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UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, an international development agency, invites qualified organizations to submit proposals for generating evidence on how conflicts in the Arab States impact on the trends of child marriage. The research will aim at providing information on the scale of child marriage among refugee communities in the Arab Region and the extent to which age of marriage has been affected by conflict.


The purpose of the Invitation for Proposals is to identify eligible non-governmental organizations, including academic institutions, for prospective partnership with the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) to support achievement of results outlined in the 2018-2021 Regional Initiative and Programme (RIAP) and section 1.3 below.


Organizations that wish to participate in this Invitation for Proposals are requested to complete Annex A and send their submission through email clearly marked “Invitation for Proposals #1 Child Marriage” at the following address:


By 9 January 2018

Proposals received after the date may not be accepted for consideration.


Sections C and D of Annex A must include the following:


1)      Clear outline of targeted communities/cities/countries. The research may target the following refugee communities: Somali, Yemeni, Iraqi and Syrian

2)      Research methodology

3)      Detailed budget breakdown (Proposal should not exceed US$70,000)


Applications must be submitted in English.


Any requests for additional information must be addressed in writing 1 week before deadline for submissions at the latest to UNFPA will post responses to queries or clarification requests by any NGO applicants who submitted, on the UNFPA ASRO website before the deadline for submission of applications.


UNFPA shall notify applying organizations whether it is considered for further action.