Impact Evaluations of Sanitation and Hygiene programmes

3ie requested researchers to submit qualifications for a proposal preparation grant to design a rigorous impact evaluation of a hygiene and/or sanitation programme undertaken in a priority country by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

WSSCC was created to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation and hygiene for people across the developing world. It is focusing its efforts in 35 priority developing countries: Niger, Sierra Leone, Mali, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, Zambia, Benin, Malawi, Togo, Nigeria, Uganda, Mauritania, Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Nepal, Angola, Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Congo, India and Lao PDR.

For more information about this call, please download the Request for Qualifications (490.3 KB) .

The application form for this RFQ went live on 3ie's grant management system on 9 March 2015.

The deadline for submitting applications on 3ie's grant management system was 19 March 2015.

The deadline for submitting questions regarding this request for qualifications was 3 March 2015. The answers to the questions 3ie received are available in this Q&A document (150.6 KB) .

At a glance

  • This call is in two phases. In the first phase, a proposal preparation grant will be awarded.
  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, could apply. 
  • The lead grant-holding organisation may be located anywhere in the world.
  • The research team must include at least one researcher who is a national of and resident in the country in which the intervention is being (or was) undertaken
  • Budget should not to exceed US$ 30,000 for the proposal preparation costs.
  • The completed application form should have been submitted through 3ie’s online grant management system.
  • The proposal form was activated online on 9 March 2015. A pdf of the application form is available for reference here

Key documents for the first phase

These are the key documents that were needed for the first phase of the application process.

Request for Qualifications (490.3 KB)

3ie budget template (361.0 KB)

3ie policy documents

3ie principles for impact evaluation (232.4 KB)

3ie indirect cost policy (63.2 KB)

3ie direct cost policy (73.2 KB)

3ie human subjects policy (16.3 KB)

3ie publication release policy (62.6 KB)

3ie contract template

3ie grant agreement for a proposal preparation grant (669.6 KB)

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