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=== Who will collect the data? ===
 
=== Who will collect the data? ===
Most DIME surveys are conducted by private survey firms.  
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Most DIME surveys are conducted by private survey firms. Other options include:
# Government agency / Ministry
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1. Government agency / Ministry
 
* Pros: enumerators have sector knowledge; may be logistically simpler if project is paying for survey
 
* Pros: enumerators have sector knowledge; may be logistically simpler if project is paying for survey
 
* Cons: perceived as independent? willing to survey control sites? Quality controls? performance incentives? HH survey experience?
 
* Cons: perceived as independent? willing to survey control sites? Quality controls? performance incentives? HH survey experience?
# National Statistics Office  
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2. National Statistics Office  
 
* Pros: Often high capacity
 
* Pros: Often high capacity
 
* Cons: IE surveys are not in typical scope of work (focus on nationally representative surveys), busy with existing surveys, may not be interested in small-scale contracts
 
* Cons: IE surveys are not in typical scope of work (focus on nationally representative surveys), busy with existing surveys, may not be interested in small-scale contracts
# Directly hire enumerators
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3. Directly hire enumerators
 
* Pros: Highest degree of flexibility and control over the process
 
* Pros: Highest degree of flexibility and control over the process
 
* Cons: Procurement challenge (many individual consultants), full responsibility for logistics, requires much more time/effort from research team
 
* Cons: Procurement challenge (many individual consultants), full responsibility for logistics, requires much more time/effort from research team
 
  
 
=== Procurement Process ===
 
=== Procurement Process ===

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Who will collect the data?

Most DIME surveys are conducted by private survey firms. Other options include:

1. Government agency / Ministry

  • Pros: enumerators have sector knowledge; may be logistically simpler if project is paying for survey
  • Cons: perceived as independent? willing to survey control sites? Quality controls? performance incentives? HH survey experience?

2. National Statistics Office

  • Pros: Often high capacity
  • Cons: IE surveys are not in typical scope of work (focus on nationally representative surveys), busy with existing surveys, may not be interested in small-scale contracts

3. Directly hire enumerators

  • Pros: Highest degree of flexibility and control over the process
  • Cons: Procurement challenge (many individual consultants), full responsibility for logistics, requires much more time/effort from research team

Procurement Process

Figure 1: Procurement Process
Stage Minimum time required
Due diligence: research local survey firm options 2 weeks
Prepare detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) 2 weeks
Publish request for Expression of Interest (rEOI) 1 day
Firms submit expression of interest (EOI) 3 weeks
Shortlist firms based on EOI 1 day
Publish TOR and call for proposals 1 day
Shortlisted firms submit technical and financial proposals 3 weeks
Evaluation of technical then financial proposals 1 week
Negotiations and award of contract to selected firm 1 week
Contract published and signed 1 week

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