Help us evaluate and learn from our Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy

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Progress, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (PEAL) framework
Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy, 2022 – 2027

The Hewlett Foundation invites interested individual consultants, organizations, consortiums, or firms to help develop the Progress, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (PEAL) framework of our new Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) strategy, 2022-2027.

Our new WEE strategy seeks to promote the adoption, funding, and implementation of improved macro-level economic policy in East and West Africa that supports all women’s opportunities, well-being, and agency.

The purpose of the PEAL framework will be to guide the WEE team and our grantee partners as we implement this new strategy: to develop a set of systems and practices that can help us assess whether we are on track to achieve our objectives; to hold ourselves accountable to our grantee partners and to the shifts we will need to make to implement our new strategy; to help us gather the information required to make informed decisions and adjust course as needed; and to help us prioritize sharing what we learn with grantee partners, peer funders, and the field.

Key Dates

  • Submit clarifying questions by August 20, 2022.
  • Expression of Interest (EoI) submission is due on October 3, 2022, to
  • Informational call for pre-qualified (identified from EoI submissions) consultants and firms on October 13, 2022
  • Proposals are due by November 15, 2022, to

We request that final proposals not exceed 10 pages and limit appendices to five pages.

Desired Qualifications

The following criteria are essential for the Consultant(s):

  • A strong background and experience developing PEAL frameworks and systems.
  • Experience working on PEAL projects for portfolio-based organizations with WEE as a focus area.
  • Proven record in data collection and analysis for PEAL, particularly for WEE.
  • Experience working on WEE in East and West Africa.

Preferred qualifications for the Consultant(s):

  • Prior experience working on issues related to macro-level policies and WEE in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience working with private foundations or other philanthropic organizations.

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