Monday, 8 December 2014

World Bank’s SIEF Call for Proposals for Early Childhood Development

Deadline: 30 January 2015

The World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) is a a partnership program promoting evidence-based policy making in human development. It is currently accepting proposals for the ” early childhood development, with a focus on promoting the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children ages 3-6.”
The purpose of this call is to carry out for rigorous impact evaluations of new or ongoing early childhood development programs, as well as longitudinal impact evaluation follow-ups of early childhood development programs. Impact evaluations of World Bank supported programs are welcome, but no program affiliation with the World Bank or the funding organizations is required. Programs to be evaluated can be government or non-governmental. While the call is focused on the impact of programs for low-income countries, research in middle-income countries will be considered as long as results will be clearly relevant to low-income countries. Specifically, SIEF is interested in innovative proposals that will inform the following question:
Which early childhood programs – whether a single intervention or a combination of interventions – improve the cognitive and socio-emotional development of young children, especially ages three to six, including their readiness for school; and how can these programs be delivered at scale in low- income countries?
This call is being funded through the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the London-based Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), which focuses on promoting early childhood development and evidence-based solutions.
The deadline for applications is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6 pm (1800h) Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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