US Department of Labor notice of intent for impact evaluation of interventions to combat child labor and forced labor
The US Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs invited notice of intent for impact evaluations to address key evidence gaps regarding interventions to combat child labor and forced labor through randomized control trial (RCT) that leverage partnerships with implementing agencies to build upon existing or planned interventions and/or impact evaluations.
William Savedoff of the Center for Global Development blogs on 3ie's journey from being a start-up to maturity. The appointment of Emmanuel (Manny) Jimenez as the new executive director marks a transition in the organisation.
"With the transition to a new executive director, 3ie will be able to build on past success while drawing on the different qualities and depth of experience and expertise that Manny Jimenez will bring to the post," says Savedoff.
The announcement of the Emmanuel Jimenez as the next 3ie executive director was featured on Hindustan Times (23 July 2014), the Indian national daily.
The Global Development Network in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 . Essays on the future of development assistance are invited for submission. Submissions can be sent in English, French or Spanish.
Up to 20 winning entries chosen by an international jury will receive 20,000 USD each. Submission deadline: 15 September 2014.
The Chair of 3ie, Richard Manning, has announced that the 3ie Board of Commissioners has appointed Emmanuel Jimenez to succeed Howard White as the executive director of 3ie in early 2015. Dr Jimenez is currently director, public sector evaluations in the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank.
3ie is hiring an Evaluation Specialist to serve in its New Delhi office. The Evaluation Specialist will provide high-level technical expertise and management support for studies funded under its Humanitarian Assistance Thematic Window and other 3ie grant programmes, among several other tasks.
Applications received by 1 August 2014 will be given priority. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The 8th annual meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) at the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) will be hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank on 11-12 September 2014 at Washington, DC.
IEN is calling for papers to be presented at the conference. The papers should be on use impact evaluation techniques applied to programme or policy, with priority given to evaluations in countries in the region. Methodological papers advancing the state of knowledge of programme evaluation techniques are also welcome. Deadline for submission: 8 August 2014.
The Evaluator and Senior Evaluator will be responsible for carrying out for carrying out operational, strategic and policy evaluations, research and analysis in the fields of DARA’s expertise, humanitarian aid and disaster risk management. Deadline for applications: 8 August
3ie evaluation specialists participated in the Journées Béninoises de l’Evaluation in held in Cotonou, Benin, from 30 June to 2 July. There were 300 participants from Argentina, Mexico, Canada, France, South Africa, Uganda, Togo, Niger and Benin. Representatives from institutions like the West African Development Bank, the African Development Bank, GIZ, CLEAR, UNDP, UNICEF, etc. were also present.
The event received wide media coverage.
This paper by Annette N. Brown, Eric W. Djimeu and Drew B. Cameron reviews the literature on a set of self-tests that share some characteristics with HIV self-tests to determine whether there is any evidence of harm.
The Chief Development Economist (part time) will lead the organisation’s thinking across a number of important and established areas. S/he will be responsible for the organisation's work. S/he will guide the work on inequality in multiple dimensions such as income, health, education, spatiality, caste and race. S/he will lead on how the organisation needs to transition, to alternative sources of finance for development and for mitigation against climate change.
This position is only till the end of April 2015. Deadline for applications: 30 July 2014
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are seeking applications to manage a competitive small grants programme that will deliver a deeper understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in developing countries.
It is expected that one organisation will provide services related to designing and competitively tendering a research call, and awarding and managing up to 15 small research grants to sub-grant recipients. Application deadline: 1 August
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seek applications for large-scale, medium to long-term research studies and evaluations that will deliver robust evidence on the impact of agriculture on nutrition and health outcomes. Application deadline: 8 August
3ie will soon issue a request for proposals for formative research on HIV oral self-testing in Zambia. This formative research will inform the second phase of the programme, which will be launched in 2015. The second phase will include pilot interventions and their impact evaluations. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evidence Assessment Assistant will be part of International Rescue Committee's Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit. S/he will be responsible for carrying out search protocols and screening protocols, organising search results, and storing articles and papers in a systematic way in addition to other duties.