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Armenia Forest

Armenia forestry-poverty-energy linkages

Armenia’s forests make up less than 10% of its total land area, and have declined by over 10% since 1993.  Despite its limited and diminishing land area, Armenia’s forests provide important services for the local population and for the national economy.


Tanzania Urban Resilience Program (TURP)

Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of the urban growth is unplanned, leading to over-crowding and high pressure on public services and drainage systems. The city is frequently affected by floods, leading to high costs in terms of physical loss, as well as loss of life. Due to climate change, the situation is becoming more urgent as the population is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to frequent floods.

Addis Ababa

Household Survey in the cities of Addis Ababa, Adama and Mekele

The objective of the household survey is to inform the analyses on the demand and affordability of housing in the cities of Addis Ababa, Adama and Mekele. A total of 1600 households need to be enumerated, with 1000 households located in Addis Ababa and 300 households each in Adama and Mekele.

Sample Selection

Impact of ICTs on household welfare in Tanzania

Tanzania has been identified as a potential case study based on a number of factors.This activity will involve a household survey to obtain data on ICT usage amongst the bottom 40% of the population in Tanzania, at home, at school and at work, to develop a study on impact, leapfrogging opportunities and potential barriers to them.


Albania Fuelwood Demand Assessment

The objective of the study will be to:

  • i) ascertain the level of demand for fuelwood in Albania,
  • ii) analyze the fuelwood supply chain, processing and combustion to identify opportunities to increase the efficiency of firewood use,
  • iii) estimate the overall balance between the sustainable supply and current demand, and
  • iv) recommend to government any opportunities to improve the supply and efficiency of heating for the rural towns and villages.
Survey in Addis Ababa

Affected urban slums in Ethiopia

In the framework of the work program, the World Bank Group (WBG) in Ethiopia is currently conducting a study measure the economic impact and resilience mechanisms of floods on the affected urban slums in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. The study will consist of interviews with randomly selected total of 1200 HHs in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa .

Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper

Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper

UDA Consulting was contracted by World Bank for the project "Consulting Services for Preparation of a Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper". Within the scope of the project, UDA Consulting was responsible for conceptualizing the Disaster and Risk Management (DRM) framework and developing the Turkey Disaster Management Strategy Paper (TDMSP). During the project, UDA Consulting managed the consultation process with stakeholders; facilitate discussions, moderate workshops to be organized, prepare draft and final documents for AFAD’s approval.

Georgia: Household Surveys on Forest Use, Poverty and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Georgia: Household Surveys on Forest Use

The objective of the study is to assist the forest policy on forest dependence, poverty and natural hazards in Georgia. It is also aimed to enhance the understanding of the linkages between poverty and forest dependency globally. The outcomes of the study will help to support the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection (MENRP), and National Forest Agency (NFA) in particular, in the on-going sector reforms. The data is obtained through household visits and by survey method.