Projects and Grants

List of grants received / served by SRC during 2013–2020

  • Lead researcher:

    Sherine Shawky, Zeinab Khadr

    Granting Agency:

    GIZ

    Start date:

    December 15, 2019

    End date:

    April 30, 2020

    Description:

    The grant is for launching and managing a small research and training program (RTP). It will build capacities of researchers to produce high quality research that address the challenges faced in Egypt Dual System of Education. It will also help produce scientifically sound research to guide decision making; This small program aims to contribute to strengthening the links between research and policy making in Egypt Dual System

  • Lead researcher:

    Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    GIZ

    Start date:

    December 10, 2019

    End date:

    April 30, 2020

    Description:

    Implement a study that informs an expansion strategy for the dual system for the upcoming five years (2020-2025) considering the currently available and projected resources of the MoETE and the current and projected capacity of public and private companies. This assignment focuses on three main objectives: (1) Conducting a study on the current growing and potential emerging economic sectors, sub-sectors, and relevant occupations on a macro and governorate level (2) Conducting a study on the potential for converting schools (3) Conducting a study on company disengagement from the Dual System

  • Lead researcher:

    Linda Herrera

    Granting Agency:

    British Embassy

    Start date:

    November 1, 2019

    End date:

    April 30, 2022

    Description:

    Engage in research, capacity building, and generating and sharing of relevant analysis, evidence and learning.  The RPD would also investigate causes for public resistance to parts of the reforms, particularly digital exams at the secondary level which in May 2019, led to wide scale parental complaints, a social media storm, and student demonstrations and arrests. The RDP constitutes a unique opportunity to learn about how to use research in fragile states to support and document policy change in inclusive ways, taking into consideration local voices and perspectives. The Project will undertake research and document sector transformation, establish a Knowledge Management System (KMS), and work towards developing the capacity of the National Center for Research and Development. For more details, click here.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Zeinab Kkadr, Sherin Shawky

    Granting Agency:

    WHO Jordan

    Start date:

    October 1, 2019

    End date:

    December 31, 2019

    Description:

    SRC will produce a report on social determinants of health and multidimensial inequalities in Jordan through analysing the recent data set for "Jordan Population and Family Health Survey 2017-2018".  The analysis will build on previous two studies on DHS 2012 supported by WHO/ Jordan and UNFPA/ASRO.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hania Sholkamy

    Granting Agency:

    London School of Economics (LSE)

    Start date:

    August 1, 2019

    End date:

    December 31, 2021

    Description:

    The proposed project will revisit the gender theory that undergirds social protection programs in general and cash transfers in particular to interrogate the linkages between theory and practice and to inform future program designs and implementation.

  • Lead researcher:

    Kate Ellis

    Granting Agency:

    WHO

    Start date:

    June 1, 2019

    End date:

    August 31, 2019

    Description:

    The Department of Social Research Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in coordination with the WHO (Country office, Egypt and Regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region) will deliver a 10-day residential program to both national and international participants. The work envisaged under this agreement will be based on a curriculum developed by a panel of local and international experts with WHO support.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad,  Laila El Zeiny, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    WHO

    Start date:

    May 20, 2019

    End date:

    October 30, 2020

    Description:

    Development of a learning platform to facilitate regional learning, sharing of information and policy practices towards achieving the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such a learning platform is envisioned to bring together government, non-government and research organizations across at least three countries, and draw on a diversity of regional experiences, including intersectoral policies and approaches for health, advancing universal health coverage, strengthening the humanitarian-development nexus, and participatory governance.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank

    Start date:

    March 25, 2019

    End date:

    June 30, 2020

    Description:

    The EBRD-EIB-WBG Enterprise Survey is a joint initiative of the World Bank Group ("WBG"), the European Bank for Reconstruction and

    Development ("EBRD") and the European Investment Bank ("EIB"). It is a firm-level survey whose objective is to gain an understanding of firms’ experience and perception of the environment in which they operate.

