3ie funds impact evaluations and systematic reviews of social and economic development interventions in low-and middle-income countries. We offer different kinds of grants to fund research that helps us build a body of evidence and understand what works, why and under what circumstances in particular sectors and sub-sectors. We regularly update this page with the latest funding opportunities. 

Request for proposals: Endline survey data collection for a large-scale aquaculture program in Bangladesh

Sep 30, 2022 3ie 3ie is conducting an impact evaluation of a large-scale aquaculture program in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions in Bangladesh. The program called ‘Aquaculture: increasing income, diversifying diets, and empowering women in Bangladesh’ is being implemented by WorldFish, an international NGO with headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. An innovative feature of the WorldFish project is the split between two alternative and indirect models of delivery: (a) local service provider (LSP) or pure private sector model and (b) hybrid or NGO model.

ADB-ADBI Call for Research Proposals: Learning Loss and Recovery in Asia and the Pacific Following COVID-19 School Closures


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) are seeking research proposals to study learning loss and recovery following disruptions in education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ADB and ADBI will provide up to $100,000 in funding for the implementation of selected proposals.

Establishment of a frame agreement for the provision of evaluation services for UNHCR


The UNHCR Evaluation Service is seeking proposals from companies or commercial arms of academic institutions / non-governmental organizations located in any country for the establishment of a frame agreement for the provision of evaluation services for UNHCR.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Strengthening Impact Evaluation Capacities for Development in East and West Africa


The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has launched a new initiative for Strengthening Impact Evaluation Capacities for Development (SIECD) in East and West Africa.

Request for Qualifications: Impact evaluations of agriculture and health sector programs in the Philippines

Closed 3ie 3ie’s Philippines Evidence Program (PEP), formerly known as Policy Window Philippines (PWP – Phase 1), seeks to generate actionable evidence-informed findings to enhance the effectiveness and future scale-up of Philippine government’s flagship programs. In Phase 1 of the program, 3ie supported four impact evaluations across diverse sectors.

Recent awards

Request for qualifications: Impact evaluations of rapid, low-cost interventions to promote latrine use in rural India

3ie 3ie, in collaboration with the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), invites applications for a preparation grant for our promoting latrine use in rural India programme.