The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF)

What SIEF does

The World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) supports scientifically rigorous research that measures the impact of programs and policies to improve education, health, access to quality water and sanitation, and early childhood development in low and middle income countries. The majority of the evaluation are randomized control trials (RCTs) and they were chosen through a competitive process open to researchers worldwide. Read more. 

Funding rigorous evaluations

SIEF has funded 61 impact evaluations in 31 countries, including: Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Colombia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, 
Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Read more.

Building capacity

A key objective of SIEF is to strengthen the ability of researchers and policymakers to use monitoring and evaluation to build evidence on the effectiveness of programs to improve people’s lives through better health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation and social protection. SIEF sponsors quarterly workshops to train regional policymakers, researchers and development field staff in the nuts and bolts of impact evaluation. The goal is to encourage and support increased use of impact evaluation and to create a community of practice among development experts and policymakers. Read more.

 


SIEF has funded 61 impact evaluations of programs in four areas critical to human development: early childhood nutrition and development, education, health, and water and sanitation. Detailed information about each evaluation is found through the links below.

 

Between 2007 and 2012, with funding primarily from the Government of Spain, SIEF funded a set of impact evaluations that reviewed a range of projects across a variety of human development areas. Further information about these evaluations and the results is available through the links below. 


A key objective of SIEF is to strengthen the ability of researchers and policymakers to use monitoring and evaluation to build evidence on the effectiveness of programs to improve people’s lives through better health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation and social protection. SIEF sponsors quarterly workshops to train regional policymakers, researchers and development field staff in the nuts and bolts of impact evaluation. The goal is to encourage and support increased use of impact evaluation and to create a community of practice among development experts and policymakers. Workshops are invitation only and geared to specific development organizations, researchers, NGOs and government officials.

Workshops use materials from the Impact Evaluation in Practice - Second Edition handbook available in English.

 

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  • Peer reviewed journal articles
  • Other journal articles
  • Media coverage
  • Interviews
  • World Bank working papers
  • Evidence to Policy notes








Contacts

Alaka Holla, Program Manager
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Aliza Marcus, Senior Communications Officer
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