May 15, 2019
To support the Monitoring and Evaluation process of the Reporting Program funded by the UK Department of International Development under its Responsible And Transparent Enterprises (RATE) program, Shift is contracting an external evaluator to develop case studies that supplement anecdotal evidence in support of the project’s outcomes.
1. Objective of the case studies
The case studies will focus on two main stakeholders: companies and institutional investors. With regards to the former, our theory of change expects that a combination of capacity-building, our insights and the application of our tools (Reporting Framework and Reporting Database), will enhance the ability and motivation of companies to improve their human rights disclosure, which in turn will lead to improvements in the management of their human rights risks (their behaviours).
In parallel, arming institutional investors with our tools and our human rights disclosure insights will equip them to engage more effectively with companies on the subject of human rights, leading to better company performance.
The two main objectives of the case studies are to establish evidence of changes in companies’ practices and behaviours and to analyse and report lessons learned from stakeholders as a result of using our tools.
2. Scope of the case studies
In total 4 case studies are envisaged. These will consist of up to:
3. Approach and Methodology
The evaluator will conduct interviews with representatives of selected companies and institutional investors. Given the nature and the reach of the project, we do not expect the number of interviews to exceed one person per organisation.
The interviews will be conducted remotely via Skype or other applications, or in person, if within same locality as the evaluator.
4. Deliverables and Schedule
Deliverables shall consist of:
The research shall start as soon as possible. The final delivery is expected before 26th July, 2019.
5. Structure of the proposal and submission guidelines
Expressions of interest must include the following:
Interested candidates are invited to send the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before 24th May 2019, close of business. We will assess applications between now and 24th May.