3ie is pleased to announce grants for six impact evaluations under this thematic window. We are supporting rigorous, high-quality impact evaluations related to water, sanitation and hygiene, food security, multi-sectoral humanitarian programming and interventions targeting malnutrition.
The Humanitarian Assistance Thematic Window was launched in 2014 with the overall objective to improve the quality of life of those in humanitarian crises (natural disasters and complex emergencies) including improved recovery and resilience efforts through the efficient and timely delivery of humanitarian assistance.
3ie has launched three calls under this window. The first call was for impact evaluation of humanitarian assistance interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the second call was for an impact evaluation of the cash versus electronic vouchers pilot programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. The third call was for rigorous impact evaluations of initiatives aimed at preventing and/or treating moderate acute malnutrition in humanitarian situations.
This window is supported by several donors including USAID, UNOCHA-Common Humanitarian Pooled Fund in DRC, Danida, World Food Programme and DFID.
Listed below are summaries of the on-going impact evaluations funded by 3ie. This list will be updated as and when more grants are made.
3ie-supported impact evaluations
WFP’s moderate and acute malnutrition treatment and prevention programmes in Sudan
This impact evaluation will look at the extent to which treatment and/or prevention of moderate and acute malnutrition (MAM) is an effective response to chronically high levels of acute malnutrition and therefore how it should be integrated into WFP’s and Sudan’s National Nutrition and Health strategic plans from 2017.
WFP programme targeting moderate acute malnutrition in humanitarian situations in Chad
The findings from this impact evaluation are expected to provide insights for nutrition actors in Chad on the best design for addressing MAM in country and provide inputs for the current national nutrition protocol as well as influence WFP’s MAM programmes through its partners.
Assessing the impact of conflict and the effects of WFP humanitarian interventions on moderate acute malnutrition and other developmental outcomes in Mali
This study will generate evidence on the effectiveness of WFP’s emergency operation interventions in Mali, and the impact of conflict on nutrition and health-related outcomes
Impact evaluation of WFP malnutrition interventions in Niger
The impact evaluation will study the impact of Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation, a large scale WFP programme to reduce and prevent malnutrition in Niger, a chronically food insecure country.
Improving the quality of care for children with acute malnutrition: cluster randomised controlled trial in West Nile region, Uganda
This impact evaluation will look at which are the most effective interventions to improve the quality of care delivered to children with malnutrition. This evaluation will particularly assess the effectiveness of supportive supervision offered by trained local health professionals at health centres.
Impact evaluation of a humanitarian response and resilience rebuilding in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo: comparing the community driven emergency response (CDER) versus the traditional emergency response
The study attempts to answer the question, compared to the classical humanitarian donation model, does resiliency programming make a community more capable of sustaining their income, their nutritional status, their lives, and their quality of life if shocks arise after the programing has ended.
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