Gender and Development, UNU-WIDER Project

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2015

Deadline: Jul 15, 2015

Short description

UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the University of Namur (UNamur), Belgium, is organizing a project focusing on core issues in gender and development. The project aims to generate high-quality, high-impact research by engaging academics, researchers, and policy-makers.

While substantial progress toward gender equality and women’s empowerment has occurred over the past decades, key gaps, both in opportunity and capability, persist between males and females across various domains in all countries. Development economics continues to struggle with putting an effective gender dimension into analytical frameworks and national policy. The evidence base on gender equity in the broader concern of inclusion is still not sufficient for policy. The project aims to help fill this gap.  


UNU-WIDER and UNamur invite proposals for papers exploring various themes related to gender and development. Submissions using different analytical methods such as quantitative and qualitative empirical methods, mixed methods, historical analyses, experiments, and theoretical analyses are welcome. The aim is that these papers will culminate in articles for a special issue of a journal or chapters in a book volume with a reputable publishing house.

Some examples of potential topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Barriers preventing women from seizing new opportunities (education, employment, etc.)
  • Women’s instrumentalization in situations of conflicts
  • Gender wage differentials: historical trends in developing countries
  • Women’s status and its transformation under migration
  • Determinants of women’s bargaining power

Proposals from individuals (or groups of individuals) as well as non-profit organizations/universities are welcome. Applications from suitably qualified early-career researchers, women, and developing country nationals are particularly encouraged.

See full request here.


Deadline for call for paper submission is 15 July 2015 23:59 EET.

Click the correct link below to start the submission process. 

Individuals - Apply here Groups - Apply here Non-profit organizations - Apply here
This submission page is for individual researchers. If accepted, the individual will sign a consultant contract with UNU-WIDER in order to receive his/her honorarium. This submission page is for research groups, where, if the group proposal is accepted, each individual in the group will sign a personal consultant contract with UNU-WIDER in order to receive their honorarium. The honorarium will be equally divided across group members unless UNU-WIDER is informed otherwise. This submission page is for universities and other non-profit organizations. If the proposal is accepted, an institutional contract (one contract per proposal) will be signed with UNU-WIDER and the institution will receive the honorarium.

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