World Bank Group’s 2018 Development Marketplace for Innovation in the prevention and response of gender – based violence

Application Deadline: October 6, 2017.

The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Applications to the Development Marketplace for Innovation in Prevention of Gender-Based Violence must be received online by October 6, 2017.

SVRI and the World Bank Group will disburse more than US$1 million to advance evidence-based interventions to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in low- and middle-income countries. An expert panel will select winners engaged in research, interventions, or other activities related to GBV prevention based on overall merit, research/project design and methods, significance, project manager/team, and ethical considerations.

All applications must be submitted and received via the SVRI and World Bank Group Grant Awards online system by midnight (South Africa time, or 4:59:59 EST) October 6, 2017. Only applications submitted through the online system before the closing date and time will be considered. Winners will be announced in April 2018. The competition is sponsored by the World Bank Group and SVRI in honor of GBV victims and survivors around the world, and in memory of Hannah Graham.

Eligible Countries and Organizations
  • Low and Middle Income Countries:
All organizations based in low and middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank),
and organizations not based in low and middle income countries but working in such countries with local partners are eligible to apply.
  • Track Record:
Priority will be given to organizations with a track record of research and intervention
development for the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.
  • Institutions Only:
Awards will only be made to institutions and not to individuals. All non-profit organizations are eligible to apply, including academic, research, NGOs.
  • Number of Proposals:
An organization may submit a maximum of two applications but no organization will receive more than one award.
  • Partnerships:
Partnerships between multiple organizations are encouraged, for example, a local NGO and an academic institution, and north-south academic partnerships. Where appropriate, these partnerships should have as an objective building the research capacity of the implementing agency.


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