Scholars who are investigating regionalism and development in Africa might be interested in the opportunity offered by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the Government on the United Kingdom:
“Literature review and feasibility study on approaches to assess poverty impacts of the East Africa Community economic integration”
DFID wishes to commission a literature review and feasibility study on approaches to assess poverty impacts of the East Africa Community (EAC) economic integration over a period of eight months.
The main objective of this feasibility assessment is to:
- understand experiences of regional economic communities in relation to poverty reduction from elsewhere in the world
- explore lessons learned that can be applied to maximise the benefits of the EAC customs union and common market on poverty reduction
- identify a robust quantitative method to analyse the short, medium and longer-term potential country winners and losers of the EAC customs union and common market; and the impact on poverty
Interested parties should submit Expressions of Interest of no more than 4 pages by 2pm UK time on the 27 March 2015.
For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-development-research#literature-review-and-feasibility-study-on-approaches-to-assess-poverty-impacts-of-the-east-africa-community-economic-integration
Note: The expected deadline for receipt of full proposals is 2pm UK time on the 1 May 2015.