eC2: ESMAP Tender: Energy Access Survey in Zambia

Deadline: 07-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank-ESMAP team with the Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Rural Electrification AfricaAuthority (REA), ZESCO LIMITED (ZESCO) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is launching the first Global Energy Access Household Surveys in access deficit countries so as to set a baseline to track progress towards Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) goal and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7 on access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy by 2030.

Access to electricity in Zambia has increased from 21.6% to 31.2% of the population from 2010 to 2015 (2015 LCMS), however this access is concentrated in urban areas (67.7 %) with rural areas lagging behind (3.7%). Information on the reliability and quality of the electricity service is also limited. Additionally, while 17% of the total population has access to non-solid cooking solutions, there is another gap between the urban (39%) and rural (3.4%) populations (GTF, 2103). It is important to determine how to close this gap and promote universal access because pollution from solid fuel stoves causes eye problems and respiratory diseases in addition to environmental harm. This survey will collect data to identify the remaining energy deficiencies to target so Zambia can progress towards the SDG energy objectives.

World Bank-ESMAP with MoE, REA, ZESCO and CSO would like to hire the services of a reputed firm which has extensive experience in household surveys. This firm will conduct the baseline survey on energy access in Zambia using the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) approach to track progress towards SDG7 and SE4ALL goal. The survey will be representative of the country and administered to both urban and rural localities.
The firm will work with the World Bank-ESMAP, MoE, REA, ZESCO and CSO to pre-test, finalize and implement the survey. The firm will provide capacity building to the CSO, MoE, REA and ZESCO to ensure continuity on tracking of energy indicators and integration into the national Living Conditions Monitoring Systems (LCMS). Data collection should be carefully monitored to ensure high quality information. After completing the fieldwork, the firm will deliver the final dataset and summary report to the World Bank-ESMAP.

See full tender here: zambia-national-multitier-framework-energy-access-household-energy-survey

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Tender notification:  # 1229970

Assignment Countries:

  • ZM – Zambia