Deadline: 18-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a donor-funded global knowledge and technical assistance program, administered by the World Bank. ESMAP provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. ESMAP is commissioning an external evaluation of its program. The objective of the evaluation is to draw lessons from the operational processes and implementation of the FY17-20 Business Plan, including the achievement of the intended results and the efficiency of operational processes, and use the conclusions and recommendations for reflection, learning and strategic adaptation of the program for the next business plan. The ESMAP Program Secretariat and the Consultative Group will be the primary users of the evaluation.
Deadline: 27-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Guinea has a potential variable solar resource according to the regions. Guinea is positioning itself to become a major producer of electricity by 2021, aiming for the export of a large part of its production to its neighbors Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. In this perspective, it wants to study the possibility of integrating a large fleet of solar power plants on its network. This detailed study for the integration of solar projects in Guinea will be used to undertake the following main objectives:
Study of the capacity reserve for frequency regulation and realization of an economic Dispatch study. Update of the integration study. Diagnosis and Evaluation Investments for the Strengthening and Modernization of the Dispatch Center
Deadline: 14-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking an evaluation firm to undertake a mid-term stocktaking of the Trade Facilitation Support Program – a $40 million flagship technical assistance program administered by the WBG that supports countries in aligning their trade practices with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The firm should have strong knowledge of trade issues and demonstrated experience in evaluating global partnership programs and development projects, assessing results frameworks, implementation risks and M&E frameworks.
Deadline: 16-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The principal purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which GAFSP is achieving its key objective of improving the income and food security of poor people in developing countries. The evaluation should look into the overall impact of the Program, and the impacts of the Public Sector and Private Sector Windows respectively, including the Missing Middle Initiative, addressing overall operational and development effectiveness. the Programs performance should be evaluated against criteria including relevance, efficiency, impact, sustainability, additionality, and operational effectiveness/accountability of the Program and the related indicators.
Deadline: 01-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF (IEO) is requesting Expressions of Interest from interested consulting firms and/or institutions for the Climate Change Focal Area Study. Continue reading →
Deadline: 04-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Texting for Nutrition is an innovative intervention that uses mobile technology to disseminate tailored messages to promote good nutrition practices among parents in rural and urban mostly poor households in Chimborazo, Ecuador. Caregivers of children between the ages of 0-3 registered for the program in the last quarter of 2014. Throughout 2015, registered caregivers received text messages sharing new information and encouraging behavior change along several key areas.
The Texting for Nutrition project is currently on-going and set to conclude in March 2016. The impact evaluation will estimate the effects of the Texting for Nutrition program on (i) knowledge of good health and nutrition practices, (ii) influencing parental behavior (iii) social customs & descriptive norms towards health/nutrition practices for their children and (iv) the nutritional status of the children.
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Neil Shah, Paul Wang, Andrew Fraker and Daniel Gastfriend of IDinsight, make a case for what they call decision focused impact evaluation. What, you may ask is a decision focused impact evaluation? Shah and co. define it as one which “prioritises the implementer’s decision-making needs over potential contributions to global knowledge. They contrast these to what they call knowledge focused evaluations which are “those primarily designed to build global knowledge about development interventions and theory.”
Deadline: 15-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides support to address global environmental concerns. The GEF IEO, which has central role in ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF, is conducting an Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership. The evaluation will assess the extent to which the present structure of the GEF partnership meets the needs of its key stakeholders.The consultant will be a member of the evaluation team and will provide support for various tasks related to the evaluation.
Deadline: 01-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Kenya Investment Climate Program (KICP II) is in the middle of its implementation span, and seeks to engage a consulting firm to undertake a Mid-Term Review (MTR). KICP II aims at stimulating private investment (domestic, FDI and PPPs), leading to job creation and economic growth in the country. The MTR will provide an assessment of the program design, implementation progress and results accomplished towards intended targets to date.
This evaluation is designed to assess the impact of different incentives, including cash transfers conditional on school attendance, and raffle incentives conditional on remaining STI negative, in young women and girls, on HIV incidence after 1 year. Secondary outcomes include school enrolment and attendance,
HSV-2 incidence and reported sexual behaviors. The study is designed to provide information about the most effective incentives for behavioral change and reducing HIV risk in adolescent girls and young women. It will contribute to international evidence about the use of incentives as HIV prevention in vulnerable populations.