    The EBRD-EIB-WBG Enterprise Survey will include re-visiting previously interviewed establishments, whenever possible, which will promote the expansion of the panel data set. The panel data set allows researchers to track changes in the business environment, to measure the effect of these changes on firm performance over time and to assess the effects of reforms on the business environment.

  • Lead researcher:

    Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank

    Start date:

    February 4, 2019

    End date:

    December 31, 2019

    Description:

    The EBRD, EIB and WBG will jointly implement the surveys in Egypt. Which will be funded and contracted by the World Bank. These surveys are implemented as part of a broader project that includes other economies and contracts not listed here. 2000 interviews are expected to be carried out by means of face-to-face surveys with managers from the private sector under this contract in Egypt.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Sherine Shawky, Zeinab Khadr

    Granting Agency:

    UNFPA

    Start date:

    February 1, 2019

    End date:

    December 31, 2019

    Description:

    In 2019, UNFPA ASRO in partnership with the Social Research Center at the American University in Cairo plans to build on the in-depth analysis of SRH inequities in five Arab countries conducted in 2018 and dig deeper through further in-depth policy analysis identifying specific policy entry points to address SRH inequities. Additionally, in 2019, expert validation and publishing of scientific and policy advocacy tools is planned to disseminate and maximize the  benefit from the developed methodology and methods, in addition to dissemination through other appropriate means including UNFPA regional events of relevance.

  • Lead researcher:

    Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank, Ministry of Investment

    Start date:

    May 17, 2018

    End date:

    December 31, 2019

    Description:

    AUC will be preparing a detailed listing of informal enterprises based on World Bank's agreed screening criteria across different parts of Egypt. AUC also will be conducting a baseline survey of approximately 2500 informal entrepreneurs drawing from the listed entrepreneurs with approximately fifty percent of this sample being women informal entrepreneurs

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank

    Start date:

    September 1, 2017

    End date:

    August 31, 2019

    Description:

    The project aims at promoting women’s economic empowerment through enhancing gender equality in access to and retaining employment in the schools extends to mapping out the dangers and threats that girls face on a daily basis on their way to schools and work with the schools private sector. The proposed research will develop the intervention with a focus on preventing gender-based violence [GBV] domestically and in the work place. Through monitoring and evaluation, the effectiveness of the intervention will be assessed such that eventual expansion of the gender equity model, Egypt [GEME] will be evidence-based

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank, Ministry of Investment

    Start date:

    August 28, 2018

    End date:

    December 15, 2018

    Description:

    Women and Youth Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Psycho-social and Behavioural Barriers responds to the interests and objectives of the World Bank to understanding the social, psychological, and behavioural patterns and processes that may influence participation, engagement, and sustainability in youth and women entrepreneurs, and to identify modifiable behaviours that can be targeted through interventions; to design effective behaviourally-informed capacity-building interventions

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad

    Granting Agency:

    UNFPA, Governmental Bodies in Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Oman

    Start date:

    February 12, 2018

    End date:

    December 31, 2018

    Description:

    ASRO in partnership with the Social Research Center plans to conduct in-depth analysis of SRH inequities in five Arab countries. The research's output will be used to develop a regional policy brief to be used for high-level advocacy. Added to that, a future road map for addressing identified gaps will be developed and disseminated in a workshop setting together with the report and policy brief towards the end of 2018. In addition to the above, SRC will compile data, analyze it and write the regional ICPD review report

  • Lead researcher:

    Heba Nassar

    Granting Agency:

    UCD

    Start date:

    October 1, 2016

    End date:

    June 30, 2018

  • Lead researcher:

    Heba Nassar

    Granting Agency:

    Ford/ Suez Canal Authority (Ahmad Darwish)

    Start date:

    October 1, 2016

    End date:

    June 30, 2018

    Description:

    The objective of the proposed project is to carry-out a comprehensive mapping of the socio-economic indicators and labour market conditions in the Suez Canal economic zone with special focus on (Ain Sokhna and Suez) with the aim of proposing proper policy advice to encourage inclusive growth in the Region.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Zeinab Khadr

