The 2nd Call for proposals is CLOSED!
On 1st November 2012 the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund announced its SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS aimed at funding quality evaluations of violence prevention and child protection programmes in low- and middle- income countries.
A rigorous evaluation implies the use of recognized social research or evaluation methods that help to assess the changes that can be attributed to a specific intervention or that the intervention contributed to. To this end, the Fund is open to a wide range of evaluation methods varying from experimental and quasi-experimental methods to mixed methods and qualitative research.
The proposed evaluations will focus on understanding the impact of a specific intervention in line with the thematic area and geographical scope of the call and their findings are expected to be used to inform policies and practices in the child protection sector, thus ultimately contributing to eradicate violence from the lives of the children.
Non-profit organizations/NGOs, universities/research institutes and, exceptionally, for-profit organizations were eligible as main applicants, while Governments and multilateral organizations could be identified only as partners. The application was expected to reflect a partnership between implementers and evaluators. The meaningful involvement of local researchers was strongly encouraged.
Upon the closure of the second call for proposals on 17 December 2012, 252 CONCEPT NOTES were received to carry out rigorous evaluations of violence prevention and child protection programmes in more than 60 different low- and middle-income countries.