3ie-supported study on metering of electric tube wells in West Bengal was featured in a television programme
3ie-supported study on the metering of tube wells in rural West Bengal, titled Does marginal cost pricing of electricity affect the ground water pumping behaviour of farmers? Evidence from India was featured in a television programme Neb Kolkata (30 August 2014).
3ie-supported study on student evaluation in schools in the State of Haryana, India, titled A wide angle view of learning: evaluation of the CCE and LEP programmes in Haryana was featured in Business Standard (31 August 2014), Zee news (31 August 2014), Nagaland Post (31 August 2014), The Hindu (1 September 2014), Webindia123 (1 September 2014), India Today (31 August 2014), Veooz.com (31 August 2014), Samachar.com (31 August 2014), The News (31 August 2014).
3ie will issue a request for proposals for systematic reviews in September 2014. 3ie will commission up to six systematic reviews on the topics of humanitarian interventions, India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, and women's empowerment.
Systematic reviews are an important way of facilitating the widespread use of existing evidence to inform policy and practice. Selected teams will be required to use rigorous methods to search for and critically appraise existing evidence, and synthesise findings along the causal chain, from programme design and implementation through to impacts on final outcomes.
To join the SR7 RFP mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A paper titled, Better targeting of farmers as a channel for poverty reduction: a systematic review of Farmer Field Schools targeting, by 3ie researchers Daniel Phillips, Hugh Waddington and Howard White, has been published in Development Studies Research.
The paper is available for download.
3ie will soon issue a request for qualifications for proposal preparation of rigorous impact evaluations of initiatives and programmes that seek to improve the transparency and accountability of governance of natural resources in the extractives sector.
The teams selected for this will be encouraged to use the proposal preparation process to explore opportunities for rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluation of transparency and accountability in governance of natural resources projects, programmes, initiatives and policies. To register your interest, please email email@example.com.
A 3ie-supported study evaluating the impact of the vocational education and training programme in rural China has been featured The Economist (23 August).
3ie is happy to announce the winners of the Impact Evaluation Repository challenge. In the last two months, we received 97 study submissions from more than 25 people.
Of the 97 studies submitted, 63 were eligible impact evaluations and were immediately added to the Impact Evaluation Repository. Of these, 32 studies** (and one correction) were published before 2013 and should have been found in our last search (thus are eligible for our $10 Amazon.com gift certificate prizes).
These studies are invaluable in our efforts to improve our systematic search and screening protocol and provide the international development community with the most up-to-date, published impact evaluation evidence available.
We would like to sincerely thank the following people for sending their approved impact evaluation studies to the Impact Evaluation Repository. As always, we encourage you to send any published impact evaluations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will be holding its 3rd annual conference at UC Berkeley on 11-12 December 2014. Papers on new tools and strategies to increase the transparency of research are invited. Topics include, but are not limited to: pre-registration and the use of pre-analysis plans; disclosure and transparent reporting; replicability and reproducibility; data sharing;
methods for detecting and reducing publication bias or data mining.
Papers or long abstracts must be submitted by 10 October 10 (midnight Pacific time) through CEGA’s Submission Platform. Travel funds will be provided for presenters. Submission can be of completed papers or works in progress.
Coming soon: 3ie’s Philippines Policy Window will be issuing Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for proposal preparation grants for the impact evaluations of two programmes undertaken by the Government of the Philippines – one related to infrastructure and the other, an initiative on peace and development.
The infrastructure programme is implemented by the National Economic and Development Authority through the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP). The peace and development programme is part of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan Program (PAMANA) implemented by the Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com mentioning PPP or PAMANA in the subject line.
3ie’s Philippines Policy Window will soon issue RFQs for the impact evaluation of other programmes.
This call for proposals is being undertaken in collaboration with the Philippines National Economic and Development Agency and support from the Australian government.
Evidence Aid will hold a 2-day course on systematic reviews on 13-14 November at 10.00-16.30 at the Queen's University, Belfast. The course will place systematic reviews in the context of disasters and the provision of humanitarian aid, both medical and non-medical.
To apply, please write to Claire Allen firstname.lastname@example.org providing your contact details and up to 100 words on why they would like to attend the course. Attendees will be allocated a place on a 'first come, first served' basis.
3ie seeks an intern to provide research and programme assistance to the HIV team in Washington, DC. The intern will be responsible for conducting background research and literature reviews,writing impact evaluation summaries for the 3ie evidence database and assisting the programme manager, among other tasks. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit.
US citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited US graduate programme at the time of application. Deadline for applications: 10 November, 2014
3ie is looking for a Senior Evaluation Specialist in Washington, DC. The Senior Evaluation Specialist will provide technical and management support across 3ie’s impact evaluation services, which includes replication programme and professional services programme. The successful candidate will also lead the development of 3ie programmes on peacebuilding, democracy and governance, among other tasks.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
M&C Saatchi World Services is hiring Associates for their global Research and Insight team to support all aspects of research work, from assignment to delivery of final strategy. The positions are in two areas: Primary research and Communication of research.
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.