RFP for End of programme evaluation of the AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative-Learnings, lessons and way forward.

RFP for End of programme evaluation of the AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative-Learnings, lessons and way forward.

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation

Apply By: 14 Jun 2019

RFP title: RFP for End of programme evaluation of the AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative-Learnings, lessons and way forward.

Deadline: 14th June 2019

About the organization

The Aga Khan Foundation (India) (AKF (India)) is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of 11 independent development agencies addressing the needs of poor and marginalised communities in more than thirty countries where it operates. The Foundation has been active in India since 1978, implementing programmes directly and in partnership with other AKDN agencies and implementing partners.

About the project

The AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation initiative is a five-year multi- state initiative to promote 100% access and use of improved sanitation facilities in AKDN‟s programme geographies of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The programme intends to demonstrate a model that brings together the community, local government and school to improve sanitation access. For 100,000 households, wards in select locations as well as improved WASH access in 600 schools. The Initiative, led by the Foundation is jointly being implemented by The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, AKRSP (I), and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, AKAHI.

Objectives of the evaluation

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) India seeks to conduct an evaluation to assess programme‟s progress towards key objectives which entails not just facilitating improved access to sanitation for more than 100,000 families, but also enhancing communities‟ knowledge, attitudes and practices around key hygiene behaviours and to achieve ODF status across intervention geographies.

Specific Objective

  • The evaluation will explore how the AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative has contributed towards improving access to safely managed sanitation facilities at household level and sustainable ODF Status for the intervention villages
  • To assess the capacity of existing village/ward Institutions: Efficacy of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), elected local governments/VWSC/Nigrani Samiti and their role in achieving and sustaining ODF++ outcomes such as SLWM, MHM, access to WASH in School, AWC etc. and healthcare facilities.
  • The evaluation will examine the behavior change communication approaches adopted in different settings and identify the key triggers that has helped local communities to move towards improved hygiene practices and ODF Status

Scope and specific deliverables of the Evaluation

The end-of-programme evaluation is expected to assess achievements, challenges and opportunities from the implementation of the AKDN Sanitation Initiative. The evaluation will be a systematic review of the activities delivered by the programme. Thus the evaluation is aimed at assessing following specific deliverables in details

Assessing whether the program influenced sanitation perceptions and hygiene behaviors, and whether this led to increased usage to sanitation facilities and improved child health outcomes specially reduction in diarrheal cases in select geographies

The AKDN Sanitation initiative focuses on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), behavior change communications, and social sanitation marketing to generate demand and strengthen the supply for sanitation products and services to improve access of household toilets and ODF communities. In this backdrop AKF is looking at this assessment to codify our best practices around community mobilization and strengthened supply chain and also document the innovative approaches that have helped drive adoption of improved hygiene behaviors leading to sustained ODF status

Submission of bids

The bid has to be submitted in the prescribed format on or before Friday, June 14th, 2019 by 5 p.m. Indian Standard Time to akfindia@akdn.org

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