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NPI Policy Audit and Research Announcement in Nepal

Deadline: 15-Jan-22

The Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) is seeking research proposals from interested researchers in Nepal and elsewhere for a policy audit study on “Scoping the policy domain of reforms in local governance in Nepal”.

Objective: To carry out rigorous policy research in the area of mal-governance at the local government level so as to be able to make actionable policy recommendations on how local governance can be enhanced across Nepal.

Funding Information

Funding: Rs 500,000 total for entire research exercise

Deliverables
  • Report prepared to the quality expected of high-quality research, with rigorous research methodology well documented
  • Webinar on the subject matter (focusing on a specific policy theme of the research work)
  • NPI Policy Brief
  • Journal article (either to Policy Design & Practice (Routledge), or some other globally recognized policy studies journal).
Eligibility Criteria
  • Team composition:
    • Lead researcher, with more than 10 years of research experience in the particular subject matter (the individual does not necessarily have to be based in Nepal)
    • Two research assistants based in Nepal to carry out field-based assignments; data collection; data triangulation; focus groups discussions, as needed; and other such related activities.
    • Overall guidance for the research exercise will be provided by the Executive Director of NPI on behalf of the Institute.
  • General qualifications of Lead Researcher (1):
    • Academic threshold: Graduate degree (preferably doctoral level) in a related field from an accredited academic institution
    • Work experience threshold: minimum of ten years
    • Prior experience carrying out substantive policy research is preferred
    • Prior experience in, or exposure to, public policy analysis in Nepal’s context is required, with preference given to familiarity at local government level
    • Demonstrated evidence of effective policy communication in the English language
    • Familiarity with the vernacular language since much of the research, and knowledge products and services in Nepal are expected not to be in English
    • Priority will be accorded to research proposals from marginalized groups and from those that are in, or represent, backward regions (as measured by the Human Development Index for Nepal)
  • General qualifications of Research Assistants (2):
    • Academic threshold: Graduate degree in a related field from an accredited academic institution
    • Work experience threshold: minimum of 5 years
    • Prior experience in either carrying out, or being a team member of, substantive policy research work is preferred
    • Prior experience in, or exposure to, public policy analysis in Nepal’s context is required
    • Demonstrated evidence of effective policy communication in the English language
    • Familiarity with the vernacular language since much of the research, and knowledge products and services in Nepal are expected not to be in English
    • Priority will be accorded to those candidates that are willing, and able, to travel around Nepal in the process of data collection, information gathering, data triangulation, and field-based analysis.

For more information, visit https://nepalpolicyinstitute.org/eoi/