RFA: USAID project seeking case studies on interventions to improve equity in MNCH

RFA Posted: 4 March 2013
Questions Due: 25 March 2013
Applications Due: 15 April 2013

The Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) to identify and document innovative targeting interventions to improve equity in access and utilization of maternal, newborn, and child health services. TRAction will fund the development of descriptive case studies to document how increases in access, coverage, and utilization of quality services were achieved, or how challenges hindered the success of the intervention. The case studies will be shared with national, regional and global decision-makers, program implementers, researchers, and stakeholders to promote learning about what works in various settings and to facilitate scale-up.

The RFA targets program implementers or researchers who are currently implementing a strategy to improve equity (either successfully or unsuccessfully). Applicants must be host country organizations based in low income countries, but may involve a US or international organization as a partner. The application includes a brief description of the intervention and the strategy used to implement it, results, and future plans for scale-up. TRAction anticipates making 6 or more awards of approximately USD 20,000 to 50,000 each.

Applications should be submitted to tracapply@urc-chs.com by Monday, 15 April 2013.