CONTEXT AND PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION

In May 2017, USAID awarded Social Impact (SI) the Haiti Evaluation Survey Services (ESS) contract to conduct baseline surveys and, mid-term and final evaluations for a wide range of United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Haiti projects currently being implemented throughout the country.

Under this contract, USAID is now commissioning a final performance evaluation of the “Increased Accountability in Haiti’s Budgetary Process/Group Croissance. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations from this final performance evaluation will guide future USAID/Haiti programming, in areas such as fiscal transparency, government budgets and spending, leadership, financial management, and other aspects of good governance and government accountability.

The final performance evaluation will focus on how “Increased Accountability in Haiti’s Budgetary Process/Group Croissance” has been implemented, what it has achieved, and whether expected results have occurred according to the activity’s design and implementation. This final performance evaluation will also provide an opportunity to do an in-depth investigation and analysis of the issues, and to document project performance, results, impacts, lessons learned, and best practices from various stakeholder perspectives.

SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE EVALUATION

The result framework indicates the anticipated outputs and outcomes for this activity to help increase accountability in Haiti’s budgetary process. Through planned activities, Group Croissance works to contribute to one of the four pillars of the US government’s Post-Earthquake Haiti strategy, which is Governance and Law. Under this component the project aims to strengthen public administration and financial accountability through sound budget formulation and financial reporting, and remedy underperforming administrative and procurement systems. The objective that derives from this goal and corresponds to the project is: “Increase accountability into Haiti’s budgetary process”. The project helps achieve this goal through activities under three components. Therefore, each of these components constitute an intermediate result:

  • Public consultation takes place and broad-based civic input is encouraged during the budget preparation and formulation stage
  • Public participation is increased in the budget process as people are educated through awareness activities
  • The population is aware about public monitoring and analysis of budget execution and budgetary impact

Ultimately, the final performance evaluation of “Increased Accountability in Haiti’s Budgetary Process” will allow USAID/Haiti to see to what extent Groupe Croissance has achieved these results.

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  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:00 p.m. ET,  and will be answered by Friday, March 20, 2020 5:00 p.m ET. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, March 30, 2020, 8:00 a.m ET.

Please refer to the RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.

Points of contact:

Ms. Louisena Louis, [email protected]

cc: Mr. Antoine Wesner, [email protected]