ICLD has two types of research calls: research projects spanning over a year, and shorter commissioned research projects usually in collaboration with local governments. These contribute to a publication series of research reports, working papers, policy briefs, and educational material such as toolboxes, handbooks and pedagogical learning cases.
There is currently one open call for research proposals (extended deadline).
There is also one open call for local governments associations to conduct a training with local governments.
You may always contact us with ideas or proposals for research that is relevant to local democracy and supports local governments or ICLD’s networks to implement democratic change. You may also submit a draft policy brief for publication.
Or are you a researcher interested in collborating with one of the municipal partnerships? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.