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Research firm to conduct a study in Malaysia on the financial health of the ageing population and gig economy workers
Procurement Process :RFQ - Request for quotation
Office :UNCDF Malaysia - MALAYSIA
Deadline :25-Jan-21
Posted on :23-Dec-19
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :62207
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
Solicitation Document
Annex 1 - Terms of Reference
Annex 2 - Quotation Submission Form
Annex 3 - General Conditions of Contract
Overview :

UNCDF works with the private and public sector in the realm of finance including the government and the Central Bank to design and deliver innovative financial services, delivery mechanisms and financial planning tools to enhance the financial wellbeing of gig/independent workers and seniors. With this objective in mind, UNCDF will conduct a research study in Malaysia to understand the goals, motivations and challenges of gig workers and the ageing population. More specifically, it seeks to answer the following questions:

  • What are the motivations, goals and aspirations of gig/independent workers and seniors?
  • What are the pain points they encounter in navigating their financial lives, setting financial goals and achieving them?
  • What is their interaction with technology including its perceived value as it relates to their financial lives?

UNCDF seeks the support of a research firm to assist in answering these questions in the Malaysian context. The study is expected to use a mix of expert interviews, qualitative (focus group discussions) and quantitative methods (online and in-person surveys).

Expected duration of work: Three months

Sample size of 800: 

  • Survey among gig-economy workers (online - sample size of 400) .
  • Survey among elderly (face-to-face, sample size of 400).

Location: Kuala Lumpur and other areas might be foreseen specifically in some rural areas. The proposal should include at least one rural area.

UNCDF requests you to submit your quotation for Research firm to conduct a study in Malaysia on the financial health of the ageing population and gig economy workers, as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFQ.  When preparing your quotation, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2. 

Quotations may be submitted on or before January 25, 2020 18:00 CET and via e-mail:

It shall remain your responsibility to ensure that your quotation will reach the address above on or before the deadline. Quotations that are received by UNCDF after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.  If you are submitting your quotation by email, kindly ensure that they are signed and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files.