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RFP to conduct the Final Evaluation of YouthStart programme
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNCDF - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :31-Oct-14
Posted on :23-Sep-14
Development Area :SERVICESSERVICES
Reference Number :18302
Documents :
RFP - Evaluation YouthStart
REVISED RFP - Evaluation YouthStart
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Overview : PLEASE NOTE THAT BID OPENING IS MOVED TO 3 NOVEMBER 2014 TO ALLOW BIDDERS TIME TO SEND THE PASSWORDS. BIDS MUST BE SENT IN PDF FORM BUT DO NOT NEED TO BE AUTHENTICATED. The final evaluation of the YouthStart programme is being conducted as agreed in the project document (partnership protocol with The MasterCard Foundation) and in accordance with UNCDF’s Evaluation Plan 2014 – 2015 and its broader Evaluation Policy which sets out a number of guiding principles and key norms for evaluation in the organisation. Amongst the norms that the Policy seeks to uphold, the most important are that evaluation exercises should be independent, impartial and of appropriate quality but also that they should be intentional and designed with utility in mind, in other words that evaluations should generate relevant and useful information to support evidence-based decision making. With this in mind, this evaluation has been designed with dual objectives: i) to allow UNCDF and The MasterCard Foundation meet their accountability objectives, but also ii) to ensure that the evaluation can support the ongoing attempts by the programme and its funders to capture good practice and lessons to date in a sector which is still relatively new and innovative. The Final Evaluation comes two years after a comprehensive Mid-Term Evaluation in 2012 that focused on early results and appropriateness of programme design and management in view of the results expected. DETAILED RFP ATTACHED. PLEASE NOTE THAT BID OPENING IS MOVED TO 3 NOVEMBER 2014 TO ALLOW BIDDERS TIME TO SEND THE PASSWORDS.BIDS MUST BE SENT IN PDF FORM BUT DO NOT NEED TO BE AUTHENTICATED.