    Granting Agency:

    UNFPA-Egypt / The National Council for Childhood & Motherhood

    Start date:

    August 1, 2018

    End date:

    December 31, 2018

    Description:

    UNFPA engaged the SRC/AUC in order to provide Policy Brief On Towards Zero Tolerance For Early Marriage In Egypt, Policy Dialogue And Develop Outreach Strategy.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Sherine Shawky, Zeinab Khadr

    Granting Agency:

    WHO/Participants from Arab region

    Start date:

    January 20, 2017

    End date:

    November 30, 2017

    Description:

    The overall objective of this phase is to contribute to regional capacity by availing open access to relevant pieces of knowledge and tools.  Development of robust comprehensive regional guidelines (PRO-Human Rights and Health Equity package) to guide health policies and programs in promoting health equity and human rights promoting the progressive realization of SDGs  adapting and scaling up the WHO tools, series of meetings, production of regional cases studies and consultative meeting are proposed to end in the development of Phase II proposal

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Sherine Shawky

    Granting Agency:

    WHO/EMRO

    Start date:

    January 20, 2017

    End date:

    November 30, 2017

    Description:

    SRC will coordinate inputs from a technical team of experts with different backgrounds and experiences (civil society roles, SDH, equality monitoring, governance) to review the WHO/HiAP manual and prepare all technical inputs accordingly for a 3 day workshop on Health in All Policies (HiAP)

  • Lead researcher:

    Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank

    Start date:

    May 1, 2016

    End date:

    June 1, 2017

    Description:

    SRC will conduct face to face survey of formal firms to assess various dimensions of investment climate in  Egypt and how these are affecting firm performance in terms of growth, productivity, jobs, and market access (both domestic and international).

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Sherine Shawky

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    November 1, 2015

    End date:

    October 31, 2017

    Description:

    The grant would allow 25 researchers/trainees to attend the 3-month training course and accomplish the degree of Professional Diploma in Research Methods and their Applications in Guiding and Evaluating Policies and Programs. The core scholarship support (around 18 scholarships) will continue to be earmarked to three public universities: Beni Suef, Menoufia and Suez Canal. The remaining scholarships would allow a larger pool of trainees from other institutions to compete for them. The objective here is to focus on expanding the pool of research capacities in Egypt and also to emphasize the translation of these capacities into community capacity building development efforts

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ray Langston

    Granting Agency:

    Care

    Start date:

    August 1, 2017

    End date:

    November 30, 2017

    Description:

    This project aims at improving the overall educational experience for students in the 10 chosen schools with a specific emphasis on girls. This

    is through building the capacity of teachers and social workers while emphasizing the importance of implementing gender sensitive practices

    in those schools as well as encouraging girl participation in the school's SU's and other extracurricular activities.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    PLAN

    Start date:

    August 2, 2015

    End date:

    June 30, 2017

    Description:

    This grant to support capacity building and providing technical assistance to PLAN and other partners to enhance evidence based research on socio-economic projects conducted by PLAN Egypt

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ramadan Hamed, Laila El Zeini

    Granting Agency:

    UNFPA / ASRO

    Start date:

    August 1, 2015

    End date:

    July 31, 2017

    Description:

    SRC has two roles within this project; an organizational support role and a technical support role. ASRO will provide support to SRC for building the structure of the Forum of Arab Parliamentarians on Population and Development (FAPPD). The project is envisioned as an incubation period cumulating in demonstrated capability of FAPPD to stand on its own as a nucleus of Arab parliamentarians actively contributing to the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda through advocacy, law-making, and holding governments accountable.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Ramadan Hamed, Hania Sholkamy

    Granting Agency:

    PROMUNDO

    Start date:

    November 15, 2015

    End date:

    February 28, 2017

    Description:

    SRC in collaboration with El-Zanaty & Associate, wll prepare The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), it is a qualitative survey for Egypt, SRC will also work on writing the final analytic report and coordinating the Technical advisory group

