CEDIL: Commissioning pre-announcement

CEDIL is pleased to announce forthcoming opportunities to apply for funding to contribute to the strategic research agenda of the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL).

The Centre for Evaluation plays host to the secretariat of the new Centre for Excellence in Development, Impact and Learning (CEDIL). CEDIL has announced forthcoming opportunities to apply for funding to contribute to its research agenda. The following information should enable prospective researchers and evaluation specialists to develop project ideas and assemble teams in preparation for two calls – one for large projects (up to £1 million) and one for small projects (under £300,000) – which will be issued in March 2019.

If you would like to discuss further please contact: Calum.Davey@lshtm.ac.uk

Commissioning themes and criteria

CEDIL will fund research projects and innovative impact evaluations which address three themes:

  1. Evaluating complex interventions
  2. Enhancing the transferability of evaluation through middle range theory
  3. Enhancing the use and usefulness of evaluation findings

To maximise the impact of its funded research CEDIL will prioritise applications from researchers and evaluation practitioners in the Global South, and those which can demonstrate strong relevance to the programmes and policies of CEDIL’s funder, the Department for International Development (DFID). CEDIL is committed to supporting gender equity and diversity.

For more detailed information on the funding opportunities, please see the full pre-announcement note here.

Supplier Engagement Events

19 and 27 March: Webinars with screening around the world

Two identical webinars will be held on 19 and 27 March, 10am  to 11.30 GMT. These will consist of a presentation on CEDIL’s objectives and the commissioning process, followed by a Q&A session.  In addition, Oxford Policy Management’s international offices in Abuja, Accra, Dar es Salaam, Islamabad, Lalitpur, Nairobi, New Delhi, Pretoria and Yangon,  will be screening the webinars. Most offices will hold a networking session before or after the screening.

To participate in the webinars, you can either join remotely via videoconference, or attend one for the screenings hosted locally.  However you decide to attend the webinar, you must register prior to the event (link also provides further details on the webinars and the locations of the screening).

Please note:

  • We have limited space at our international offices and places for the webinar screenings will be allocated on a first come first serve basis (when you register online)
  • We have set limits on the number of individuals per organisation who can attend the screenings at some of our offices to maximise the number of organisations that can participate.

22 March 2019: In-person Event, London

On the morning of 22 March, a half-day supplier engagement event will be held at the Imperial Hotel in London.  This event will comprise of a mixture of presentations and interactive sessions which will be delivered by members from across the Centre, and will cover a range of topics including: CEDIL’s response to the challenges in impact evaluation; CEDIL’s thematic programmes of work; the DFID’s priorities; and the commissioning process.

This event will run from 8.45am to 2pm GMT and refreshments and lunch will be provided.  There is space for approximately 50 guests and to attend, you must register prior to the event. For further details on this event and the link to the registration form, please see the CEDIL website. Please note:

  • Places at this event will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis (when you register online)
  • Due to the limited space at the venue, we can only accept two attendees per organisation to maximise the number of organisations that can participate    

Keep informed

If you would like to be notified of the release of the calls, as well as other CEDIL related news and updates, please sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the CEDIL website’s homepage.

If you have any questions, please email us at cedil.commissioning@opml.co.uk

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What is CEDIL?

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning is a DFID-funded collaboration between the Campbell Collaboration, the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policy (EDePo), the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the Centre for Evaluation at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Oxford Policy Management (OPM). CEDIL has received £15 million of funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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