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Independent midterm evaluation of the Opening Extractives programme

Request for proposals

Closing date


The Opening Extractives (OE) programme is approaching the midpoint of its grant with the BHP Foundation, having worked over two years with multiple stakeholders, including various government agencies, civil society organisations, and private sector actors, from a range of 10 countries, to advance beneficial ownership transparency. Progress has been achieved on beneficial ownership reforms in several of these countries and there are valuable lessons about both what has worked well and what has been challenging under the programme.

The programme is now seeking to commission an independent review designed to:

  • Assess the programme’s measures of progress and impact at national and global levels;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the approaches taken in the different regions;
  • Surface key factors from successful implementation and lessons learned from challenging contexts to inform the next phase of the programme’s work.

Application instructions

A shortlist of companies/individuals will be selected following a quality- and value for money-based selection procedure. The finalist will be selected in consultation with the OE stakeholders and following a brief interview. Consultants should submit the following:

  • The Technical Proposal should outline: (a) the experience of the firm / consultants, (b) the proposed methodology and work plan in response to the Terms of Reference (TORs) and (c) the key experts’ qualifications and competence. The Technical Proposal should not include any financial information. Technical proposals containing material financial information shall be declared non-responsive.
  • The Financial Proposal should clearly indicate a lump sum financial proposal in USD, inclusive of all associated costs and applicable taxes. The maximum budget available for this work stands at USD 30,000. The financial proposal should clearly differentiate fees from any other reimbursable expenses. The daily rates for the consultants’ fees should be clearly indicated. The Financial Proposal should be sent as a password-protected PDF file. The passwords should not be sent. The passwords will be requested following the assessment of the technical proposals.

Proposals, following the guidance above, should be delivered by email to by close of Monday 1 May CEST. All questions related to the project, its timeline and deliverables should be submitted to the same address by no later than Friday 21 April.

* When preparing your proposal, please be sure to include a section on potential conflicts of interest in the technical proposal. This section should identify any areas of work, including past, present or future consultancies related to the EITI, Open Ownership and Opening Extractives, which might pose a conflict of interest. Please also describe strategies that you intend to use to minimise those risks.



About EITI

We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector. By becoming a member of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard. In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.