Call for Proposals: Baseline Study, ‘Sustainable Textile Initiative: Together for Change’ (STITCH) Programme
On behalf of the ‘Sustainable Textile Initiative: Together for Change’ (STITCH) consortium, Fair Wear Foundation is seeking an external evaluator/consultancy firm/academic institution for baseline evaluation of its programme. The study’s objective is to establish a benchmark against which programme progress, achievements, and learnings can be measured in the coming five years. The purpose of the baseline study is also accountability to the donor and learning for the consortium. The programme is being implemented in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and two countries in MENA region.
The study will explore 3 DAC/OECD evaluation criteria, namely relevance, effectiveness and efficiency in the sphere of the work done by STITCH partners with brands, Trade Unions (Tus), Labor Right Organizations (LROs), suppliers, factories and workers. The study will present the baseline situation for the following questions:
Are the programmatic choices valid and relevant at the global and country level?
To what extent have the TUs and LROs been effective in representing workers, holding brands and governments accountable and influencing buyer/ factory policies?
To what extent do private actors (brands and suppliers) in the garment industry practice responsible business and respect labour rights?
To what extent has the programme contributed to enhancing and enforcing policies on decent work in production and EU buying countries?
To what extent has the consortium been efficient in forming synergies and leveraging collective power?
The attached Terms of Reference (ToR) outline the scope of work and working arrangements for an external evaluator/ evaluation team to conduct this study. This baseline study will contribute towards a baseline-midline-endline evaluation of the programme. If well-received, the same evaluators will be preferred during midline and endline evaluation studies. The total costs for this baseline study will not exceed EUR 85,000 exclusive of VAT. The evaluation should preferably begin on 21 June 2021.
The deadline for proposals is 6 June 2021.
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At Fair Wear Foundation, we know there’s a better way to make clothes. We want to see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment.
To do this, we focus on garment production, specifically sewing, cutting and trimming processes–the most labour intensive parts of the supply chain. We work with our 140+ member brands, who are committed to finding a fairer way to make clothes, and we engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable. Together we’re stitching together new solutions across the supply chain to make fashion fair for everyone.