USAID’s Youth Empowerment for Social Cohesion Activity

Terms of Reference (TOR)

for

Baseline and End line Study of USAID’s Youth Empowerment for Social Cohesion Activity

 

Background:

 

About Terre des hommes:

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services. Following the massive displacement of more than 600 000 people into Bangladesh since end of August 2017, Tdh has put in place an important response plan to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees, notably on health and nutrition, WASH and protection. This project focuses on the improving the situation in the host communities in Ukhiya.

 

Context:

 

Youth Empowerment for Social Cohesion (YESC) is a 3 year-long USAID program in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The program’s objective is to reduce the risk of conflict and increase social cohesion by increasing women and youth participation in leadership in their community, enhancing self-care and family stability by working with early married girls and their families and by enable vulnerable and marginalized community members to access agricultural value chains through engagement with the private sector and government authorities.

This program will be implemented as part of USAID’s New Partnership Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP), with the aim of building capacity of local entity sub-awardees and moving them towards directs awards with USAID

 

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