Type of SupportGeneral Support/Organization
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation promotes the production and use of evidence from rigorous impact evaluations by policymakers to improve social and economic development programs in low- and middle-income countries. Founded on recommendations from the Hewlett-supported Evaluation Gap Working Group, 3ie is supported by a coalition of forward-thinking development partners, including the Gates Foundation and the British Department for International Development. Now in its second year of operation, 3ie has awarded more than fifty grants for new impact studies, has produced eleven reviews of exiting research, has published five issues of The Journal of Development Effectiveness, and has launched an innovative "policy window" grant competition to nurture evaluation proposals that incorporate the interests and questions of policymakers right from the design phase. Additional operating support would help 3ie meet the demand for, and promote the use of, evidence from impact evaluations by policymakers who can ensure that development resources are allocated to the programs that have the greatest impact. The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Inc. (3ie) (Washington, DC) – GOS; Renewal; $2,000,000 over 1 year; 16% of organizational budget
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for general operating support
The Hewlett Foundation is a founding member of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), an organization dedicated to generating evidence through rigorous impact evaluations of social and economic development programs in low- and middle-income countries. In just a few short years, 3ie has established itself as a large and well-respected supporter of rigorous impact studies, with an anticipated 140 evaluations under way. Over the next two years 3ie will transition into its second multi-year strategy. 3ie will continue sponsoring the production of new evidence, consolidate its efforts to build researchers’ capacity to produce high-quality studies, and emphasize the use of evidence to improve development policy.
for general operating support
The Hewlett Foundation is a founding member of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), an organization dedicated to generating evidence through rigorous impact evaluations of social and economic development programs in low- and middle-income countries. In just its first three years, 3ie has funded more than seventy new impact studies, has commissioned over 100 reviews of existing research, and has infused the evaluation community with new energy to ensure that research findings go beyond dissemination and are used by the policymakers who can ensure that development resources are allocated to the most effective programs. Continued support from the Foundation is critical as 3ie solidifies its reputation, builds its institutional capacity, and strengthens the links between building evidence and influencing policy.
for support of 3ie's West Africa Capacity Building and Impact Evaluation Initiative
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) seeks to improve development programs by building researcher capacity to produce evidence and government capacity to use it, funding policy-relevant evaluations, and building a culture of evidence-based policymaking. With this grant, 3ie will fund evaluations that respond to Francophone African governments’ priorities, and build government capacity to use impact evaluations and act on the results. Seven West African governments, the West African Development Bank, and the West African Economic Monetary Union are partnering with 3ie on this initiative.