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Call for Proposals for Issues Papers

The Gender Equitable and Transformative Social Policy for Post-COVID-19 Africa (GETSPA) project, hosted by the Institute of African Studies, invites proposals on key issues on transformative social policy in Africa.

The issues papers are to complement or build on country and regional studies already carried out to provide pathways to transformative social policies by analyzing promising interventions or solutions for transformative social policy in Africa.
The project has provision for 9 issues. Below is a non-exhaustive list of possible issues for study:

A. Interfaces and synergies of social and economic policy

B. Gender equitable social policy

C. Political and democratic underpinnings of social policy and citizenship

D. Informal social policy systems and practices

E. The debt crisis, austerity and implications for social policy

F. The influence of the SDGs on social policy in Africa

G.    Social policies and the AfCFTA

H.    Financing social policy in Africa

I.    Neglected areas of social policy

Kindly click on the links to download the Call for Proposals in English, French and Portuguese for further information.  

Proposals are accepted in English, French or Portuguese.

Timelines and fees

Deadline for applications: 10 April 2024

Notification to successful applicants:  30 April 2024

Duration on contract: 6 months from date of signed contract

Fees: $6,000 per paper
Submission and enquiries
Email applications and/or enquiries to: