The Development through Local Indicators and Vulnerability Exposure Database (DevLIVE+) is a system and a tool that is used to collect, organize, visualize and manage baseline data and information on the household, building structures and production areas for monitoring access to and delivery of basic services, assessing vulnerabilities and exposures to hazards and risks, and creating development pathways toward sustainable and progressive communities. It was developed as an expansion of the Climate and Disaster Exposure Database (ClimEx.db) from the United Nations Development Programme, Australian Government, and Climate Change Commission’s Resilience and Preparedness toward Inclusive Development (RAPID) program which is focused as an exposure database.
The DevLIVE+ generates socio-demographic profiles, not only at the municipal or barangay level, but up to the household level. It also provides disaggregated data by sex, age, work, educational attainment, or spatial location through charts, lists or even map locations that would facilitate analysis in crafting the local land use and development plans. Considering that significant socio economic indicators can be captured related to access to basic services among others, local decision makers have found the tool essential in resource allocation, prioritization of barangays and delivery of services, or justify their programs, projects and activities using the DevLIVE+ to improve the conditions of communities who are either most vulnerable, left behind, or lacking in access to government services.
Originally designed to assess risks and exposure of households to natural hazards, the DevLIVE+ was further enhanced and expanded to collect data on non-residential structures i.e. commercial, institutional and industrial, and agricultural production areas i.e. livestock, poultry and fishing which are significant information to the exposure database of an LGU. The DevLIVE+ is implemented for a detailed evaluation of potential risks in an automated manner, which would significantly enhance development of future local plans and programs.
Furthering its applications, localized Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators i.e. poverty incidence, unemployment rate and presence of informal settlers among others could easily be monitored. Decision makers could now have a tangible data and statistics to further track and provide appropriate solutions to this SDG indicators. Because the system uses open source software, and data visualization tools, it is flexible enough to accommodate the needs and priorities of the local government units (LGUs) and agencies, by simply making adjustments in the data gathering tool, and writing the analytics.
This innovation requires an upgrade to the system to further expand the utility of the DevLIVE+. This engagement is expected to enhance the current DevLIVE+ indicators, field protocols and its accompanying manuals based on the following aspects:
i. Alignment with the applicable requirements in formulating local land use and development plans;
ii. Localization of the appropriate indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals;
iii. Integration with relevant dashboards and databases from government agencies; and
iv. Utility in local service delivery and monitoring.
The main outcome of the proposed intervention is the enhanced capacities of the local decision makers in crafting sound and data driven plans, policies and programs, in providing and prioritizing services to be offered, and in monitoring status and progress of local indicators, through an effective, accurate and reliable data collection and visualization tool. While there may be numerous factors that would significantly contribute to achieve the targeted outcome, this intervention will focus on the DevLIVE+ as a system that is implemented and sustained by a local government unit to further increase their decision-making skills.
This initiative will also contribute to the achievement of the Country Investment Facility – Leapfrogging Service Delivery’s objectives on prototyping innovative solutions to facilitate service delivery and in local planning as well as on the digital monitoring and mapping of localized SDG indictors.
Duration of Work, Duty Station, and Travel
To undertake the tasks, procedures, and expected outputs, the Consultant shall be engaged for 90 man-days for six months. This should also include a total of 15 man-days site visits (inclusive of travel time) for the Mindanao leg (covering the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology in Lanao del Norte and 3 LGUs in Lanao del Sur) and Eastern Visayas leg (covering the 2 LGUs from each of the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Biliran) for the consultation with pilot users of the system. Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted. The target start-of-work date is December 16, 2019 and the expected completion date is June 15, 2020.
The position will be based in Manila to allow accessibility and availability for discussions and reporting on progress of activities as may be required by the UNDP. Though the consultant will not be required to report regularly at the Country Office, but shall agree with the UNDP I&P Outcome Lead on a regular schedule to report on status and provide feedback on the outputs.
Travel expenses during field works and monitoring visits as well as materials and related costs for the engagement shall be borne by the Consultant.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Consultant should send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all costs components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs (i.e., transportation/travel to and from residence for meetings within Metro Manila, supplies and materials, communications, etc.) to be incurred by the Consultant in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed upon between the Consultant and UNDP. Travel shall be included in the financial proposal.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be reviewed and certified by the Outcome Lead, I&P Team, UNDP prior to release of payments.
20% Upon submission and approval of a proposed workplan
20% Upon submission and approval of the draft Proof of Concept of the current and earlier versions of the DevLIVE+;
20% Upon submission and approval of the enhanced survey questionnaire of the DevLIVE+;
20% Upon submission and approval of the final Proof of Concept of the current and earlier versions of the DevLIVE+, the Guide on Data Management, and the Training Design;
20% Upon submission and approval of the User’s Manuals and Implementation Plan for urban cities and rural areas.