Gender and Economic Agency Request for Proposals
J-PAL’s Gender and Economic Agency (GEA) Initiative funds randomized evaluations of strategies to enhance women’s economic agency. Competitive research funding will be available for full research projects, pilot studies, and travel/proposal development grants, as well as funding to test and validate metrics of women’s agency.
GEA hosts two regular funding cycles per year calling for proposals from J-PAL affiliates and GEA invited researchers for full research projects, pilot studies, and travel/proposal development grants, as well as funding to test and validate metrics of women’s agency. GEA also offers funding outside of the regular RFPs.
GEA focuses on developing research on three priority themes:
- Workplace arrangements and labor policies to promote formal and informal employment for women
- Enhancing women’s labor potential and work readiness (including self-employment)
- Addressing restrictive gender norms and attitudes related to women’s work
GEA prioritizes funding in five priority countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Tanzania, and Uganda, and with limited funding available for other countries in East Africa and South Asia.