KIX call for proposals: GPE KIX regional observatories on education system resilience

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Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 23:59 ET | Duration: 28 months | Point of contact:

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint endeavor with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity.

This call is seeking proposals from individual organizations, or consortia of multiple organizations, to become implementing partners in the new GPE KIX Regional Observatories on Education System Resilience initiative.


This funding opportunity is open to either individual organizations or consortia of up to three organizations working in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Only nationally/internationally registered or incorporated organizations that are headquartered in low- and middle-income countries are eligible. Please consult the detailed call document for more specific eligibility requirements.


IDRC and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) are pleased to invite proposals to become implementing partners in the new GPE KIX Observatory on Education System Resilience initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to contribute to the improvement of education system resilience of GPE partner countries through research and evidence. The task of implementing partners will be to establish and operate regional observatories, conduct applied research and mobilize its findings.

The call expects to fund six regional observatory projects: one in Latin America and the Caribbean, one in the East, West, Central, and Southern Africa region, and four in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.


CAD 4 million for the entire initiative. The following budget limits have been set for the regional observatories:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean: up to CAD400,000
  • East, West, Central and Southern Africa: up to CAD1.5 millions
  • Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and the Pacific: up to CAD2.1 million to be allocated across four sub-regions (Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia and Southeast Asia; and the Pacific)

More details

For more information, please read the detailed call for proposals document, frequently asked questions and the scoping study informing the call for proposals.

Learn more about KIX.

A webinar, hosted in English, French, and Spanish, took place on June 5, 2024 (7:30am – 8:30am EDT) to answer questions about this call for proposals. A recording is available for all 3 languages and can be found here.