Deadline: 17 July 2016
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is currently accepting proposals for a thematic programme entitled “ Agricultural insurance: assessing the impact of programmes targeted at smallholder farmers” with an aim to generate policy-relevant evidence on factors that affect successful implementation and uptake of agricultural insurance among smallholder farmers.
The thematic window will focus specifically on innovative products and processes that generate effective demand for agricultural insurance products among smallholder farmers.
- The first phase will provide up to 14 grants for formative or process evaluations of not more than US$75,000 each for a period of eight to ten months.
- The second phase will provide grants of up to US$450,000 each for impact evaluations that are conducted over five to six years.
- 3ie expects to award seven or eight impact evaluations.
- Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, may apply.
- The grant-holding organisation and the lead PI may be located anywhere in the world.
- The research team should include at least one researcher who is a national of the country in which the programme is being implemented. National researchers must be resident in that country. Unless an independent consultant, s/he should be working for an organisation that is registered in that country. The national researcher must be engaged in substantive tasks like study design, data analysis, report writing and stakeholder engagement for uptake of findings into policy and practice.
- Each proposal must be submitted by a single organisation that may include others as sub-grantees or sub-contractors (subject to 3ie’s direct and indirect cost policies).
- For-profit organisations are eligible to apply, but are restricted to the same indirect cost limits as non-profit organisations and may not charge a fee.
- The applicant organisation must be able to sign the 3ie grant agreement, a sample of which is available on the 3ie website.
- Organisations may submit more than one proposal and may be included on more than one proposal. They should, however, have the capacity to implement any and all grants awarded to them under the programme.
- All proposals should have sufficient resources for undertaking high-quality evaluations. If the proposal is dependent on other resources, this should be clearly indicated. If selected for this window, the applicant will need to ensure that these additional resources are available at the time of signing the agreement with 3ie. In the absence of this, the offer of 3ie grant support will be withdrawn.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit Agricultural Insurance Thematic Window.