Girls’ Education 2018 to 2020: Call For Bids

Organisation: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office,UK

Apply By:  03/09/2018


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is seeking proposals for a project to promote 12 years of quality education and learning for all girls, building on commitments at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018.


The project will provide analytical support to the “Platform for Girls’ Education”: a group of 12 leaders co-chaired by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Kenyan Education Minister Amina Mohamed that will champion this agenda during the UK’s 2018 to 2020 term as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.


Focusing primarily on the needs of developing countries where girls are most likely to be missing out on a quality education, the Platform will:

  • galvanise political will to deliver on commitments to girls’ education made at CHOGM 2018
  • highlight examples of best practice to showcase success in girls’ education
  • promote additional commitments and action in the run-up to the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in 2020
  • produce a report ahead of CHOGM 2020 capturing progress achieved and further action required to meet relevant commitments under the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals


The project will span 2 financial years, 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2020.


The Platform is likely to include individuals from the following Commonwealth countries: Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Rwanda, Trinidad & Tobago, UK. It will also include representatives of leading multilateral organisations such as UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education. Project bidders will need to produce policy papers that are relevant to these countries and the regions in which they are located. The secretariat will liaise with Platform members to agree priorities for policy analysis and will then liaise with the successful bidder to define terms of reference for individual policy papers.


Funding Information

  • Minimum budget limit: £50,000
  • Maximum budget limit: £150,000


Assessment Criteria

Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the above mentioned statement of requirements
  • Outcomes are achievable within the funding period based on the proposed inputs
  • Project team’s track record of producing high quality policy analysis on girls’ education in a developing country context
  • Project team’s experience of the relevant countries/regions across the Commonwealth
  • Project team’s understanding of international policy context for girls’ education including perspectives of developing countries, bilateral donors and international organisations.
  • Project design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Overall value for money


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