Our References with regard to Research, Innovation, Studies and Evaluations
2022 – Caribbean – French Red Cross in the Caribbean – Gender mainstreaming of logistics in the context of the programme of “Preparedness for effective disaster response in a multi-hazard context” in the Caribbean (02/2022 – 06/2022)
Project to support the Plateforme d’Intervention Régionale Amériques Caraïbes (PIRAC) of the Red Cross in the Caribbean to mainstream a gender equality perspective in the logistic support for disaster risk management. Assignment implemented by consortium OQ-Consulting and AMB-Consulting, Jamaica.
2022 – GIZ – Strategic gender analysis of the mining industry and state-investor negotiation (01/2022-09/2022)
The main aim of the assignment is to provide a strategic analysis on how to integrate gender sensitive aspects in the work of the CONNEX Support Unit in the context of state-investor contract negotiation in the extractive sector. (GIZ-project: 8127117). Specific objectives include the delivery of tools and capacity building inputs to achieve the goal of gender transformative state-investor negotiations. OQ Consulting implements the project together with the Gender Research Alliance (GRA-South Africa).
2021 – 2022 – EU Delegation to South Africa – Delivering a Gender Country Profile of South Africa; Draft GAP-III Country Level Implementation Plan (CLIP) of the EU Delegation in South Africa, a Gender Analysis of the Green transition and of the Digital transformation.
Producing three gender analysis to inform multi-annual programming, particularly in the fields of green transition and digital transformation. (Request for Services No.: SIEA 2018 – 3672. Lot3 – Human rights, democracy and peace). OQ Consulting is sub-contracted by BiRD (Germany) to implement the assignment on behalf of the consortium led by International Consulting Expertise EEIG (ICE).
Gender Country Profile of South Africa
Gender Analysis of the Green Transition in South Africa
Gender Analysis of the Digital Transformation in South Africa
2021 – 2023: Global – Long-Term Arrangement for Services (LTAS) with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the provision of Gender Technical Services under category 1 on gender analyses, review of literature and evidence
For this Long-Term Arrangement OQ has composed a pool of 35 gender experts with extensive experience in different countries. The network of gender experts covers all continents. In each region, OQ has a regional team leader and a regional partner organisation. The technical coordination of this worldwide network is distributed among Lin McDevitt (for Asia and sub-Sahara Africa), Ana Stefanovic (for Europe and Latin America), and Thera van Osch (for Middle East and Northern Africa).
The LTAS between UNICEF and OQ consulting also provides an official Vendor-status for the United Nations Global Market space, which means that OQ will receive specific invitations to tender from different UN Agencies.
2018 – 2019: EU Delegation to Uganda – Diagnostic Studies No. 3.1 to 3.5 to support the Mid-Term Review of Uganda’s 2nd National Development Plan (NDP-2) and Evaluation of NDP-1 (09/2018 – 02/2019)
OQ Consulting was in charge of the Diagnostic Study on Gender (report 3.4) for the Mid-term Review of Uganda’s 2nd National Development Plan (NDP-2), evaluation of NDP-1, and recommendations for NDP-3 and long term (10 year) perspectives.
Edburg Consultants, one of the members of the implementing consortium, subcontracted OQ Consulting.
Uganda diagnostic studies- Main Gender Report
2018 – 2019: EU Delegation to Honduras–Elaboration of a Gender Analysis of Honduras (11/2018 – 03/2019)
OQ Consulting was sub-contracted by GEOtest and implemented the assignment in the role of team leader. The purpose of the project is investigating the existing gender gaps, its causes and its impact on human rights and aid effectiveness. Define recommendation for policy dialogue and programming between the Government of Honduras and the EU delegation in Tegucigalpa, and for alignment of the EU support to Honduras with the indicators of the EU Gender Action Plan.
