3ie invites proposals under its new thematic window on the impact of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers. 3ie hopes to address the gaps in what works and what does not in programmes of agricultural insurance that aim to mitigate risks in producing agricultural crops and livestock. Applications will be accepted for evaluations in low and lower middle-income countries, and in countries of priority to the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Applications are invited from legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations. The research team should include at least one researcher who is a national of the country in which the programme is being implemented.
Grants under this window will be provided in two phases:
- The first phase will provide up to 14 grants for formative or process evaluations of not more than US$75,000 each for a period of eight to ten months.
- The second phase will provide grants of up to a maximum of US$450,000 each for five to six-year long impact evaluations. 3ie expects to award up to eight impact evaluations.
Deadline: 17th July 2016