WEE-DiFine Initiative: Request for Proposals

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance  (WEE-DiFine)  is a research initiative aimed at generating a comprehensive body of evidence on the causal impact of digital financial services on women’s economic empowerment. Based at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development  (BIGD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Initiative supports rigorous research projects exploring this theme.

Following the success of the first two Requests for Proposals (RFPs), WEE-DiFine is excited to announce the launch of its third RFP. This RFP will accept proposals for all grant categories: large grants are available for greenfield evaluations and extensions to existing studies, and small grants for measurement studies, qualitative studies, and pilot studies. Additionally, this RFP is expanding the regional scope to include studies in Southeast Asia in addition to proposals concentrated in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The deadline to submit proposals for this round is 23:59 Bangladesh Standard Time on 3 March  2022.

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