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Consultancy Services

Our consultancy services can source individual consultants or put together bespoke teams of consultants quickly and efficiently to match your specific needs in the climate, environment, infrastructure and livelihoods sectors. Contact us if you want help with engaging high-quality expertise to undertake studies or new research, provide assistance with programme development or help you think through an issue on which you need some additional expertise.

Our team is led by an experienced development consultancy services manager and is supported by all our consortium partners. We conform to ISO 9001:2008.

We aim to respond very quickly to all requests, usually within 10 working days of receiving a formal Terms of Reference. Outputs generated through our consultancy services are quality assured and are made available on our website.

If you would like to know more about these services and how to commission them, please email consultancy@evidenceondemand.org.

You can search for specific consultancy service reports or browse the collection below.

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PDF icon1.0MBFinal report: Understanding the role of publicly funded premium subsidies in disaster risk insurance in developing countriesvivideconomics; Surminski Consulting; Callund Consulting201687 pp.This report investigates the role of public premium subsidies in increasing the uptake of disaster insurance. In particular, it investigates the effectiveness of premium subsidies as a mechanism for increasing demand for disaster insurance schemes.disaster risk management, insurance, literature reviews, natural disasters, prices, subsidiesConsultancy Reports, Environment, Livelihoods16/12/16
PDF icon40KBExpert advice on the climate change portfolioAnon.20161 pp.This is a brief synopsis of the “Expert advice on the climate change portfolio” consultancy, which was completed for DFID by Evidence on Demand in April 2016.climate change, programmesClimate, Consultancy Reports, Evidence Summaries30/11/16
PDF iconXLS icon497KB339KBEnergy Africa – Mozambique. Technical assistance to model and analyse the economic effects of VAT and tariffs on picoPV products, solar home systems and improved cookstovesRobinson, P.; Tipping, A.201627 pp. + 16 pp.This study has been commissioned to analyse the costs and benefits of removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) and import duties on household energy products of considerable importance to the majority of the population of Mozambique – solar photovoltaic (PV) lanterns, solar home systems and improved cookstoves to reduce firewood and/or charcoal requirements.benefits, cooking, costs, economic models, household energy, solar energy, stoves, tariffs, value added taxMozambiqueClimate, Consultancy Reports, Environment, Livelihoods10/11/16
PDF icon826KBElectronic waste (e-waste) impacts and mitigation options in the off-grid renewable energy sectorMagalini, F.; Sinha-Khetriwal, D.; Rochat, D.; Huismann, J.; Munyambu, S.; Oliech, J.; Nnorom, I.C.; Mbera, O.201661 pp.This report looks at the impacts of off-grid solar household products at the end-of-life; the legal framework and recycling infrastructure in Africa, and lessons learned from country case studies in Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria. A number of policy recommendations are made.case studies, economic impact, infrastructure, lessons learned, recycling, renewable energy, solar energy, wastesAfrica, Kenya, Nigeria, RwandaConsultancy Reports, Environment, Infrastructure26/10/16
PDF iconPDF icon1.0MB219KBBuilding the concept and plan for the Uganda National Early Warning System (NEWS). Final reportLumbroso, D.201696 pp.The overarching goal of this work was to facilitate an agreement with the key actors in Uganda around a roadmap for the development of a multi-hazard National Early Warning System (NEWS). This report describes the elements of an effective Early Warning System (EWS) and the generic principles of what constitutes an effective EWS and National Early Warning System (NEWS). It also provides some feedback with respect to Ugandan stakeholders’ perceptions of the effectiveness of existing EWSs.climate change, communicable diseases, armed conflict, disaster management, drought, early warning systems, earthquakes, floods, food security, forecasting, landslides, livestock diseases, natural disasters, risk, stormsUgandaClimate, Consultancy Reports, Environment, Infrastructure, Livelihoods03/08/16
PDF icon271KBEmbedding gender and diversity in the Plantwise ProgrammeAnon.20168 pp.This paper provides a background and synopsis of a study commissioned by CABI to support implementation of its Gender Strategy and embedding gender and diversity in the complex extension services support provided in 34 countries throughout the Plantwise programme.agriculture, case studies, crops, extension services, farmers, food security, gender equality, gender issues, programmes, rural livelihoodsBangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, PakistanConsultancy Reports, Evidence Summaries, Livelihoods21/07/16
PDF icon50KBDFID Tanzania support for building economic resilience and adaptive capacity for growth and poverty reduction: Phase IIAnon.20141 pp.The main aim of the project was to identify support needs in Tanzania to build economic resilience and strengthen climate risks adaptation. The key tasks of the project and the outputs of Phase II are outlined.adaptation, climate change, economic growth, poverty reduction, resilienceUnited Republic of TanzaniaClimate, Consultancy Reports, Environment, Evidence Summaries, Infrastructure, Livelihoods19/07/16
PDF icon77KBIndependent evaluation of African Risk Capacity (ARC)Anon.20161 pp.The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is an African-owned climate risk insurance pool and early response mechanism that is intended to enable participating African governments to insure themselves against drought and respond early when their citizens experience harvest failure. This short note provides a brief outline of the Independent Annual Review of ARC carried out at the end of its first full year of operations, and lists the outputs generated.
adaptation, climate change, crop losses, drought, external reviews, evaluation, insurance, natural disasters, riskAfricaClimate, Consultancy Reports, Environment, Evidence Summaries14/07/16
PDF icon83KBEvidence on Demand consultancy summary: National institutional capacity and coordination in the pilot programme for climate resilienceAnon.20132 pp.The objective of this short study was to assess and compare the effectiveness of national arrangements for establishing and implementing Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) programmes in 9 countries (each pilot country’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience: SPCR). The work of the consultancy and the content of the final report are briefly outlined in this short summary document.adaptation, climate change, institutional capacity, programmes, resilience, strategiesCaribbean, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Tajikistan, Yemen, ZambiaClimate, Consultancy Reports, Evidence Summaries14/07/16
PDF icon888KBCommunity-based Cost Benefit Analysis (CBCBA). Findings from DFID Kenya’s Arid Lands Support ProgrammeSiedenburg, J.; Landell Mills201662 pp.This report sets out the findings of a cost benefit analysis conducted in northern Kenya in early 2016. This analysis examined seven resilience interventions delivered under DFID’s Arid Lands Support Programme (ASP) between 2013 and 2016. This study was conducted using the “community-based cost benefit analysis (CBCBA)” methodology, which can be used to inform decision making about development investments and programming.climate change, community participation, cost benefit analysis, data analysis, programme evaluation, resilience, rural communities, rural livelihoodsKenyaClimate, Consultancy Reports, Environment, Livelihoods13/07/16