Dept of State: Research and Evaluation Innovation Fund: Contact Theory in DRG Programs

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 25, 2022

Internal Deadline: 

Feb 28, 2022


Dept of State Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor DRL

UI Contact: 

Dept of State - Research and Evaluation Innovation Fund: Contact Theory in Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRG) Programs

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The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a research project that helps develop better, evidenced-based methods to assess the use and application of contact theory in DRL projects and within the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) sector. DRL’s goal is to contribute to building a portfolio of evidence to further identify democracy and rights program strategies that are effective. In doing so, DRL seeks to promote the use of sound evidence, and generate findings on what works, for whom, and why in democracy and human rights programming abroad. Projects should support the following objective: DRG programming, regarding contact theory, is improved through the utilization and sharing of empirical evidence and tested methods.