Evidence2Action Adaptation Grant

Deadline: 1st November 2021

The USAID Asia CTIP’s 2021 Adaptation Challenge will highlight, showcase, and strengthen some of the most impactful and innovative practices in the region. The aim is to widely share practices that promote improved service delivery to survivors and returned migrants.

Up to three finalists will be invited to present at the Evidence2Action Conference on December 1-2, 2021. The finalists will be able to share their novel approaches with the wider CTIP community. 

Following the Conference, USAID Asia CTIP will select one grantee out of the three finalists and may award a small grant up to 30,000 USD. The grant can be used to fund the testing and documentation of innovative service delivery solutions. Funds can be used to scale up or replicate the adaptation solution. 

For more information and application details, please click here.

Applications must be submitted in English. Please see further details by clicking and downloading the detailed document here.

Detailed document file for Evidence2Action Adaptation Challenge

Who can participate?

Practitioners, private sector employees, researchers or government officials who conduct research, or have previously done so, which has yielded direct and applicable findings for governments, the private sector, or civil society organizations (CSOs) working in counter trafficking.


The minimum team size is 2 people/organizations. Each team must include at least one person from TWO or more of the following sectors:

  • Local CSO (non-profit, government, community, or collective);

  • Private Sector – a legally registered company or corporation (public company, private company, non-profit or for-profit social enterprise); and

  • Academia – an educational organization (research institute, think tank, university, independent researcher).


For example, a team of two people could have a university researcher and a private sector company Research and Development (R&D) specialist, but not two university researchers.

For example, a team of three people could have 2 university researchers and a CSO representative, but not 3 CSO representatives.

Challenge Topic

Evidence2Action is looking for innovative solutions to Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), broadly defined across the thematic areas of the Evidence2Action Summit detailed on the website and listed here:


  • COVID-19: Emerging CTIP trends research, and new approaches to fight TIP;

  • Cross-border cooperation;

  • Emerging practical challenges;

  • Evidence and change: effects of research on programs and agendas;

  • Innovative solutions, practices and research methods in Asia and the Pacific;

  • Interventions: cost-effectiveness, impact, and misplaced efforts;

  • Empowerment and Reintegration of TIP survivors into society;

  • Victim identification and referral mechanism; and

  • Impact of climate change on migration and TIP risks.


We are also looking for partnerships across sectors that demonstrate new, innovative, and dynamic ways of bridging silos between academia, private sector, and CSOs.


In other words, we are looking for courageous actors who are willing to create space for including diverse knowledge, for learning from failure, and for impact-oriented action.

Structure, Timeline, and Deliverables

Applicants will have to submit a (2) page pitch by 1 November 2021.

The selected teams (up to 3) are expected to submit to USAID Asia CTIP a final report in English no later than 30 September 2022.

(Please download detailed document for details of this report)

Pitch Challenge Q&A Session (11:00 Bangkok time)