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Local Fundraising Market Assessment and Strategy Development


ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB), an affiliate member of ActionAid Federation, has been working in Bangladesh since 1986 in solidarity with the poor and excluded people to end poverty and injustice. AAB aims to facilitate and empower people to challenge poverty and exclusion underpinned by its Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA). AAB believes in a theory of change that requires purposeful individual and collective action, led by the people living in poverty and supported by solidarity, credible rights-based alternatives and campaigns that address the structural causes and consequences of poverty. In solidarity with citizens, partners, and supporters, AAB fosters partnerships and networks for strengthening support, voice and actions to campaign and advocate with state and non-state actors and institutions for influencing their policies and practices that safeguard the rights of the poor and excluded people.

Throughout 35 years of its operation, AAB has developed a relatively diverse funding portfolio. In recent years, external factors such as BREXIT along with the economic fallout due to the ongoing pandemic, has created a need to reassess the funding landscape and resource mobilisation strategy. The external environment and trend of development assistance as far as individual giving goes does not look promising. Only 31% of donors worldwide give to NGOs located outside of their country of residence. 41% give in response to natural disasters. 52% of non-donors say it is unlikely they will give money to an NGO within the next 12 months. Official Development Assistance (ODA) institutional giving is also becoming a diminishing resource for poverty eradication.

Bangladesh reached lower-middle-income status in 2015 and is on track to graduate from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) list in 2026. Although Bangladesh will benefit from enhanced confidence of international financial bodies, improved credit rating and higher Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), certain preferential provisions in export, subsidy to agriculture and infant industries and access to climate finance will cease after the transition. Even before the LDC graduation, Bangladesh has been facing sequential departure from concessional access to ODA.

Considering the changing realities of external factors influencing programme funding landscape, AAB would like to carry out a comprehensive market assessment and feasibility study on the prospect of in-country fundraising and partnership. This will inform and be the basis of a local fundraising strategy aligned with AAB Country Strategy Paper.

Proposal submission
Interested consultant(s)/agencies are requested to submit their Technical and Financial Proposals by e-mail: aab.jobs@actionaid.org

Interested consultant(s)/agencies should include the name and contact details in the proposals for future communication. Detailed CVs of the team leader and members (if any) should be included in the annexure of the technical proposal along with any other supporting documents the interested party may wish to include towards the evaluation. 

The deadline for submission of Proposal is 5 pm, Saturday, 31 July 2021.

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