Mid-term evaluation of UNCDF’s Mobile Money for the Poor programme

Organization: UN Capital Development Fund
Closing date: 06 Feb 2018

Sharing for information details of an RFP for a mid-term evaluation of UNCDF’s Mobile Money for the Poor programme which we have just re-published, with submission date of 6th February.


UNCDF is looking for a company to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the Mobile Money for the Poor Programme (travel to implementation countries but job location unspecified)

The Mobile Money for the Poor programme (MM4P) was designed as a global programme to demonstrate how the correct mix of technical, financial, and policy support can assist in scaling up sustainable digital financial services (DFS) that reach the poor in very low‐income countries. The programme specifically targets low‐income, rural, and female end‐beneficiaries. MM4P is the largest of UNCDF’s initiatives in digital finance, covering eight countries and providing support to two others.

The mid-term evaluation is expected to assess both the results to date (direct and indirect, whether intended or not) from the first years of implementation as well as the likelihood of the programme meeting its end goals as set out in the programme document on the basis of current design, human resource structure, broad implementation strategy, etc.

It will seek to build – where appropriate – on the lessons learnt and recommendations generated from the internal strategic review conducted in the first half of 2015. It is expected that the evaluation will provide useful and actionable recommendations to increase the likelihood of success by the end of the programme in 2019.

The overall objective of the evaluation is to focus on the relevance and performance of the programme to date. Critical to this evaluation is the assessment of the relevance and effectiveness of the ecosystem approach in moving the market.

In case of any questions, please contact: christophe.legrand@uncdf.org.

How to apply:

Please refer to the RFP for application details


This RFP includes the following documents: Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation;

Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet); Section 3 – Terms of Reference;

Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form;

Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer; Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form;

Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form;

Section 8 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions.

You are kindly requested to advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal by COB, January 20th, 2017.

Please send the email to the following address: uncdf.procurement@uncdf.org

Proposal submission deadline: 11:59 pm US Eastern Time, Tuesday, February 6th, 2018.