REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI)
Impact Evaluation of the KALAHI-CIDSS in the Philippines: Midterm Survey – Quantitative Component
The KALAHI-CIDSS is a project implemented by the Government of the Philippines with financial support from the World Bank. Similar to other Community Driven Development (CDD) projects, KALAHI provides resources for barangays (communities) to choose and design initiatives (subprojects) that they believe would address their most pressing needs. Then, barangays implementing these subprojects gain a sense of ownership over the development initiative. Based on community expression of their perceived needs and the necessary community participation to meet those needs, the approach is appealing.
As part of the need to evaluate KALAHI and its approach, the project carefully implemented a baseline survey in the fall of 2003. The sample for the survey was designed to address the problem of assessing project impact by developing a control group of municipalities not participating in the project with similar characteristics to a sample of KALAHI municipalities.
Given the project’s emphasis on social capital, empowerment and governance, both a quantitative and a qualitative survey were implemented. The quantitative survey was fielded in four provinces of the Philippines. In each province, two treatment and two control municipalities were selected. Overall, the sample includes 2,400 households in 132 Barangays. The qualitative sample selected two provinces, with one treatment and one control municipality per province. In each municipality, data was collected in 5 Barangays. All those Barangays were included in the quantitative survey.
The objective of this consultancy will be to go back to the same 2,400 households to collect the quantitative data. Specifically, the consultants will have to:
1. Collect the quantitative data on the same 2,400 households.
2. Input and clean the data.
3. Prepare a final report.
The consultancy will last 4 months from mid-September 2006 to January 2007. Specifically, for comparability with previous round of data collection, the data will have to be collected in October – November 2006.
The World Bank now invites eligible consultancy firms/research institutes to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants 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.). Consultancy firms/research institutes with complementary set of skills and experiences are encouraged to express their interest as a consortium.
The consultants will be selected under a Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualification (CQS) method (provision 3.7 in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines for the Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004).
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours [0900 to 1700 hours Manila Time].
Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address below by September 1, 2006 by 23:00 h Manila Time. Electronic version of the EOI is preferred.
Mr. Andrew Parker
Attention: Ms. Lourdes Anducta
World Bank Office Manila
23/F The Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Fax: +63 2 637 5870