1) Project Information
Title: Finance for Development
Duration: Three years
Overall Objective: “More women, youth and other citizens’ benefit from just/ fair fiscal system which is not politically captured, resulted in tackling extreme inequality and allocation/ spending of more funds for essential services i.e., education, health & social protection.”
Activity: Broadening the Tax Base:
Finance for Development project is implemented by Indus Consortium and other partners with the facilitation of Oxfam. It is a continuity of its global Even it Up Campaign to strengthen the discourse on fiscal justice in Pakistan. The geographical coverage of the project is two provinces of Punjab and Sindh of Pakistan and at federal level.
The analysis will facilitate the project in better understanding the linkages between sustainable development and financial markets in Pakistan context.
The objectives of the study will be
The consultant/ firm, under supervision of Indus consortium will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:
ü Preparing an analysis as per above given objectives with clear findings and recommendations.
The consultant/ firm should have robust experience in the relevant field.
The activities should satisfactory meet the quality and completeness of documents and training and timeliness of delivery.
The timeframe would be 30 days from the date of agreement.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Representative of Indus consortium. For any quarry or support s/he will contact with the focal person of the consortium through email and phone.
Guideline for proposal
Interested individual consultants and firms submit the following documents in the proposal:
(i) Explaining why they are suitable for this consultancy
(ii) Brief methodology of how they will complete the assignment.
The financial proposal could be in lump sum or include detailed budget including all necessary details.
Indus Consortium will not be responsible for any mishap during the completion of this assignment.
Indus Consortium is a collaborative platform of three rights-based development organizations i.e. Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP), Doaba Foundation and HELP Foundation. These three organizations have been active since long time mainly responding to natural disasters and other development needs of their respective operational areas along River Indus. These organization adopted an innovative approach to create a joint platform for learning, synergy, evidence based advocacy to address macro level structure causes of development problem on the basis of their field experience and create solidarity among communities living around river Indus and are vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.
The joint platform is a manifestation of a joint force of the people living around Sindhu (Indus River) basin in Pakistan. The Consortium represents the unity among various groups of different ethnic, linguistic and geographic features and their determination to struggle for the development of the people around Indus River.
The concept of a joint forum of various organizations for the holistic socio-economic development of these least served rural, riverine, disaster-prone and marginalized communities was visualized by Doaba Foundation district Muzaffargarh and shared with LHDP in District Badin. This pragmatic and innovate idea got acceptance and proved a step towards joint thinking in 2004. . In 2005 another likeminded organization - HELP Foundation - from povertystricken district of Rajanpur in Punjab, joined the two organizations i. With the association of these three based organizations the thinking firmed up to create a development consortium for improved research and coordination.. For this transitional purpose, another prominent research & development actor - Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) based in Islamabad – became part of the consortium in 2008.
The idea was materialized in the form of establishment of Indus Consortium in 2008. The consortium being a joint platform form aimed to carry out socio-economic, environmental, DRR-centric and rights-based development initiatives primarily in proximity of the banks of historical River Indus in the districts like Thatta, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmor in Sindh province, and Layyah, Jhang, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in Punjab province. The consortium devised the Terms of Reference (TORs) with the consultation of the three founding organizations at field level work, and with the RDPI for research, collaboration and coordination.
Source: Strategic Planning Document of Indus Consortium (2014-2018)