Policy Window Round 2 (PW2) impact evaluations commissioned by programme managers as well as policymakers who implement development interventions.
PW2 standard are awarded in two phases:
- 3ie issues a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from researchers interested in associating with the designated government or implementing agency in the design and conduct of one or more impact evaluations. The selected team receives a preparation grant up to a predetermined amount to cover costs associated with activities such as travel to meet with the implementing agency, preliminary checking of administrative data, site visits, researcher time, etc. necessary to develop one or more impact evaluation designs. The proposed designs are then submitted to 3ie.
- 3ie reviews the according to its policies and procedures for reviewing applications to conduct primary studies. It is 3ie’s intent, although not guarantee, to at least one proposed evaluation for each RFQ, conditional on the proposal receiving adequate scores on all criteria. 3ie may provide comments and request a resubmission of proposals. 3ie reserves the right not to a follow-on research grant
3ie will award the research team a grant to conduct the impact evaluation under 3ie’s standard terms and conditions for each selected proposal, or each selected proposal.
3ie will be issuing RFQs for Policy Window grants during the first half of 2012.
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