Deadline: November 1, 2013
The World Bank is pleased to announce the second call for program impact evaluation proposals under the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF). This multi-donor trust fund, supported by DFID and administered by the World Bank’s Human Development Network, promotes rigorous evidence-based decision making in development policies and programs designed to alleviate poverty. Over the course of the five-year program, SIEF expects to finance over 50 impact evaluations and allocate nearly $25,000,000, close to half of which was allocated in the evaluations selected in the first call for proposals last year.
This call focuses on thematic clusters chosen for their strategic policy relevance:
- early childhood nutrition, health, and development;
- water supply, sanitation, and hygiene linked to human development outcomes;
- basic education service delivery; and
- health systems and service delivery.
Within these clusters, impact evaluation teams may consider a range of program types as outlined in the cluster notes below.
How to Apply
The application process is a two-step process.
- The first stage requires completing the online SIEF Proposal Form and submitting a completed Budget Proposal Template. Following a review of the proposals submitted by the November 1, 2013 deadline, SIEF will make an initial selection of proposals.
- In the second stage, these selected proposals will receive seed funding up to US$25,000 to develop a full technical proposal with detailed budget for the impact evaluation.
- Selection in the first stage is not a guarantee of funding beyond the seed funding. Following submission of the full technical proposal and accompanying materials, SIEF will make a final selection of proposals to receive funding.
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