Services of a data collection firm

24/04/2024 SOCIAL IMPACT
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Services of a data collection firm

SI Seeks Data Collection Firm in Mali

Project Background:

Social Impact Inc. (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs to improve people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cut across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include government agencies; bilateral donors; multilateral development banks; foundations; and non-profits.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) /Mali Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform is a five-year activity awarded to Social Impact, Inc. (SI) to provide technical and advisory services to design and carry out various monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities for USAID/Mali. The contract has 3 major components.

  1. Third-Party Monitoring (TPM);
  2. Evaluation Services and Surveys; and
  3. Collaborating, Learning, and Adaptive Management and Communication Services.

The goal of the five-year USAID Doniya Taabolo Activity (2023-2028) is to build on the achievements of USAID Selective Integrated Reading Activity (SIRA) implemented from 2016 to 2022, to develop the teaching of the Balanced Approach (BA) to literacy, to improve the teaching of mathematics, and to support teachers and students in their transition to greater pedagogical independence.

Service Explanation:

To assist the SI baseline team (BT) in collecting data to respond to the study questions, SI seeks the service of a data collection firm to collect the following data (each of which are described in more detail below). All work will be performed under the supervision of the BT and SI. Data collection will take place at 400 schools (150 treatment and 250 control) in a total of four regions (Bamako, Koulikoro, Segou, and Sikasso), in 20 Cercles and 174 Communes.

SI requests that all bidders examine the specific requirements contained in this Request for Proposals (RFP) and prepare responses pursuant to the terms of this RFP. All questions related to the RFP are to be submitted by April 19, 2024; and will be answered by April 23, 2024. The deadline to submit proposals is April 24, 2024. Please refer to the RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.

Points of contact:

  1. Joe Amick,
  2. Lassine Diarra,
  3. Abigail Price,


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