Project details


Project title

Youth, Employment & Informality-An Informal Economy Assessment

Call for proposals / Grant notice
19 Feb 2021
23 Feb 2021


23 February 2021


1 April 2021


150 000 USD

Procurement type



USAID72061321RFA00003 Grant

Funding Agency

USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development



General Information

Document Type:

Grants Notice

Funding Opportunity Number:


Funding Opportunity Title:

Youth, Employment & Informality-An Informal Economy Assessment

Opportunity Category:


Funding Instrument Type:


Category of Funding Activity:

Other (see text field entitled 'Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity' for clarification)

Category Explanation:

Local Works

Expected Number of Awards:


CFDA Number(s):

98.001 -- USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:



Synopsis 1

Original Closing Date for Applications:

Apr 01, 2021 Deadline for Questions: March 4, 2021 12:00pm (Harare Time)

Current Closing Date for Applications:

Apr 01, 2021 Deadline for Questions: March 4, 2021 12:00pm (Harare Time)

Archive Date:

May 01, 2021

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Award Ceiling:


Award Floor:



Eligible Applicants:

Others (see text field entitled 'Additional Information on Eligibility' for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Only Zimbabwean organizations as defined below are eligible for this NOFO. Therefore, applications should be from qualified local, Zimbabwean entities, such as private, nonprofit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.USAID defines a 'local entity' as an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that:(1) Is legally organized under the laws of; and(2) Has as its principal place of business or operations in; and(3) Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and(4) Is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country receiving assistance.For purposes of this section, 'majority owned' and 'managed by' include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization's managers or a majority of the organization's governing body by any means. The Recipient should have not received more than $5 million from the USG during the past five years.The eligibility requirements apply to only the principal applicant. USAID will not accept applications from individuals. USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.

Additional Information

Agency Name:

Zimbabwe USAID-Harare


USAID/Zimbabwe seeks to collaborate with a local entity operating in the informal economy to conduct an in-depth assessment of Zimbabwe's informal economy under the program title: Youth, Employment and Informality - An Informal Economy Assessment.

Lacking financial resources, capacity and recognition, stakeholders in Zimbabwe's informal economy struggle to carry out deep and extensive assessments of this growing economy. Some stakeholders struggle to make evidence-informed decisions as they serve their members who are mostly young men and women (aged 15-35 years). At the same time, due to the sometimes 'underground' nature of informal economic activities and the lack of information, development organizations have difficulty designing programs and activities that adequately reach and meet the needs of the informal economy actors, especially young men and women. This assessment is part of the Local Works Zimbabwe Youth Program.

Link to Additional Information:

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Grantor Contact Information:

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Relax Moyo


Phone 0867-701-1000

Business email address


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