Targeting Moderate Acute Malnutrition in Humanitarian Situations

3ie has awarded six proposal preparation grants to design rigorous impact evaluations of initiatives aimed at preventing and/or treating moderate acute malnutrition in humanitarian situations.

This was the third call under 3ie’s Humanitarian Assistance Thematic 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.

While there is considerable evidence of the effectiveness of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) treatment interventions in optimal conditions, there is insufficient and equivocal understanding of how effectiveness varies in crisis and post-crisis conditions. There is also insufficient evidence on the difference in impact of MAM treatment programmes when prevention interventions are also present. The proposal will be for a rigorous impact evaluation of completed, ongoing or planned initiatives that aim to prevent and/or treat MAM in humanitarian situations.

For more information about this call, please read the  Request for Qualifications (727.6 KB)

This call is now closed. The deadline for submitting applications was 10 March 2015. 

The deadline for submitting questions regarding this request for qualifications was 20 February 2015. The answers to the questions 3ie received are available in this  Q&A document (246.6 KB)

Please direct any other queries related to this RFQ to tw6@3ieimpact.org mentioning ‘TW6.02’ in the subject line.

At a glance

  • This call was 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. 
  • 3ie expects to support eight to ten impact evaluations, of which four will be impact evaluations of World Food Programme (WFP)-funded interventions.
  • Study teams should identify the programmes in humanitarian contexts that they would like to evaluate and mention that in their covering letters. 
  • If study teams would like to evaluate WFP programmes, they should indicate the top three countries in which they would be interested in conducting the evaluations. 
  • For WFP, priority countries with ongoing prevention and treatment programmes are Chad, Niger, Sudan and Somalia. More details about the priority countries and the selected programmes can be found in the RFQ.
  • In the first phase, fifteen research teams will receive preparation grants of up to US$25,000 each.

Support for impact evaluations of programmes targeting MAM in humanitarian situations

Funding support for this call is provided by WFP and UKaid through the UK Department for International Development.

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