Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Call For Research Proposals: Evidence-Based Financial Solutions for Women Entrepreneurs

ESCAP has launched a Call for Research Proposals on evidence-based financial solutions for women entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will receive up to US$ 25,000 in research funding, along with technical advisory support.

The research should explore the nuanced challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in accessing financing at different stages of their enterprise journey and offer solutions to those challenges. The end objective of this applied research is to identify innovative financial solutions that can be developed or tailored to best address the needs and demands of women entrepreneurs. The research findings will be used to inform the design of market-based solutions that enhance different groups of women entrepreneurs’ access and use of financial services.

The research should be undertaken in at least one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Nepal, Samoa and/or Viet Nam

Applicants are encouraged to create innovative partnerships or coalitions to undertake the research, this could consist of, for example research institutions partnered with telecommunication service providers, financial service providers or other relevant institutions.  Innovative data collection approaches are also encouraged, such as the use of big data analysis or lean data methodologies.

Please visit the Call for Research Proposals webpage for more information and application guidelines: https://www.unescap.org/projects/cwe/research-challenge

Applications must be submitted by 31 August 2020 at 23:59 ICT to [email protected].