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Request for Proposals: Digital Credit and Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Center for Global Action's (CEGA) Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) invites proposals for small grants of up to $50,000 each (including indirect costs).

Selected proposals will help DCO answer important questions related to digital credit (understood to mean mobile phone-based loans that are instant, automated, and remote) and women’s economic empowerment:

  1. How do digital credit products and related lending practices economically empower–and disempower–women?
  2. What are the key barriers that women face to accessing and using digital credit products? To what extent are these barriers gender-specific? What can this teach us about the design of digital credit products and related lending practices aiming to promote financial inclusion and economic empowerment for women?

Applicants can request funds for use between October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020, for new survey modules, new treatment arms, sample size expansion allowing for gender disaggregation, descriptive studies, and/or pilots of new gender-focused interventions.

Deadline: July 19th, 2019

Please read carefully through the application guidelines (RFP) and direct any questions to our staff team at [email protected]

To read the eligibility requirements and more about the application process, visit the RFP announcement on CEGA's website.