1. Request for Proposals Overview
This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks proposals from qualified individuals interested in conducting a Mid-Term Evaluation for USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP)-funded Creating an Environment for Cooperative Expansion (CECE) project implemented by NCBA CLUSA. This request calls for short-term technical assistance from an individual with demonstrated abilities to design and implement evaluations and research studies and collect data from multiple stakeholder types such as cooperatives, local support organizations like apex organizations, and government officials. The purpose of the mid-term evaluation is to assess 1) project accomplishments in relation to goals and objectives and early signs of project effectiveness; 2) sustainability efforts; 3) document best practices; and 4) recommended actions for mid-course correction.
2. Project Background
The CDP Program is funded by USAID’s Bureau of Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI) Local, Faith-Based and Transformative Partnerships (LFT) Hub in Washington, DC, with concurrence from each country USAID Mission.
The CECE project (2018-2023) works in Guatemala, Peru, Kenya, Tanzania, and Madagascar to: 1) improve cooperative enabling environments; 2) strengthen local organizations’ capacity to support cooperatives; and 3) strengthen individual cooperatives’ business performance. Additional work has been authorized in Ecuador to promote cooperative enabling environments. The CECE project team has staff in each country and is coordinated by a US-based management team at NCBA CLUSA’s HQ.
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