Open evaluation opportunities

Because without measurement, we are guessing.

We use external organisations to evaluate the majority of our grants, ensuring we get the independent, high-quality and actionable evidence that forms the backbone of our decision-making.

Where possible, we open these evaluations projects up to wider competition. Please check back in regularly to see if we are running any competitions. 

All current requests for proposal (RFPs) can be found below.

Request for Proposal


Worldwide, access to water and sanitation in schools remains a challenge due to high CapEx costs and the lack of a proven model. In Addis Ababa, only 6% of schools had reliable access to water and 10% had soap at handwashing stations. Over 86% of girl toilets had no facilities for menstrual hygiene management (MHM). In Kolkata, schools have access to water but 70% of schools had water that tested positive for Total Coliform and 56% tested positive for E. coli.

CIFF seeks to fund an evaluation investigating the impact of a new WASH programme in Addis Ababa and Kolkata. WISE (WASH in Schools for Everyone) program is being implemented by SPLASH, a US based NGO with offices in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the Addis Ababa Education Bureau and the Government of West Bengal. The evaluation partner is also expected to assess quality of programme implementation and provide recommendations for program refinement. The evaluation will be carried out between January 2019 and December 2023.

Terms of reference for the RFP: click here


Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) are a re-granting organisation based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working to promote prosperity, justice and low carbon development. CIFF helped to establish iCS as an organisation in 2015, and requires an evaluation of the organisation to take place in order to:

  • support iCS’s organisational learning and operational effectiveness, so as to maximise its ability to achieve results; and 
  • inform CIFF as to the outcomes of its investment in iCS.

The selected evaluator should also provide as-needed support to assure quality of measurement conducted by the grant-making organisation. This might include reviewing the grant-making organisation’s measurement approaches and reviewing the grant-making organisation’s monitoring indicators.

The timeframe of the evaluation exercise will cover iCS’s activity from 2016 until 2020. 

Terms of reference for the RFP: click here