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Transparency and Accountability in Natural Resources Governance Thematic Window

3ie requests 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.

Programmes selected for evaluation by the research teams should focus on improving transparency and accountability of the governance of resources in the extractives sector. The resources include commodities such as oil, gas and minerals.

For more information and for instructions on how to apply, please read the  Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (268.5 KB)

The deadline for this RFQ is 23:59 GMT, 22 October 2014.

Please direct any questions related to this RFQ to TW8@3ieimpact.org

At a glance

  • 3ie aims to fund six to eight proposal preparation grants. 
  • Only legally registered organisations, and consortia of registered organisations not individuals, may apply. 
  • Research teams can choose to evaluate programmes in DFID priority countries (listed in the RFQ) or other developing countries. Priority will be given to evaluation of programmes in the DFID priority countries.
  • This call is in two phases. In the first phase, a proposal preparation grant will be awarded.
  • Proposals received in the first phase will reviewed and scored according to 3ie’s selection criteria and will be considered for evaluation grants in the second phase.
  • It is necessary to include principal investigators that are residents of the country in which the programme or initiative is being implemented.
  • In phase 1, in addition to the two capacity-building workshops, at least one member of the study team will be expected to attend a grantee inception workshop.

How to apply

For instructions on how to apply, please read the Request for Qualifications document and visit the How to Apply page for downloading the requisite documents for your application. 

Please direct any questions related to this RFQ to TW8@3ieimpact.org

About the Transparency and Accountability Thematic Window 

The objective of this grant window is to fill critical knowledge gaps by funding impact evaluations that generate rigorous evidence for informing the design or the scale up of effective transparency and accountability initiatives. 

In November 2013, 3ie requested proposals for impact evaluations of interventions that aim to increase the transparency and accountability in the governance of natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals. 3ie will make three awards for impact evaluations under this call. To read more about the evaluations being funded under the first call, visit the Transparency and Accountability Thematic Window Award Winners

The first funding call under the Transparency and Accountability Thematic Window was supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 

The second call under this funding window is supported by DFID.

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