To advance host country leadership in defining and implementing research projects and to deepen host country connections, the MRR Innovation Lab and USAID have established the Advancing Local Leadership and Innovation Networks (ALL IN) research program.
ALL IN builds on research capacity in African countries by inverting the traditional model of research collaborations led from US universities. With funding through ALL IN, researchers at African institutions lead these collaborations, leveraging their local knowledge, skills and ideas to build actionable evidence for effective policy.
The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED), based in Nairobi, manages ALL IN research projects and the ICED Advisory Board determines the direction of ALL IN research. ICED, established in 2016 with support from USAID, oversees the projects themselves and manages all subcontracts and awards including monitoring and reporting.
The MRR Innovation Lab and ICED will release the first call for research proposals in summer 2020 with projects to be funded in early 2021.
About the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED)
The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED), established in 2016 with support from USAID, is a leading voice for development policy across Sub-Saharan Africa. ICED bridges the gap between innovative Africa-based research and policy to scale local solutions to the challenges of development.
The ICED team has extensive experience in research and evaluation, and has organized and facilitated high-level conferences and events that include two major Evidence to Action conferences that included the participation of government ministries and leadership. ICED has also coordinated multi-country and multi-sector partners to carry out cross-sector and multi-country research projects.
ICED is led by David Ameyaw, who was previously head of strategy, monitoring and evaluation at The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the senior director for monitoring and evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Learn more about ICED at iced-eval.org.