Request for Proposal of Quantitative Assessment for M4C

Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation, is headquartered in Zurich and was founded in 1959 by leading figures from the Swiss private sector and Swiss universities. It is exclusively involved in international co-operation and since 1961 has carried out its own and mandated projects. A part of the organization, Swisscontact – Bangladesh, is registered as an international non-governmental organization (INGO) under NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh, carrying out various development projects in the areas of skills development (ASTHA, B-SkillFUL, Skills and Employment Programme – Bangladesh, Uttoron), Enterprise Promotion (M4C), Inclusive Finance (Sarathi, BMMDP) and Climate-smart Economy (AARE) from its office based at House 19, Road 11, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

Making Markets Work for the Jamuna, Padma and Teesta Chars (M4C) is a project mandated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives. M4C’s aim is to reduce poverty and vulnerability of char households by facilitating market systems that enhances opportunities for income generation. M4C is a 12 years project and Until December 2019, it has benefitted 124,000 char households in ten districts of northern Bangladesh with an additional income of BDT 13,100/household. Swisscontact in collaboration with Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura continue to implement. The Phase III of the project (2020 to 2024) M4C aims to reduce poverty and vulnerability of char households in six districts of northern Bangladesh (Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur and Shariatpur) by facilitating market systems to enhance opportunities for employment and income generation. The project implementation unit is based in the Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura.

To measure the results due to project interventions, M4C will conduct following types of quantitative studies.

  • The project aimed to conduct a baseline survey immediately after signing the contract
  • Yearly regular Impact Assessment (IA) of the Interventions
  • Special studies based on requirement of project management to prove and improve results/activities.

Submission details
Interested bidders should submit the technical and financial proposals and other necessary documents by October 29, 2020 on or before 5: 00 pm to having subject heading “Request for Proposal of Quantitative Assessment for M4C”. Also, the hard copies of the proposal should be submitted to House No: 19 (Diplomatic Enclave), Rd No: 11, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212.

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