The British Council is seeking applications for the Next Generation Iraq programme to produce a research study and a series of recommendations to provide an understanding of young people’s perceptions, aspirations, priorities and key needs in Iraq today.
The Next Generation Iraq programme supports the British Council’s ability to understand, develop and advocate for effective youth-led interventions with partners and stakeholders across the development sector and within policy making circles.
Next Generation Iraq is to be understood as:
- Research that gathers data to explore the needs, potential and aspirations of young people, giving due consideration to gender and other protected characteristics in the target country.
- A set of actionable and tangible recommendations based on youth-led evidence to support the development and implementation of policy and programmes that will affect young people.
- A participatory research project that provides a youth-led and capacity building approach to generating and disseminating the data and insights to answer the research questions.
- A programme of stakeholder engagement activity built within and around the research, throughout the stages of research design, data collection, analysis and after the launch of the final report.
- Next Generation Iraq will explore the aspirations and opinions of young Iraqi’s across the following areas:
- The budget available is up to 80,000 GBP inclusive of VAT.
- The final outputs of this research project will be agreed in consultation between the appointed service providers and the British Council. They anticipate the final outputs to broadly include:
- Datasets, aggregated according to relevant demographics as agreed between the British Council and the awarded supplier.
- A final report, in English, in word and PDF form proof-read and copy edited.
- An executive summary of key findings.
- A slide deck in Power Point of key findings.
- A selected number of stakeholder engagement activities as part of the research process and launch of the research.
- The sample for Next Generation Iraq is young people aged 18-30 who are Iraqi citizens currently residing across the 3 regions / 19 provinces of Iraq.
- They anticipate the standard methodology to broadly include:
- Desk research.
- Nationally representative quantitative survey.
- In-depth discussions (e.g., FGDs, Key Informant Interviews, consultative meetings, diaries).
- Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
- Conclusions and recommendations.
- The British Council expects a methodology that includes:
- A capacity-building component that provides opportunities for young people to be involved throughout the research process and lifecycle.
- A range of stakeholder engagement activities to support the development, analysis and dissemination of the research and key findings.
- The British Council welcomes and encourages methodologies using creative and participatory approaches during data collection and analysis.
- The British Council anticipates a mixed approach to data collection using both online and offline tools and approaches.
Experience and Skills Required
- Research skills and experience.
- Stakeholder engagement skills and experience.
- Local knowledge and expertise.
- Good value for money.
- Familiarity with the British Council’s Cultural Relations approach.
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