Enter the GDN Global Research Competition 2016

Enter the GDN Global Research Competition 2016

Deadline: September 11, 2016

Expressions of Interest are now being accepted for the Global Research Competition on Aid Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. The theme of the competition addresses ongoing debates about the changing landscape of aid and development, catalyzed by the emergence of ‘non-traditional’, ‘remerging’  or ‘new’ development partners in the African region. These debates have prompted critical attention toward the ways in which aid effectiveness is measured in today’s development context – an issue that remains largely contested.

In addition, the global discourse on aid effectiveness continues to be shaped and driven by donor countries, feeding a cycle of institutional disparity between recipient and donor nations.  This round of the GRC aims to give voice to recipient countries to contribute to the global debate on aid effectiveness in their region, focusing specifically on the areas of health and agriculture. The research project will be conducted over a 12 month period, from December 2016 to December 2017.


  • Researchers stand a chance to win USD$24,000 to conduct research project on aid effectiveness in one of the two selected sectors, in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Open to researchers from an Africa-based institution with a proposal on aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa and a focus on health or agriculture.

Application Process

The deadline is September 11, 2016 midnight, Nairobi Time (GMT +3)

For more information, visit GDN Global Research Competition.