CLOSED. Social Impact (SI) is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide data collection services in support of an evaluation for an education technology intervention in Ghana. The Varkey Foundation contracted SI to design and implement an independent evaluation of its Making Girls Great (MGCubed) project in Ghana as part of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Girls Education Challenge – Transition (GEC-T) program.

The evaluation will be implemented over three years and will be comprised of three discrete data collection events: baseline (Jan/Feb 2018), midline (Fall 2018-Winter 2019), and end line (Fall 2019-Winter 2020). This solicitation covers all phases, though SI is expected to award the baseline phase only, with midline and endline phases considered as “option periods” to be exercised based on the Subcontractor’s performance and the project needs.

The evaluation work will use the following quantitative and qualitative tools: a school-based learning test for students called SEGRA and SEGMA, a school-based survey for principals, a household survey for caregivers of students, a classroom observation tool, an attendance spot-check tool, focus group discussions (FGD) with students and parents, and key informant interviews (KII) with Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Services (MoE/GES) officials as well as with school teachers. These tools will be utilized in communities, schools, and other locations across all departments.

Please see the FULL Request for Proposals and Annex  (click links) for background on the project, details of the data collection required, proposal requirements, etc.


RFP Timeline Date
RFP Release Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 17.00 ET
Deadline for Questions Friday, December 8, 2017 23.00 ET
Answers to Questions released Monday, December 11, 2017, 17.00 ET
Deadline for Proposals Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9.00 ET

Questions and Answers
All questions must be submitted electronically and in writing to both designated contact listed below before or on Friday, December 8, 2017. Please use subject line “Ghana GEC-T – RFP data collection Questions.” Questions submitted to SI after this period will be considered on a case by case basis by the SI project team.

Contact Information
The following designated contacts should be used for all queries relating to the RFP.
Andrew Carmona [email protected]
Basab Dasgupta [email protected]
Social Impact 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22201