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Offer: Gender Innovation Lab of the World Bank’s Africa Region: Request for Expressions of Interest (deadline 8 July 2013)

Gender Innovation Lab of the World Bank’s Africa Region - Gender Practice’s Request for Expressions of Interest (EoI):
Seeking organizations and teams with projects in Africa designed to improve economic opportunities for men and
women

If your organization or team has been wanting to do – or to have someone else do – a rigorous impact evaluation of your work, and/or develop gender innovative programming, this opportunity is for you.

This request for expressions of interest (EOIs) is for organizations and project teams who would like to work with the Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) on impact evaluations of their projects.

Our focus is exclusively on Sub-Saharan Africa, and is also exclusively on programs that aim to increase women’s, or men and women’s, agricultural productivity, entrepreneurship, employment, and economic voice and empowerment. With financial support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), GIL is issuing this call for Expressions of Interest to identify and select up to 14 project teams.

Selected project teams will work with GIL’s impact evaluation and gender experts, and outside researchers, (1) to design and carry out an impact evaluation of their project and to develop gender innovative programming; receive financial support for all or part of the impact evaluation’s data collection costs; and will have the opportunity to apply for a small amount of funding to support the implementation of an innovative intervention targeting gender issues.

The deadline for the expressions of interest is: 5pm US Eastern Daylight Time, Monday 8 July 2013

(1) An “evaluation team” for each project will be assembled, subject to the approval of the project team. The evaluation team will include (a) at least one GIL staff researcher, (b) optional: researchers identified by the project team in their EOI application, and (c) optional: research collaborators with subject matter and technical expertise, identified through a “call for researchers” that will be issued once the project teams have been selected.

Note: Please feel free to circulate this request for expressions of interest widely

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