Land Inequality - Call for Proposals | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

Research by ILC member Oxfam, and others such as the World Inequality Lab, shows that extreme inequality is rising – not falling – in most regions. Inequality is becoming one of the defining features of our economies and societies, and it increasingly shapes struggles for justice and human well-being. Struggles for land rights are no exception. In fact, land inequality is a fundamental reflection and a determinant of wider inequalities.

With the expectation that inequality will increasingly be an important frame for the work of ILC members (among others), and in the context of the SDG commitment to Leave no-one behind, the ILC network is embarking on a medium-term research project on land inequality.

The research project will last over several phases, starting in 2019. It will develop more reliable data across the globe on land inequality. It will provide the evidence and analysis to understand the complex and inter-related linkages between land inequality and wider inequalities. And it will equip those working for a fairer distribution of land with the concepts and tools to do so more effectively.

The initiative is guided by a framing document that has already been prepared. It will provide opportunities to a wide variety of organisations to participate by linking their research to this initiative. It will also provide particular support to practitioner and activist organisations to document their work and contribute their perspectives.

This call aims at gathering proposals to be developed on the basis of a methodology framework. While proposals from ILC members will be prioritised, organisations external to the ILC are also welcome to participate. Limited funding is available to support some of the documentation.


Send your proposal!

ILC members and other interested institutions are welcome to submit their proposals. All products will have to be finalised and submitted to the ILC Secretariat by 31 March 2020.

When: You can send your proposal by 19 July 2019.

How: Please download and fill out the proposal template. Additionally, you are highly encouraged to a) read the framing document and b) familiarise yourself with the list of research themes by reading the short description of each one, and the different product types associated with each theme.

Selection process: Proposals will be evaluated by the ILC Secretariat. The selection process will be completed by 30 August 2019. Funding will be disbursed soon after this date to allow selected organisations to begin their work.

Selection Criteria: Priority will be given to research proposals that apply a gender sensitive approach. Beyond the research theme ‘Assessing and measuring the  gender gap’  (research theme 4), all themes should ideally use a gender lens. In particular, a gendered approach is crucial for some of them (3 , 6, 7, 8) and for others it is highly recommended (1A, 2A ,10, 11).

Regional balance (with ILC regions being Asia; Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe, the Middle East and North Africa) will be also taken into account in the selection.

Contacts: Kindly send your proposal to Giulia Baldinelli at: g.baldinelli@landcoalition.org. If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to the same address.

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