IRG Development Services Ltd.
GOB-IMED: In-depth Monitoring of "Improvement of Jatrabari Intersection (Including Equaria-Babubazar Link Road) to Patchchar-Bhanga Through Mawa Road of Dhaka - Khulna (N-8) Highway to 4 Lane with Separate Lane for Slow Moving Vehicle" (Proposed Package No. SR-04), February 2018 to June 2018:
Objectives of the study.
The consultant shall prepare the study design and plan field works considering the components of the project. Sampling of the in-depth study should cover all the project areas. Sampling of the in-depth study should be made on the basis of coverage of work.
GOB-IMED: In-depth Monitoring of "Construction of New 132/33 KV and 33/11 KV Substation under DPDC" (Proposal Package No. SR-03), February 2018 to June 2018:
Objective of the assignments.
- Review Development Project Proposal (DPP)/Revised Development Project Proposal (RDPP);
- Describe basic information of the project including background, goal, objective, component wise physical and financial progress, Output, Outcome and so forth;
- Select methodology of the study
- Collect data and analyze results; and
- Prepare reports with recommendations.
UNDP: End-evaluation/Impact Assessment for Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP) Phase II, December 2017 to August 2018:
The main objective Of AFSP II is Increased pro-poor and inclusive growth and sustainable employment creation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) , and accelerated implementation of the 1997 CHT peace Accord.
The project will reach to goal achieving the following two specific objectives:
- Agriculture production of female and male marginal and small farm households increased and diversified IFM FFS in the Chittagong Hill Tracts;
- Implementation of the CHT 1997 peace Accord accelerated through further devolution of agriculture services to the Hill District Councils.
GOB: Baseline Study on Drug Addiction in Bangladesh under Department of Narcotics Control (DNC), Security Services Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, May-June 2017:
The objective of this assignments:
The study is targeted to understand the evolution and current status of drug addiction in Bangladesh. It is expected that the study will reveal a solid understanding of both demand and supply sides of the different drugs used in Bangladesh.
GoB-BTV: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Establishment of Full Fledged 06 (Six) TV Stations of Bangladesh Television, May-August 2017: The overall objective of this assignment is to carryout comprehensively environmental assessment in order to ensure that the process and outputs of environmental aspects have complied with the policies, guidelines and strategies of the Government of Bangladesh.
The specific objectives include:
- To carryout comprehensive environmental impact assessment study.
- To prepare environmental management and monitoring plan.
- To prepare the cost estimate for implementation, environmental management and monitoring plan.
Project Location: Mymensingh, Sylhet, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barisal
GoB-PPP: Transaction Advisory Services for Development of Shopping Complex-cum- Guest House on PPP Basis at Bangladesh Railway Land near Chittagong, Comilla and Khulna Stations, May 2015-June 2017: The objective of this assignment is to procure transaction related services for the project:
- To assess technical, commercial, financial, environmental and social viability for development of shopping complex-cum-gust houses on PPP basis at Bangladesh Railway Land near Khulna, Comilla and Chittagong Stations.
- Subject to a positive confirmation of the viability of the project as set out in paragraph (a) above. To develop procurement documents (transaction documents) to assist the Government in delivering the project on the basis of a PPP structure.
- To structure the project and suggest a commercial model in a manner which ensures:
- Participation of best available private sector participation in the bidding process;
- Financing of the capital cost by the concessionaire; and
- Optimizing the revenue potential of the project.
GoB-PPP: Consultancy Services for Provision of Public Private Partnership Transaction Advisory Services for Construction of Satellite Town with Multistoried Flat Building at Section-9, Mirpur, February 2014 (Ongoing): The objective of this assignment is to procure transaction related service:
- To assess technical, commercial, financial, environmental and social viability for development of affordable housing facilities at Mirpur on the basis of a PPP structure;
- Subject to a positive confirmation of the viability of the project as set out in paragraph (a) above;
- To assist the Government in delivering, designing and implementing the project on the basis of a PPP structure;
- To structure the project, develop a commercial model, assist in the bidding process and award of the project in a manner which ensures;
- Participation of best available private sector participation in the bidding process;
- Financing of the capital cost by the concessionaire; and
- Optimizing the revenue potential of the project.
GoB-IMED: Impact Evaluation of Rural Electrification Expansion Rajshahi Rangpur Division Program-1, February 2017 to June 2017: .
The objective of this assignment:
- To review whether procurement and installation of all types of machineries, equipments and materials are done as per specification in the sampled PBSs and provide reasons for any short fall.
- To examine whether the procurement process (invitation of tender, evaluation of tender, approval procedures, contract awards etc.) of the packages (goods, works and services) under this project was done following PPR'08. The consultant will be required to analyze these procurement related functions based on predetermined indicators.
