Deadline of Submmission is extended to 22 August 2023

ASEAN has recognised the importance of access to quality learning for all in successive declarations and plans. The ASEAN Declaration on 'Strengthening Education for Out-of-school children and youth (OOSCY, 2016)' recognises that in parts of ASEAN, significant numbers of OOSCY call for action on achieving equal access to education, improved retention and completion of education. The 2019 Bangkok Declaration commits to advancing partnerships in education as part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This will include promoting inclusive education at all levels of education and training to eliminate disparities for the vulnerable and marginalised, those with special needs, and OOSCY. The ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2021-25 sets out a plan to improve access to quality education for disadvantaged youth.

British Council is seeking professional adviser for Political Economy Analysis services for Inception phase of Promoting Women and Girls' Education in ASEAN. The period of consultancy is August to October 2023 for up 12 working days. 

The purpose of the political economy analysis (PEA) is to establish and examine the factors and forces that generate and prolong learning poverty, in a variety of forms, across countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) particularly among girls and members of marginalised groups from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) as well as Timor-Leste; and to identify potential strategic pathways and opportunities for a new programme that seeks to address these problems. 

How to apply

Download all documents below and submit your completed application and other requested documents via email to The application deadline is extended to 22 August 2023, at 23.59 UK Time.


Activity Date, time
RFP issued to bidding suppliers Friday, 28 Jul 2023
Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification deadline) Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023
British Council to respond to clarification questions Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023
Deadline for submission of proposals by potential suppliers (Response Deadline) Tuesday, 22 Aug 2023, 23.59 UK Time
Final decision Monday, 28 Aug 2023
Contract concluded with winning supplier Wednesday, 29 Aug 2023
Contract start date Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023