April 19, 2010

3ie, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, has released a call for proposals for programs to be evaluated.  Unlike 3ie's Open Window, in which researchers submit evaluation proposals, this Policy Window is a call for government agencies and NGOs from developing countries to propose programs worth evaluating.  3ie will then issue RFPs to potential researchers for bids to evaluate the winning entries.

This is a nice opportunity for innovative programs to learn a lot about the impact of their interventions, without first having to line up, or even be known by, researchers.  IPA is always searching for promising programs but there are certainly many more we haven't reached.  It will be fun to see the final list.  Hopefully 3ie will really get the word out.

Applications due June 11 (at 11:55pm Indian Standard Time...how's that for specific?)