Children & Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund - 2nd Call for Proposals
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund is pleased to announce its 2nd call for proposals to support rigorous evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing all forms of violence against children in low- and middle-income countries.
Deadline for submission: December 17th 2012
This is the 2nd call for proposals issued by the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund. A first call for proposals was launched in August 2011 and resulted in the awarding of 9 grants to conduct evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing violence against children in 9 low- and middle-income countries across four continents. A total of approximately € 759,000 was allocated under the first call for proposals.
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 shall 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 can apply as main applicants. Governments and multilateral organizations are not eligible as main applicants, but can be identified as partners. The application must reflect a partnership between implementers and evaluators. The meaningful involvement of local researchers is strongly encouraged.
The full text of the Call for Proposals 2012 can be downloaded here.
The Concept Note Application Form (in word) can be downloaded here.
The full text of the Call for Proposals and the Concept Note Application Form (in word format) can be downloaded from the website www.evaluationchallenge.org.
Applications shall include the Concept Note Application Form (Annex 2) completed in all its sections and the organizational profile and/or CV of the organization and/or individual(s) identified as evaluator(s) (compulsory supporting document).
The working language of the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund is English. Therefore, both the Concept Note Application Form and the compulsory supporting document (organizational profile and/or CV of the evaluators), as well as any other communication related to the initiative, must be in English. Although this is recognized as a potential limitation for non-English-speaking applicants, the Fund currently does not have the capacity to allow for a multi-lingual application process.
For the 1st stage of the application process, applications must be sent by e-mail – with “Evaluation Challenge Fund 2012: Concept Note_ name of organization main applicant” as subject of the email – to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org by December, 17th 2012 (23:59 CET time).