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Mid-Term Evaluation Consultant for USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP) Project

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Mid-Term Evaluation

For the
Creating an Environment for Cooperative Expansion (CECE) Project

Funded by
USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP)

Implemented by
National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

RFP Number: 2021-01
Closing Date: May 21, 2021
Closing Time: 5:00 PM EST


  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.

  1. 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.

Proposals must be emailed to NCBA CLUSA at the following address: All submissions are due on May 21, 2021 by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Submissions after this date will NOT be considered.

NCBA CLUSA reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and/or make changes
to the terms of reference/geographic areas before work commences.

Please review the attached RFP document for a full description of the Mid-Term Evaluation assignment for this project and submission requirements.