bank Group standards.
The Global Program on Forced Displacement (GPFD), housed in the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group, was established in 2009 with support from Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland to enhance the global development response to forced displacement through economically and socially sustainable solutions. GPFD focuses on development responses to situations of crisis, protracted displacement and return, through operational support, partnerships, analytical work, and knowledge dissemination.
Teams will be selected by a panel of Bank and independent experts based on their ideas’ potential to transform development approaches to forced displacement, and to achieve results. Successful teams will be expected to produce a full-fledged Concept Note by the end of April 2016.
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