MCC seeks to partner with organizations that share our goal of achieving poverty reduction through economic growth. MCC’s Partnership Annual Program Statement (APS) is the agency’s primary mechanism to co-create, co-fund, and co-implement partnerships that support MCC’s ability to achieve our mission and programmatic goals. MCC seeks concept papers that bring new ideas, technologies, or practices to partner with us in addressing specific challenges or opportunities as outlined in the APS. MCC invites organizations to submit concept papers for a new partnership opportunity by April 18, 2022.
Partnership Opportunity 11: Integrated Environmental-Economic Modeling
Summary: Collaborative research efforts in recent decades have brought about considerable advances across the development and scientific communities in understanding interactions between ecosystem services and economic activity, approaches to improved management and use of natural capital, and the benefits of increased resilience to the impacts of climate change. MCC is seeking a partnership on Integrated Environmental- Economic Modeling to advance the frontier for applied integrated quantitative environmental and economic modeling in support of development planning. The aim of such modeling is to support a rigorous scenario-based characterization and order-of-magnitude quantification of the role environmental factors, and policies related to them, affect growth and poverty reduction — at national and sub-national scales, with particular attention to interactions with climate. To develop an initial proof of concept in advance of public domain applications, MCC seeks a technical partner to collaborate with MCC staff in undertaking the following anticipated activities:
- Identifying an existing modeling framework or platform offering the essential functionalities on which this Partnership can build;
- Articulating enhancements to the modeling framework’s specifications and capabilities that tailor its applicability to national-level analyses of constraints to growth as an element of development planning;
- Refining, adapting, and augmenting the modeling framework to deliver outputs and insights addressing key questions arising in identifying and prioritizing constraints to growth; and
- Developing a practical deployment plan.
The anticipated timeframe for the partnership(s) is three years. The total estimated budget from MCC for this effort is up to $750,000.
Concept Paper Due Date: April 18, 2022, 5:00 pm ET
To learn more about this partnership opportunity and how to submit a concept paper or submit questions, please see the Partnerships with MCC Program APS on grants.gov, accessible here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=95332419N0001 Amendment 0009 Conformed Copy in the “Related Documents” section on grants.gov provides the most recent version of the APS, including a description of the APS process and the detailed Integrated Environmental-Economic Modeling Partnership opportunity statement.
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