Researchers, civil society and entrepreneurs are invited to submit applications for four action research projects under the theme of ‘Value chains and the rural poor in disadvantaged regions’. These studies will start in September 2007.
The research must be located in a disadvantaged region in one of the following four RPE priority regions: the Sahel Belt of West Africa; the Nile Basin; South Asia; the Mekong Delta; or the Philippines.
Full details on the call are available in the Call for Concept Notes application form. It is highly recommended that you read all the information before submitting the application. The form includes information on:
* Defined objectives for this research call
* Information on the key target group for this research: small producers
* Meta-themes for research
* Elegibility criteria
* Selection criteria
* Instructions for submitting of Concept Notes
Typed Concept Note Forms shall be presented to ODI either electronically or by post by 16:00hrs (UK time) on Friday June 29, 2007. Late and faxed submissions will not be considered and there will be no flexibility to accept late submissions even if caused by failures of courier, postal, computer services, or other logistical services.
Requests for additional information should be addressed to Gemma Jones ([email protected] or fax +44 207 922 0399). To ensure transparency, a website featuring Frequently Asked Questions and other information will be available at www.odi.org.uk/idrc
Ideas that do not clearly fit within Productive strategies programming activities are not encouraged.