(Re-advertise) Expression of Interest for Gender and Trade Survey – TPSA

Subject                                : TPSA Gender and Trade Survey Period of Assignment         : April to September 2016 LOcation of Assignment    : Multiple locations within Indonesia Closing date for EoI           : March 28, 2016 EoI Submitted to                : [email protected] 

I. Background

The Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance
project, TPSA

 The Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance (TPSA)
project is funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. It
is managed by The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) in partnership with the
Indonesian Ministry of Trade (MoT). The overall objective is to
reduce poverty and increase sustainable economic growth in
Indonesia through the expansion of Indonesian trade with Canada and the
encouragement of Canadian investment in Indonesia. In order to maximize the
poverty reduction impact of increased trade and investment between Canada and
Indonesia, the project will focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
including SMEs owned or operated by women.

Purpose of the gender and trade survey

 SMEs are a key growth engine of the
Indonesian economy. Women are significant economic contributors to SMEs, yet
the absence of disaggregated data has resulted in limited understanding of the
barriers they face as owners and managers, particularly relating to building
export capacity. The TPSA Gender and Trade Survey will identify and analyze
barriers and opportunities to increasing exports for SMEs in three priority
industries, from the perspective of the women and men who own and operate those
businesses. The challenges may relate to: access to trade information and business
services; sourcing inputs; accessing financing; arrangements with
intermediaries; trade-related constraints or non-tariff measures; and,
administrative regulation. Survey results will highlight the most significant
challenges and also shed light on how men- and women-owned businesses are
attempting to address these challenges. Regarding opportunities, the survey
will ask about the SMEs’ growth and expansion plans.

Priority industries

 TPSA will select three priority
industries where it will provide technical assistance throughout the life of
the project. The industries are selected according to their competitiveness,
product viability in the Canadian market, as well as sustainability factors
relating to capacity for poverty reduction, environmental responsibility and
gender equality. The three industries will be confirmed in April 2016 from the
following shortlist for which current market intelligence has been produced:
Coffee, Pepper, Coconut/Palm Sugar, Coconut Oil/Copra, Apparel, Wooden
Furniture, and Footwear.

Non-Survey Instruments (NSI)

 To support a deeper understanding of
some survey findings where there are significant differences between the
perspectives of men and women, the TPSA gender team will develop and carry out
a set of Non-Survey Instruments (NSI), such as focus groups, time-use studies,
and case study assessments. These qualitative methods will target women-owned
businesses, women employees, and select trade support institutions or NGOs that
provide services to SMEs. Qualitative methods are intrinsic to gender analysis
methodology, and NSI findings will provide illustrations for key survey
findings.

The
Survey Audience

 The survey will be of interest to
government officials, business associations, and SMEs (including women and social
entrepreneurs), as well as academics and non-governmental organizations. From
the perspective of the TPSA project, the survey will supply gender-sensitive
baseline data.

The survey population

 The survey
population is comprised of export-ready and near-export ready SMEs (owned and
operated by men or women) in key clusters of the three priority industries. An
additional group of informal entities will also be identified, in order to
better understand what holds this group back.

The stakeholders

 The TPSA project
team will consult with the Ministry of Trade, industry business associations,
and government agencies with line authority to develop, implement, and analyze
the survey. During data collection in the field, key informants from district
government and business will provide their input. TPSA will constitute an ad
hoc dialogue group on gender to provide input to survey questions and help
contextualize results.

II. About the Expression of Interest

Description of Requirements

 The Trade and Private Sector Assistance
Project (TPSA) seeks a qualified research institute to design and implement the
Gender and Trade Survey. Prospective institutes must:
·        
be registered in Indonesia
·        
understand the nature and
context of Indonesian SMEs and have experience developing and implementing
industry surveys with statistically significant results
·        
be familiar with
gender-sensitive survey methodology, including gender analysis
·        
have carried out survey work of
a similar nature and complexity within the past five years
·        

be able to write in English·        
be available during the Period
of Assignment  
 

Submission details

 
In replying to this Expression of Interest, please submit a covering
letter addressing the items listed in the Description of Requirements. A
corporate profile and relevant references may be included. All Expressions of
Interest must be received by March 28, 2016. Qualified institutes will be
invited for a discussion in Jakarta in April 2016. 

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