3ie is offering seven bursaries for African nationals to attend Evidence 2018 from 25-28 September in Pretoria, South Africa. This regional conference, organised by Africa Evidence Network aims to encourage and promote evidence-based decision-making in Africa. It brings together a variety of stakeholders interested in the production and use of evidence for decision-making, including representatives from government, civil society, universities and the private sector. Discussions will focus on four main areas: quality education, communicable diseases, climate resilience, and good governance. The deadline to apply for bursaries is 1 June, 2018.
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The World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) has issued its fourth call for proposals for rapid, low-cost evaluations– or nimble evaluations. Applicants can propose an evaluation design of any intervention affecting outcomes related to SIEF’s core themes: basic education; health and health systems; early childhood development and nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene. SIEF will provide a maximum of $150,000 for each evaluation. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 May 2018.
Africa Evidence Network (AEN) has launched a prize for leadership in evidence-informed decision making in Africa. The purpose of the award is to raise awareness of evidence-informed decision-making in Africa and highlight the growing status of evidence amongst decision makers in Africa. The recipient of the award will receive a space in the biennial Evidence conference to be held on 25-28 September at Pretoria, South Africa. The award will also include registration, economy return flights from their African country of residence and accommodation while attending the conference. The award also includes a travel grant worth USD1500 towards attending a high-profile course or event on evidence-informed decision-making. The deadline to apply for this award is 1 April.
3ie has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates for a program to improve implementation of anaemia control programs for women and children in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the use of implementation science and create a galvanized coalition of policymakers, program actors, and researchers in each country. 3ie is collaborating with the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) on this three-year project.
3ie is inviting applications from expert advisors for consulting contracts under 3ie’s policy window advanced programme (PWA). Under these contracts, the expert advisors will provide advice and assistance to the technical team of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in designing and implementing impact evaluation of key interventions introduced by the local government. The deadline for applying to this opportunity is 31 January.
Norad is inviting research institutions and research organisations based in the Sub-Saharan Africa to submit applications for funding. The main purpose of this call is to finance high-quality research for development based on local needs within thematic priority areas. Norad provides mainly programme support, but can in some cases consider core support. Norad is making approximately 35 million NOK per year available under this call. The funding will support 4-6 institutions or organisations for a period of 3-5 years.