Frontier Technonology Exploratory Studies: Connecting Finance to Measurement

Consultant, Flexible, United Kingdom

Frontier Technology Livestreaming (FTL) is an award winning programme designed to help the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) apply frontier technologies to the biggest challenges in development.

The role

FTL is now seeking a team of 1-2 experts to conduct a
scoping exercise and produce a report aiming to:

  • Provide a landscape summary of the existing literature on this topic that sets out what the main development projects using this model are, how they have (or failed to) overcome implementation challenges and what the key lessons learned to date are.
  • Choose (in consultation with DFID) several (4 or 5) of the most successful projects/ platforms/ providers for a deeper dive to further investigate how they are addressing their main challenges and what is preventing them from scale. It is envisioned that this will include interviews with the providers.
  • Synthesise the findings from the literature review and interviews and include a set of recommendations regarding how DFID could more effectively use these technologies and
    model and where there are still challenges to be overcome. It is envisioned that this will focus on relevance for DIBs while also discussing lessons for other areas of DFID’s programming.

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How to apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to explaining clearly how you/your team meet the requirements for the position and a brief overview of your proposed approach. Your covering letter should also include two references, your proposed daily fee rate in Pound Sterling (GBP), a proposed budget, daily fee rates for prior two assignments and a description of how you learned of the role.

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 UK time on Sunday 14 October.