The World Bank Group is calling proposals for COVID-19 Impact on Internal Migration, Labor Markets and Urbanization.
The COVID-19 has created large-scale distresses and economic disruption globally which resulted in labor market disruptions. The lockdowns and the shutdown of the economic activities caused loss of income for many migrant workers and were especially difficult for those whose livelihoods are dependent upon daily wages.
Increased vulnerability of internal (and international migrants with irregular migration status or without a work permit) has given way to an instantaneous and unexpected trend of return migration for many, from the major urban areas to their areas of origin (including rural or other urban areas).
The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is a global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development.
KNOMAD aims to create and synthesize multidisciplinary knowledge and evidence; generate a menu of policy options for migration policymakers; and provide technical assistance and capacity building for pilot projects, evaluation of policies, and data collection.
- The World Bank is seeking a consultant research firm to plan and implement a survey on the “Impacts of COVID 19 on “internal migrants”, their socio-economic characteristics, access to labor markets and social services and their strategies to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Qualitative data will cover policies and programs to support internal migrants at the local and national level, impact on service delivery and access to services by internal returnees. Data collection is based on agreed design and instruments provided by the KNOMAD/World Bank task team. The research firm shall report to the KNOMAD Chairs, KNOMAD focal point and the World Bank Task Team Leader for this activity.
- The overall objective of this research project is to:
- understand the impacts of COVID-19 on internal migration dynamics and urbanization patterns,
- provide insights into changed internal migration patterns in different regions through a cross-national comparison and
- contribute to the evidence base for the local and central government actors to address migrants’ vulnerability.
- Budget: Up to 16,000 USD for one applicant/organization for accomplished the tasks described in the TORs for each country.
- Inception report.
- Survey development, sampling pilot data, questionnaire and report:mini-dataset for the sampling pilot and pilot assessment report.
- Final questionnaires: finalize quantitative survey questionnaires in English and other languages (depending on the country) with accompanying guidelines for implementation.
- FGD instruments: final FGD instruments for each of the target groups, and interview guides in English and native language.
- Survey implementation plan: constituting the field plan (specifying the survey organization), field protocol (describes the procedures of the data collection process, including communication with Non-English speakers), data management plan and field manual.
- Completed training of enumerators and filed supervisors.
- Clean quantitative survey datasets in STATA formats, with unique identifiers for all internal migrants. The data must contain variable and value labels and be presented in a hierarchical format.
- Adequate documentation accompanying the survey dataset and survey implementation report.
- FGD transcriptions and accompanied coded data and documentation.
- FGD report.
- Cities report and the background paper.
- Contributions to the overall study.
- Any type of research/consultant organization (commercial for-profit firms, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, universities) is eligible to apply.
- Applicants may apply independently or in a consortium, provided that the consortium has a pre-established partnership prior to when this request for applications was issued.
- The Call is open for research institutes/firms worldwide including those operating in Brazil, Egypt, India, Peru, Spain, and South Africa.
For more information, visit https://blogs.worldbank.org/peoplemove/call-proposals-covid-19-impact-internal-migration-labor-markets-and-urbanization