  • Lead researcher:

    Zeinab Khadr

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    July 1, 2014

    End date:

    March 31, 2017

  • Lead researcher:

    Habib Ayeb

    Granting Agency:

    AUB

    Start date:

    July 15, 2015

    End date:

    August 1, 2016

    Description:

    SRC will document and analyze public policies and environing conditions impacting rural communities in Egypt & Tunisia, also SRC will analyze the effect of these policies in changing the structure of rural communities. SRC will work on increasing awareness among the Arab public and policymakers about the conditions that underpin food security and the well-being of farm communities.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hania Sholkamy

    Granting Agency:

    UN Women

    Start date:

    May 1, 2016

    End date:

    November 30, 2016

    Description:

    SRC will conduct a research study in two governorates identified as priority regions by the National Council for Women, and to provide technical support to the NCW to enable their delivery of a strategy that will provide to tailor the global 2030 Agenda to the context and needs of Egypt while building on existing commitments to gender equality.

  • Lead researcher:

    Karima Khalil

    Granting Agency:

    AUB

    Start date:

    December 15, 2014

    End date:

    December 31, 2016

    Description:

    This is the second year of the grant research to study if the multifaceted strategy combining clinical audit, feedback and engaging opinion leaders acceptable feasible and effective to improve quality of care in the health service contexts of four countries of the Middle East.

  • Lead researcher:

    Zeinab Khadr

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    March 1, 2012

    End date:

    June 1, 2016

    Description:

    The grant is made to support SRC to carry out a comprehensive investigation on the structural and behavioural factors underlying early marriage and risky reproductive health practices among the youth in urban settings.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad

    Granting Agency:

    Sawiris Foundation

    Start date:

    January 1, 2016

    End date:

    March 31, 2016

    Description:

    SRC in collaboration of Association for Improving Health (NGO), will conduct a need assessment study at Al Shohada Village in Suhag, to identify the eligibility and services needs of beneficiaries in the village.

  • Lead researcher:

    Heba Nassar, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    UN Women

    Start date:

    December 1, 2010

    End date:

    December 31, 2015

    Description:

    In the context of the integrated strategy for the working woman launched by the Ministry of Manpower and Emigration. The Salheya initiatives seeks to advance gender equity by enabling women to participate effectively in the economic sphere; supporting them to improve their economic security and rights as well as institutionalizing norms and values of gender equity in the workplace and accordingly the overall society. SRC will provide support to this initiative by conducting base line data, identifying needs; provide technical support to the Ministry and conduct monitoring and evaluation of impact.

  • Lead researcher:

    Sahar El Shenety

    Granting Agency:

    UN Women

    Start date:

    January 1, 2013

    End date:

    December 31, 2015

    Description:

    The grant will support the following activities for the project: a) Design the Impact Evaluation Strategy for the Cairo SC project. b) Provide support to the main project partners (stakeholders and duty bearers and c) Undertake a mid-term evaluation survey to monitor the performance of the interventions and produce a survey report.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad, Sherine Shawky

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    July 1, 2013

    End date:

    June 30, 2015

    Description:

    SRC in this phase is proposing a new direction that targets institutional capacity building, as well as an increased emphasis on the translation of the acquired capacities into community efforts to address the many development challenges. This new direction seeks to achieve a more sustained institutional impact and to strengthen the service of these institutions to their society. This new direction responds well to the post Egypt uprising phase. The people s aspirations for improved well-being and their call for social justice demand a new role of academic institutions.

