1- The Current Situation of Women Working in the Informal Sector 

About The Project:

  • CEOSS | Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services is undertaking a study to understand the current status of women working in the informal sector in Egypt.  The study aims to provide complete information about the sector and develop interventions to allow women to formalize their projects and develop them.
  • CDB role is interviewing 2500 women and 30 NGOs to fully understand the women in informal sector in Egypt. CDB also is writing an international standard report to disseminate the study results.
  • The geographic scope of the project: Cairo – Giza – Qalyubia – Minya – Beniswif 

Research Methodology:

  • Review Countries’ previous experiences in informal sector.
  • Review Egypt’s experience and efforts in dealing with informal sector, by reviewing the efforts done by NGOs, governmental institutions, and international organizations.
  • Review the role of government institutions that work with women and informal sector, such as: Social Fund for Development, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, Nasser Social Bank, Investment Authority, and Industrial Development Authority.
  • Critical   Review   for   women   and   informal   sector’s   legislations   and regulations, including doing business regulations, regulations for commercial shops, Small and micro enterprises, Employment Women laws, labor unions and syndicates, and Special Needs laws.
  • Presenting and analyzing field data collected and focus groups results.
  • Presenting set of interventions and polices that can be implemented by  CEOSS during the execution of the project, or by the government institutions and NGOs working with women and informal sector.
  • Presentation on the final report results in the five governorates, in the presence of number of NGOs.
  • Finalized report to be published and printed in Arabic and English.

Research Techniques:

  • The field study is based on paper questionnaire.
  • Data entry using CSPro software.
  • Collecting  data  through  Face  to  Face  interview  with  2500  women working in informal sector, in 5 governorates.
  • Conducting interviews with 30 NGOs.
  • Focus groups with women in informal sector.
  • Interviews with Government officials.
  • Focus  groups  with  Government  officials  in  each  governorate  in  the sample.
  • Quality check for 20% of the collected data.


  • Sample design and selections.
  • Questionnaires Design.
  • Pre-test of Questionnaires
  • Recruiting Field Researchers and supervisors
  • Training of field staff.
  • Data collection.
  • Data processing activities.
  • Quality Check.
  • Focus groups
  • Data analysis and report writing.


2- Improving Training for Youth Unemployment in Egypt

About the project:

  • American University in Cairo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), is undertaking a research project which is seeking to improve labor market training for unemployed youth in Egypt. The project work to link youth with the labor market by training youth on market skills in three main sectors Hospitality, Retail and IT/BPO. CDB, as a consultancy firm, is working on data collection and data analysis to test different ways in which to approach youth to recruit them for a training program.
  • The data of this assignment is expected to be used in informing youth employment organizations about the most effective way of recruiting youth for job training. It is used to estimate the cost efficiency of using different ways of recruiting youth for job training programs.
  • CDB role is to interview 20 thousands graduate youth (Phase one 5000) to define the best training methods in addition to recruit 10% of them – using selection criteria- to be trained by an Egyptian NGO named Education for Employment – Egypt.
  • The geographic scope of the survey is expected to be 50% from Cairo and Alexandria, 30 % in one of the Governorates in Upper Egypt and 20% in one from the Delta Governorates.

Research Methodology:

  • Building partnership with government institutions that deal with Youth and employment.
  • Building partnership with different recruitment companies and NGOs.
  • Doing  the  research survey  through  face  to  face  interview,  and  phone survey.
  • Using social media as a tool for the promotion of the research program and doing the survey.
  • Quality check is done on daily basis.

Research Techniques:

  • The study uses Randomized Control Trails (RCTs) Technique.
  • Data is collected through Survey CTO Software.
  • The field study is based on:
  • Field and tab method
  • Phone call survey


  • Sample design and selections
  • Questionnaires Design
  • Pre-test of Questionnaires
  • Recruiting Field Researchers and supervisors
  • Training of field staff
  • Data collection


3- Ensuring Supportive and Safe Quality Education for Girls.

About the project:

CARE Egypt is currently implementing a number of initiatives among which is Ensuring Supportive and Safe Quality Education for Girls.

This project incorporates and combines several tried and tested approaches previously implemented by CARE Egypt’s Education Program in recent years with the purpose of ensuring that the intervention has a comprehensive developmental outcome.

In order to achieve the overall objective, the project aims to achieve three specific objectives:

  1. Foster an encouraging and safe school environment for girls by raising the awareness  of selected target government school-based stakeholders (teachers, social  workers,  BoTs,  and  CPCs)  regarding  gender  and  child protection, and through improving learning facilities.
  2. Cultivate leadership opportunities for girls through extracurricular activities and school participation, and through sensitizing the community about the importance/benefits of leadership skills for girls.
  3. Improve reading and writing skills of students in selected 30 primary government schools by 70% across 3 governorates in Upper Egypt through building the capacity of teachers.

The project targets 15,000 Primary Students (50% girls, ages 6-12) in selected 30 target schools (10 in each governorate), 250 Teachers, 50 Social Workers, 120 BoT Members, 120 CPC Members, 50 MoE Supervisors, 60 school administration members, 60 P.E teachers, 90 girls leaders and 90 school maintenance team members.

CDB Role:

CDB, as a consultancy firm in the field of monitoring and evaluation, is responsible for:

  • Designing and developing a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework, implementation plan, and tools of implementation to monitor and assess the project's progress in achieving its outputs, outcomes and objectives in accordance with its theory of change and its Logical Framework.
  • Conducting a baseline study prior to the start of the project's planned interventions and in line with the M&E framework developed.

Research Methodology:

Methods used in this M&E study will include:

  • Survey Methodology
  • Facility Assessment Methodology
  • In-depth Interview Methodology
  • Focus Group Discussion Methodology
  •  All data will be collected and processed using field tab method.


  • Develop evaluation plan
  • Design evaluation tools
  • Identify sources of information and data collection
  • Identify sample of communities and categories
  • Collecting evaluation data and information
  • Manage  all  workshops  with  partners,  both  during  the  time  of  the assessment or presenting the results of the evaluation.