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Name: Nepal-National Multi-Tier Framework Energy Access Household Energy Survey

Year: Current-Ongoing Location: Nepal Client: The World Bank

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) – World Bank, in consultation with multiple development partners has developed the Multi-tier Framework (MTF) for 15 countries including Nepal to monitor and evaluate energy by following a multidimensional approach. As a starting point, ESMAP-World Bank, in collaboration with SE4ALL, will carry out household surveys in these 15 countries to establish each country’s baseline towards measuring progress towards the universal energy access goals. Moreover, the survey in Nepal, will also focus on conducting Enterprise surveys to examine the impact of increased hours of electricity supply and reliability on manufacturing firms in terms of productivity, profitability, and competitiveness on the world market. Further, the final component of the MTF survey would be to conduct an assessment of the current technical, financial, and economical status of mini/micro-grid operation in Nepal. The MTF survey will be spread across around 6,300 households, 800 business establishment and 400-500 mini/micro grid operators across Nepal.

Name: Willingness to Pay (WtP) Survey for Better Quality Electricity Service

Year: Current-Completed Location: Nepal Client: WSP/CPCS Canada

The study is funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (which is a US government agency that provides assistance to other countries' development projects) in partnership with the Government of Nepal (OMCN), and is being carried out by CPCS/WSP, a Canadian company. The main purpose of this survey is to: (1) assess the potential economic benefit of the incremental value of  utilizing additional energy at a lower cost per unit of service in place of alternative energy sources; (2) Assess the willingness of households and businesses to pay more than they are currently paying for a supply of electrical energy with fewer scheduled and unscheduled outages and more stable voltage. The survey is designed in a suitable manner to calculate for each targeted group its WtP for improved quality of power supply with regards to availability; range of fluctuation of quality; predictability of power supply interruption.The survey is spread across 2300 households and 600 businesses across Nepal.

Name of assignment: TA-8173 NEP: Development of Municipal Administration and Revenue Administration System (MARS)

Year: Current-Ongoing Location: Nepal Client: ADB

In association with Compunication Oye, MARS is envisaged to provide access to citizens through its website for information on various services details, making payments and lodging complaints in reference to Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Online Payment gateway will be integrated with the system to enable online payments. A fully integrated MARS will improve municipal decision making processes, provide better level of services to the citizens and enhance transparency, accountability and inclusiveness, through provision of relevant, accurate and up-to-date data and information at all levelsThe system constitutes of nine main components; Financial Management System (FMS), Budgeting Monitoring and Planning System, Revenue Management System (RMS), Citizens Interface System (CIS), Human Resources Management System (HRMS, Office Management System (OMS), Decision Support System (DSS) and MIS Reports.

Name of assignment: Nepal Inclusive Governance Survey

Year: 2016 Location: Nepal Client: NORC

USAID, through a contract with NORC, planned on a Nepal Inclusive Governance Project (IGP) Survey with the objective of developing bottom-up indicators to assist in tracking USAID/Nepal’s progress on Development Objective (DO) 1, More Inclusive and Effective Governance, as part of its Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), FY 2014-2019. The nation-wide IGP Survey plays an important role in providing information for USAID’s comprehensive 2014 Performance Management Plan (PMP), reflecting the CDCS. The survey is spread across all the development regions and includes 2,000 households and representatives across Nepal.

Name of assignment: Evaluation of the “Promoting Climate Resilient Agribusiness Project (Nepal)”

Year: Current-Ongoing Location: Nepal Client: IFC

Climate Change is expected to affect agricultural productivity and based on weighted average score of critical factors such as vulnerability to climate change, importance to economy, level of interest among private sector actors and ease of partnership with producers; three crops - rice, maize and sugarcane were selected to be the focus of IFC’s advisory intervention. The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the project’s strategic relevance, effectiveness, impact, long-term sustainability, IFC role and contribution and efficiency. The evaluation will be a quasi-experimental design (that is there will be a set of identified treatment farmers for whom a set of similar (comparison) farmers will be selected based on certain criteria. The assignment includes monitoring a sample (panel) of 3,000 farming households across the 3 crops for a period of 4 years.