  • Lead researcher:

    Ray Langston

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    September 1, 2012

    End date:

    August 31, 2015

    Description:

    The grant supports SRC to mentor graduate and junior faculty from public universities conduct research on equity to higher education in Egypt and disseminate in findings

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad

    Granting Agency:

    WHO

    Start date:

    December 1, 2013

    End date:

    May 31, 2014

    Description:

    SRC will work in close collaboration with the Medical Officer, Health and Human Rights PHP/HSD to develop the training materials, identify the trainers for a course on Right to Health. SRC will deliver the one week course and offer it to 10-15 Egyptian nationals in collaboration with WHO EMRO and WHO CO Egypt in the 2nd quarter of 2014

  • Lead researcher:

    Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    World Bank

    Start date:

    March 12, 2014

    End date:

    December 31, 2014

    Description:

    The Egypt  Enterprise Survey 2014 (Egypt ES 2014) will be standardized to reduce measurement error and to improve cross-country comparability with other World Bank enterprise survey

  • Lead researcher:

    Hassan Zaky, Ramadan Hamed

    Granting Agency:

    UNFPA / Iraq

    Start date:

    December 15, 2013

    End date:

    November 20, 2014

    Description:

    SRC will organise 4 training sessions for KRSO Staff: 1. Analysing population data, 2. Mortality, 3. fertility and 4. Migration. Each session for around five days

  • Lead researcher:

    Laila El Zeini

    Granting Agency:

    FAO

    Start date:

    December 10, 2012

    End date:

    June 1, 2014

    Description:

    The overall objective of the LoA is to provide the FAO Regional Offices for the Near East (RNE) and the five country offices (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and the Emirates) with a baseline and an action plan on how to improve practices, mechanisms, processes and project and programme development. To promote gender equality in rural areas necessary for the successful implementation of FAO s Policy on Gender Equality and for increased food and nutrition security in the Region.

  • Lead researcher:

    Habib Ayeb, Reem Saad

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    May 1, 2010

    End date:

    December 31, 2013

    Description:

    The project seek to achieve in-depth understanding of the dynamic relationship between resource right, marginalization and environmental well-being.

  • Lead researcher:

    Ray Langston

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    September 1, 2010

    End date:

    August 31, 2013

    Description:

    The main scope of work is to assess equity of access to higher education, higher education outcomes and the transition between education and work, producing evidence based results that will help policy makers determine the best approaches to improve access and outcomes.  SRC will also mentor 6 junior social sciences graduates each academic year, hold two workshops at which the work of the trainees will be presented.

  • Lead researcher:

    Hania Sholkamy

    Granting Agency:

    UNDP

    Start date:

    May 1, 2013

    End date:

    September 30, 2013

    Description:

    The centre will author a manuscript on The CCT experience as an illustration of the challenges that face the Egyptian state in providing effective social protection for families in poor areas/villages and of the burdens of poverty shouldered by families who would be eligible for immediate and effective cash transfers. The Manuscript will refer to international experiences in the realm of social protection with a focus on CCT's so as to provide readers with a contextual and global understanding of effective redistributive policies and programs. The SRC will also organize events to disseminate this publication in cooperation with UNDP

  • Lead researcher:

    Hania Sholkamy

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    September 1, 2008

    End date:

    July 31, 2013

    Description:

    The grant is made to support the Social Research Center to initiate a program testing, assessing and developing innovative social protection schemes based on policy related research.

  • Lead researcher:

    Sherine Shawky

    Granting Agency:

    WHO

    Start date:

    December 15, 2012

    End date:

    April 30, 2013

    Description:

    The SRC will perform the study on Regulating Private Health Sector, by conducting a training workshop in Egypt & Yemen, also in- depth  interview and focus group discussions in both countries

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad,  Sherine Shawky

    Granting Agency:

    Ford Foundation

    Start date:

    January 1, 2011

    End date:

    April 30, 2013

    Description:

    The grant is made for the next two year to allocate a number of training scholarships to promising teaching faculties in the Egyptian Institutions to attend its three-month training course "Social Science Research Methods for Guiding Policy and Evaluation"

  • Lead researcher:

    Hoda Rashad

    Granting Agency:

    Hewlett

    Start date:

    March 22, 2010

    End date:

    March 22, 2013

    Description:

    The grant will support the 3 months training program on “Research Methods for Guiding Policy and Evaluation with special Application to Population and Health”,  and will also support the development and launching a new training workshop: “Social Determinants of Health Equity: Implications for Research and Policy”.