Impact of COVID-19 on households: What do phone surveys tell us?

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) has spread across the world, the World Bank has projected TCard COVID statextreme 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.

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eC2:Qualitative Assessment of characteristics, constraints and potential interventions to household enterprises in Tanzania

Deadline: 26-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

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

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National Multi-Tier framework Energy Access Household Energy Survey

Deadline:  22-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The short-listing criteria will be based on:Survey
1. Experience in household surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa, and specific experience in Liberia
2. Experience in the energy and other infrastructure sectors (e.g. water and sanitation).
3. In-depth understanding of the energy access sector and its socio-economic dimensions;
4. Strong technical skills in qualitative/quantitative research and data analysis;
5. Proven skill in using CAPI-tablet based data collection
6. Cultural awareness in dealing with local communities, and interacting with government and local authorities;
7. Excellent writing and analytical and presentation skills in Englis

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