Request for Proposals to develop a methodology to assess the costs of peacebuilding needs (UN PBSO)

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The UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) has engaged various stakeholders on potential methodologies to assess the costs of peacebuilding needs in conflict-affected countries. This engagement followed key recommendations of recent reports on the UN peacebuilding architecture and UN peace operations.

To solicit innovative inputs, PBSO has partnered with the PeaceNexus Foundation to issue a Request for Proposals to develop a methodology to assess the costs of peacebuilding needs. The objectives are: i) to provide new methodologies; ii) stimulate research and debate on assessing the costs of peacebuilding needs to support peacebuilding priority setting in conflict-affected countries; and iii) support development of partnerships among the UN, the World Bank and other partners on the assessment of peacebuilding needs and associated costs.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their proposal, using this template and resumes of the researchers involved to Johannes Schreuder (schreuder@un.org), before 14 November 2016 (inclusive). Up to five proposals will be selected by a panel of experts.

Successful candidates will be contracted to produce two deliverables. The first is a paper (max. 10,000 words) with the peacebuilding needs and, most importantly, the methodology to cost these needs in two selected countries. The second deliverable is a clear and self-explanatory Excel file with background calculations for the cost of peacebuilding needs for the period 2017-2020 for the two selected countries. Maximum remuneration for this desk research is US$10,000.