CIVICUS Civil Society Index

An international action-research project by and for civil society


Posted by civilsocietyindex on July 29, 2009

The CIVICUS Civil Society Index Programme is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the upcoming CSI Impact Assessment of the Phase from 2003-2006. 

Please see the advert below for information on the assessment and how to apply, or contact CSI Programme Officer Bilal Zeb ( with your comments or queries about this upcoming impact assessment and call for proposals.


19 August 2009


The CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) is a participatory action-research programme assessing the state of civil society in countries around the world. The programme links this assessment with a reflection and action-planning process by civil society stakeholders, aiming to strengthen civil society in those areas where weaknesses or challenges are detected. Between 2003 and 2006 the CSI project was successfully implemented by prominent CSOs in more than 50 countries around the world.


The CSI is seeking to commission an Impact Assessment (IA) for the 2003-2006 phase of implementation. This assessment will focus on highlighting all changes as a result of the CSI intervention. It will help recognise and document evidence of successful actions, whether we originally intended them or not, as well as evidence of negative impacts and setbacks. In the context of the Impact, Planning and Learning Framework (IPLF) of CIVICUS, the data will be collected to check CSI progress against – and create a feedback loop for – the change pathways in order to help CIVICUS assess its progress and contribution to a sustainable change process. The IA will analyse the results of actions taken to strengthen civil society following CSI implementation and develop recommendations for the most effective use of CSI findings in order to improve the action side of the CSI programme in future phases.

The assessment should be completed by the end of 2009 and the overall budget for the impact assessment is USD 35,000. More detailed information about the assignment is provided in the draft TOR, a link to which you can find here: 

CSI Impact Assessment ToR 290709

Please note that the TOR is subject to modification.


Interested candidates are invited to contact Bilal Zeb, CSI Programme Officer at to request additional documents on which to base their application. The complete candidacy should also be submitted to Bilal Zeb and comprise the following documents:

  • a letter of interest
  • detailed resume with contact details of three referees
  • technical proposal clearly giving the consultant’s understanding of the assignment, and proposed IA plan and methodology
  • a budget including the approximate number of days required fees and other relevant cost
  • a detailed timeline
  • the organisation’s annual report (if applicable)
  • a sample of a previously conducted Impact Assessment

Submissions should reach CIVICUS by Wednesday 19 August 2009.



4 Responses to “CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CSI Impact Assessment”

  1. Bibhu Prasad Mohanty said

    It is definitely a great and giagantic task for the people thosw who will conduct. I wish if I can be part of the process ! I will be happy if this process can evaluate the impact of various schemes of Govt of India and in particular Govt of Orissa infamous for regular natural calamities.

  2. copioghana said

    we shall be happy if you could do all your possible means to fetch us details on how we can partner your organisation.

  3. […] more information, please contact Bilal or check out the original blog posting here for more information on the Impact Assessment process and ToR. Possibly related posts: […]

  4. Greetings from Chad (Central Africa).My name is Mr Beni Toralta Laya. I am the President of Youth Organization for Promotion and Developement (OJPD). OJPD is a National and we work in chad (Central Africa).
    We are very ionterested by your Call for Proposal 2009. Please let me know the details of the application processus.
    Best regards.

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