Call for Applications: Strengthening Women’s Participation in Male-Dominated Low-Carbon Jobs

Deadline Date: June 06, 2024

 Donor Name: ODI

 Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

ODI’s Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) programme is looking for institutional partners to undertake primary research and subsequent communication/dissemination activities on the topic of strengthening women’s participation in male-dominated low-carbon jobs in low- and lower-middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding Information

  • The available budget for this project is $25-35,000 USD, which should cover researchers’ time, primary research costs (including travel, data analysis, write up and production of outputs) and dissemination activities.


  • The expected timeline for the project is July 2024 – February 2025. The research, analysis and write up should be completed by the end of January 2025, to allow sufficient time for dissemination activities.

What are they looking for? 

  • Proposals should involve primary research to help expand the limited pool of empirical evidence on boosting women‘s participation in decent work in male-dominated, low-carbon jobs in LMICs, and related shifts in gender norms. The research could focus on a particular sector (e.g. renewable energy, transport, construction, waste management), or sub-sector (e.g. e-waste management, solar or wind energy). Climate-smart agriculture is outside the remit of this call, given the greater volume of existing evidence in this sector. 
  • Preference will be given to proposals that:
    • Emphasise mixed methods with quantitative and qualitative components. 
    • Involve primary research with diverse social groups (e.g. from different socio-economic backgrounds, geographical locations or ethnic or religious backgrounds). 
    • Specify some of the likely measures or metrics to be used. 
    • Explore how initiatives in this area are contributing to/have the potential to catalyse shifts in gender norms. 
    • Focus on experiences in a LMIC. 
    • Explain how insights from the specific policies or initiatives to be investigated may help inform broader policy and practice in this area.


  • The project should produce the following outputs:
    • Methodology: to be developed in collaboration with the ODI team.
    • Research report: write up of the results, analysis and key findings. 
    • Presentation of key findings: to share feedback with key stakeholders. 
    • At least one additional output aimed at practitioners or policymakers. This could include a short executive summary, policy brief, op-ed, blog or other resource material.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible organisations must be registered entities, based in a LMIC (per World Bank classification).

For more information, visit ODI.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Looking for expert advice on economics?