3ie ~ International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

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3ie funds impact evaluations and systematic reviews of social and economic development interventions in low-and middle-income countries.

We offer different kinds of grant windows to fund research that helps us build a body of evidence and understand what works, why and under what circumstances in particular sectors and sub-sectors.

Ongoing calls

Systematic Reviews Call 7: We are inviting proposals for systematic reviews that investigate the impact of development interventions in the areas of women's empowerment, humanitarian interventions and rural employment programmes in developing countries. Click here to read more.

Transparency and Accountability in Natural Resources Governance Thematic Window: We are requesting qualifications from researchers for grants to prepare proposals for rigorous impact evaluations of initiatives aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of governance of natural resources in the extractives sector. Click here to read more.

Replication Window 3: HIV Prevention: We are inviting expressions of interest from researchers to conduct internal replications of influential, innovative, or controversial impact evaluations of biomedical, behavioural, social and structural HIV prevention interventions. Click here to read more.

Open window

The open window funds quality impact evaluations of socio-economic development interventions in any sector.


Thematic Window

The Thematic Window funds studies in a particular sector or sub-sector and addresses a particular question or a set of ...


Policy window

The policy window funds impact evaluations commissioned by policymakers and programme managers who implement development interventions.


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