Terms of Reference: Evaluation of Supply Chain Commitments on Living Wages in Bananas

IDH aims to select a consultant to conduct an evaluation of the support the organization provides to European retailers and their supply chain partners in their commitments to living wages in bananas.

IDH focuses on three key impact areas: Better Jobs, Better Incomes and Better Environment, with gender crosscutting these impact areas. As part of the Better Jobs impact area, IDH developed the Roadmap on Living Wages (the “Roadmap”) to provide clear steps and tools that support companies in their living wage journeys, including measuring and closing living wage gaps.

Living wages emerged as one of the key sustainability topics in the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV) since its launch in 2012. SIFAV is a sector initiative aimed at driving sustainability within global supply chains, with a focus on reducing the environmental footprint, improving working conditions, wages and incomes, and strengthening due diligence reporting and transparency. At that time, the key challenge was the lack of consensus on the definition of living wage. Indeed, many different (and divergent) definitions of what a living wage includes were used by civil society organizations, sustainability standards and other stakeholders. This created confusion among farms owners, producers, suppliers and retailers. Therefore, the need for a common and organized approach to define the concept in detail was expressed.

The purpose of this assignment is to develop and implement a methodology to evaluate the support that the Roadmap on Living Wages Program has provided to the banana sector, which can then be replicated in other sectors mentioned in Section 2.2 where IDH applies a similar strategy to help companies advance on living wage gaps in these sectors.

Interested candidates/institutions should submit a technical proposal and a financial proposal in separate documents to Ronald Sanabria sanabria@idhtrade.org no later than February 17th, 2023.

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ToR_Evaluation Roadmap Living Wage – Banana

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ANNEX A_Workplan template

ANNEX B_Financial proposal template