eC2:Data collection for an energy efficiency and renewable energy assessment for an agri processor in Malawi

Renewable-energyDeadline: 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

eC2: Baseline Data Collection, Warehousing Receipt Systems IE, Senegal

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.

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eC2: Improving Post-Disaster Damage Data Collection to Inform Decision Making

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.

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eC2: Data Collection, Model Development and Scenario Analysis for Complex Water Systems

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 HYDROfacilitating 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.

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Issues of data collection and measurement | Impact Evaluations

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 About five years ago, soon after we started this blog, I wrote a blog post titled “Economists have experiments figured out. What’s next? (Hint: It’s Measurement)” Soon after the post, I had folks from IPA email me saying we should experiment with some important measurement issues, making use of IPA’s network of studies around the world. At the time, we made some effort to organize an initial workshop to discuss what we know and what we need to know, but things fizzled out. Fast forward to this Spring when IPA did send out an invitation for a workshop on measurement issues (attendees found out that this is actually the second of such workshops, the first of which took place in 1999, which was when Dean Karlan met Chris Udry for the first time: the two organized last week’s workshop at Yale).

Webinars:Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics

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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.”

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eConsultant2: Impact Evaluation – Data Collection – Midwives & PHCs Nigeria

Deadline:  09-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank (DIME Unit) seeks a firm to carry out data collection in primary health facilities and with health workers across all of Nigerias states and the FCT. TSurveyhis data collection will support the impact evaluations of the SURE-P Maternal and Child Health Project and the Quality Improvement and Clinical Governance Initiative.

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