Client: World Bank
Narrative description of Project
Technical assistance will be provided to advise the Government of Mongolia on the impacts of the economic crisis on the following infrastructural sectors and subsectors;
- Transport- Roads and Railways
- Water and Sanitation- Water Supply and Wastewater
- Energy- Generation, Transmission and Distribution
- Heating- Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment
Impact of the crisis on the demand for infrastructure services
- Collect data on changes in demand by infrastructure sector, e.g., sales in electricity, reduction in railways throughput etc.
- Provide estimates of current demand-supply imbalances by infrastructure sector. The Consultant may use pre-crisis data on infrastructure stocks as a proxy for infrastructure supply if more recent estimates are not available.
- PIP Support: as a part of baseline, the consultant is specifically asked to collect and compile data for the sub-set of sectors (roads, water and sanitation, energy and heating only, excluding railways).
Collect updated information on the government/public utility infrastructure investments and maintenance, in accordance with the DPC matrix indicators
- Collect data from government and any infrastructure service provision agencies (e.g., water supply utility companies, railways companies, and electricity companies) on new infrastructure investments that have been excluded from and included in the 2009 and 2010 budgets, as per SBA/DPC agreements.
- Collect data from government and any infrastructure service provision agencies (e.g., water supply utility companies, railways companies, and electricity companies) on maintenance and repair expenditureplans that have been excluded from and included, in the 2009 and 2010 budgets, as per SBA/DPC agreements.
Impact of reprioritization of investment and maintenance expenditure on mid-term future and local employment
- based on the above analyses 1 and 2, develop the list of back-log of investments and maintenance expenditures that will have to be followed-up in the future, and establish a desirable level of maintenance expenditures for each sub-sector, which enable authorities to avoid costly capital investments in future.
based on the above analyses 1 and 2, present the number of employment to be created under the new investments and maintenance programs that have been included in the 2009 and 2010 budgets, as well as the number of employment that are deferred to the future due to exclusion from the budget plans. Additional analyses should be carried out to present the number of local employment to be created per unit of work (e.g. the number of employment created for one kilometer of paved road construction) for each of new investments and maintenance works for various types of works for each sub-sector.
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