Call for Proposals: West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation Program 2018

Call for Proposals: West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation Program 2018

Deadline: March 27, 2018

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is inviting applications from organizations or consortia to design and implement a stakeholder mapping and needs assessment of evaluation capacity and evidence needs in eight WACIE countries in West Africa. 3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes.

The West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) program is a multi-year regional initiative that aims to promote the institutionalization of evaluation in government systems across eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. 3ie is leading this program in partnership with the Government of Benin.

The program aims to promote the culture of evidence-informed decision-making among high-level policy makers, especially those within the finance, economy and planning ministries. This will be conducted primarily through evaluation capacity-building activities; the production of high-quality, rigorous evidence; and continuous engagement with leading stakeholders. The initial program cycle will run from 2018-2020.

With technical and financial support from the Government of Benin, the West African Economic and Monetary Union, the West African Development Bank and the Hewlett Foundation, 3ie and the Benin government are collaborating to implement this program.


  • This call is open to any legally registered organization(s) with experience in conducting stakeholder mapping and needs assessments in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Proficiency in French is required.
  • Individuals cannot apply.
  • Preference will be given to organizations with experience implementing impact evaluations, building evaluation capacity and/or using evidence for program and policy development with stakeholders in the West or Central Africa regions.
  • Teams should include nationals from West Africa, preferably with evaluation experience in at least one of the WACIE member countries.
  • Proposals received will be reviewed and scored according to 3ie’s selection criteria and a grant up to 100,000 USD will be made to the selected applicant.

Selection Criteria

The award will be made to a responsive applicant whose offer follows the RFP instructions, meets all the specifications and is judged to be the most advantageous. In judging the offers, the following criteria will be used, with weights applied accordingly:

  1. Technical proposal (40%) – The extent that the applicant’s technical proposal demonstrates a clear and effective overall technical approach to performing the requirements described in the Scope of work and Technical proposal specifications.
  2. Qualifications of proposed personnel (30%) – Demonstrated expertise, experience and availability that meet the requirements of the Scope of work, the Minimum team composition and qualifications, and inclusion of all information requested.
  3. Past performance of the organisation (10%) – Demonstrated organisational capabilities and experience related to the Scope of work and inclusion of all information requested.
  4. Financial proposal (budget and budget narrative) (20%) – Based on the total budget presented in the proposal and the associated narrative if deemed responsive to the scope of work and requirements set for the financial proposal. Higher financial proposals will receive a correspondingly lower score. To assist in evaluation and comparison of financial proposals, 3ie may ask the applicant for a further breakdown of the price.


All proposal must be submitted to ([email protected]) by email and should include ‘WACIE scoping study’ in the subject line of the email.  The deadline for submitting proposals is 12:00 EDT March 27, 2018.

For more information, visit WACIE program.