In response to the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls, IPA launched the Women’s Work, Entrepreneurship, and Skilling (WWES) Initiative as part of RECOVR (Research for Effective COVID-19 Responses). The WWES Initiative combines data collection efforts, research projects, and policy work, focusing on two key themes: (1) women's work, entrepreneurship and time use and (2) youth skilling and school-to-work transitions. The focus countries of this initiative are Kenya and Bangladesh.
Our Request for Proposals will support piloting, data collection, analysis, dissemination, and policy engagement activities. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 27, 2021. This document outlines full details about the RFP, including the process and timeline, application materials (including the application form), and driving research questions. Any questions should be directed to the SME team.