How To Apply For An I4T

Find out which materials you need to prepare an I4T application.

Please note that you must use the template provided at the bottom of this page for the proposal. Proposals that do not use these templates may be rejected before evaluation.

Applicants are asked to submit their proposals, using the template available at the bottom of this page, and CV(s) in English to the STEG team at [email protected]. Applicants should use the following reference in the email subject: 'I4T Application_full name'.

The proposal should describe a specific opportunity for a policy (defined broadly, as an action taken by some set of actors, not necessarily in government) that will plausibly and feasibly deliver a substantial impact on economic growth and structural transformation.

Proposals should address five distinct sections, as described below, and should be submitted along with the CV for the individual(s) submitting the proposal. Guidance on proposal length can be found in the proposal template available at the bottom of this page.

A proposal should contain:

  1. Abstract: A brief summary of the opportunity, policy solution and context. If your project is successful, this will form the basis of the project’s description on the STEG website.
  2. Introduction: A description of the proposed opportunity to promote structural transformation and economic growth. In particular, this description should make clear the geographic, political, and historical context, to the extent that they are relevant. This section should include background information that will help the reader to understand the nature of the problem that is to be solved.
  3. Policy Context: What policies currently apply to this case? What is the history of efforts to change the policy? To what extent has previous literature addressed this problem, and what has been the evolution of policy (if relevant).
  4. Policy Impact: What is the likely significance and magnitude of a policy change in this instance? How many people are likely to be affected, and how much of a difference would this policy change make in their well-being?
  5. Plausibility, Feasibility and Implementation: To what extent are there plausible, feasible, and implementable solutions to the problem? Feasibility here refers to both technological possibility and institutional capability. Plausibility relates to the political and social acceptability of the solution. And for a solution to be implementable, there must be some set of actors with the capability and mandate to carry out the necessary steps. A good proposal should be able to identify the particular agencies, or institutions that would implement the needed changes
  6. Limitations: What are the potential constraints and alternatives to the proposed policy solution? What might keep this solution from being implemented? Are there other solutions or competing ideas? What criticisms would you anticipate?

Further Information

If you wish to learn more about the application process for our I4T programme, please contact the STEG Team at [email protected].

Application Templates and Useful Documents