Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Thematic Window

3ie invited submissions of qualifications to be considered for grants to prepare proposals for rigorous impact evaluation designs related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

This is 3ie’s fifth funding window on development themes.

Impact evaluation proposals prepared through the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Thematic Window will facilitate the production of a critical mass of evidence on what works in Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD/REDD+) activities and early warning systems that can reduce losses from disasters.

For more information, please read the  Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (216.8 KB)

This call is now closed. The deadline for submitting completed applications was 17 March 2014.

The deadline for questions for this request for qualifications was 23:59 EST, 3 February 2014. The answers to the questions 3ie received are available in this  Q&A (161.6 KB)

For a list of all relevant documents needed for the application process, please click here.

Queries related to this RFQ can be directed to

3ie hosted an inception workshop for nine research teams that were awarded provisional grants to prepare proposals for rigorous impact evaluations under this window on REDD/REDD+ programmes and early warning systems in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, Asia and Latin America. Click here to read more

At a glance

  • 3ie funded (with support from Danida) nine teams for proposal preparation grants, for US$ 20,000 each, which has resulted in the submission of 11 full impact evaluation proposals.
  • Only research institutes or consortia could apply for this grant. Individuals were not eligible.
  • This was a RFQ to prepare an impact evaluation design, not to submit a design.
  • The priority countries included Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Maldives, Nepal, Brazil, Colombia, Morocco, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and Indonesia. 
  • Study teams should have included both an in-country national researcher as a principal investigator and initiate collaboration with an in-country institution prior to engaging in substantive evaluation design.
  • Successful study teams will be informed by 25 April 2014, and final deliverables were received in October 2014. 
  • Each team receiving a proposal preparation grant may submit up to 3 impact evaluation designs.

Support for the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Thematic Window

The call for preparation proposals is generously funded by the Danish International Development Agency (Danida).

Photo © Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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