Action/2015 is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to carry out the final evaluation of the action/2015 campaign


Action/2015 is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to carry out the final evaluation of the action/2015 campaign.

action/2015 is a movement of more than 2,000 organizations, networks and coalitions from over 150 countries coming together to raise awareness of how important 2015 is and to demand truly ambitious agreements on poverty, inequality and climate change in 2015. The action/2015 movement ensures that when political leaders meet and make decisions during two major United Nations summits convening in 2015, they will feel the pressure of millions and millions of people calling on them to take ambitious action to secure a better future for people and planet.

Purpose of the evaluation
The main purpose of the evaluation is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the action/2015 campaign, assess and describe the results and effectiveness of the action/2015 campaign (intended and unintended, positive and negative, as well as the major factors that influenced results), and draw lessons learned and provide recommendations for future campaigns and CSO coordination mechanisms.

Methodology
The evaluation will be conducted using a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The following is a list of methodologies that are considered applicable; the list, however, should not be considered definitive and contractors are free to propose other methodologies.

1. Desk review of key project documents

2. Literature search and review of materials on the environment in which the project operates, as well as from past campaigns for overall background information and comparison regarding how the campaign performed versus past similar efforts

3. Review of existing data on the action/2015 campaign (overall actions taken, monitoring reports of mobilization activities, registration & distribution lists, grant reports, etc.). The evaluation team should plan on utilizing the existing data being collected by action/2015 and triangulate the data gathered from various sources.

4. Interviews with key campaign stakeholders – including but not limited to: action/2015 Reference Group members, action/2015 Global Hub and regional coordinators, action/team co-chairs, participating organizations, organizations that were expected to engage in the campaign but did not, leads of national coalitions

5. Focus group discussions with key campaign stakeholders (e.g. national coalition participants or global action/team participants)

6. Other participatory approaches, such as case studies, “stories of change” or “most significant change”

Application and selection details
Please find attached the Request for Proposals for this evaluation.

Per the application schedule, interested candidates should:

• Submit questions about this terms of Reference (TOR) by e-mail to on or before October 2, 2015, at 12:00pm EST. Action/2015 will return its responses to the questions on or before October 9, 2015. Questions and responses will be shared with all participating Offerors without reference to the originator.

• Send applications to no later than 16 October 2015, 11:59PM EST.

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