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New Call | Kenyan Researchers Interested in Applied Development Finance
Ongoing Call | Studying Social Science Research Systems
Central Bank Research | A Force For Public Good
Closing The Knowledge Gap in Adaptation for Climate Change
Natural Capital Accounting For A Sustainable Future
IDRC Looks For What Makes Institutions Leaders in Research For Development
Globaldev | Climate Change Forces Migration
African Manufacturing And The Future
Campbell Highlights | Evidence For Better Decision Making For Children
Calls and Opportunities
NEW CALL | KENYAN RESEARCHERS INTERESTED IN APPLIED DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

The EIB-GDN Program in Applied Development Finance will study the impact of projects in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries financed under EIB’s Impact Financing Envelope. GDN has launched a special recruitment drive for Kenyans to induct up to two Kenyan researchers as part of the 10-member cohort of researchers from ACP countries for the second (2018-2019) cycle of the program. Apply now.
ONGOING CALL | STUDYING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH SYSTEMS

GDN is expanding the Doing Research Program in up to five countries, starting in the Summer of 2018. The program builds a benchmark for research systems in developing countries, and will deliver the baseline for strengthening evidence-to-policy systems. GDN seeks expressions of interest from research institutions in developing countries, interested in studying their national social science research system. These research institutions will act as national implementation partners for the program. Apply now.
CENTRAL BANK RESEARCH | A FORCE FOR PUBLIC GOOD

GDN’s President Pierre Jacquet spoke to participants representing 34 countries’ central banks about the importance of making the banks’ research an accessible common public good, at a four-day seminar held by GDN in association with Banque de France and International Banking and Finance Institute (IBFI) in Paris. The seminar focused not only on building a Research Agenda for Central Banks by organizing and developing economic research at central banks, but also on enhancing communications and impact. 
 
CLOSING THE KNOWLEDGE GAP IN ADAPTATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
 
GDN joined over 1,000 global scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers at the Cape Town Adaptation Futures Conference 2018, held for the first time in Africa, to advocate for the role of Universities in developing countries in closing knowledge gaps to aid adaptation for Climate Change. The conference highlighted the importance of involving multiple stakeholders in the co-production and management of knowledge and learning. This builds on GDN's Climate Change work, including its efforts with the UNFCCC Nairobi Work Programme, which provides knowledge support to climate change efforts. 
NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

GDN advocates for better use of data from Natural Capital Accounting to speed up the creation of sustainable environments. GDN will be talking about the experience of setting up PANCAnet, the community collaboration platform for the Pacific Natural Capital Accounting Network, while presenting on the role of development studies in building a sustainable future at the ISSC World Social Science Forum to be held in Japan in 2018. See session abstract.  Also see our paper on how natural capital accounting can inform better policy decisions in the Waves Policy Forum outcome document.
IDRC LOOKS FOR WHAT MAKES INSTITUTIONS LEADERS IN RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT

GDN participated in an IDRC review designed to understand how best to support “leading organizations” in the field of research for development. GDN discussed the context, strategies and organizational changes that help organizations become leaders in research for development. GDN’s program with IDRC, Strengthening Policy-Relevant Research through Research Institutions in the least Developed Countries (2014-17), focused on building policy-relevant research capacities through an innovative demand-driven model which supported national research institutions in implementing their own research programs.
GLOBALDEV | CLIMATE CHANGE FORCES MIGRATION
 
A recent post on GobalDev blog warns that rising sea levels and other impacts of climate change will force millions of people to migrate. Author Robert McLeman stresses the importance of loosening labor migration laws and creating a fair and compassionate global framework so as to ensure that the migration occurs with dignity. He also encourages the creation of a low-carbon economy, especially in the countries most exposed to immediate climate change impacts. Watch Robert McLeman explain.
AFRICAN MANUFACTURING AND THE FUTURE
 
Read an interview with Karishma Banga from the Overseas Development Institute, who explains that African countries face a digital divide and also benefit less from digital technologies, because of a higher cost of capital and a shortage of skilled labor. She advocates for developing countries in Africa to invest in their manufacturing and industrial capabilities before moving into the digital economy space. Also watch this film where she explains how African countries are affected by rapid digitization.
CAMPBELL HIGHLIGHTS | EVIDENCE FOR BETTER DECISION MAKING FOR CHILDREN

Campbell, together with UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti and International Rescue Committee, is holding a roundtable discussion on “Evidence for Children” at the Ford Foundation in New York on 27-28 June. The event focuses on how to better the use of evidence to inform decision-making for children, and incorporates the launch of the “Megamap on Child Welfare in Low-and Middle-Income Countries.” You can now register for the event. Campbell’s Megamap includes systematic reviews, evidence and gap maps covering child welfare in low- and middle- income countries. Know more on the megamap.
CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Wellcome welcomes researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable with a funding opportunity of up to £50000. Deadline 7 August 2018 | UNFCCC calls for individuals to register through their Roster of Experts of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. | The International Research Workshop on Micro-level Analysis of Centrifugal Societies will be held from 20-21 September 2018. Call for papers ends 15 June 2018Read more. | AERC Collaborative Project calls for proposals for their project “Rethinking Regional Integration in Africa for Inclusive and Sustainable Development – Case Studies” Apply before 15 July 2018.
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