Four years ago, the Government of Djibouti launched Vision 2035, a target to improve living standards for the country’s people over the next two decades. A country in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti has a rocky, arid landscape that has driven the vast majority of people to cities. More than 35 percent of the country lives in poverty, and about 21 percent in extreme poverty, including nomadic Djiboutians and others who live in extreme rural poverty.
- Decision makers in fragile countries need quality data; obtaining such data is challenging.
- This book presents innovations, methodological as well as in data collection, to meet this challenge. The innovations presented in this book are relevant beyond fragile situations.
- With effort, quality data can be produced for many fragile situations, effectively eliminating the notion that data cannot be collected in certain difficult circumstances.
Deadline: 05-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank invites the submission of Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified firms to supply drone and street-view imagery data collection services in a secondary city in Indonesia. For the street view images, the firm will be expected to use both a car mounted camera as well as more portable 360-degree devices. For the drone images, the size of the area of interest (AOI) will total roughly 80 square meters, however the data can be parsed into manageable sized mosaics.
All of the images submitted by the firm will be used to create a unified and detailed housing inventory database that assesses the quality, characteristics, and potential risks of each home.
Deadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Survey Firm for Agriculture Household Listing, Plot Mapping and Baseline Data Collection Sustainable Land and Water Resource Management Project (SLWMRP) Mozambique.
The Mozambique Sustainable Land and Water Resource Management Project (SLWRMP), financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), aims to increase the resilience of communities towards the adverse impacts of climate change through the development of 56 small scale irrigation kits, covering either 5 or 10 ha, in the Southern province of Gaza. The Gaza province is one of the most adversely affected provinces in terms of climate change events with frequent occurrence of droughts in the northern parts and floods in the coastal areas of the province. The Project is being implemented in the four districts of Guija, Mabalane, Chicualacuala and Massengena. The data collection activities will feed into the rigorous evaluation of the project.
Deadline: 17-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The Consultant is expected to perform data collection by installing onsite metering devices and recording the readings over the period of several weeks. The data items will include overall electric demand and consumption at the level of a building/workshop, as well as for key individual units of equipment. The Consultant will measure the power output and supply from various sources, including the local power grid and diesel generators. The Consultant is also expected to measure solar irradiation at the company’s premises, as required to evaluate ground-mounted and rooftop solar power solutions Continue reading
Deadline: 07-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: This contract covers baseline data collection activities including a household survey with a high frequency module, a market price survey, and some secondary data collection. The objective of this activity is to develop a methodology and implement a data collection protocol to provide the research team with baseline data on key socio economic characteristics and outcomes relevant for the Impact Evaluation of the Senegal Warehousing Receipt System Project. About 1800 households in the Dagana region of the Senegal River Valley are expected to be interviewed.
This assignment is to review the existing situation in post-disaster damage information collection and prepare a conceptual design for an improved tool and IT architecture. This assignment is for two phases: (i) to evaluate existing damage assessment and data collection methodologies as well as provide an overview of new and innovative tools and methodologies for improving damage data collection, their experiences and challenges; and (ii) to develop the conceptual design for an improved solution, including generic specifications and model architecture, and the customized specifications for Armenia to move into implementation. This assignment will design the infrastructure and variables for a generic version of such a tool which can be customized to countries around the world and different applications. It will also develop the customization for this tool to the context of Armenia, as well as the roadmap to move into implementation. The current focus in terms of natural hazards should be on tropical cyclones, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. In a later phase, other natural hazards may be added.
Deadline: 13-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank’s Complex Water Systems (COWS) Initiative has the objective of facilitating the Bank managements and task teams access to analytical expertise for supporting engagements on challenging and high-priority complex water systems. COWS supports the World Bank Group-wide priority engagements that require technical expertise, for understanding and providing solutions to the challenges involving multiple sectors, parties, and time scales.
Date: Monday & Tuesday, June 20 & 21, 2016
Day 1 Times: 9-10:15 a.m. ET/13:00-14:15 GMT & 2-3 p.m ET/18:00-19:00 GMT
Day 2 Times: 9-10 a.m. ET/13:00-14:00 GMT & 12:30-2pm ET/16:30-18:00 GMT
Location: World Bank HQ, Preston Auditorium & Online
The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”