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ILAB News Release: [07/14/2011]
Contact Name: Josh Lamont or Gloria Della
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x8666
Release Number: 11-1076-NAT

US Department of Labor announces $2.5 million grant competition for evaluation and monitoring of international child labor projects

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $2.5 million competitive solicitation for a cooperative agreement to evaluate and monitor child labor projects funded by the agency.

The grant will fund a qualified organization or group of organizations that will design and implement impact evaluations for two ILAB-funded fiscal 2011 projects, develop comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans for four ILAB-funded fiscal 2011 projects, and design and implement tracer studies for two previous Labor Department-funded projects. These tasks will be accomplished through close engagement with ILAB monitoring and evaluation staff, project grantee staff, host government officials and stakeholders.

The selected organization(s) and their staff must have significant expertise and experience in designing and implementing impact evaluations using rigorous quantitative methods in developing country contexts. In addition, the organization(s) must have expertise and experience in designing and implementing tracer studies as well as developing comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans for complex development projects.

Applicants must respond to the entire scope of work outlined in the solicitation. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. EDT via electronic transmission through http://www.grants.gov or as hard copies to the U.S. Department of Labor, Procurement Services Center, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S-4307, Washington, D.C. 20210, Attention: Brenda White and Jim Kinslow.

All cooperative agreement awards will be made by Sept. 30. The solicitation for grant applications is available online at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/ and http://www.grants.gov.