US-based organizations and non-US international NGOs can apply for this funding opportunity from the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to :
- Projects to strengthen evidence-based decision making tools for use in humanitarian programs, including those funded by PRM.
- Projects involving research, assessment, or formative evaluation that could inform and strengthen PRM policy and programming for:
- urban refugees/urban displacement;
- refugees in protracted situations of displacement for five or more years;
- stateless persons.
“(a) Proposals to strengthen evidence-based decision making tools for humanitarian operations must focus on measuring performance, improving data collection, quality, and/or coordination, and/or attaining minimum international standards. Of particular interest are projects that identify data collection mechanisms or good practices in urban settings. Proposals should aim to strengthen tools that serve a public good by addressing gaps in knowledge, rather than meeting the accountability requirements of a specific organization. Selected proposals will likely focus on one or two of the following areas: Food security, Nutrition, Health, Protection, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, and/or Primary Education.
(b) Proposals involving research, assessments, or formative evaluation should include policy and program implementation recommendations to relevant parties.
(c) PRM will accept proposals that are country- or population-specific. PRM will also accept proposals that include multiple countries/populations/regions and include analysis across different cases.
(d) All final reports should include data, findings, and actionable recommendations for policy and program implementation.