National Consultancy to provide technical review of Social and Economic Wellbeing Reports
Gender equality and empowerment of women are explicit goals in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
Government of the Punjab also introduced Women’s Empowerment Packages 2012, 2014 and 2016 to ensure equal opportunities of growth and women empowerment in the Province.
However, to achieve the desired results, it is critically important to find out the reasons holding back women from economic opportunities available to them, to establish the skill deficit that prevents optimal participation and returns for them, and have accessible, and reliable information especially about the gender social dimensions that impact women.
The Punjab Gender Parity Report (PGPR) has identified disparities between males and females in economic participation and opportunities (employment, ownership of assets, labour force participation, etc.
as well as in sectors that potentially influence women’s economic understanding of disparities, and to guide policy and service level interventions for promotion of women’s economic participation in Punjab.
With this objective in mind, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women in collaboration of Bureau of Statistics (BoS), Punjab with support of UNFPA is conducting province wide survey under a project.
The said survey will enable to : -
a.Collect data at provincial and district level which allow the calculation of the key indicators on the barriers to women’s full participation in mainstream economic activities.
b.Identify the direct and indirect factors that influence a woman’s access to resources, building of skill, access to support services and awareness levels towards social and economic wellbeing.
c.Obtain information on two specific subpopulations : non-Muslim women and women with disabilities. Men perceptions of female empowerment will also be surveyed in a smaller sample size.
The data generated will enable the formulation of targeted evidence-based policies and programmes and the identification of other needed interventions, ensuring no one is left behind in the advancement of women’s social and economic wellbeing.
The Survey components are as under : -
a)District level : The baseline household survey (probability sampled) is designed for women aged 15-64 years in rural and urban areas of the province Punjab to establish a baseline for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 8 to support evidence based policy actions.
identify regional variation in access to resources, skill deficit, and availability of support services and levels of awareness by age and location.
A sample of approximately 33600 households is estimated.
b)Survey with two special population groups : In addition to main survey two smaller surveys will also be conducted for women from minority groups and women with disabilities :
The sample unit for minority women is composed by women of age 15-64 who have a Non Muslim affiliation and are resident in Punjab.
There are 560,380 non-Muslim women that compose this sub-population and a sample of 2,489 women is estimated to be interviewed for the survey.
The sample unit for women with disabilities is composed of women of age 15-64 who are in possession of a disability card.
The sub-population of this category of women is counting There are 11,157 women with disabilities in this group and a sample of 1,009 disabled women is estimated to be interviewed.
The sampling frame is intended to be stratified into four main strata that correspond to the main types of disabilities as indicated in the database available from NADRA.
c)A survey of men’s perceptions about women’s’ economic and social wellbeing will be conducted in addition to the main women’s survey.
A purposive selection of men ages 15-64 years from households where women are not interviewed will be eligible for the men’s survey.
A sample of 5294 men is estimated to be interviewed.
d)Survey of private employment, both formal, informal and services sectors in 8 large cities of Punjab for an in-depth investigation of women’s current status of employment in the private sector, and of their employers.
This survey will focus on the quality of the employment, access to and awareness of social security conditions as well as of the barriers women face or may have faced within this sector.
The frame for this survey is the Register of the Industrial Units, from this frame there are about 45,000 industrial units (IUs) that are located in 8 large main cities (within 7 divisions out of Nine divisions) in Punjab, known for enterprises that hire women.
The sample for this is drawn from the number of IUs that have employed females (558 units) keeping in mind the type of employees (regular, contract based, casual paid, working proprietor & active partner).
Women who are in the informal sector private employment (non-agriculture) will be selected through purposive sampling.
Purpose of consultancy :
Working in close collaboration with the Bureau of Statistics Punjab and UNFPA, the consultant will be responsible for technical review of the reports / a publication concerning social and Economic Wellbeing Survey.
with the following title : Women’s Economic and Social Well-Being Punjab 2017-18 What do the data say? to ensure the quality standards.
Consultant will also provide technical review of the sub modules of the survey i.e 1) Minority survey report, 2) Private sector Employers survey report, 3) Private sector employee’s survey report, 4) Male perception survey report.
The consultant will undertake detailed statistical analysis of the microdata at the individual and household level for reviewing the report contents.
The publication will describe the overall extent of women’s profile on economic and social wellbeing suggested by the data in the WESW survey.
The main intended use of the data will be to compare levels of access to basic rights and participation in education, health, employment, family life (and other relevant variables available in the datasets).
Scope of Work :
The assignment is anticipated to entail the following :
1.Thorough technical review of the reports
vMinority survey report,
vPrivate sector Employers survey report,
vPrivate sector employee’s survey report,
vMale perception survey report.
including interpretation, summary tables and graphs with key results, descriptive analysis, write-up of methodology and key messages.
2.The consultant would be responsible to align the report with government policies / demand with active support and inputs from Bureau of Statistics (BoS) Punjab team and to provide input on technical aspects.
3.Support BoS Punjab team to use innovative techniques to present the data in the reports for engagement of the readers.
4.Production of a stand-alone summary and PowerPoint presentation with key messages.
Reports should be written in English. The consultant is responsible for ensuring that the final reports are edited and proofread to ensure publishable quality
Duration and working schedule :
50 Man days spread over 15th July 30th September 2019
Places where services are to be delivered : Islamabad-Lahore
Supervisory arrangements :
Consultant will report to Deputy Representative UNFPA and DG Bureau of Statistics Punjab
Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements :
Knowledge and experience
Experience particularly on social and gender issues of women, including gender based violence will be preferred.