Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals– Policy Paper on the Impact of European Supply Chain Regulation on countries in South Asia

FNF South Asia

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Countries in the Global North and especially in the European Union have in recent years drawn up regulation aimed at tackling human rights violations in supply chains. The regulation typically extends to global supply chains and therefore has an extraterritorial effect. At the same time, the European Union is discussion a regulatory framework aimed at streamlining and unifying regulation across member states of the European topic. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is looking for a consultant to write a policy paper that aims at assessing the impact of this regulation on countries in South Asia.

Guiding Questions

  • Is the current regulation of EU member states suitable in tackling human rights violations in South Asia?
  • Is there an effort to synchronize EU supply chain regulation with the regulatory framework of countries in South Asia?
  • What is/will be the impact on trade between the EU and South Asia?
  • Does compliance cost lead to a concentration in supplier networks? Is there a discernible impact on competitiveness and employment?
  • How can EU supply chain regulation be tweaked in order to make it more effective?

Paper and Timeline

  • the policy paper is between 4,500 and 7,000 words long
  • finalizing list of contents within a week of signing the agreement
  • first draft of the paper: 31 August 2022
  • final paper: 31 October 2022

Your Skills and Experience

You are a practitioner or researcher in the field of human rights and business or sustainable supply chains and have a good understanding of supply chain regulation in Europe as well as of economies in South Asia.

How to apply

Until 15 May 2022, please send to Mr. Frank Hoffmann (frank.hoffmann@freiheit.org) your resume along with the following documents/details:

  • list of references
  • writing sample (no more than 300 words)
  • draft list of contents as well as a brief on the methodology
  • expected remuneration