New country classifications by income level: 2019-2020

Updated country income classifications for the World Bank’s 2020 fiscal year are available World Bank buildinghere.

The World Bank classifies the world’s economies into four income groups — high, upper-middle, lower-middle, and low. We base this assignment on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita (current US$) calculated using the Atlas method. The classification is updated each year on July 1st.

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eC2: Market Study for a Business Plan Competition to promote Jobs Growth in the SME sector in Mozambique

Deadline: 06-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) greencompetitiveness

This market study will produce new information and data about the jobs growth potential and constraints faced by the Mozambican SMEs that will be of use to this project and more in general to the Lets Work Partners and other development programs working in the labor demand agenda in Mozambique.
The main objective of this consultancy is to estimate potential appetite of firms (SMEs) and entrepreneurs for a Business Plan Competition type of intervention, promoted under a project of the Government of Mozambique (supported by the World Bank)that seeks to increase empowerment, access to education, and employment opportunities for targeted youth. hence investment-retained in response to project interventions.
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eC2: Urban Flood Resilience Plans in Select Indonesian Cities: Risk-Informed Urban Design and Investment Options for Protection Measures

Deadline: 31-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The World Bank is supporting Indonesia to address critical disaster resilience needs in Indonesian cities. The conceptual framework for a national urban flood resilience program is being finalized and will outline the institutional, regulatory, financial, and technical needs for urban flood risk investments in selected Indonesian cities. A baseline analysis of urban flood risks and high-priority investment gaps identified 5 potential pilot cities. This technical assignment will support 3 of these cities to develop urban flood resilience strategies and investment options, including innovative structural/non-structural measures and nature-based/green solutions through a risk-informed urban design approach, flood hazard assessment, and stakeholder engagement. The consultant is expected to comprise a multi-disciplinary urban planning and design, flood risk engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and social management, and disaster risk management team; including international and national experts.

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eC2: Diagnostic study on marine litter prevention, especially relating to plastics, in coastal

Deadline: 01-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

The World Bank is looking to recruit a consultancy firm to carry out a diagnostic study on marine pollution/plastic debris prevention in coastal Kenya. The consultancy has the following objectives:

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eC2: A Roadmap for Developing the Wholesale Power Market in India.

Deadline: 27-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) photo-power-plant

The three priority areas that need to be addressed are: increase liquidity in the short-term trade; adequate mechanisms to support integration of large scale variable renewable energy (VRE) and inclusion of frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) in the wholesale market. The Ministry of Power, Government of India, has therefore decided to prepare a Roadmap for Developing the Wholesale Power Market in India with a focus to assess the current power market scenario in India, review of international experience and prepare a phased plan to support the transition of Indian power market. This transition is expected to cover all three facets discussed briefly above, namely, (a) enhance the volume and percentage of trade in the short-term market relative to long-term counterparts while moving from a regulated regime to a near real-time, (b) support the overall objective of increasing the mix of green energy in the grid and optimizing dispatch, and (c) develop co-optimized FCAS market to ensure the market retains the security of the power system. The assignment would also cover design of appropriate financial instruments to support the new market mechanism and replace traditional power purchase agreements (PPA)/Feed-in Tariffs for renewables and the related policy and regulatory changes. The Ministry of Power has requested the World Bank to support this activity.
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eC2: Advisory of Sustainable and Smart Cities Solutions in LAC

Deadline: 20-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Smart-Cities-All-you-need-to-know

The objective of this consultancy is two-fold. Prepare a pre-feasibility study to explore electric bus and other technological solutions and alternatives for the cities of Cali, Colombia and San Jose, Costa Rica in order to reduce the GHG emission of the transport sector of the cities. In addition, assist the cities to implement EDGE certification pilots for sustainable buildings.

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Harnessing the power of data so no child is left behind

Data plays a crucial role in the 2030 agenda set out by the Sustainable Development grid_titleGoals (SDGs). It helps us to focus policies and make better decisions. It is needed to set targets, measure progress towards those targets and to hold governments accountable to their commitments under the SDGs.

Data is also essential for governments to fulfill their pledge to leave no one behind in the SDGs; that the goals should be met for all segments of society and that those furthest behind should be reached first. Despite significant progress over the last few years, we are still far away from being able to systematically identify those at risk of being left behind or to monitor their progress towards the 2030 commitments.

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eC2: Assess the Technical Efficiency of Community-Based Nutrition Interventions in Sierra Leone

Deadline: 21-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) power-nutrition

The consulting firm will work on the following; (a) mapping of existing community-based delivery platforms across sectors and identify opportunities for better coordination and enhanced synergy, including an in-depth analysis of the existing mapping results; (b) review and analyze the existing multisectoral coordination mechanisms at both national and subnational levels, including the SUN Secretariat; and (c) review the existing behavioral change communication (BCC) study results and analyze the interaction of various delivery platforms which convey messages related to nutrition and identify options for better harmonization and optimization. More specifically, the consulting firm will:

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Financial innovation and additionality: The power of economic analysis and data analytics

As public and private financial institutions innovate and expand the range of financFinancial Educationial products that households and firms use, questions about how these services are affecting consumers, providers, and the economy as a whole have become central. A new policy brief by Abraham, Schmukler, and Tessada explores how evaluating the “additionality” of financial services can help answer such questions.

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