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ANDE-IDRC: Seeking Applications for Gender Lens Impact Measurement Fund

ANDE-IDRC: Seeking Applications for Gender Lens Impact Measurement Fund

Deadline: 11 July 2018

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) has partnered with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to launch the Gender Lens Impact Measurement Fund, which will support collaborations between SGB sector practitioners and researchers.

These grants will build capacity, drive experimentation, and jump-start impact measurement with a focus on gender inclusion and equality. The fund seeks to enhance the rigor and quality of impact measurement practices in the sector, in order for SGBs to better manage their impact around gender inclusion.

The Gender Lens Impact Measurement Fund will support practitioners and researchers to test methodologies, analytical approaches, or data collection technologies in order to develop learning about the impact of SGBs on gender inclusion and also learning about strategies to measure and manage that impact.

Funding Information

ANDE will disburse $150,000 to 4-6 projects, with the goal of building capacity among intermediaries, SGBs, and researchers to measure impact with a gender lens.

Geographical Focus

  • Projects must focus on activities in Latin America. Proposals taking place outside of this region will not be considered.
  • Note: while the focus is on Latin America, an added benefit would be to foster south-south learning and comparative projects including Latin America and Africa will be encouraged.

Eligible Projects

This fund will prioritize projects that:

  • Bring a gender lens to impact measurement and focus on issues related to the impact of SGBs on women in Latin America;
  • Build capacity of practitioners to measure impact. Rather than one-off impact assessments, these projects will leave practitioners with the skills, frameworks, and tools they need to measure and manage impact in the future;
  • Foster collaborations between researchers (prioritizing academics, but also including consultants, evaluators or other technical measurement experts) and practitioners (including SGBs, social enterprises, benefit corporations, or impact intermediaries);
  • Focus on the inclusion of women participants in the development of tools designed to serve them;
  • Create learning or insight to be shared with the broader sector, including tools that can be used in universities for teaching and research;
  • These projects will likely not include long-term evaluations with an experimental design, but rather be structured to build rapid feedback loops.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit ANDE.

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