iDE is an international NGO with over 36 years of experience in designing and delivering market-based anti-poverty programs in 11 countries. We are a world leader in making markets work for the poor as well as the longest established market development specialist NGO in Bangladesh. iDE believes that markets can be a powerful force for improving smallholder prosperity by creating income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households. iDE Bangladesh currently has eight projects in agricultural markets, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and access to finance with a focus on women’s economic empowerment and climate-smart technologies.

The Women’s Economic Empowerment through Strengthening Market Systems (WEESMS) programme is a five-year (2016-2021) initiative funded by the Embassy of Sweden, designed to increase women’s participation in the labour market in rural and peri-urban Bangladesh, with a significant focus on reducing gender inequality in the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. The programme is being implemented through a partnership of iDE Bangladesh and The Asia Foundation across nine districts under the Khulna and Rangpur divisions of Bangladesh. During its inception phase, the programme conducted thorough market research to narrow down its focus from over hundreds of industries to specifically the sub-sectors of home textiles and jute diversified products, and processed and packaged foods.

iDE Bangladesh invites a proposal for consultancy services to conduct the Annual survey of WEESMS Programme. Please refer to the detailed TOR (attached here) for this assignment.

Prospective applications are requested to submit their proposals both Technical and Financial in electronic format emailed to with the subject line reading “Annual Survey for WEESMS programme” no later than 11:59 pm, November 28, 2020, Bangladesh time. All submitted proposals on or before the deadline shall be evaluated and only eligible firms deemed qualified will be shortlisted for further communication.

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Nov 28, 2020

iDE reserves the right to accept or reject any submission without any prior explanation whatsoever.