The Indian social sector has rapidly evolved in the past couple of decades. Due to the increased recognition of the role and need of non-state actors in achieving India’s development goals, a number and types of organisations have emerged in India’s social sector today. To capture the confidence of Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) on key aspects of the social sector, eight prominent indices have been developed over the last fifteen years. These measure and rank countries on various aspects of philanthropy and civil society.
Considering that the sector grapples with and responds to complex socio-economic and political issues of the country, it is important to systematically measure how well equipped the constituent organisations, including the NGOs, the funders, and the ecosystem support organisations, are, in terms of resources, talent, internal structures, ecosystem support and environment of operations. It is also pertinent to identify and describe the role played by the internal and external factors in enabling and/ or limiting these organisations in effectively functioning to achieve their organisational and development goals. It further aims to capture the granular picture of the factors that influence the functioning of NPOs in India. It is an opportunity to understand why some sectors demand more attention in specific states or how specific factors such as regulatory environment, tangible and intangible socio-cultural fabric affect the ease of giving in some sectors
CSIP aims at building a Social Confidence Index (SCI) that measures and describes the current status of the Indian social sector from the perspective of Nonprofit organisations (NPOs). SCI will measure the confidence of NPOs in India on key aspects of the social sector which are essential for them to carry out their stated mission and objectives.
The agency will be expected to accomplish the following tasks. Please note that the task list below is indicative and not exhaustive. Tasks will be finalised based on emerging needs and mutual discussion.
CSIP will provide a base list of respondents but the responsibility of contacting and consulting with the dedicated sample lies with the agency.
Pan-India. The sample should be representative of India and should be spread across thematic areas or sectors in the field. Ideally, all the states and UT’s should be covered but proposals can suggest an alternate state or zone-wise categorisation. Proposals that follow a consultative, participatory, and representative approach will be scored higher.
The study will involve a mixed-methods approach and will include a survey and IDIs. The rankings will be done across thematic areas/sectors and also across states/zones. The methodology should clearly identify the ranking criteria across states/zones along with sectors.
6 months from the date of signing of the contract.
A proposal should include the following sections:
The financial proposal should include a budget narrative and line-item budget. The cost estimates should be presented in INR.
Interested agencies need to submit their technical and financial proposal along with the CVs of team members to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2022 with the subject line “Social Confidence Index Proposal”.
The last date for the submission of queries is December 20, 2021. Queries should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line “Social Confidence Index Query”.
Proposals submitted after the last date of submission or incomplete proposals will not be considered. Only shortlisted agencies will be contacted for the further selection process by January 25, 2022.