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Proposed Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) in Ethiopia: Consulting Services for Social Assessment

Funded by World Bank - WB
Location Ethiopia
Status
Deadline
Express interest by 18 Aug 2009

Country: Ethiopia Project: PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL GROWTH PROGRAM (AGP) Financing: World Bank Abstract: CONSULTING SERVICES FOR SOCIAL ASSESSMENT Sector: Consultants Loan/Credit Number: P113032 (ET: Agricultural Growth Program); TF094239 ( RED&FS CHILD TF) Contract/Bid Number: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Deadline: 18 August 2009 Deadline: 18 August 2009 Econsult selection no. 100023656 The World Bank, in its effort to ensure harmonized and coordinated donor assistance to agricultural development, is currently engaged in the preparation of a comprehensive agricultural growth program (AGP) in Ethiopia. As part of the preparation process, the Bank in intending to finance a social assessment (SA) through a multi-donor and Bank executed Trust Fund known as Rural Economy and Food Security Trust Fund (RED&FS TF). The SA will advice the AGP design on appropriate measures needed to be taken, and determine whether the World Bank social safeguard policies be triggered by the project, to avoid or mitigate such impacts as required by the World Bank's social safeguard policies on Indigenous Peoples (OP 4.10) and Physical Cultural Resources (OP 4.11). The SA will be coordinated with a review of the Involuntary Resettlement Framework (OP 4.12) which will be undertaken in parallel to the assignment while feeding into the project's Strategic Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF).

Country: Project: Financing: Abstract: Sector: Loan/Credit Number: Contract/Bid Number: Deadline: Contact:
Ethiopia
PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL GROWTH PROGRAM (AGP)
World Bank
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR SOCIAL ASSESSMENT
Consultants
P113032 (ET: Agricultural Growth Program); TF094239 ( RED&FS CHILD TF)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
18 August 2009

  • Deadline: 18 August 2009
  • Econsult selection no. 100023656

    The World Bank, in its effort to ensure harmonized and coordinated donor assistance to agricultural development, is currently engaged in the preparation of a comprehensive agricultural growth program (AGP) in Ethiopia. As part of the preparation process, the Bank in intending to finance a social assessment (SA) through a multi-donor and Bank executed Trust Fund known as Rural Economy and Food Security Trust Fund (RED&FS TF). The SA will advice the AGP design on appropriate measures needed to be taken, and determine whether the World Bank social safeguard policies be triggered by the project, to avoid or mitigate such impacts as required by the World Bank's social safeguard policies on Indigenous Peoples (OP 4.10) and Physical Cultural Resources (OP 4.11). The SA will be coordinated with a review of the Involuntary Resettlement Framework (OP 4.12) which will be undertaken in parallel to the assignment while feeding into the project's Strategic Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF).

    The overall objective of this assignment is to prepare a social assessment (SA) for the proposed AGP. The specific objectives of the SA are:

  • to assess the social characteristics of local communities, including determining the existence of Indigenous People (IPs) in the AGP intervention areas,
  • to conduct a gender analysis of the opportunities and constraints of women and men to participate in agricultural growth and in local organizations;
  • to conduct, through consultations with local stakeholders; an analysis of youth and their opportunities and constraints to participate in agricultural growth and in local organizations;
  • to establish socio-economic baseline information, and
  • to assess any potential adverse social impacts of the AGP and determine whether the project is likely to trigger the World Bank social safeguards policies and, if so, advice on steps to be taken to mitigate these early on in project implementation.

    The preparation of the SA includes several phases, starting with stocktaking of existing literature and data; development of a research methodology for field research; data collection in the areas where the proposed AGP will be initially implemented; consultations with local communities; analysis and processing of information; and documentation and reporting. The specific services to be provided by the consulting firm will include:

  • Background and preparatory work through public consultation: Review information from secondary sources, and consult with key informants.
  • Identification of Indigenous Communities and Gender and Youth Issues: Collect primary data using qualitative research instruments, including interviews with vulnerable groups, local organizations, NGOs and local authorities. Based on the results of the secondary material and qualitative consultations
  • Assessment of Likely Social Risks and Impacts: Identify likely social and economic risks and impacts of different project activities
  • Propose Project Strategies: The SA will provide detailed input into project preparation and design

    The study is to be undertaken over three and a half months (14-weeks) period starting in September 2009.

    The World Bank Ethiopia Country Office would like to invite eligible consultant firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultant firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

    A consultant firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition).

    Interested consultant firm may obtain further information at the address below during office hours, i.e. Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 hours.

    Expressions of interest must be delivered through the system by August 18, 2009.

    Relevant Qualifications:

    1. Interested consultants should provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of assignment.
    2. Interested consultants should provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm.
    3. Interested consultants should provide information on their core business and years in business.
    4. Interested consultants should provide information on the qualifications of key staff.

  • World Bank Ethiopia Country Office.
    Attn: Teklu Tesfaye.
    WORBEK HOUSE, Africa Avenue, Bole Road.
    House # 402/3.
    P.O.Box 5515.
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
    Tel: 251-11-5176020.
    Fax: 251-11-6627717.
    E-mail: ttesfaye1@worldbank.org




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