Donor: Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: France
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 15.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 200.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

  2. Europe

      Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


1) Objective

In order to study in more detail the socio-economic challenges and perspectives for the mentioned geographies (Western Balkans and South-East Asia) and the themes of intervention of AFD, the Department of Economic Diagnostics and Public Policies (ECO) AFD’s Innovation, Strategy and Research (ISR) Executive Directorate is calling for expressions of interest for a 24 month global research programme. This new research program aims to examine how demographic structures and dynamics as well as plural forms of socio-economic development are articulated/nested. Research is expected to clearly identify, describe and analyze these links, both from an academic perspective but also with a view to an informed operationalization and facilitation of dialogues that AFD conducts with its public partners in the countries in which it operates.

More specifically, the research projects covered in this call will focus on population dynamics in three of the traditional fields of demography (mortality/ morbidity, aging, migration) and modes of (de)settlement and territorial planning (territorial identities, urbanization/ rural areas in particular in relation to natural environments) and their impacts/ interactions with the socio-economic issues present and to come in these geographies. The ambition of this program is to feed AFD into its dialogue with public authorities in the Balkans and South-East Asia: it therefore has a strong operational aim.

Only one proposal will be selected. All proposals will have to jointly address three sub-projects:
– Sub-project 1: a literature review;
– Sub-project 2: country studies;
– Sub-project 3: Valorization activities in order to deepen knowledge on the one hand and feed the dialogue of AFD with its public partners, on the other hand.

2) Eligibility

AFD encourages candidate institutions to call on partners from other institutions/organizations in the target countries to complete their team and meet the requirements of this call. The application must specify the main institution of the team and the affiliations. The main institution that will submit the application on behalf of the entire team will imperatively be an academic institution (university, research center, laboratory) or recognized as having produced knowledge recognized as such (think tank for example).

3) Location

Actions must take place in Western Balkans and South East Asia.

4) Budget

The total budget requested for the expected deliverables may not exceed EUR 200,000. Co-financing is encouraged. The deadline for payment of funding is two years maximum.

5) Application

The call for expression of interest will be open until 15 June 2024.

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