Objectives and Scope of Work:
The Jordanian input-output tables are designed mainly to make a quantum leap in the process of collection and compilation of statistical data at the sectoral level, it also measures the interference in the relationship between economic sectors in order to give a comprehensive picture of the Jordanian economy and its interaction with the outside world. After finalizing updating the input-output tables 2010, the tables can be used in a suitable manner to support the policy making process, planning and decision taking on the socio-economic fronts.
The Consultant will work with Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) staff, particularly the Policies and Strategies Department staff members to carry out the following tasks: Reviewing & Evaluating Data:
- In depth reviewing and updating the existing sectoralization scheme and its activities to determine the size of the updated table in a way that benefits socio-economic analysis and make sure that the existing one covers the economic activities undertaken in the Jordanian economy.
- Reviewing and Evaluating information obtained from different government entities that are required for updating the I-O tables.
- Reviewing and evaluating the detailed data taken from the field for all economic and surveys and evaluating its capability to update I-O Tables.
- Reviewing item-wise of Household Final Consumption Expenditure, Government Final Consumption Expenditure, NPISH Final Consumption Expenditure, Gross Fixed Capital Formation, Change in Stocks, Exports and Imports.
Collecting & Estimating Missing Data:
Data that are not covered by the economic surveys are needed to be collected from different entities such as:
- The information on input structure of different activities that could be gathered by analyzing the appropriate budget documents.
- Repair and maintain of houses or other buildings.
- The non-market activities of Central Bank.
- Details of current expenditures [Compensation of employees, Purchase of goods and services to the extent of item wise details).
- Estimation of trade and transport margin vectors.
- Estimate of item-wise sales tax, import duties, and subsidies vector.
Coding Item wise Data
- In consistence with the system of national accounts, a unified classification should be adopted for all products and industries for both supply and use table. In which industries are classified as per International Standard on Industrial Classification (ISIC) and products are classified as per Common Product Classification (CPC). To achieve data unification it requires a conversion of original codes (Harmonized System (HS), Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG), Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP), ets..) to either ISIC and CPC .
This assignment will include desk review of relevant documents and drafting and finalization of deliverables in the home country as well as in-country missions during which consultant will be located at MOPIC and Department of Statistics (DOS).
The Consultant will work with a national technical team on updating the input-output tables.
Deliverables and Timelines:
The consultancy duration is four months upon the signing of the contract. This includes at least two in-country missions.
- A full action plan for the four months defined with specific actions and timelines;
- Complete sector map and data set that will use for updating I-O tables for the year 2010;
- Final executive report.
UNDP will be responsible for the recruitment of the consultant and management of the assignment.
Once these Terms of Reference are signed, they are considering binding and will be annexed to the Individual Contract signed by the consultant. UNDP and the consultant may agree to amend the Terms of Reference, in which case the amended version will be signed accordingly.
Documents to be included in the Proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- 2-3 page proposal: Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work and providing a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable);
- Financial proposal (which includes a breakdown of consultancy fees, travel cost, per diem);
- Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.
Noting that, only applications which include the above, will be considered.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 60 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.