Project Background

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.

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

Under Component 2, SI will conduct a Baseline Study (including both quantitative and qualitative data collection) of the Anka Jiko Activity in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. SI seeks the services of a data collection firm to support the data collection at the field level.

Service Explanation

USAID/Mali’s Anka Jiko activity is a five-year intervention (August 19, 2022 – September 18, 2027) to support access to sustainable water supply and sanitation services and to strengthen the enabling environment for sustainable delivery, operation, and maintenance of water and sanitation services.

The Baseline Study will focus on collecting data related to two core questions:

  • To what extent and in what ways has Anka Jiko increased access to new or improved basic drinking water and sanitation facilities?
  • To what extent has Anka Jiko contributed to improved institutional capacity to better manage existing systems and increase revenue? This EQ should focus on to what extent and in what ways relevant institutions are applying Anka Jiko training. The answer to this EQ will focus on the specific institutions, systems, and training on which Anka Jiko is working.

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:

  • Qualitative key informant interviews (KIIs) with 36-48 key sector actors (technical services, private companies, village leaders, commune leaders, etc.), and
  • Quantitative household survey with 1,800 households across all 69 communes (60 selected and 9 alternate)

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 June 20, 2023 and will be answered by June 23, 2023. The deadline to submit proposals is June 27, 2023. Please refer to the RFP for detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.

Points of contact:

Abigail Price, Senior Program Manager, [email protected]

Kari Nelson, Team Leader, [email protected]

Alioune Watt, Senior Evaluation Specialist, [email protected]


  1. Anka Jiko RFP- English
  2. Anka Jiko RFP- French
  3. Anka Jiko RFP Budget Annex A
  4. Questions and Answers_Anka Jiko RFP

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