We would love to hear from you!
Evidence Action Beta is looking for ambitious researchers whose work or insights could benefit millions of people living in poverty, and who want to participate in seeing their research turned into viable, scaled up programs.
Have you done work that has this potential?
We invite individuals or teams who have tested and found a positive impact of an intervention benefiting poor households through an RCT or other rigorous empirical method, and are interested in further testing its scalability and potential to benefit millions of people. We expect to select 3-6 promising, evidence-based ideas for improving the lives of the poor to test in partnership with researchers.
Evidence Action intends to fund at least one additional RCT or other rigorous empirical study for each of the selected 3-6 solutions.
To give you an example of what that might look like, consider: We are collaborating with Dr. Mushfiq Mobarak at Yale University to scale up “No Lean Season,” an innovative intervention focused on reducing seasonal rural poverty through migration incentives.
Since 2014, Evidence Action and Professor Mobarak have collaborated on pressure testing the program: implementing additional RCTs to verify results and explore effects that may arise at scale, including spillover effects, health effects, and impacts at the destination areas of seasonal migration. Professor Mobarak has guided the design of the RCTs; conducted independent research on the intervention; and provided critical intellectual leadership and technical guidance. Evidence Action has driven the overall growth strategy; led the design of the service delivery; brought together partners and funding; and is overseeing the implementation of the program, including coordination with RDRS, the local partner in Bangladesh.
If you are interested, please take a look at the full Call for Results and let us know that you are interested there.
The deadline is 3 February 2017. We are looking forward to hearing from you!