- To review whether connection of electricity to the targeted consumers were done as per plan and scheduled time.
- To assess impact of electricity connection on improving the socio-economic condition of consumers and rural people as a whole and boosting up of economy of country in general.
- To carry out SWOT analysis to identify in-built strengths and probable opportunities as well internal weaknesses and external threats towards implementation of machineries, equipments and distribution of electricity to the consumers.
- To provide recommendations to reduce pilferage of electricity, wastage of connection and procedural time, increase of revenue collection and to identify the best practices for replication in other project areas.
EGCB/JICA - Management Consulting Services for Strengthening of O&M Personnel of Haripur 412 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant under New Haripur Power Plant Development Project at Haripur, Narayanganj (Construction of Haripur 360 MW CCPP and Associated Substation) - Contract No. F-43-EGCB/2014, January 2014 to June 2017: The services of the management consultant are to undertake the necessary conceptual study, design, management scheme and conducting of the job training (OJT) as well as the implementation of workshop and actual practice. The consultant is required to offer a comprehensive proposal to include the following:
- Review of implementation program SAPROF Report (for New Haripur Power Plant Development Project);
- Detailed Design of SBU Framework;
- Assist and guide EGCB operating personnel in O&M of Plant as per operation manual from OEM;
- Development of Optimal Plant Performance System;
- Development of Financial Management System and Accounting System;
- Assist EGCB regarding PPA and GSA for optimal operation;
- Development of Optimal Maintenance Management System;
- Capacity building for problem solving;
- Labour and personnel management; and
- Formulating and implementing transfer of knowledge and technology to Haripur 412 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant personnel and program for training of power station staff.
GoB-PPP: PPP Transaction Advisory Services for the Development of Jamalpur Economic Zone with Private Sector Participation Project, 04 October 2016 to April 2017. The objectives of this project is to establish an Economic Zone in Jamalpur District to attract foreign and local investment to industrialize the country for export promotion and to meet up the requirements of local areas that leads to employment generation and economic development of the country.
IRGDSL will provide the services as follows:
- Part A: Topography Survey of the Plot assigned for the Jamalpur Economic Zone Development Project, the road stretch abutting the site and other nearby important attributes.
- Part B: Soil Condition Survey of the Plot Assigned for the Jamalpur Economic Zone Development Project.
GoB-POCL: Consulting Services for Feasibility Study for Construction of Jet-A1 Pipeline from Pitolganj (near Kanchan Bridge) to KAD including Pumping Facilities: Topographic Survey and Soil and Geotechnical Investigation, November 2016 to February 2017: The objective is to ensure an effective, hazard free, reliable and cost effective method of transportation of Jet A-1 fuel from Pitolganj (near Kanchan Bridge) Depot (proposed) to KAD (approx. 16 Km).
Scope of Work:
- Carry out topographical survey along the selected pipeline route with GPS locations in 100 m intervals.
- Carry out geotechnical survey for all the proposed developments.
- Carry out Cadastral Survey along the proposed pipeline route.
- Pre-feasibility study and identification of most economical and shortest pipeline route options.
- Identification of the crossings encountered by the pipeline.
- Identify Land availability, Ownership Details, need of Land acquisition and Land utilization pattern.
- Provide an estimate for the land requirements associated with the construction of the pipeline, and assisting land acquisition related issues.
GOB-IMED: Impact Evaluation Study of the Project Electrification of 165 Nos. BOP of Border Guard of Bangladesh by Solar Power System, February 2016 to June 2016:
The specific objectives of this study are as follows:
- Review whether implementation of various components/activities has been achieved as per design and specification in the sampled areas;
- Examine whether the procurement process (Invitation of tender, evaluation of tender, approval procedures, Contract awards etc.) of the packages (goods, works and various services ) under this project was done following PPR-2008. The consultant will be required to analyze these procurement related functions based on pre-determined indicators;
- Identify in-built strengths and probable opportunities as well internal weaknesses and external threats towards implementation of the project activities.(SWOT);
- Review the resent functional status of major outputs in the sampled areas and reasons for any deviation and bottlenecks;
- Review whether procurement and installation of all types of machineries, equipment and materials are done as per specification in the sampled Solar Power Systems to a total 165 Nos. of BOP;
- Review whether connection of solar power system to the targeted rooms was done as per plan and schedule time;
- Assess impact of solar panel system connection on improving the socio-economic condition country in general;
- Assess smooth functioning of electronic ad Tele-communication equipment in the BOP/Camps;
- Enhance the capacity of BGB people because counterparts are getting better facilities or advantages from electrical resources and
- Provide recommendation for more cost-effective installation and use of solar panels and Tele-communication equipment and to identify the best practices for replication in other project areas.
Baseline Survey - Jamaica Coffee (WB Procurement # 1201428), December 2015 to May 2016: The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct a baseline survey of participant coffee smallholder producers in Jamaica. The study is targeted to establish baselines for project’s key indicators and other value chain specific indicators, as well as to provide basic information needed to define producer activities and support in the design of project activities.
IRGDSL is providing expert services in the following areas:
- Design survey methodology including sampling frame;
- Prepare survey instruments;
- Data analysis and generation of tables;
- Guide the local consultant in recruiting and training the field-survey team, conducting field survey, data checking, editing, coding, and entry in computer system;
- Data interpretation and preparation of reports;
- Presentation of report;
- Liaison and coordination with client and provide feedback.
Rajshahi City Corporation/GOB: Feasibility Study for Development of Different Important Roads of Rajshahi City (February 2016 to April 2016): The main objectives of the project are to improve the physical infrastructures especially roads and tertiary drains under developed area of Rajshahi City to harmonize the demand of increasing urbanization and improve the facilities of traffic and discharge capacity of the existing roads and drains, for environmental improvement of different area in Rajshahi City.
GoB-Petrobangla: Consultancy Services including Drilling of Core Wells and Testing of Core Samples for Feasibility Study for the Extraction of Coal Bed Methane at Jamalganj Coal Field and Training Services, June 2015 to August 2016: The main objective of the project is to carry out feasibility study for the extraction of coal bed methane (CBM) at Jamalganj coal field by drilling slim bore-hole and testing of the coal sample.
Broad Scope of Services for the Project:
- Consultancy services.
- Drilling and Testing Services.
- Overseas Training Services.
IFC: Suitable Weather-Index Insurance Products will be Developed for the Target Locations, Impact Evaluation of the "Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Security" Project: (Contract Package No. 1195928M001), July 2015 to August 2015:
This task will be done in collaboration between the IFC and Green Delta. The product development process will include analysis of underlying weather and crop data, product design, pricing, operational model, distribution model, reinsurance placement and setting up of other systems required for implementing the insurance product.
GoB-LGED: Environmental Assessment and Prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report of 11 (Eleven) Bridges, May 2015 to July 2015: The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out comprehensively environmental assessment in order to ensure that the process and outputs of environmental aspects have compiled with the policies, guidelines and strategies of the Government of Bangladesh. Specific objectives include:
- To carry out Environmental Assessment of different bridges at different district.
- To prepare an Environmental Assessment (EIA) Reports of different bridges.
GoB/IMED - Impact Evaluation of Ten Lakh Consumers Connection under Existing PBS Distribution System, December 2014 to April 2015: The objective of this assignment:
- To review whether procurement and installation of all types of machineries, equipment and materials are done as per specification in the sampled PBSs and provide reasons for any short fall;
- To examine whether the procurement process (invitation of tender, evaluation of tender, approval procedures, contract awards etc.) of the packages (goods, works and services) under this project was done following PPR-08. The consultant will be required to analyze these procurement related functions based on predetermined indicators;
- To review whether connection of electricity to the targeted consumers were done as per plan and scheduled time;
- To assess impact of electricity connection on improving the socio-economic condition of consumers and rural people as a whole and boosting up of economy of country in general;
- To carry out SWOT analysis to identify in-built strengths and probable opportunities as well internal weaknesses and external threats towards implementation of machineries, equipment and distribution of electricity to the consumers; and
- To provide recommendations to reduce pilferage of electricity, wastage of connection and procedural time, increase of revenue collection and to identify the best practices for replication in other project areas.
IFC: Conduct an Evaluation of the Field Activities of the Agri-SEED Program (Contract No. 7166552), April 2013-December 2015: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, creates opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by supporting private sector development, mobilizing capital, and providing advisory and risk mitigation services to businesses and governments.
South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) aims to create opportunities and improve lives. SEDF is managed by IFC, in partnership with the UK's Department for International Development and the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation. SEDF in collaboration with Supreme Seed Co. Ltd., ACI Seed Ltd, and Lal Teer Seed Co. Ltd have started interventions under the Agri-SEED Project to promote and deliver good quality, high yielding and stress tolerant seeds to increase the productivity and income of farmers in Bangladesh and thereby contributing to food security and rural livelihoods. There are 2 phases of the project and the Agri-Seed project has completed the first phase implementation as well as baseline and midline assessment of the project's interventions. Now, the project is starting the second phase implementation for which it wishes to conduct another set of evaluation of the interventions impact.
In Phase 1, the Agri-Seed project has conducted a baseline assessment with 625 mostly farmers and dealers to understand the context of the field without the interventions. Then it conducted a midline assessment with 296 control and treatment farmers to assess the outcome of the project's interventions jointly implemented with the seed companies, particularly at the farmer's level.
The SEDF funded Agri-SEED project (implemented by IFC) now wishes to conduct a baseline and endline assessment to evaluate the context and outcome of impacts of the interventions jointly implemented with seed companies in Bangladesh. IFC-SEDF is now seeking a local consulting firm/service provider to conduct the baseline survey and assessment to understand the context of the field before beginning of the interventions in the selected regions and an endline survey and assessment after interventions to assess the demonstration results of the interventions of various training and field activities conducted with farmers to give a comparison scenario of before and after interventions effect and also a forecasting trend of the outcome.
The survey evaluation will also include sample interviews with farmers to assess whether or not and to what extent how these project activities help improve their farming and their lives and also the approaches used in the project to reach and encourage farmers to adopt high yielding seed varieties.
IFC is procuring the services of Consultants that will assist in conducting the impact evaluation which will include baseline and end line survey, analysis of the findings and lessons learnt through the intervention.
UNDP: “The Study on Key Rights and Entitlements for Poor and Disadvantaged Citizens where the RTI Act can be Effective”, October 2013 to March 2015 (Contract No. ADM-250-2013-043).The overall objective of this study is to identify basic rights and entitlements in relation to which poor and disadvantaged citizens face challenges and identifying how RTI act can be used to address these challenges.
The specific objectives of this study are as follows:
- Identify poor and disadvantaged segments of society
- Identify general entitlements as citizens from UP and UZ levels
- Identify specific entitlements for poor and disadvantaged
- Identify gaps and challenges for the poor and disadvantaged faced for general entitlements
- Identify gaps and challenges the poor and disadvantages faced for specific entitlements
- Identify steps linked to RTI that can be used to address above challenges
- Identify the scope of activities of UP and UZP to overcome the situation
- Identify the scope of interventions of UZGP and UPGP to reduce the problem
Deprivation is an issue all over the country for many communities. This research will focus on inhabitants of the rural Union Parishad of selected Upazila. This study will mainly focus on the issues that could be addressed at UP/UZP level. It will cover health, education, security, social safety net programme and access to employment.
UNDP: Baseline Study on 13 Selected Public Services at District Administration, Upazila and Pourashava Level in Bangladesh/Baseline Study of E-Service System (NESS) under Access to Information (A2I) Programme (Contract No. ADM/250/27/2012), November 2012 to January 2015. The project has established service delivery at 64 District Headquarters and 4,579 Union Parishad. The newly designed National e-Service System (NESS) will primarily include the all 7 Divisions, 64 District Offices, 484 Upazilas, 314 Paurashavas and 9 City Corporations and all the Ministries and Directorate of the country. Nationwide, no research has been conducted on the state of public service delivery and citizens’ perspectives on public service delivery.
To address this shortcoming and to provide baseline data for the A2I 2 programme, this baseline study will provide information about the:
- perception of citizen's on public service delivery through a perception survey of beneficiaries
- current state of service delivery through a survey of public service institutions
Part of the quantitative data from the study (and subsequent follow-up surveys) will provide aggregated data for six outcome level indicators of the A2I 2 monitoring system. Qualitative information from the study will be used to monitor and track changes over time linked to the A2I 2 Programme.
UNDP: Socio-Economic Baseline Survey of the Smaller Ethnic Groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), [Ref. CHTDF-2013/PSC03], April 2013 to March 2014: The objective of the survey will be to provide information on the socio-economic conditions of the Lusai, Khumi, Kheyang, Chak, Pankhoa, Bawm, Tanchangya and Mro communities living in the CHT. This survey will provide benchmark information will guide and inform dialogue on policy issues at the institutional level involving national and regional institutions such as MoCHTA, CHTRC, HDC Upazila and Union Parishad and other development agencies.
To ensure the overall objective above, the survey will address the following:
- To assess the socio-economic conditions of the above mentioned ethnic groups including their education status; perception of the land management and ownership system, including the present land ownership situation; challenge facing the traditional economy, its transition and livelihood options. Propose suggestions and recommendations for possible interventions with clear guidelines;
- Identify the overall representation and participation of the small ethnic groups, including women from the respective communities in CHTDF, traditional and local government institutions, including CHTRC, HDC, as well as their interactions with the key institutions and provide appropriate recommendations to promote their participation and voice in development and governance;
- Identify the overall challenges facing the small ethnic groups including the management of food crises, barriers towards enrolment in institutions of higher education, status of basic services as well as recommendations for remedial interventions and a roadmap to improve the situation;
- Review and analyze the present development interventions scenario by the government and development partners and identify the main challenges;
- Disseminate the survey findings to the relevant institutions, development partners as well as donors to raise awareness and sensitize them to these issues.
UN WOMEN - External Market Analysis for Women Migrant Workers under Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration policy and its Application in Bangladesh (Contract No. IC/28/2013), December 2013 to May 2014: While the analysis of employment market is a necessity in order to plan a skilled workforce, the formal mechanisms for such an exercise are not fully in place and therefore, this initiative will be one of the first of its kind. The exercise needs to take into account the existing systems/ structures in place and suggest realistic improvements as well as potentials for replication. Therefore, the analysis will cover the following specific tasks:
- Prioritizing one country of destination on the basis of available data corresponding to the overseas employability and suitability for both individual woman worker as well as the national available resources;
- Identify methods and tools for data collection and analysis, research questions, scope and limitations of the methodology. This may include a reference to any method already developed and tested in similar exercises as good practice. The development of the methodology should be guided by the need to bring out information for future replication for other destination countries as well as decisions regarding needs for vocational trainings;
The market analysis should include but not limited to the following information:
- Current employment scenario in the destination country including opportunities for foreign workers by types of occupation;
- Information on salary structure and trends for next 2 years (pay projections, labour rights and protections, access to other services/benefits etc.);
- Entry and employment requirements for foreign workers;
- Current rules and regulations for migrant workers and common human rights practices for women in the country;
- Diagnosis of risks and vulnerabilities for women workers with regard to occupational safety and health, and other gender based vulnerabilities;
- Potential for matching with supply opportunities from Bangladesh
- Potential effects and implications within the stages of migration cycle;
- Summary and recommendations including a suggestion for formal mechanism to collect and preserve the information and future updating.
UN WOMEN: Mapping of Service Providers and Designing of a Comprehensive Program on Return and Reintegration of Women Migrant Workers from Bangladesh (Contract No. IC/04/2014), February 2014 to July 2014: The assignment is divided into 4 major components which are: (i) a section containing an assessment of the needs and potentials of the services required for designing such a scheme in the home country; (ii) the study will also need to list down the existing services available including the providers on a geographical setting (Dhaka and the divisional towns/areas prone to women migration); (iii) based on the information gathered in the first two sections, propose the design of a comprehensive package for re-integration and referral services for women migrant workers covering the various needs: business training, employment, psycho-social counselling, legal services, health and medical support. The proposed design framework should also contain an estimated costing for the proposed packages and the mechanisms to implement them; and (iv) develop standard operating procedures for the re-integration and referral services.
UNWOMEN: Budgetary Review on Addressing Violence against Women (VAW) of the 11 Ministries under the MGD Joint Program, March – August 2013: The main objectives of this analysis are to ensure appropriate and higher allocation of resources in the budget to mitigate VAW effectively and implementation of Domestic Violence [Protection & Prevention] Act 2010. Additionally the analysis would help in the following ways:
- Firstly, to understand how well VAW issues are addressed in the activities of these eleven ministries by analyzing the current policies, projects, programs and activities of these ministries. In this context all the activities of these eleven ministries will be analyzed to identify gaps and missed opportunities to address VAW prevention and mitigation and implementation of Domestic Violence [Protection & Prevention] Act 2010.
- Secondly, to make comprehensive recommendations on how the current interventions can support the leadership in the Ministries and build national capacity and commitment to define, cost and fund an integrated package of support services for women and girls who have experienced violence These benefits will be in terms of both prevention and mitigation of VAW and also providing support services for VAW survivors. The budgetary implications of these activities will also be identified.
- Finally, to make comprehensive recommendations on what additional activities can be undertaken and identify advocacy strategy for budgetary allocations in next two years.
DFID: Infrastructure in Bangladesh: Inputs for Project Design, February – June 2013:
- The objective of this contractual engagement is to gather and analyse information that will determine the scope and design of DFID’s infrastructure project under the growth and private sector pillar. Specifically, based on desktop research and fresh stakeholder observations, the consultants will recommend (a) which areas of infrastructure (from Section 1.4) are likely to attract the most investment; (b) be the most transformational for Bangladesh; (c) what role funds for feasibility studies and transaction advisory services can play in kick-starting the areas of infrastructure selected, and (d) what should be the approach to a public-private forum to steer the implementation of the specific infrastructure projects. In addition, the consultant will be required to make recommendations on how this project can maximise the benefit of the improved infrastructure to the poor, disabled and women, and foster integrated global planning.
- These recommendations will feed into the design of programming options which support an improved infrastructure in Bangladesh that leverage private funds for infrastructure projects.
- This project assumes – based on substantial previous analysis of Bangladesh and international examples – that providing infrastructure on a public-private partnership basis is an important key to solving Bangladesh’s infrastructure constraints, and that given the new mandate and political will behind the PPP Office that a PPP regulatory framework will be successfully implemented in Bangladesh. Therefore, it will not be the task of the consultants to challenge these basic assumptions. Rather within these parameters, the consultants will make recommendations on how to maximise the enabling political economy for infrastructure through PPPs, any related investment promotion issues for attracting private partners to PPPs, and maximising the positive impacts to businesses, the poor and other disadvantaged populations of PPP provision for infrastructure through the programme design. The consultants will use the definition of “PPPs” used by the PPP Office under the Prime Minister’s Office.
JICA: Study for the Study on the Agricultural Finance in Bangladesh, February – March 2013. The objective of the study is to: (1) review the donor funded agricultural credit program for the small, marginal farmers, share croppers and small-scale enterprises of agribusiness on the following issues: Objectives of program, Sponsors and target borrowers, Terms and conditions of relending to the MFI/BANKs and banks, Criteria for selecting the MFI/BANKs and banks, List of participating the MFI/BANKs and banks, Financial status of the program; (2) analyze financial sustainability of participating/candidate MFIs and banks in the credit program. The small scale enterprise is defined as the employee is less than fifty people.
GOB: Survey on Selected Tourism Activities of Bangladesh, November 2012 to June 2013. The main objective of the study is to capture reliable data from secondary sources and through conducting sample survey as a part of developing a pilot tourism satellite accounts for Bangladesh. The reference period would be the financial year 2010-11. The specific and detailed objectives of the study do not limit but include the following:
- To provide a coherent and credible set of tourism accounts that can also be compared internally across countries;
- To develop quantitative estimates of tourism value added, thus analyse the important of tourism in economy;
- To provide detailed information on employment in tourism industries and the role of tourism played in job creation for different type of workers;
- To estimate other variables necessary for the set of accounts.
GoB: Supervision and Monitoring Consultants of Auditorium Construction at Raipura Upazila, District Narsingdi, February 2012 to December 2013: The Terms of Reference (ToR) is intended to procure the proposed supervision and monitoring services for 18 months of Auditorium Construction at Raipura Upazila, District Narsingdi. The proposed consultant will assist Zila Parisad, Narsingdi to supervise and monitor ensuring compliance with the policies/guidelines of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB).
WB: Horizontal Learning Hub (SETU) – Moulvibazar District (Contract No. 7166079), March 2013 – September 2014: The objective of this assignment is to provide the support services necessary to facilitate leadership by the 67 union parishads and 5 pourashavas of the horizontal learning process in all of the 7 upazilas in the district of Moulvibazar.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 44 MW Chittagong EPZ – United Power Generation and Distribution Ltd. (Malancha Holdings Ltd.), Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 35 MW Dhaka EPZ – United Power Generation and Distribution Ltd. (Malancha Holdings Ltd.), Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 22 MW Tangail – Doreen Power Generations and Systems Ltd., Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 22 MW Narshingdi – Doreen Power Generations and Systems Ltd., Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 22 MW Feni – Doreen Power Generations and Systems Ltd., Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 22 MW Barabkunda, Chittagong – Regent Power Ltd., Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB/IPFF(BB): Environmental Assessment of 11 MW Mohipal, Feni – Doreen Power House and Technologies Ltd., Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project Cell, Bangladesh Bank, Package S19A (C1), July 2012 to December 2013: The purpose of consultancy service is to provide guidance to the investor to prepare EIA in compliance to WB and DOE requirements and ensure the effective implementation of EMP.
WB: Horizontal Learning Hub (SETU) – Tangail District (Contract No. 7166080), March 2013 – September 2014: The objective of this assignment is to provide the support services necessary to facilitate leadership by the 107 union parishads and 9 pourashavas of the horizontal learning process in all of the 12 upazilas in the district of Tangail.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC): Feasibility Study for Widening and Improvement of the Road from Rajshahi Kalpana Hall to Talaimari More, September 2013 to January 2014. The major objective of this study is to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed improvement and capacity enhancement of the existing “Rajshahi Kalpana Cinema Hall to Talaimari More” road from existing 2-lane traffic capacity to a 4-lane capacity for meeting the growing current and future demand for transports. The current study, however, includes estimating potential benefits and costs of the project, calculating net present value of the proposed infrastructure investment, and estimating the Internal Rate of Return for the proposed investment.
UNDP: Evaluation of Village Court Performance at Beneficiaries End, August 2013 to March 2014 (Contract No. ADM-250-2013-032). The overall objective of the project is to improve access to justice for disadvantaged and marginalized groups and enhance human rights systems and processes in Bangladesh. The specific objectives are:
- To empower women, the poor and disadvantaged groups to seek remedies for injustices, and to enable justice institutions to be responsive to claims;
- To promote and protect human rights security through a human rights-based approach to development in programming and delivery;
- To empower citizens to resolve their disputes at the local level in an expeditious, transparent and affordable manner; and
- To strengthen local government institutions to be responsive to local needs and offer appropriate legal service through well functioning Village Courts.
UNDP: Capacity Assessment of the Economic Relations Division (ERD), Government of Bangladesh, May 2013 to December 2013: The goal of this assignment is to improve aid effectiveness in Bangladesh to ensure that foreign assistance contributes effectively and efficiently to the country’s socio-economic development and yields maximum benefits in line with national priorities.
The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen aid mobilization, coordination and management capacities of the Economic Relations Division (ERD). In this regard, the assessment and its expected results are meant to raise awareness in ERD about the need for change and to enable the Government to decide on the scope and modalities of the capacity development programme, as well as to enable Development Partners to decide on the scope and modalities of their support.
FAO: Crop Yield with Cost-Benefit Analysis and Economic Impact on Mechanization Equipment and Irrigation Structures of Crops Beneficiaries in SIDR-Affected Areas, Contract UTF/DGD/040/BGD, November 2012 to December 2012. Objective of the study is to assess the crop yield occurred due to providing seed and fertilizer support from ECRRP project. The study will also assess the economic performance of the mechanization equipment and irrigation structures provided by the project. Study is done thorough field survey and investigation in 13 SIDR affected Upazila of the southern part of Bangladesh.
UNDP: Evaluating Village Court Performance at Beneficiaries End, February 2012 to December 2012 (Contract No. ADM/250/01/2012). In order to ensure access to justice and facilitate social justice to the poor and vulnerable people, Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has been implementing a project titled “Activating Village Court in Bangladesh” with the financial and technical support from EC and UNDP Bangladesh. The aim of the project is to provide support to the local level justice system through Activating Village Courts in 500 Union Parishads (UPs) of the country. This is a five year project which started from January 2009. The project contracted partner NGOs for field level implementation to support LGD. Mainly they are conducting awareness program and supporting the beneficiaries and service providers to achieve the target of the project. By this time 4 NGOs have been contracted to carry out works at four divisions. There are four technical components; Review of Legal Framework, Capacity Development, Advocacy and Communication, and Monitoring & Evaluation gas been working to reach the objective of the project. Many planned activities under the above mentioned components have already been completed. Draft review report on Village Court Legal Framework has been prepared and policy advocacy has initiated for necessary amendments and is waiting for approval by the lawmakers. Under the project, village courts have been providing an accessible and economical local level judicial service for the people.
FAO: Baseline Survey and Need Assessment of Crops Beneficiaries in SIDR-Affected Areas, Contract No. FAOBGD2012-029, January 2012 to December 2012 : The overall objective of the Social Assessment and Need Assessment of the target communities is to understand the social make-up of the assisted communities and the needs of the farmers, 3 years after cyclone SIDR affected the region. These surveys will focus on income, expenditure, employment, education, skills, living standards, assets, and other socio-economic and cultural aspects (gender issues, religious) prevailing in the targeted communities. The crops Baseline Survey of the crops beneficiaries is to assess the baseline situation of project beneficiaries from the crops sub-component (horticulture, cereal crops, mechanization/irrigation groups), in addition to clarify the ownership, experience in cultivating various improved cereals and horticulture crops, women in horticulture and the utilization of improved agriculture technologies, irrigation and mechanization will also need to be assessed.
WB –GoB: Implementation of Uniform Financial Management System (UFMS) under Rural Transport Improvement Project (RTIP), Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, October 2011 to December 2011: The overall objective of these consultancy services is to help the LGED to rapidly complete testing, limited enhancement and RTIP-centered training, and (if satisfactory to that stage) then roll-out and implementation of the UFMS as its standard ‘project-FM’ software LGED-wide for the time being, inclusive of necessary user training/re-training, implementation support and limited HQ-level capacity building for sustainable UFMS system support and administration henceforth.
WB: Undertake Final Survey and Policy Development Regarding the Functioning of Union Parishads under Local Governance Support Project (LGSP) [Contract Package No. S-4501], April 2011 to September 2011: The objective of the survey is to measure the status of current functioning of UPs, as well as regarding the accountability and responsiveness of UPs to their citizens at the end of project period, to evaluate the project (LGSP) and to prepare a baseline for the LGSP's successor project (LGSP-Il).
The study will be implemented through sample survey. The UP sample will include three types of UPs: UPs that were part of a pilot Sirajganj Local Governance Development-Fund Project (LGSP-LIC); UPs that are part of third year LGSP implementation; and UPs that are part of fourth year LGSP implementation.
E&Y, India: Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) under Roads and Highways Department (RHD) of Bangladesh, May 2011 to June 2011:The objective of PETS/SR is to establish the credibility of the reform process being implemented in the highways sector by the MoC and RHD and thereby building a basis for future investment in the sector by the GoB and development partners.
It will take form of the following steps:
- Developing and applying a PETS/SR methodology designed for the roads sector;
- Using the methodology, provide as objective as possible an assessment of the adequacy, appropriateness, and effectiveness of the highways maintenance and development spending;
- Assess whether the targets established for the pilots in the Comilla circle and Dhaka-Chittagong corridor have been achieved;
- Recommend further measures to be taken by the MoC and RHD, including measures that can be supported by SPEMP, to strengthen service delivery and improve governance within the highways sector and to improve allocation and execution of highways development and maintenance funds. In particular, the recommendations should suggest ways of integrating the analysis of recurrent and development budgets in the sector, specifically the disbursement of funds for maintenance from the revenue budget and for investment from the development budget;
- Recommend how accountability mechanisms could or should be improved in the sector, including measures to institutionalize PETS/SR and other monitoring and evaluation processes as permanent features of highways management;
- Review and assess the possible roles a Road Fund and Road Agency could play in strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the highways development and maintenance spending and governance of the sector.
EC: Defining Health Financing Options in the Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme (HNPSP), Bangladesh, 2009 to 2011:The global objective of the is to provide support to identify pilots projects for scaling up and develop innovative models for health financing, which are ready to be tested in pilot projects. The specific objectives are:
- Provide the Government-Donor-Task-Group on Health Financing and / or the donor group in the health sector with high quality analytical and advisory work on health financing issues.
- Contribute to developing or adapting the strategies of planned or ongoing pilot projects and to drafting health-financing strategies for the time after the end of HNPSP.
- Deliver relevant messages on health financing issues to various levels (national, district, sub-district) of the public health service in response to requests by the above mentioned task group or by relevant donor groups.
Mid-Term Review (MTR) of Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP) [Credit No. 4475 BD], Quality Component-Related Activities, May 2011 to June 2011:The objectives of the Mid-Term Review are:
- To assess the overall implementation progress towards achieving the project development objectives;
- To undertake rapid assessment of PMT implementation modality;
- To review the overall and component-wise implementation arrangements; and
- To make recommendations based on lessons learnt.
Mid Term Review (MTR) Report of Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP), [Credit No. 4475 BD], Access Component, May 2011 to June 2011:The major objectives of the Mid-Term Review are:
- assess the overall implementation progress towards achieving the project development objective ;
- undertake rapid assessment of PMT implementation modality;
- review overall and component wise implementation arrangements and
- make recommendations based on the lessons learnt.
IFC: IP Materials and Financial Analysis, Bangladesh, October 2009 January 2010:The objective of this activity will be to identify rates that should be charged for the rental of land and space in standard factory buildings that reflect the following:
- Actual costs – the Consultant will undertake an analysis of the true cost structure of Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA), both at headquarters and at each of the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) sites to determine which rate would allow BEPZA to cover its costs and which rate would yield a profit.
- Market costs – the Consultant will perform a benchmark of comparable economic zone rental costs in competitor countries to include Vietnam, Thailand, India and China and two to four more countries, as well as comparable costs of land and industrial buildings for rent in Bangladesh. A range of land and building rental rates will be identified that represent what the market will bear for similar rates in each of Bangladesh’s EPZs.
WB: Qualitative Evaluation of Reaching Out of School Children (ROSC) Project (Package – S-8.1), January 2010 to October 2010:The objective of the qualitative evaluation is to assess effectiveness of the delivery of services and products to ROSC student. This will include the assessment of how each agency (LC/SMC, ESP, ERP, UEO, Sonali Bank and ROSCU/DPE) implemented agreed roles and responsibilities in both the Grant only and Grand and Allowance modalities of ROSC project.
WB: Implementation of Immediate Action Plan of Power Sector Financial Restructuring and Recovery Plan, 2008: Power Sector Development Technical Assistance Project is being undertaken to evaluate the programs and performance of BPDB, DESA, and DESCO; set the functions and roles of the these organizations in the changed environment of Bangladesh power sector reform and restructuring, and determine the relationship and cooperation among these organizations and other electricity entities focusing commercial outlook in the light of sustainability.