The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) - World Bank

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
East Asia and the Pacific
South Asia
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Education in Tourism
Gender in Tourism
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
Intro text: 
SIEF is a multi-donor trust fund created in 2012 with the support of the British government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and currently also receives support from the London-based Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), which seeks catalytic change for children including promoting early childhood development and evidence-based solutions.

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Geographic focus

Low-and middle income countries, worldwide.

Who can apply?

Governments and non-governmental organizations, schools, private sector.

Objectives and activities

Objective: Ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity requires evidence to identify those programs and policies that will have a real impact. The World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) makes this happen by investing in impact evaluations of innovative human development programs in low-and middle income countries, and by working directly with policymakers and other key stakeholders to use the results and build better policies and programs that successfully improve people’s lives.

Activities:  SIEF focuses on four human development areas that are crucial to improving the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable: Early Childhood Development and Nutrition, Basic Education, Health Systems and Service Delivery, and Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene.

"Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest routes for reducing poverty and ensuring equal opportunities for girls."

Type and level of funding

2014: SIEF is allocating approximately $4.5 million to supporting rigorous impact evaluations. Financial assistance is provided in the form of grants and technical assistance.