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Request for Expressions of Interest: IPA’s Partnership for Tech (P4T) | Subsidized Research and Testing Partnerships in Edtech

About Partnerships for Tech (P4T)

Innovations for Poverty Action’s Partnerships for Tech (P4T) program aims to unlock the potential of technology for global development. The program’s current focus is on supporting organizations in realizing the potential of digital approaches in primary and secondary education for improved learning outcomes.

P4T is an initiative of IPA’s Right-Fit Evidence Unit (RFE). RFE provides MEL-focused support for implementers to use data and evidence to improve their programs, adapt to new contexts, and demonstrate their impact.

Based on P4T’s review of the edtech landscape, we believe that improved research and testing is key to realizing the sector’s promise. Specifically, P4T seeks to collaborate with organizations implementing education programs with digital components or edtech products to:

  • develop or adapt their research and testing approaches
  • build their capacity for research and testing execution

To do so, IPA will provide selected organizations with subsidized research and learning support. By doing so, we also aim to contribute to the evidence base on edtech programs and share learning and knowledge with the sector.

Request for Expressions of Interest

IPA invites short expressions of interest (approximately 250-800 words) from organizations seeking to enhance their impact through the use of research and testing. Organizations could include:

  • Non-profit edtech organizations
  • For-profit edtech organizations
  • Organizations that develop or implement digital education programs or integrated programs with digital components

IPA will offer tailored, subsidized services to high-performing and/or high potential organizations to address their key challenges and opportunities as part of this request for expressions of interest.

How to Submit an EOI

To see the full information for this request for EOIs—including information on funding, selection and eligibility criteria, and application instructions and next steps—please review the full overview document.

While the request for interest will close at the end of day, May 24, 2023 [Eastern Daylight Time], applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, we encourage interested organizations to send them as early as possible to increase the likelihood to be considered in the allocation of subsidies.



Call For Proposals | Displaced Livelihoods Initiative

IPA and J-PAL’s Displaced Livelihoods Initiative, supported by the IKEA Foundation, has launched its inaugural Call for ProposalsThis budget template document is one of the required materials to submit a proposal. See the full Application Instructions for more information on submission criteria, required documents, and how to submit your proposal online.

For proposals for research in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, optional expressions of interest are due Friday, June 2nd, and proposals are due Friday, July 21st at 11:59pm Pacific. Those interested in applying are asked to first read the initiative’s Call for Proposals and Application Instructions.

Please reach out to with any questions.