3ie will award up to $10 million in research grants to improve development effectiveness

Open Window Round 2 – Deadline: 27 November 2009

To enhance development effectiveness and ultimately improve people’s lives in developing countries, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for quality impact evaluations. This RFP is the second round under 3ie’s Open Window, which accepts proposals for the impact evaluation of social and economic development interventions in low and middle income countries in any sector. 3ie will award up to US$10 million in grants under this round.

Preference will be given to proposals which:

  • evaluate large scale programs that affect many lives,
  • are done in partnership with an agency implementing the development intervention to be evaluated, and
  • involve developing country researchers and/or evaluators in the investigation.

Examples of studies funded under the first Open Window include:

  • the use of mobile phones to help monitor patients’ compliance to Tuberculosis treatment in Karachi;
  • the distribution of cooking oil to compensate for dowry to delay adolescent marriage in remote parts of Bangladesh;
  • early childhood development centres in Mozambique;
  • a community driven development pilot in post-conflict Sierra Leone; and upgrading of slum-houses in Peru.


Read more on detailed guidelines and how to apply at: www.3ieimpact.org/openwindow
Any queries regarding this RFP should be sent to: Arun Virk, Programme Officer at proposals@3ieimpact.org

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) works to improve the lives of people in the developing world by supporting the production and use of evidence on what works, when, why and for how much. 3ie is a new initiative that responds to demands for better evidence, and will enhance development effectiveness by promoting better informed policies. 3ie finances high-quality impact evaluations and campaign to inform better program and policy design in developing countries.


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