– Promising technologies which have not been implemented or rigorously evaluated before in developing countries.
1. Cluster Fund
The Cluster Fund systematically evaluates similar interventions across different country contexts. The SIEF Technical Committee allocated US $6.9 million to fund 31 of impact evaluations in six clusters.
– Click here to see the SIEF Technical Committee rankings by cluster
– Click here to see the list of Cluster Fund proposals
– Click here to see the SIEF Cluster Fund Budget Allocation 2. Innovation Fund
The Innovation Fund (US $2 million) has supported individual impact evaluations that are highly innovative. A key goal was to support evaluations with high demonstration potential. The interventions, programs and approaches were required to affect HD outcomes, even if the intervention or program was not in a HD sector. Under this call, “innovative” refers to:
– New methods of service delivery which have not been implemented or rigorously evaluated before in developing countries.
As one of the core objectives of the SIEF is to understand the scope for non-HD interventions and programs to improve HD outcomes, the Innovation Fund made awards through two separate windows:
HD Window ($1 million) – for the following SIEF sectors/themes: poverty and hunger; education; social protection & labor; health; HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; gender; fertility and reproductive health; children and youth; disability
SD Window ($1 million) – for the following SIEF sectors: water and sanitation; housing
– Click here to see the SIEF Innovation Fund Budget Allocation
3. Quick Wins Fund
The goal of the Quick Wins Fund (now closed) was to provide limited funding to a small number of ongoing high quality impact evaluations within existing clusters that demonstrated immediate funding needs when SIEF was launched in 2007.
– Click here to see the SIEF Quick Wins Fund Budget Allocation
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