(Contract) Mid-line Study for Cities Alliance Country Programme in Burkina Faso



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Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Burkina Faso


The scope of the consultancy is to collect a midline for those cities which are focus of the Burkina Faso Country Programme and included in the initial baseline study. The end-line will be gathered in reference to the set of indicators contained in Tier II of the Cities Alliance Results Chain.
As part of the Burkina Faso M&E plan, the Cities Alliance seek to hire a consultant entity to work with the CA Secretariat and the Country Programme team to carry out a mid-line study for the Burkina Faso Country Programme now that a first set of activities is coming to a closure. An initial baseline study was completed within the first quarter of 2014 and defined the status of the indicators that are used to assess achievement of the Cities Alliance core objectives and evaluate the programme outcomes. The objective of this mid--line study is to update the initial baseline and measure the progress achieved to date.
A. Inception Report. The consultant will develop a detailed inception report outlining approach and methodology for each of the indicator, data sources for desk and field work, tools and relevant locations for field work, detailed implementation plan consistent with the overall timeline included in this TOR. Time inputs (estimated): 5 days B. Final Report. The final report shall cover four major aspects: (a) description of the methodology adopted and of any variation form the inception report (what and how data were collected, samples, reliability of data, control groups etc.); (b) summary of findings with midlines for the list indicators (listed in Annex A) (c) lesson learnt and recommendations for next data gathering; (d) relevant annexes such as list of communities/locations surveyed and sampled, references for secondary documents, full raw data sets etc. The final report will be initially submitted in a draft form and finalized following a two-week comment period. Time inputs (estimated): 15 days – inclusive of field work ? Restrictions: Final report should not exceed 20 page lengths (excluding Annexes) and be provided either in French or in English.
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