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Call for proposal

7 October 2021

Gender Bonds Reference Standards Development

Closing date

22.10.2021 12:00 pm

In conjunction with UN Women, we are seeking the services of a consultant to coordinate the development of specific gender bonds reference standards. The Services will involve reviewing existing gender lens investing standards and the applicable broad gender bond reference criteria. The consultant will also be required to coordinate consultative forums with gender lens investing and capital market practitioners as part of the stakeholder engagement required to build consensus on establishing specific gender bonds reference standards.

The main objective of the consultancy is to coordinate collaborative efforts in the development of a gender bonds reference standard, which would provide more clarity on eligible gender empowerment projects and initiatives that qualify for the use of gender bonds proceeds. 

For more information and details on how to apply, please download the full terms of reference.

Proposals should be sent by email to by 12pm EAT on 22nd October 2021, under a subject line reading ‘Invitation to tender: Gender Bonds Reference Standard Development – Phase 1.’ 

Questions or comments in respect of this Request for Proposal should be directed to on or before 12pm EAT 14th October 2021 and a response will be provided on 18th October 2021 by 5pm EAT.