February 21, 2017
SECOND STATE STATISTICAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Loan No. 4867-RU
Development of the methodology of forming the statistical base for the calculation of indicators of income inequality and poverty on the basis of harmonization of the program for the sample household income survey with the program for European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey.
The Russian Federation has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second State Statistical System Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for developing the methodology of forming the statistical base for the calculation of indicators of income inequality and poverty on the basis of harmonization of the program for the sample household income survey with the program for European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey.
The Consultant should:
- determine necessary conditions for harmonization of statistical data obtained through Russian sample survey of household income (hereinafter, national household income survey) with the EU-SILC program.
With this purpose it is necessary to carry out the analyses of:
- the main specifications of the national survey: reporting periods, variables obtained through survey and from administrative sources; precision parameters for estimating average annual values; methods and procedures for obtaining estimators for general population; setting limits for imputation of missing data;
- the principles of the operationalization of variables in the national survey questionnaires (their content and level of details);
- the efficiency of national survey data processing procedures: data revision methods (comparative efficiencies of micro and macro revisions; procedures for tracking coding of complex classifications, etc.);
- the quality of statistical data compiled on the basis of the national survey using the quality criteria set by Eurostat for EU-SILC (relevance, accuracy and reliability, accessibility and clarity, coherence and comparability );
- ensure standardization of statistical data obtained through the national survey by constructing equivalents with the program of EU-SILC in terms of concepts, classifications, algorithms and indicators used for creating empirical base for calculating indicators of inequality and poverty;
- propose approaches to the harmonization of the national survey methods with the purpose to compile indicators of inequality and poverty (including the use of a longitudinal component);
- justify the most rational conditions for further harmonization in view of the available technologies and current economic situation.
An estimated duration of the assignment is 8 months.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis Foundation appointed as Project Implementation Unit of the Second State Statistical System Development Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The shortlisting criteria are:
- The Consultant shall be an independent company with sufficient knowledge in the area of Russian social statistics, methodology and practices of conducting national surveys of population and households;
- The Consultant shall have experience in participating in consulting projects related to the modernization of the general government sector in the Russian Federation and/or other countries with transition economies;
- The Consultant shall have sufficient material and technological resources to fulfill this assignment within the indicated time frame.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010
(“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
Consultants may submit their Expressions of Interest as an individual firm or in association in the form of a joint venture or subconsultancy. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire assignment. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS (Quality- and Cost-Based Selection) method set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, published in May 2004.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by March 16, 2017
Bureau of Economic Analysis Foundation
Attn: Mr. Sergey Kirnos, Head of Procurement Department
27, bld. 3, Zoubovsky blvd.,
Moscow 119021, Russia
Tel: (+7 495) 937-67-50
Fax: (+7 495) 937-67-53