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UNDP Vietnam is seeking for 01 qualified Vietnamese consultancy firm to support the General Statistics Office in applying new national MDP measurements and accelerating the release of Viet Nam Household Living Standard Survey (VHLSS) data for timely monitoring and response to the fast-changing poverty situation in Viet Nam.
Viet Nam has been very successful in economic growth and poverty reduction during the recent decades. However, the success in monetary poverty reduction and economic growth is not automatically translated into a success in multidimensional poverty reduction. Recognizing this issue, the Government of Viet Nam (GoV) has issued the Decision (No 59/QĐ-TTg dated 19/11/2015) to apply multidimensional approach to poverty measurement in the period 2016-2020. As such Viet Nam became one of the first pioneering countries in Asia and Pacific Region to adopt the MDP approach in both poverty monitoring, targeting and designing poverty reduction policies and programs to eliminate poverty in all its dimensions. The target of national average multidimensional poverty reduction of 1.5% per annum and 2-4% in mountainous ethnic minority areas was set in the country’s five-year Socio-Economic Development Plan (2016-2020). The multidimensional poverty measurements, including both income and non-monetary dimensions such as housing, assess to water and sanitation, education and health services and social and health insurance, have been used for designing the National Target Program for Sustainable Poverty Reduction (NTPSPR, 2016-2020) and identifying the poor households that are eligible for the Program support, poverty reduction and social assistance policies.
The overall objective of the consultancy service is to enhance GSO capacity in ensuring the design and implementation of VHLSS to meet the GoV requirements for (i) poverty monitoring according to the new national MDP measurements and specifications for the period 2021 – 2025 and (ii) speeding up the analysis and release of poverty statistics that are timely and based on international methods for effective formulation, implementation and monitoring of MDP and social assistance policies and programs.
The selection will be based on a competitive basis and will comply with UNDP procurement regulations. Request for Proposal with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria as well as Submission forms are attached.
Email address for proposal submission: email@example.com
Submission deadline: Wednesday, 26 August 2020 (Hanoi time)
Contact person for Inquiries:
Luu Ngoc Diep
304 Kim Ma, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 38500100
Direct: +84 24 38500200