Data Collection in Fragile States

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  • 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.

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eC2:Agricultural demand modeling for geospatial electrification planning in SSA

Deadline: 11-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Agrabusiness-Story-Banner

Assignment Description:

As outlined in ESMAPs Business Plan 2017-2020, Achieving universal access by 2030 will require a step change in the rate of new connections and in levels of investment, particularly in low access countries. Sector-wide programs in the electricity sector are showing better results than what can be achieved using a project-by-project approach. These programs are based on national electricity access roll out plans using geospatial planning and least-cost combinations of coordinated grid and off-grid electrification. The geospatially determined plan in turn anchors the sector investment financing prospectus.

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eC2: Zambia – Preparation of a Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan for Grid and Off-Grid Rollout

imagesDeadline:  25-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  In Zambia, the overall national electricity access rate, defined as connection to the grid, is low at 31 percent. While the overall access rate in Zambia has steadily increasing in past years, rural access has stagnated at 4 percent. The proposed Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan is designed to underpin the National Electrification Strategy and the National electrification Programmme in Zambia. It will establish a high resolution geospatial data system, long term electricity demand forecasts and algorithmic, least cost optimization of grid and off-grid electricity systems, including rollout plan with phased investments to scale-up electricity access rates. In addition, the plan will develop cost estimates of supply options such as grid, mini-grid, and standalone systems to reach remote areas. The World Bank, with support from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is seeking to hire a consulting firm (the Consultant) to assist GRZ in the preparation of its Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan for Grid and Off-Grid Rollout.

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eC2: Geospatial Poverty Analysis

Deadline: 14-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is looking for Consultant(s) that will combine remote sensing data and satellite imagery data with CDR/mobile phone data to develop computational models for poverty mapping and welfare estimation in small areas and at the household level. The assignment will start with exploring poverty mapping and welfare estimation with big data sets of mobile phone data (call detail records and mobile money transactions) in Uganda; followed by replication in another country context, possibly Ghana. Analysis will also incorporate survey data, where applicable, including household surveys conducted through other research activities

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eC2:Firm for Data and Capacity Assessment of Selected Municipalities

Deadline: 07-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Data collections

The primary objective of this consultancy is to develop a comprehensive prioritized investment plan and policy strategy to enhance geospatial capacity going forward for municipalities across Nepal.

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eC2:Geodata and data Wrangling Workshops and Assessment

Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The objective of this consultancy is to design and conduct a workshops in both mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar that will improve fluency with geospatial data across government in order to support and improve geospatial capacity in Tanzania and in particular understanding of open geospatial data. This will provide skills development for data collection and management, help participants improve the content and quality of geospatial datasets and strengthen the knowledge of open geospatial principles and standards.

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