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Posted on 3 July 2012 | No CommentsThe Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs to alleviate poverty. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs. The SIEF will finance impact evaluations in the areas of: 1) Early Childhood Nutrition, Health and Development, 2) Basic Education Service Delivery, 3) Health Systems and Service Delivery and 4) Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Sustainable Human Development. HD Office of the Chief Economist – Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF).
Posted on 4 June 2012 | No Comments3ie is now accepting proposals for impact evaluations of social and economic development interventions in low- and middle-income countries. Under the Open Window 4 programme, 3ie will make 6-10 awards of up to a total value of US$ 4 million. Deadline for expressions of interest: 11.59 GMT, June 24, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/funding/open-window/ You can download the Request for Proposals at: http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer/2012/05/31/rfp_ow4final.pdf
Posted on 5 October 2011 | No CommentsSocial Protection Thematic Window | Grant Program | Funded Studies. 3ie has just launched a call for quality impact evaluations of social protection programmes. The focus of this grant programme is on generating evidence that is relevant to low-income countries and filling critical gaps in our knowledge about social protection.
Posted on 6 June 2011 | No CommentsThis Newsletter guides you to content relevant for international co-operation and economic development. Reposted from sources linked below. Feel free to circulate it to your network. Edited by Karsten Weitzenegger CONTENT Special Issue: Green Economy and Development On the road again to Rio+20 1. UNEP: Green Economy is key catalyst for growth and poverty eradication 2. OECD: Green and growth go together 3. The Green Star Hotel Initiative supports the greening of Egypt’s tourism industry 4. UNCTAD releases book ”Road to Rio +20” 5. UNEP Report spotlights benefits from boosting funding for forests 6. LDCs set to jump start to a green economy 7. The Africa Competitiveness Report 2011 8. Economic Report on Africa 2011 – Focused industrial policy 9. Climate Change and Asian Development Bank 10. EU renewable energy targets may boost land grabbing in developing countries 11. German government backs new energy strategy 12. Recommended Publications 13. Recommended […]
Posted on 5 June 2011 | No CommentsAlthough billions of dollars have been invested on improving governance in developing countries in the past decade, few of the programmes that have received funding have been subjected to strong and rigorous impact evaluation. The aim of the paper is to answer three key questions: what are the features of governance interventions that make rigorous impact evaluation difficult and challenging? Second, what aspects of governance have been evaluated by rigorous quantitative methods? And third, what evaluation lessons can we learn from previous experience and what practical implications does it have? via Micro-methods in evaluating governance interventions.
Posted on 19 December 2010 | No CommentsThe European Commission has launched a public consultation on how the EU should fund its external relations activities, in particular the European External Action Service (EEAS). Contributions will be used by the Commission next year when preparing its proposals for the EU budget after 2013. The EU budget has been the subject of much wrangling in recent weeks between the EU institutions, following pressure from some member states to impose tough restrictions on future EU budgets and fierce resistance from Parliament. The Commission website states: ‘‘Challenges for the future are plentiful. The EU’s external action must tackle global problems such as climate change, energy security, and economic and financial stability. The 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is also rapidly approaching, with more effort still required as regards poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, sanitation and environmental sustainability.” See http://tinyurl.com/38y4aj6
Posted on 19 December 2010 | No CommentsThe European Commission has launched a public consultation on the successor to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013 (CIP). The CIP is the main EU budgetary instrument targeting competitiveness outside the research and skills areas. Its main priorities are SMEs, access to finance, innovation (including eco-innovation), take-up and use of information and communication technologies (ICT), energy efficiency and renewables. http://ec.europa.eu/cip/public_consultation/index_en.htm