Request for proposals – Extractive Industries’ contribution to tackling water and sanitation poverty

WaterAid is seeking proposals for analysing and drawing lessons from the Extractive Industries’ (EI) role in Domestic Resource Mobilisation in developing countries, and whether EI is providing sufficient fiscal space for governments to invest adequately in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector at national and local levels.


29 Jan 2016

For more than 80 countries non-renewable mineral resources play a dominant role in the economy, and these countries include nearly 70% of people worldwide living in extreme poverty.

High international commodity demand has offered the opportunity for substantial benefits, but the benefits are not always sufficiently shared at national or local levels, or used effectively to reduce poverty – including water and sanitation poverty. Poor management of natural resource wealth is also a cause of corruption, environmental damage and conflict.

WaterAid is seeking Expressions of Interest to conduct research on the role of EI in Domestic Resource Mobilisation in five case study developing countries. The research will consider the extent to which EI – though their impact on the economy and contribution to government revenue – enable socially productive spending and investment in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.

In light of the fact that water and sanitation are now internationally recognised as human rights, the research will assess whether governments are doing enough vis-à-vis the EI to comply with their responsibility as duty-bearers.

Submitting your proposal and budget for review

Consultants or teams interested in conducting this work should submit a proposal and detailed budget for review.

Individual or team expressions of interest are welcome from around the world, and will be reviewed based on staff competencies, record of previous work, quality of proposal and value for money.

Following the review of applications, the selection process will involve a meeting or conference call to discuss the application before a decision is made to award the work.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with ‘Extractive Industries’ in the subject line.

Applications must be submitted in a single document, no later than 29 January 2016.

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