Monday, April 20, 2015

3ie invites proposals for systematic reviews that explore the impact of development interventions in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene; climate change.

Systematic Reviews Call 8
3ie invites proposals for systematic reviews that explore the impact of development interventions in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, humanitarian assistance and climate change.
Systematic reviews are an important way of facilitating the widespread use of existing evidence to inform policy and practice. This is the eighth call for proposals under 3ie's systematic reviews programme.
3ie has worked with the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign of Disaster Assistance (OFDA) respectively on four questions for this systematic review call.
Proposals must be submitted through 3ie's online grant management system. The deadline for submission of proposals is 12 noon GMT, 22 May 2015.
For more information on this call please read the  Request for Proposals (RFP) (326.2 KB)
In case of queries, please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs). Queries that are unanswered can be sent to by 28 April 2015. We will post the questions and answers here within three working days.

At a glance
    There will be one award for each of these questions, but 3ie and its partners may choose to fund fewer reviews if insufficient proposals of adequate quality are received.
    3ie expects to fund grants of up to US$100,000 for each systematic review. But costs may vary depending on a range of factors, including the scope of the review and methods of synthesis employed.
    Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, may apply.
    Organisations may only submit one proposal per question (but may submit more than one proposal for different questions) and may be included on more than one proposal.
    The lead grant-holding organisation may be located anywhere in the world.
    3ie encourages proposals and research teams from low- and middle-income countries, and requires proposals include researchers from low- and middle-income countries in the study team.

How to apply
To find out more about the application process, visit the How to apply page
For further clarifications, please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Systematic review questions
    To what extent has the sanitation and hygiene sub-sector taken into account the life-cycle approach in the design, implementation, maintenance and use of programmes during the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) period (2000-2015)?
    What is the effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote sanitation and hygiene behaviour change in communities?
    What is the comparative efficiency and effectiveness of providing humanitarian non-food item (NFI) in-kind distributions versus cash and vouchers in the immediate aftermath and recovery period following natural disasters and political instability?
    What are the effects of land use change and forestry sector programmes and policies on greenhouse gas emissions and human welfare outcomes? (Evidence gap map and two systematic reviews)

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