Innovations for Poverty Action: Seeking EOIs for Competitive Fund for Peace and Recovery Program

Innovations for Poverty Action: Seeking EOIs for Competitive Fund for Peace and Recovery ProgramInnovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is seeking proposals for the third round of its Competitive Fund for Peace and Recovery (P&R) Program that is focused on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies, including:

  • International and internal wars
  • State-supported violence and repression, from mass killings to police brutality
  • Electoral violence
  • Riots, protests, strikes, and other collective action (violent and nonviolent)
  • Intergroup violence, including ethnic and sectarian violence
  • Terrorism
  • “Recovery” responses after violence or destruction, such as after civil war or natural disaster

The funding for the Peace & Recovery Program comes from DFID, which has approved £12m of UK Aid for three initiatives, together with our partners at J-PAL.

Deadline: 31 August 2018

Broad Areas

IPA’s Peace & Recovery program is designed to support field experiments and related research in several broad areas:

  • Reducing violence and promoting peace
  • Reducing “fragility” (i.e. fostering state capability and institutions of decision making)
  • Preventing, coping with, and recovering from crises (focusing on conflict, but also including non-conflict humanitarian crises)


Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

How to Apply

All EOIs must be submitted through this form.
Applicants are not required to submit an EOI in order to submit a full proposal, but are strongly encouraged to for three reasons:
  1. This will allow the P&R Program to let the applicant know whether the project may or may not be a good match for P&R before the researchers invest time in the full application.
  2. The P&R Program may grant travel or pilot funding based on EOIs and discussion with the applicants even before the full applications are due.
  3. In rare cases, the P&R Program may be able to provide feedback to applicants.

For more information, please visit IPA Peace & Recovery Program.


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