2017-2018: Swiss agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); Study on Effectiveness of SDCs Engagement in the Field of Gender Equality
The aim of this assignment was to assess the effectiveness of SDC’s engagement in gender equality and to highlight areas of success or in need of improvement. The Effectiveness Report that resulted from this assessment is used to inform the Swiss public and the Swiss parliament about the level of effectiveness of SDC’s activities in mainstreaming gender in all SDC programs and topics. This report provides an unbiased review of selected SDC interventions (projects and programmes) and analysis the effects and concrete qualitative and quantitative results achieved by the bilateral, multilateral and institutional engagement with clear aims targeting gender equality. The assignment “Report on effectiveness of SDCs Engagement in the field of Gender Equality” is implemented by the Consortium partners Femconsult and OQ Consulting. (SDC contract 81049880)
Report on Effectiveness Swiss international cooperation in the field of gender equality 2007–2016
2016-2017: Brussels – DG DEVCO – Stocktaking Assessment on the Effects of gender analysis on EU programming
Assignment in the context of the work of the team ‘Gender Analysis Support’ to provide EU staff at headquarters and Delegations appropriate gender analysis to inform decisions and programme approaches, according to the Gender Action Plan 2016-2010 (GAP-II) on transforming the lives of girls and women through EU External Relations. The methodologies used for this assessment are survey and in-depth interview. The result is an Internal Working Document of DEVCO-B1 which shows the different processes and methodologies applied by the EU Delegations to produce a gender analysis; the quality, relevance and usefulness of the gender analysis for gender mainstreaming in programming and policy making at country level; the successes and challenges.This assignment is implemented by AETS, with OQ Consulting BV as sub-contractor who carried out this assessment (EU contract number: 2016-050 BFC 2013 Lot 07 Multi gender).
2014-2015: Pilot-testing of Innovative mobile wind-turbine
In 2014 OQ Consulting partnered with IBIS Power (Eindhoven, Netherlands) and World House Wetten (Germany) to pilot a Remote Wind Energy System (ReWes – a mobile version of the ‘Powernest’). OQ contributed to this project with the aim of testing its feasibility for post-conflict, and post-disaster situations, and situations without energy infrastructure. The EU Regional Programme for Innovation, the Rhine Waal Euregio, supported the installation of a pilot project to test the ReWES in the garden of World House Wetten. OQ Consulting was consortium leader of this partnership which included IBIS Power and World House Wetten.
2014/2015: European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
Implementation of the Multiple Framework Service Contract (FWC) EIGE/201 3/OPER/24/ Lot 20 (Netherlands):
-Specific Contract RS1/2015/Lot20 (Netherlands) Production of EU Member States Country Profiles of the Gender Equality Index. The assignment was implemented in cooperation with Paul Dauvellier and Marianne Dauvellier.
-Specific Contract RS3/2015/Lot20 (Netherlands) Survey: “Data collection on the benefits of gender equality by the expenditures on public infrastructures for Lot 20, Netherlands” (EIGE/2013/OPER/lot20-NL/RS3). The assignment was implemented in coopertion with Ditmeijers’ Research BV.
-Specific Contract RS4/2015/Lot20 (Netherlands) Meeting in Vilnius at EIGE Headquarters – Contract Implementation Meeting
-Specific Contract RS10/2015/ Lot20 (Netherlands) Editing and proofreading of Beijing platform for Action-related publications. The assignment was implemented by cooperation with Marianne Dauvellier.
2014: Study on the situation of Women in the Gulf States: European Parliament – FWC.
Comprehensive study on women’s situation in the Gulf States: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, including recommendations on how the EU can support women’s rights in the Gulf States. The publication is available here. Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in issues related to Women’s Rights, LOT 4, Situation of women living in the third countries (IP/C/FEMM/FWC/2011-002/LOT4). OQ Consulting BV is consortium partner of Atria (Institute for Women’s History, Amsterdam, Netherlands) and KARAT (Coalition for Gender Equality, Warsaw, Poland) for this Framework Contract.
2013: European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
Mapping study on “Gender Training and Quality Assurance: Practice, Advantages, Challenges and Options for EIGE”. Presentation of preliminary results in an expert meeting and drafting recommendations for EIGE.
2013: ITC-ILO –Stocktaking assessment on youth employment policies in Africa
Stocktaking assessment of integrating youth employment in the operations of the African Development Bank operations (ITC-ILO project P156364).
2012-2013: Europe – EIGE: Study on area H of the Beijing Platform for Action – Institutional Mechanisms
Assignment European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE-Vilnius) to ‘Study on area H of the Beijing Platform for Action – Institutional Mechanisms in 27 EU members States and Croatia’ implemented by ATRIA (Amsterdam) and Karat (Warsaw) (Tender: EIGE/2012/OPER/20). Sub-contract of OQ consulting to participate in the research team for the coordination of 6 country studies: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Spain.
