Wednesday, 10 December 2014

World Bank’s SIEF Call for Proposals for Basic Education

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 “effectively engaging non-state actors in basic education.”
 
The purpose of this call is to promote the expansion and quality of primary and secondary education services in developing countries through non-state actors (ranging from for-profit private schools to NGO operated schools, and faith-based providers). The thematic focus on non-state actors was also part of previous SIEF calls for proposals launched in 2012 and 2013 (both closed). SIEF expects to be able to finance 1-to-3 additional impact evaluations in this area as part of the current 2014 Call.
Impact evaluations of World Bank supported programs are welcome, but no program affiliation with the World Bank or the funding organizations is required. 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.
 
The deadline for applications is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6pm (1800 hrs) Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
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.
 
For more information, visit this link.

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