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New Call for Expressions of Interest: Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development

2 Oct 2013



Call for Expressions of Interest PosterThe United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) invites expressions of interest from researchers to expand its pool of country studies in its ongoing research project on the politics of domestic resource mobilization for social development.

In the current context of global fiscal austerity and declining aid flows, this project seeks to inform global debates on the political and institutional contexts that enable low-income countries to mobilize domestic resources for social development.

UNRISD invites scholars with a proven track record in research and publication on issues related to domestic resource mobilization, taxation, public finance and governance, aid and political economy, to submit an expression of interest.

Countries under consideration include El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay.


We are accepting expressions of interest from:
· potential country team coordinators who could lead, and put together, a team of researchers; and
· individual researchers who would be willing to join country research teams.

Multidisciplinary country research teams will consist of one team leader with up to three supporting researchers. Researchers will normally be based in the country of research, and have extensive expertise on that country; they should hold a PhD and demonstrate relevant experience and publications. Team leaders will have experience in managing and coordinating research projects.

Participating researchers will collaborate in developing a comparative methodology, undertake field work, draft reports and academic outputs, and engage in workshops, conferences, policy dialogues and other communication activities in 2013 and 2014.

To read the full project proposal, the project brief, or for more on the project, see www.unrisd.org/pdrm.


To submit your expression of interest (EOI):

Click here to download the full Call for Expressions of Interest (or here for the Spanish version)

Please ensure that you have read the full project proposal before completing the EOI form. The form includes space for a brief proposal as to how you/your research team would approach the research.

Please send the completed form, along with the following attachments, to pdrm@unrisd.org, using the subject line “EOI submission”:
  • a full CV (including academic record and list of publications); and
  • a sample of a recent single authored piece of academic work on a topic related to this research project.


Deadline: 15 November 2013.

More on this Call:
  • UNRISD particularly welcomes expressions of interest from women, young researchers and researchers from and based in developing countries.
  • Due to limited staff resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you are not submitting an EOI, but you are interested in participating in other ways, such as conferences, e-dialogues etc., please get in touch.
  • For further information contact Harald Braumann at pdrm@unrisd.org or at +41 22 9171153
  • If you would like to circulate the advertising of this call, a poster is available to download here: English/ Spanish