eC2: Facilitated Learning on Transformational Change in the Climate Investment Funds

Deadline: 06-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The overall purpose of the Transformational Change Learning Partnership (TCLP), undertaken within the Evaluation and Learning (E&L) Initiative of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), is to increase the transformative impact of CIF investments and those of other funds by establishing a more systematic and robust understanding transformational change in the CIF context.

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eC2: Informing Partnerships between Government and Ethnic Basic Education Providers

Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank (WB) education team, in collaboration with Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC), is recruiting a consultancy firm/consultant(s) to carry-out a scoping study to inform the development of modalities for engagement and partnership between the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ethnic Basic Education Providers (EBEP) in the States/Regions and conflict-affected areas.

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Climate-Smart Development : Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End Poverty and Combat Climate Change

This report describes efforts by the ClimateWorks Foundation and the World Bank to quantify the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with policies and projects to reduce emissions in select sectors and regions. The report has three objectives: 1) to develop a holistic, adaptable framework to capture and measure the multiple benefits of reducing emissions of several pollutants; 2) to demonstrate how local and national policymakers, members of the international development community, and others can use this framework to design and analyze policies and projects; and 3) to contribute a compelling rationale for effectively combining climate action with sustainable development and green growth worldwide. By using a systems approach to analyze policies and projects, this work illustrates ways to capitalize on synergies between efforts to reduce emissions and spur development, minimize costs, and maximize societal benefits.

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e2C: Feasibility study for Temperature Controlled Logistic (TCL) services in Sub Saharan Africa (the Assignment)

Deadline: 05-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Assignment is a market study of the Temperature Controlled Logistic (TCL) sector in Nigeria, Kenya and Côte D’Ivoire. TCL services would include storage/transportation/distribution, together with other value added services, of food/perishable products in a temperature controlled environment.

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eC2: Capacity Building and Risk Transfer Pilot in Mozambique

Deadline: 30-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: Applicants may request to apply for a capacity building and implementation of risk transfer pilot support. A Risk Transfer Pilot Project is a project that develops and issues an index-based insurance product for cotton and other crops for one or more clients in Mozambique.
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eC2: Business case assessment for Bonsucro sustainability standard and improvement framework for sugar mills and smallholder value chains in India

Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC and Bonsucro are interested to undertake a business case assessment for Bonsucro sustainability standard and improvement framework for sugar mills and smallholder value chains in India.

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eC2: SERBIA NATIONAL DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN (NDRMP): FLOOD RISK MAPPING

Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Rural Infra in Cambodia

Objective: The objective of Component 2 on Disaster Risk Identification and Monitoring within the Programmatic Approach is to support the Government of Serbia, in particular the Serbian water sector institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture, in generating actionable flood risk information and to strengthen (flood) risk assessment methodologies. Serbia completed a preliminary flood risk assessment in 2011 and defined 99 flood prone areas throughout the country. Following this, 25 out of those 99 flood prone areas were mapped during the Study of Flood Prone Areas in Serbia (SoFPAS) project finalized in 2012.

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Addressing Climate Change: Why Forests Matter?

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  • Over 100 countries included actions related to land-use change and forests in their nationally determined contributions to fight climate change
  • The World Bank is supporting countries in their efforts to harness the potential of forests to reduce poverty, better integrate forests into their economies, and protect and strengthen the environmental role they play
  • Forest-focused initiatives in China, Mexico and Mozambique are showing positive results, but more is needed to accelerate climate action and deliver on the Paris Agreement

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Swallowed by the Sea…Where coastal infrastructure and jobs meet climate change

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and buildings that have served as landmarks for generations.

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I was recently in West Africa to witness the effects of coastal erosion. To understand what’s going on, we took a three-country road trip, traveling from Benin’s capital Cotonou, along the coast to Lomé in Togo and then to Keta and Accra in Ghana. These three countries, among the hardest hit by coastal erosion, offer a snapshot of what is happening along the rest of the coast, from Mauritania, via Senegal to Nigeria. 

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World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020

K8860_pdfClimate change poses an enormous challenge to development. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make a sustainable future possible. At the same time, floods, droughts, sea-level rise, threats to water and food security and the frequency of natural disasters will intensify, threatening to push 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years alone.

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