2012-2013: Pilot-Study Gender Equality Score Card. Assignment of GIZ – Learn4Dev Gender Experts Group
This pilot study – coordinated by the Gender Expert Group of Learn4Dev – is part of the process to ensure high-quality training and effective capacity development for the Aid Effectiveness Agenda (Paris, Accra, Busan). The objective is to pilot the use of a G-marker and to evaluate the degree to which gender is integrated into the objectives of core trainings at Learn4Dev.
2012: Gender Equality Policy in Tunisia. Study for the European Parliament, Parliamentary Committee FEMM on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Summary : Tunisia is passing through a critical historical juncture. In the present debates about the new constitution, the role of Islam in public life and that of women’s rights are among the most central issues. Tunisia’s legislation on women’s rights is the most modern in the Arab world (including notably the right to abortion on demand and access to contraceptives). Tunisian women participated actively in the uprisings, but fear backlash after the victory of the moderate Islamist party, Ennahda, in the first free election after the fall of President Ben Ali. Authors : Drude Dahlerup, professor, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden with Elin Danielsson (research assistant and co-author) and Emil Johansson (research assistant and lay out) on behalf of OQ Consulting BV, the Netherlands
2012: Feasibility Study on Quality Certification with a Gender Perspective. Assignment of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeid) – Train4Dev Gender Expert Group
The objective of this assignment was to produce properly grounded recommendations on how to apply specific certification criteria to ensure quality standards of the trainings which are provided through train4dev, including gender quality standards.
2011: Studies on Women’s Rights – European Parliament: Framework Service Contract for the provision of external expertise in issues related to Women’s Rights, LOT 4, Situation of women living in the third countries
The objective of this contract is to strengthen the knowledge of the ‘Women’s rights and Gender Equality Committee’ of the European Parliament by providing studies, analysis and advise on how to promote gender equality beyond the EU. OQ Consulting BV is consortium partner of Aletta – Institute for Women’s History, Amsterdam (Netherlands) and KARAT – Coalition for Gender Equality, Warsaw (Poland) for this Framework Contract.
2011: Assessment – GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeid) – Train4Dev Gender Expert Group
Assessment on what is needed to increase gender equality in development cooperation. The assessment was based on desk study and in-depth interviews with representatives of 8 development organizations; it shows institutional gaps in capacity development, and gives recommendations on how to enhance capacity for gender mainstreaming. The assessment was commissioned by GIZ to OQ Consulting BV on behalf of the Train4Dev Gender Expert Group.
2011: Survey on impact of DEVCO’s gender training activities
This digital survey was commissioned by DEVCO as part of the assignment of EU Gender Advisory Services 2011 in order to measure the results of the face-to-face and the online trainings on the gender performance of the trainees in their work. This survey was realized by OQ Consulting BV in cooperation with Particip GmbH.
April 2007: “Global workers on a flexible base; Members survey of Nedworc Association”
Assignment commissioned by the board of Nedworc Association. Report based on digital survey, elaborated with the technical support of Jan Valkenburg. Report only available in Dutch for Nedworc-members.
2006-2007: European Study on “Equalising Care in a Changing World
OQ Consulting delivered advisory services to FNV Women’s Union in the framework of the European study “Equalising Care in a Changing World”, resulting in the development of the Paid-Unpaid-Work Quote (PUW-quote), and participative workshops with European partners to review study results and follow-up.
April 2006: Feasibility Study on the Need for Institutional Strengthening of the NGO Sector in Suriname and Elaboration of a Financing Proposal
Entrusted to OQ Consulting by IBF International Consulting in the framework of the EC Project no. 2006/115933.
2005-2006: Feasibility Study “Sustainable Extension of Town Houses”, The Netherlands
Joint Venture of: OQ Consulting – Nieuwegein; De Loods Architects and Consulting Office BV – Aarle Rixtel; Hendriks Coppelmans Uden BV; and Nelissen Engineers BV and co-financed by SenterNovem. Reports only available in Dutch.
Report on Effectiveness Swiss international cooperation in the field of gender equality 2007–2016_EN
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