Policy Window Philippines DOLE

3ie requested qualifications from researchers for grants to prepare proposals for impact evaluations of programmes implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippines.

The programme that will be evaluated and the evaluation questions will be determined during the proposal preparation phase. However DOLE has identified priority programmes that can be evaluated. 

For more information on the programmes, please read the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (289.3 KB)

The deadline for this call was 17 November 2014. 

The deadline for questions regarding this request for qualifications was 7 November 2014. The answers to the questions 3ie received are available in this  Q&A document (49.7 KB)

At a glance

  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, could apply. 
  • This call is in two phases. In the first phase, a proposal preparation grant will be awarded.
  • Proposals received in the first phase will reviewed and scored according to 3ie’s selection criteria and will be considered for full impact evaluation grants in the second phase.
  • A preparation grant of up to US$30,000 will be made to the qualifying research team.
  • The lead grant-holding organisation making the application must be located in the Philippines.
  • The research team should include at least one researcher from the Philippines as a principal investigator with a substantive role in designing the impact evaluation.

DOLE’s priority programmes for evaluation

DOLE’s mission is to promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare, and maintain industrial peace. The department has identified three programmes as priority candidates for impact evaluation.

  1. The Kabuhayan (livelihood) program is an assistance package that comprises trainings and a monetary grant for the purchase of equipment, tools and raw materials to be used in livelihood undertakings.
  2. Special Program for the Employment of Students encourages the employment of students during their vacations by providing incentives to employers.
  3. Youth Education-Youth Employability Project, as the name suggests, addresses the education-to-employment needs of the youth.

3ie's Policy Window Philippines

This window develops and fund rigorous, mixed-methods impact evaluations commissioned by policymakers and programme managers to answer questions about the attributable impact of interventions they implement in the Philippines

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