As COVID-19 (coronavirus) has spread across the world, the World Bank has projected extreme poverty to increase for the first time since the Asian crisis in 1998, putting at risk the global goal of reducing extreme poverty to 3% of the world’s population by 2030. The duration and scale of impacts are highly uncertain and expected to vary widely within and across countries and over time, which makes it really important to closely monitor the impacts of the crisis on households and firms for designing policy responses. The World Bank’s high-frequency monitoring phone surveys, which are going on in nearly 100 countries, have sought to fill the information gap that traditional in-person surveys are ill-suited to fill during a pandemic. They are a window into how the pandemic is affecting every aspect of the lives of almost every household in the developing world. A similar initiative of Business Pulse Surveys adds to this picture by tracking the pandemic’s impacts on firms in 51 countries.
Deadline: 26-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment to be conducted by the Firm will include the following activities:
i) Identifying the final sample of participants.
ii) Piloting and Implementing the Qualitative Tool (QT).
iii) Monitoring implementation and quality control.
iv) Preparation of supporting documentation and databases.
v) Conducting data analysis and compilation of a final report