3ie’s Open Window 4 accepting proposals for impact evaluations

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The International Initiative for Impact Evaluations, or 3ie, an organization that aims to improve lives through the effective use of evidence in development programs, is now accepting proposals for impact evaluations of social and economic development interventions in low and middle-income countries.

Preference will be given to proposed studies that:

  • are impact evaluations of large-scale development interventions and/or have a high probability of influencing policy

  • clearly elaborate the theory of change for the intervention and the assumptions underlying the theory of change

  • use mixed methods to explore the causal mechanisms behind interventions and measured outcomes

  • have a clearly demonstrated and close partnership with the implementing agency

  • are produced by developing country researchers/evaluators or through a partnership between developed and developing country researchers/evaluators.

Open Window 4 is open to proposals in any sector. 3ie will make six to 10 awards of up to a total value of $4 million. There is no maximum size for individual grants.

The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is at 11:59 p.m. GMT on June 24, 2012. If the expression of interest is accepted, the full proposal must be submitted by August 6, 2012. All applications must be submitted using 3ie’s online grant management system.

For complete information on how to apply and where to download application documents, visit this page.

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    Louie-An Pilapil

    Louie-An is a former senior development analyst at Devex Manila. She has held consulting and editorial positions at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and a business-to-business media company in Hong Kong and mainland China.

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