CEDES and IDRC are launching a competitive Call for Proposals for research teams to conduct four country studies. The selected teams will undertake policy-oriented research on the linkages between the demographic transition and financial constraints in four systemically important developing countries. The country studies are part of a global research project on Asymmetric Demography and Global Financial Governance.
The country studies are to focus on: the linkages between demographic trends, the current account, and international financial flows; the ability of the domestic financial system to respond to the requirements regarding the allocation of investment, savings and risks associated with different stages of the demographic transition; and the design of initiatives for developing countries to take advantage of the demographic dividend and demographic-driven capital flows.
Eligible developing countries for these case studies must be systemically important (i.e. members of the G-20) and the country teams’ research institution must be based in a developing country. Priority will be given, nonetheless, to proposals concerning four countries: Brazil, China, India, and South Africa.
Each of the four selected proposals will be awarded USD 45,000 to finance wages, research expenses and the dissemination at the national level. Research teams are invited to submit Expressions of Interest by June 30th, 2012. More information in http://www.cedes.org/idrc/