Financial Resources

Invoice Submission
Please submit all invoices and related financial inquiries to and Christine Mungo (

Budget Revisions
Any changes between line items in excess of 10% of either line item should be approved by the MRR management team. Please email any such request (with a revised budget reflecting the proposed change) to and Tara Chiu (

Budget Template
Use this template for responses to funding solicitations and for any budget submissions or updates throughout project implementation.
2021 MRR Budget Template.

Progress Reporting

Reporting Submission Portal
For any questions or concerns, contact Tara Chiu ( Please also contact Tara if you would like anyone else on your team to be able to access your project on the portal. Only one person needs to fill out the reporting on behalf of the entire team.
MRR Report Submission Page.

Open Data Requirements
Per USAID’s Open Data Policy, researchers are required to submit datasets with USAID (MRR) funding to the “Development Data Library” in machine-readable, non-proprietary formats. MRR will help facilitate data submission upon request ( Research datasets that are the basis for academic publications will be released as early as the date of publication, but no later than 12 months from the date of acceptance for publication.


The MRR Innovation Lab communications team provides all aspects of communications support, from announcing and sharing new projects and research results to producing high-quality publications and other communications-related materials, as well as developing and coordinating events to connect researchers to development stakeholders. The team is also required to make available all products that come from funded MRR Innovation Lab projects, including working papers, results summaries and journal publications. Contact Alex Russell ( to share the outcomes of MRR-funded research and to request any assistance with sharing results at any point in the project timeline. Contact Sophie Javers ( for all events-related queries.

Mission Relations and Required Notifications
Notification for events and meetings with high-level government officials. Also travel notification to arrange for meetings with USAID mission. Please reach out to Tara Chiu ( with a minimum of 30 days advance to notify MRR about any of the below activities.

  • Travel from US to country of research
  • External events (not internal working meetings for research teams)
  • Meetings with high-level government officials
  • Any and all media outreach

Any additional requirements based on country of research will be independently communicated to relevant research teams.

Acknowledgement of USAID/MRR Funding
Research papers should acknowledge MRR Innovation Lab funding with the following text:
“This research was funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience and made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this publication are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.”

Below are MRR Innovation Lab or Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) logos needed for publications. These logos, as well as Feed the Future and USAID logos, are not required on 3rdparty academic publications. If logos are needed in a different format or aspect ratio, of if there are questions about required logos on non-academic publications, contact Alex Russell at

MRR wordmark

I4 logo

I4 logo wide