Relevance to Human Agency
Is the approach aligned with the values that guide our work? Does it engage people's consciousness and embrace their dignity? Does it offer situationally relevant insights that may help people obtain new perspectives about their options, capabilities, or future? Does the context realistically afford people alternative choices?
Leverage & Synergy
Does the idea elegantly leverage technology to engage people in a customized, interactive, and scalable manner? Does it build on an existing user base, case worker network, or policy mechanism? Is there potential for cross-fertilization with other approaches that the Agency Fund has been considering?
Data & Learning
Is this idea grounded in science (typically development economics, behavioral science, or social psychology?) Does the applicant organization use data to rapidly adapt? Is there a path to credible evidence of exceptional cost-effectiveness?
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