eC2: Climate Change Risk Assessment for Mpatamanga Project in Malawi

Deadline: 03-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Assignment Description: The objective is to conduct a Climate Risk Assessment for theHYDRO Mpatamanga Hydropower Project in Malawi, using the BEta version of the World Bank’s Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guidelines.

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eC2: Diagnostic of Inclusive Education Resource Center Pilots in Ethiopia.

Deadline: 23-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Financial Education

Assignment Description: The objective of this Consultancy is to conduct a diagnostic of existing inclusive education resource centers in cluster centre mainstream schools of Ethiopia. The specific objectives of this Consultancy include the following: Make a diagnostic of existing IERCs and identify cost-effective, scalable and sustainable options for transformation of cluster center schools into inclusive education resource centers; Based on the findings, map out implementation plan for scale-up of IERCs under Ethiopia General Education Quality Improvement Program for Equity [i.e. creation of 700 IERCs in cluster center mainstream schools which are to serve about 3,400 mainstream schools in the clusters];  Design M&E arrangements to help track investments and assess performance of resource centers in relation to provision of inclusive education in mainstream schools.

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eC2:Implementation of Innovative and Efficient Bridge Technologies

Deadline: 22-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)untitled

Assignment Description:

The World Bank is seeking a consulting firm to undertake an assessment and pilot program to support implementation of two types of innovative bridge construction technologies: (i) modular bridges; and, (ii) geo-synthetic reinforced soil (GRS) abutments. This assignment will be funded through the Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership, which is sponsored by the Government of Japan.

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Will you be employed? Skills demanded by the changing nature of work

In 1997, Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players in history, lost a chess match image007to a supercomputer called Deep Blue. Some years later Kasparov developed “advanced chess,” where a human and a computer team up to play against another human and computer. This mutation of chess is mutually beneficial: the human player has access to the computer’s ability to calculate moves, while the computer benefits from human intuition.  

This is the future of work – not just machines replacing humans but also machines augmenting humans. The future is: Human & Machine.

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World Water Week 2018

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Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

The World Bank Group will convene and participate in several sessions of World Water Week 2018, taking place from August 26-31. Below are a list of World Bank Group (co)-convened sessions and sessions with World Bank Group participating speakers. You can also follow along via Twitter using #wwweek.

Please also find a list of World Bank Group participants.

Investing in People to Build Human Capital

Scientific and technological advances are transforming lives: they are even helping investing-in-people2poorer countries close the gap with rich countries in life expectancy. But, poorer countries still face tremendous challenges, as almost a quarter of children under five are malnourished, and 60 percent of primary school students are failing to achieve even a rudimentary education. In fact, more than 260 million children and youth in poorer countries are receiving no education at all.

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eC2: Building Energy Resilient Power Systems in the Caribbean

Deadline: 23-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) energy

The World Bank is currently working with Saint Lucia (SLU) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in the Caribbean to help improve the resilience of the power systems of these two countries to extreme weather events that will become more severe due to climate change. The World Bank will offer similar support to three other OECS countries afterwards. These Terms of Reference (TOR) are for a Power System Engineering Consulting Firm to support the World Bank energy team by conducting an assessment of the impacts of past storms (2 -3) on the power systems of SLU, SVG, St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN), and Antigua and Barbuda (A&B), identifying key risks and vulnerabilities, and offering energy resilience enhancement recommendations associated with utility power generation assets as well as transmission and distribution systems. The consulting firm will also develop an investment plan with the estimated cost of these recommended measures.

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eC2: Program Advisory for Hybrid Annuity Waste Water Projects under Namami Gange

Deadline: 25-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is looking to appoint a technical advisor to assist it in the technical aspects of the Ganges_Indiafollowing tasks: i) Component 1 – Provide meta advisory support for on-going hybrid annuity transactions being undertaken by different commercial transaction advisors in 13 cities, where IFC will provide overall quality assurance and supervisory support in such projects. Of these, inputs for project preparation will be required in 5 projects.
ii) Component 2 Provide transaction advisory for two cities, Agra and Lucknow. IFC will structure a viable and bankable project structure and provide assistance to NMCG and state level executing agency in the selection of private sector developer(s) for both cities in a transparent and competitive bidding process.
iii) Component 3 – Extend post-transaction advisory support for 18 hybrid annuity projects, for a period of two years post award. This includes 3 awarded projects in Varanasi, Haridwar and Mathura; 13 on-going projects referenced in (i) above and; two proposed projects in Agra and Lucknow referenced in (ii) above.

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eC2: Design of a National Registry System to Support Cost-Effective Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Sri Lanka

Deadline: 29-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A carbon registry is required to perform two basic functions (i) determine the quantity of index carbon units held by account holders and (ii) enable the exchange of carbon units between account holders. with the support from the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), the Government of Sri Lanka aims to design a national registry system for recording project or mitigation action details, registration and approval, reporting of monitoring data, and the transactional features of carbon units. The registry is an essential tool through which the success of the mechanism will be measured and improved. It will be used for all reporting, collecting, and checking purposes, storing compliance data and identifying any cases of enforcement. It will also track the emissions and trading activity for registered users over the life of a particular scheme.

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eC2: PNG Hospital PPP – Legal Consultant

Deadline: 21-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of the Papua New Guinea has requested IFC to assist the Papua New780-439-amrcapture Guinea Treasury and the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority, to assess the potential to develop, finance, upgrade, operate and maintain the Mt Hagen Hospital under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction (The Project).

The objective of the PPP is to enhance the infrastructure and operations and maintenance at Mt Hagen Hospital, to improve the delivery of health care services at the Hospital. The Project will focus on addressing the infrastructure requirements stemming from underinvestment and lack of adequate maintenance programs, and the potential to include non-clinical and some selected clinical services in the scope of the Project.

IFC is seeking the services of a qualified legal consultant to support its transaction advisory team on developing and implementing the tender for this project.

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