JOBS AND CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
Research economists in the IDB Research Department pursue analytical work that informs the IDB’s work on development challenges and appropriate policy responses and improves the effectiveness and relevance of the IDB’s operations in its member countries. They also publish regularly in academic journals.
Post-COVID-19 Employment Recovery for Women and Diverse Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: January 21, 2022
GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is now accepting proposals for the project “Post-COVID-19 Employment Recovery for Women and Diverse Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.” This project seeks to fund rigorous research proposals on the topics of labor markets and entrepreneurship that i) document the inequalities faced by women and diverse populations (before and during the pandemic), or ii) evaluate the effectiveness of interventions that seek to contribute to closing existing gaps in the context of the pandemic. Further information and online submissions instructions are available at this link. This call closes on January 21, 2022.
Financial Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: November 28, 2021
The Latin American and Caribbean Research Network of the Inter-American Development Bank is accepting research proposals for the project “Financial Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.” This project seeks to measure the impacts of digital financial products on household consumption and financial decisions as well as on the performance of micro and small firms. It also seeks to examine the economic and behavioral barriers preventing people from fully integrating into the digital economy through digital financial products. The deadline for submitting proposals at this link is November 28.
Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Pension Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: November 28, 2021
The Latin American and Caribbean Research Network of the Inter-American Development Bank is seeking research proposals for the project “Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Pension Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.” This project will document the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the region’s pension systems, focusing on key aspects such as long-term financial sustainability, coverage, and the amounts of the pensions that will be delivered. It also seeks to estimate both funding shortages in the years ahead based on conditions prevailing before COVID-19, and the additional impact of COVID-19 on these shortages. Selected researchers are encouraged to generate innovative policy recommendations to improve pension systems in the region. They will receive access to a standardized tool to ensure different findings do not reflect differences in the methodologies employed. Proposals will be accepted at this link until November 28.