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Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Our global staff works in more than 60 countries and our work is funded by governments, international organizations and the private sector.

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Request for Proposal: IW-RFP-10: Client Firm Case Study Research in South East Asia, 2021-2023

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Background / Overview

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and was named one of the 40 international development innovators. It has corporate offices in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., and program offices in more than 50 countries. Abt Associates Australian head corporate office is in Brisbane, Australia with a program office in Canberra, Australia. Its representative country office and IW Operations Hub is based in Makati City, Philippines.

Abt Associates (ACN 091591294) is managing Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government. IW catalyses inclusive economic growth through women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia.

Abt Associates, through IW, is seeking research organisation/s to undertake a series of case studies of client firms’ actions around gender equality in Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam (Target Countries) under this this Request Proposal Process for Client Firm Case Study Research in South East Asia, 2021-2023. IW’s preference is to contract one organisation or consortium who can implement across all three countries with or without the use of a sub-contractor.  If this is not feasible, separate contracts to oversee the studies in one or more countries will be entered into.  Research organisations may therefore nominate to undertake work in one or more of these partner countries, or in all three.

Objective

IW is seeking to recruit a research organization/s (or a consortium) with a strong understanding of organisational change and gender equality to develop the study methodology, undertake data collection and analysis, and produce case study reports around workplace gender equality in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. IW’s preference is to contract one organisation who can implement across all three Target Countries with or without the use of a sub-contractor.  If this is not feasible, separate contracts to oversee the studies in one or more countries will be entered into. 

Engagement Deliverables

The Research Organisation must produce deliverables according to the agreed scope of work. With an estimated four case studies in each Target Country, the outputs should include the following: Confirmed country pipeline of case studies, agreed with BC and IW; Methodology and workplan for case studies, to be agreed with BC and IW; Data collection undertaken in accordance with methodology and as agreed with selected firms; Debrief on data collection provided to firms’ management; Presentation of preliminary findings to BC and IW; Draft case study report (maximum 20 pages plus annexes) and summary slide deck (maximum 20 slides) on each firm submitted to BC and IW; Final case study report and summary slide deck incorporating any feedback from BC and IW on the draft report; A two-page summary of each firm’s achievements in the area studied, to support BC or firm’s communication efforts; and, de-identified raw data from the case studies, including interview/FGD transcripts with names redacted.

Approach to Market

The Request for Proposal can be found on https://investinginwomen.asia/tenders/. Request for Proposal submissions closes on Monday, 20 September 2021 at 5:00 PM, Philippine standard time (PhST).

Enquiries

Enquiries should be made to IW Contracts at procurement@iwa.asia

Request for Proposal (RFP) IW-RFP-09: Social Media Research for Influencing Gender Norms

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Background / Overview

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and was named one of the 40 international development innovators. It has corporate offices in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., and program offices in more than 50 countries. Abt Associates Australian head corporate office is in Brisbane, Australia with a program office in Canberra, Australia. Its representative country office and IW Operations Hub is based in Makati City, Philippines.

Abt Associates (ACN 091591294) is managing Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government. IW catalyses inclusive economic growth through women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia. 

Abt Associates, through IW, is currently supporting innovative and locally led interventions for influencing gender norms that act as barriers to women’s participation as employees and entrepreneurs in Indonesia and the Philippines. As part of the Abt’s support for these interventions, it is seeking proposals from organisations (or consortia of multiple organisations) for research on the ongoing implementation of the interventions through this Request Proposal Process for Social Media Research for Influencing Gender Norms.

Objective

IW is seeking to recruit a research organisation/s (or a consortium) that will study the social media campaigns led by local partners in creating positive changes in attitudes, social expectations, and behaviour among targeted urban millennials, with a specific focus on Philippines and Indonesia.

Engagement Deliverables

The Research Organisation must develop and implement a research design, inclusive of data collection methods, sampling frame, and implementation timeline. The design will involve a mixed-methods approach of social media audits, listening, performance assessment, data scraping and/or network analysis; and interviews or focus group discussions with samples from the campaign target audiences. The research report (of no more than 50 pages) includes: An executive summary highlighting findings and recommendations; a literature review that situates the research and its findings within the broader body of work in behaviour and gender norm change; and discussion of findings of the social media research on the IW-funded social media campaigns for influencing gender norms. The research report must also include a research dissemination plan and research dissemination activities (e.g., conferences, webinars, journal articles, social media content).

Approach to Market

The Request for Proposal can be found on https://investinginwomen.asia/tenders/. Request for Proposal submissions closes on Friday, 17 September 2021 at 5:00 PM, Philippine standard time (PhST).

Enquiries

Enquiries should be made to IW Contracts at procurement@iwa.asia 

 
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