ERF invites affiliates and non-ERF affiliates to submit proposals that enhance the understanding of youth vulnerability issues relevant to the region. The proposals may address any of the following sub-themes or relationships, focusing on a specific country, examining a country over time, or comparing multiple countries in the region, as per the terms outlined below. Quantitative and mixed-methods work are both eligible. Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2017.
Youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region face an array of economic, social, political, and health challenges during their transition to adulthood. Demographic trends have led to a disproportionately large youth population in MENA at the same time that institutions and services are increasingly struggling to support young people. This project will support research on critical issues of youth vulnerability, such as disability, refugee youth, multi-dimensional vulnerability of youth, and policy responses to youth vulnerability.
The sub-themes of the call include:
(1) disability, services, and inclusion for the disabled, especially disabled youth,
(2) services and inclusion for refugees, especially refugee youth,
(3) livelihoods and vulnerability to poverty among youth,
(4) vulnerability of youth to environmental risk factors,
(5) multi-dimensional analyses of youth vulnerability and resilience,
(6) vulnerability to harmful practices, such as child labor, early school drop-out, early marriage, and FGM/C, or to gender-based or other forms of violence
(7) and evaluations of policies or programs to incorporate marginalized and vulnerable youth into formal systems.
Other topics on youth and vulnerability will be taken into consideration. Authors interested in research on Jordan will be provided early access to the 2016/17 wave of the Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey, which over-samples non-Jordanian households.
All papers will be matched with an expert mentor to provide feedback throughout the research process.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
Authors should submit an original proposal of a maximum length of ten double spaced pages [excluding appendices, tables, figures and references]. Proposals should be structured to contain the sections in the following format. ERF reserves the right to exclude proposals that are not consistent with these guidelines:
All proposals and outputs will be peer reviewed. Authors of accepted proposals will be requested to respond to the comments of the reviewers.
● Deadline for submission of proposals: April 15, 2017
● Announcement of accepted proposals: May 15, 2017
● Submission of draft papers: December 1, 2017
● Workshop for discussing draft papers: Early January 2018
● Submission of final papers: March 31, 2018
Please forward your submission, together with:
● Author(s)’ CV(s)
● Two published papers
● The proposal identification sheet
TO: Ms. Sara Taraman – firstname.lastname@example.org