The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Access to Finance project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include conducting Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) Survey. The Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) is a poverty measurement tool for organizations with a mission to serve the poor. It is a scorecard of 10 questions about a household’s characteristics and asset ownership.
The consulting firm will lead, coordinate, analyze, monitor and report on PPI research at MISFA in conjunction with MISFA staff and MFI partners in order to support MISFA’s strategic objectives. Additionally, the organization will have responsibility of coaching and mentoring MISFA designated staff and MFI partners as appropriate to ensure that they are fully capable of undertaking such research activities without external assistance in future. The expected implementation period for the assignment is eight weeks, which may be staggered depending on the data collection period.