Macro modelling
Request for research proposals

Macroeconomic analysis

October 2019

Download the full Request for Research Proposals

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), together with its partners, now invites research proposals for the Southern Africa Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme.

UNU-WIDER, the National Treasury of the Republic of South Africa (NT), and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invite proposals from qualified researchers for high-quality economic research in the focus areas listed below, that contribute directly or indirectly to evaluating and improving the operation and coordination of macroeconomic policies.
The papers generated under this request for proposals should assist policy makers with evaluating and improving the operation and coordination of macroeconomic policy and will be published as a part of the Macroeconomic modelling for policy formulation work stream of the programme.

The objectives of this request for research proposals are to:

  1. Provide an opportunity to researchers to conduct policy-relevant research on topics of relevance to macroeconomic policy in South Africa.
  2. Facilitate policy dialogue through engaging with researchers on policy-relevant issues and ensuring that research findings are communicated effectively to all stakeholders — including the academic community, policy makers, and civil society via policy summaries and dialogue.

Proposals from individuals, groups of individuals, and non-profit organizations are welcome. Researchers can be based in South Africa or internationally, and research teams can combine researchers from different countries and institutions.

Special consideration will be given to research teams that include junior and early-career researchers.

A total research honorarium in the range of US$3,000-10,000 will be paid upon delivery of a working paper, depending on the qualifications of the lead researcher and assessment of the proposal.

The remuneration will be expected to cover all costs associated with the conduct of all research proposed under the proposal, except attendance at the work-in-progress workshop and other knowledge-sharing and dissemination events organized by the programme.

For information on submitting a proposal, please download and read the full Request for Research Proposals

Submission of proposals is done electronically using a the appropriate webform. Links to the webforms are in the sidebar of this page. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2019 23:59 UTC+3