USAID/Vietnam has been assisting PWDs in Vietnam since 1989. Beginning in 2015, USAID started a new Disabilities Project focusing on improving service provision, rehabilitation systems, and policy support to expand opportunities for PWD. This project, originally intended to expire in 2019, has since been modified and extended through 2024.
USAID/Vietnam has called for a performance evaluation of its overall Disabilities Project to understand how QOL and access to rehabilitation and social services will change for targeted PWD beneficiaries during this new phase. This study will be used primarily by USAID, its implementing partners (IPs), and its host government partners to inform their understanding of the current and changing landscape of PWD QOL and services available to them. This effort will help them improve the quality and effectiveness of this project.
The evaluation would examine the beneficiaries and intervention areas of each of the implementing partners (IPs) administering USAID’s longer-established activities:
– PHAD (Hold My Hand)
– IC (Moving Without Limits)
– VNAH (Disability Rights Enforcement, Coordination, and Therapies)
– VietHealth (Disabilities Integration Services and Therapies Network for Capacity and Treatment)
– HI (Advancing Medical Care and Rehabilitation Education)
– DRD (Access For All)
– ACDC (Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities)
These activities provide services such as rehabilitation, home-based care, assistive devices, social services, advocacy and disability rights support, and support networks to people with a wide range of types of disabilities, from moderate to severe. Some activities also focus on broader disability policy and adherence. The evaluation is not meant to evaluate specific activities listed above but rather to understand what is happening across USAID’s portfolio and learn from it.
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 3:00 PM Hanoi time on April 7, 2021 and will be answered by April 9, 2021. The deadline to submit proposals is 3:00 PM Hanoi time on April 15, 2021. Please refer to the RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.
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