Global Development Network Call for Proposals: Mobilizing Local Knowledge for Competitiveness Strategies

The Global Development Network (GDN) is launching a new research program on Industrial Policy in developing countries as the chosen partner of the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group, with the financial support of the Competitive Industries and Innovations Program (CIIP).

This program intends to mobilize developing country researchers to produce contextualized knowledge on the issue of industrial policies. This evidence-based research conducted by developing country researchers, can make a unique contribution to the understanding of the processes through which government and companies interact to improve – or conversely penalize – industrial productivity, as well as the measurement of these impacts in developing countries.

Who can apply?
GDN invites researchers based in countries belonging to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States to propose a research project of two years on these issues.

Grant Amount
The grant for each selected team will amount to a maximum of USD 41,500 for a period of two years, contingent on the scope and success of the proposed program.

Apply here

Important information:

  • Deadline: 18 November 2015 (9:00 am Indian Standard Time)
  • Submissions are accepted in English and in French
  • For queries: