Ongoing Projects

GIZ: Conduct Baseline Study for Urban Management of Internal Migration due to Climate Change (UMIMCC) for City Corporation and Municipality funded by GIZ (Contract No. 83300233), January 2019 to ongoing:

The overall objective of the survey is to collect baseline data on the existing situation of poor community, climate migrants of selected hotspots that would be used to understand changes in the situation in future. This will also help to develop a detailed M&E framework based on the outcome of this survey.

Specific Objectives

  • To gather information from the communities regarding livelihood assets and strategy, vulnerability context, accessibility of social services, policy gaps etc;
  • To collect data on entitled persons are registered with the social security system;
  • To prepare profile on the living conditions and possible livelihood options for urban vulnerable poor and migrants and EU-Returnees;
  • To prepare a database on Linkages with the community people to financing institutions;
  • Analyze the role of Community Development Committees (CDCs) to bundle the voices of the urban poor and to link them to the advocacy platforms and to claim access to social service;
  • Analyze the living conditions, needs and existing capacities of climate migrants, host communities and EU-returnees;
  • Identify the financing sources such as micro-credits and grants for the community people;
  • To design data collection methodologies for all project indicators include setting criteria, defining key aspects and developing data collection tools;
  • To collect, analyze and present baseline data for project indicators; and
  • All data should be gender disaggregated as well as climate internal migrants, and EU returnees disaggregated.

GOB-IMED: Impact Evaluation of the Study "4-Laning of Dhaka-Chittagong Highway Project (Daudkandi-Chittagong Section) (3rd Revised)", 2018 to ongoing:

Objective of the assignments.

  • To increase efficiency of road transport through upgrading of Dhaka-Chittagong Highway (Daudkandi-Chittagong section) from 2-lane to 4-lane;
  • To develop an adequate and efficient transport system between capital Dhaka and commercial port city Chittagong to enhance economic development for expansion and integration of markets and growth of international trade;
  • To ensure substantial economic and social developments to south-eastern region in particular aim devoted to the generation of employment, creation of improved facilities for trade and commerce, promotion of social integration and development of tourism industry which will assist the overall socio-economic development to reduce the poverty of the country and
  • To ensure the road safety measures.

GOB-IMED: In-depth Monitoring of the Project "National Power Transmission Network Development Project (1st Revised)", 2018 to ongoing:

Objective of the assignments.

  • Evacuate power from the proposed 225 MW Power plant at Sikalbaha.;
  • Provide reliable Power to Chattogram City through Rampur and Sikalbaha;
  • Meet the growing load demand of the areas under the proposed new 132/33 kV Substations at Agrabad (Chattorram); Chauddagram, Ramganj, Bhaoluka (Mymensingh), Baroiarhat (Chattoram), Benapol, Shariatpur, Barishal-(N) Mahasthangarh (Bogura), Jaldhaka (Nilfamari) and Rajshahi-2 and
  • Relieve the existing sub-stations adjacent to the new eleven substations.

GOB-IMED: Impact Evaluation Study of the Project on Creation of Employment and Self-employment Opportunities for Unemployed Youths in 07 Districts of North Bengal (2nd Revised), 2018 to ongoing:

Objective of the assignments.

  • To establish dairy farms for increasing dairy products for employment and self-employment of the unemployed youth;
  • To Create employment and self- employment opportunities through beef fattening;
  • To involve the young people in community development activities;
  • To reduce the poverty in North Bengal for ensuring sustainable livelihood and
  • To Mobilize the resources in the project areas.

JICA-GOB:3rd Performance Assessment Survey of Upazila Parishad under Upazila Governance and Development Project (UGDP), Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, November 2018 to ongoing:

Objectives of the study.

The objectives of the performance assessment survey of Upazila Parishads (the Work) are to collect data of performance indicators for conducting performance assessment of all Upazila Parishads and rank according to the performance scores.

The Contractor will form the Survey Team, which will work under the supervision of PMU. The Survey Team will be responsible for collecting and analysing the data of performance indicators in order to assess the performance of Upazila Parishads and prepare report.

GOB-BPDB: Supervision of sub-station construction and renovation works of power distribution system development project, Cumilla Zone, BPDB, Cumilla, 2018 to ongoing:

Objective of the assignments.

  • Length of line may be included beyond the town area. Actual length of existing lines is to be surveyed which would be determined by BPDB after award of contract;
  • The geographical location of the distribution lines and sub-stations are to determine by Project Office and approved by Design & Inspection-II BPDB after award of contract;
  • Detail survey, design and drawing of SCADA System for distribution network (33/11 KV GIS, AIS Sub-Station & 33KV, 11KV lines) including the new Sub-Stations and Line (33/11 KV GIS/AIS Sub-Station & 33 KV, 11 KV lines) under this project and coordination with grid sub station of Cumilla Zone;
  • Any other scopes felt essential by the Project Director of successful complement of the project and
  • Volume of work may vary depending on Revised DPP.

GOB-LGED: Conducting Techno-economic Feasibility of 15 Bridges over Different Rivers at Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Narayanganj, Tangail and Gazipur Districts (Package No. 66), April 2018 to ongoing:

Objectives of the study.

The objectives of the study is to collect techno-economic information of primary selected 15 Bridges over Different River at Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Narayanganj, Tangail and Gazipur Districts (Package No. 66) to fulfill all technical requirement.

BEPZA-GoB : Preparation and Submission of a High Quality Environment Friendly Master Plan for the "BEPZA Economic Zone" Project Consulting Various Upcoming Issues Like Cost Effective Use of Wealth, Energy, Water and Other Utilities at Shadhur Char and Pirer Char Mouza under Mirsarai, Chittagong, November 2017 to ongoing:

The objective of this assignments:

  • Preparation and submission of a Master Plan in 2D and 3D Visualization Format and Physical Model of about 1150 acres of land at Mirsarai for the proposed "BEPZA Economic Zone" Project considering socio-economic and environment friendly use of natural resources at Shadhur Char and Pirer Char Mouza under Mirsarai, Chittagong;
  • Conducting Feasibility Study with cost estimate of the various Project infrastructures identified in the Master Plan.

Feasibility Study for Conservation and Development of Natural Water Bodies in Rajshahi City under Rajshahi City Corporation, September 2017 (Ongoing):

The objective of this assignments:

The broad objective of the study is to present the technical feasibility and economic viability of the conservation and development project of 18 natural water bodies of Rajshahi City Corporation. This has been completed by way of a thorough investigation of the available data, comprehensive studies of environmental and social impacts, and detailed evaluation the development plans.

WB-BREB: Baseline Survey for the Impact Evaluation of the Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution Project, Administered by the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB), May 2017 (Ongoing):

The objective of this assignments:

The purpose of this consultancy is to manage all aspects of the baseline household, community, and firm/business survey. These consultant activities include data collection, entry, analysis and management and will produce a key component of the prospective impact evaluation of infrastructure investments made in select rural areas of Bangladesh and overseen by Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB).

IFC: Impact Evaluation of the "Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Security" Project, March 2015 (Ongoing): The Project is divided into two phases, a Pilot Phase from February 2015 to August 2016 and a Scale-up Phase from September 2016 to December 2018. As the Scale-up Phase is dependent on the outcomes of the Pilot phase, a contract will be offered to the winning firm from February 2015 to December 2016 to conduct baseline assessments and a rapid midline assessment at the end of Phase 1 of the project.

Key Stakeholders

IFC's Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Security project is expected to address the issues highlighted above through effectively delivering CSA interventions. IFC will implement the project in collaboration with a number of stakeholders, namely:

  • Ministry of Environment and Forests-PPCR Focal Ministry;
  • IFC Project design, management, quality control, resource mobilization;
  • Lead Firms-Agribusiness clients that will lead implementation of activities under cooperation agreement with the IFC;
  • Technical Service Provider-Provide technical guidance, inform decisions, execute project activities, report on accomplishments, and administer project funds related to specific project activities; and
  • Evaluation Agency-Conduct baseline, mid line and end line assessments.

Brief Project Description

The overall goal of the project is to increase farmer and agribusiness firm revenues through the adoption of climate smart agribusiness technologies and practices.

Key Results of the Project

The project is expected to reach 75,000 farmers (7,500 in Pilot Phase and 67,500 in Scale-Up Phase), of which:

7,500 are women farmers
45,000 farmers will have adopted CS Agri practices (4,500 are women)
30,000 farmers (men and women) will be exposed to an ICT-based early warning system.

The overall project impact targets are to increase cropping intensity by 150%; increase lead firm revenue by 13%; increase farmers crop yield by 20%; translating to farmer revenue increase by 15%.

Key Components of the Project

Component-1: Capacity building of LFs to better cope with climate change risks in the supply chain.
Component-2: Capacity building of farmers to better cope with climate change induced production risks.
Component-3: Financial Instruments for Climate Risk Management

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