Terms of Reference (ToR)_Sarathi Baseline Study and Need Assessment
Sarathi Progress through Financial

Sarathi – Progress through Financial Inclusion is a 48-month project (Jan 2018-December 2021), jointly funded by MetLife Foundation and Swisscontact. It is working with commercial banks and Ready-Made Garments (RMG) factories in Bangladesh to bring RMG workers, especially women, within the sphere of mainstream commercial banking and enable them to conduct financial transactions as account holders and clients.

Objective of the Assignment

Sarathi aims to explore the scopes of digital finance and provide upskilling and entrepreneurship training to ensure the beneficiaries financial wellbeing. Therefore, the project will on-board a consultancy agency for a baseline assessment. The Assessment contains two components. The first component is to assess the present status of financial health of RMG workers and their residential community members and needs of financial products, services and knowledge for the communities. The second component is to assess the need for upskilling, reskilling and skill development opportunity in the RMG industry.


  • Conduct a baseline study for Sarathi new phase
  • Develop a dashboard with all the findings from baseline study (See Annex-1 for more details) 

Submission Details:

Interested consultant/agency/firm should submit the technical and financial proposal, on or before 24 October 2021 to the address mentioned below:

Senior Officer - Procurement,

Swisscontact, House 28, Road 43, Gulshan-2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh 

E-mail to bd.procurement@swisscontact.org 

Please find details in attached ToR

N.B.: Swisscontact reserves the right to reject or cancel any offer