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Social Development

Prefeasibility Study for Partnership with Professional Groups under the Second Low-Income Settlement Program (GY-T1059)

The firm was contracted to conduct a Prefeasibility Study for Partnership with Professional Groups under the Second Low-Income Settlement Program (GY-T1059) for the Inter-American Development Bank. The programme seeks to address the issue of affordable housing and the implementation of a pilot of partnership with professional groups.

The firm’s tasks included:

  1. Conducting a needs assessment that defined the socio-economic conditions for the members of each of the professional groups, i.e., Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), the Guyana Nurses Association (GNA) and the Guyana Police Association (GPA),
  2. Defining the intervention that the GoG should make through defining the (a) the socio economic and financial aspects of the intervention, with the inclusion of key aspects of the professional groups, such as place of work and transportation costs; (b) the physical structure, including the modifications (if need be) to the current design of sites with services; (c) the legal and institutional aspects of project execution; and (e) the cost of the intervention,
  3. Determining with the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) the selection criteria for the beneficiaries; execution arrangements of the pilot; and the project cycle for the allocation of the subsidy,
  4. Defining the coordination arrangement for the execution of the subsidy, and
  5. Providing baseline and indicators that can be monitored over the life of the intervention agreement.


Duration: March to September, 2009

 

Social Impact Assessment of four areas identified for township status under the Secondary Towns Project

The firm conducted a Social Impact Assessment of four areas identified for township status under the Secondary Towns Project for the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Engineering and Management Consultants (CEMCO).

Our tasks involved:

  1. Assessing demographic changes that may result from the development of secondary towns,
  2. Analyzing potential economic changes that may result from the erection of secondary towns,
  3. Assessing environmental change, and
  4. Discussing institutional changes that will be necessary to accommodation township status.


Duration: January – August, 2007

 


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