Social Protection Thematic Window

3ie and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) are funding impact evaluations of interventions in the area of social protection.

With the support of DFID, 3ie has awarded US$4.6 million to 10 research teams to evaluate key social protection interventions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

This was the first thematic window launched by 3ie and is part of an ongoing drive to fund high quality research. Our aim is to gather a body of evidence and understand what works, why and under what circumstances in particular sectors and sub-sectors.

The awards that 3ie and DFID made were based primarily on the under-researched questions as laid out in the scoping report

This call is now closed. For an overview of the application process for this window, please click here

At a glance

  • 3ie is funding 10 impact evaluations of up to a total of $4.6 million in the area ofpublic works programmes; conditional and unconditional cash transfers; and youth training programmes. 
  • 3ie had announced these awards in March 2012.Visit the award winners page. 
  • Two studies have been completed under the Social Protection Thematic Window. One evaluated the impact of an e-governance initiative for a public works programme in India. The other study compared the impacts of food and cash transfer modalities in Uganda and Ecuador. To know more about the studies completed under this window, click here.

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