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Call for Research Proposals on Strengthening Local Democracy in India

August 3, 2021 - 13:18

The Swedish International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD) seeks research proposals on Local Democracy in a number of low and middle-income countries worldwide, including India. Grants may be up to 700 000 SEK per proposal and year during the period of 2013 to 2015 (provided that ICLD will be allocated funds by the Swedish International Development Coopeartion Agency, Sida). A project may be supported for one, two or three years. Research proposals and applications for grants should be submitted not later than April 30, 2013.

The ICLD’s purpose, as part of Swedish development co-operation, is to promote local democracy in low and middle-income countries. In this context, local democracy principally concerns decentralization, strengthening of local institutions, human rights and collaboration between local actors. Decentralization entails devolution of finance, functionaries, and decision making power to local elected political bodies, both rural and urban. Combating poverty through a rights-based and participatory approach is a priority. Capacity building is a key word. ICLD calls for research projects of relevance to local politicians, civil servants and citizens striving to improve local democracy.

In Asia, research focusing on the following countries are eligible for ICLD funding: India, Indonesia, China and Vietnam.
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Call for Research Proposals on Strengthening Local Democracy in India


August 3, 2021