The UNCDF has launched a request for applications focused on data systems implementation for Migrant Remittances and Financial Services.
UNCDF is seeking to engage a data engineering firm to build and deploy a 'data lakehouse' (lake + warehouse) that will streamline the collection, processing, curation, and analysis of demand and supply-side remittance data, and to develop interactive dashboards that will inform remittance markets and stakeholders.
UNCDF aims to address two broad research questions within the topic of remittances:
- To what degree can the shift from cash to digital remittances strengthen the financial inclusion, Resilience and inclusive growth of migrants and their families?
- How can innovation and policies be improved to ensure digital remittances reach and address the needs of customers – with a focus on the delivery of last-mile remittance services (eg, to reach low-income migrants and families, women and youth)?
- Up to US$500,000 for the first year, with possible annual renewal of the contract subject to positive performance appraisal for the period 2022-2025. The intention for this project is to be three years with subject to positive performance appraisal and additional funding available.
- Duration: 2022-2023 with possibility for annual renewal
- Any type of organization (eg, commercial for-profit firm, research institution, non-profit organization, university) is eligible to apply.
- Applicants may apply independently or as part of a consortium, provided that the consortium was established prior to this request for applications being issued.
- Applicants with experience in the remittances and migration market and with UN agencies and/or developing economy markets will be preferred.
- Only applications that meet the eligibility requirements and minimum criteria for the submission will be scored.
- The applicant or lead applicant must be a registered entity.
- The applicant or lead applicant must be an organization (eg, commercial for-profit firm, educational institution, non-profit organization or university).
- Applicants may apply independently or as part of a consortium, provided the consortium partnership was established prior to issuance of this request for applications.
- Applicants may apply only once under this RFA, whether independently or as part of a consortium.
- The lead applicant must be a registered entity with at least one year of operations and must have statutory accounts and audited financial statements for at least one operating year.
- Applicants shall not have been the subject of bankruptcy, liquidation, judicial settlement, safeguarding, and cessation of activity or any other similar situation resulting from a similar procedure.
- No applicant – including individual employees and members of its board of directors – shall be included on any United Nations financial sanctions lists, particularly in the fight against the financing of terrorism and against attacks on international peace and security.
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For more information, visit https://www.uncdf.org/article/7799/rfa-data-systems-implementation-for-migrant-remittances-and-financial-services