Impact evaluation (ex-post) of IFAD’s rural development projects in Kenya and Madagascar

3ie requests researches to submit proposals for Impact evaluation (ex-post) of IFAD’s rural development projects in Kenya and Madagascar.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has the mandate to improve rural food security and nutrition, and enable rural women and men to overcome poverty. IFAD has committed to reaching 90 million people and moving 80 million people out of poverty between 2010 and 2015. It remains to be determined empirically if the target was achieved. IFAD has therefore commissioned rigorous impact assessment of its projects completed between 2010 and 2015. The aim is to produce policy relevant impact evaluations to increase use of evidence to reduce rural poverty by understanding what works, why and in what context. Evidence gathered in these studies will help identify projects or projects’ components that can be scaled up to improve the lives of rural poor. 

For more information about this call, please read the Request for Qualification (RFQ) (316.8 KB)

The deadline for submitting applications was 23:59 GMT, 30 October 2015.

The answers to the questions 3ie received are available in this  Q&A document (235.8 KB)

At a glance

  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, may apply.
  • The lead grant-holding organisation may be located anywhere in the world. However, it is necessary to include at least one PI on the impact evaluation team who is a national of and resident in the country to which the evaluation applies. The local PI should play a substantive role in study design and implementation.
  • 3ie expects to support two impact evaluations, one each in Kenya and Madagascar
  • 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. A preparation grant of up to US$20,000 will be made to the qualifying research team.
  • Selected teams will work closely with IFAD and its implementing partners during the proposal preparation grant phase to propose a rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluation design.
  • Study teams can apply for proposal preparation grant in more than one country if they fulfil the criteria. 
  • Full impact evaluation grant will be awarded in the second phase. 

How to apply

For instructions on how to apply, please read the Request for Qualifications and visit the How to Apply page for downloading the requisite documents for your application.

Support for the Thematic Window

This call for proposals is funded by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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