Gender equality: Unleashing the real wealth of nations

Last week, we launched the Women, Business, and the Law report, which found that annettedespite the considerable progress that many countries have made in improving women’s legal rights over the last decade, women are still only accorded 75 percent of the legal rights that men, on average, are given. As a result, they are less able to get jobs, start businesses and make economic decisions, with economic consequences that reverberate beyond their families and communities.

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eC2: Brazil Street Lighting PPP. Consultants Expertise: PMO; Technical Street Lighting; Economic-Financial modeling.

Deadline: 30-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  PPPs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has been mandated by the Federal Government of Brazil (GoB), through CAIXA, its state-owned development bank (the Client) to provide lead transaction advice on the development and implementation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP or the Project) to improve the delivery of public lighting for up to 6 Municipalities (Municipalities). IFC is now looking to hire a consultant (Consultant) to work throughout the development of the transaction with expertise in: (i) Project Management Office; (ii) Technical Street Lighting, including Artistic and Special Areas Lighting; and (iii) Economic-Financial modeling.

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The gender gap in the disaster risk management sector: why it matters

Over the past decade, the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) has evolved and sustainable_communities_v2-200-lowmatured.  From mainly focusing on disaster response, local and international actors alike now emphasize the importance of preparedness and prevention – saving lives and avoiding losses even before disaster strikes.

Yet despite this progress, there’s much more work to be done to ensure that DRM efforts respond to the particular needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls.  In no small part due to gender inequalities, women are both more vulnerable to natural hazards and less likely to benefit from relief and recovery efforts than men.

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eC2: Consultancy to inform strategy and business plan for the African Medicines Agency (AMA)

Deadline: 28-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

1. Develop a strategic plan for AMA that defines AMAs strategic direction (strategic objectives) and operating model over a 5-year period that includes the transition of AMRH activities, structures, and governance into AMA.
2. Develop a business plan for AMA that defines how operations will be executed in an efficient and effective way, including the creation of a sound program management approach to deliver the plan.
3. Pressure-test the proposed criteria for both the basket of products to be evaluated and the services to be offered by AMA
4. Develop a fee-for-service model that supports the guidance development and product oversight functions of AMA linked to a solid value proposition that makes the AMA case compelling for industry and product developers and embeds predictability of processes, transparency, and accountability
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eC2: Small Hydropower Mapping in Myanmar

Deadline: 21-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Myanmar is in a substantial need for new power generation capacities. The country has the lowest grid connected electrification rate in Southeast Asia, with only 42% of the population supplied. It is estimated that at least 500 MW of additional generation capacity is required to come on line annually up to 2030 to meet the growing domestic demand. Although the country has abundant freshwater resources, the hydropower sector has experienced relatively limited development compared to the identified potential total capacity. To date, no reliable information on Myanmar’s available small- and medium-size HPP potential is available, neither a comprehensive database on planned, under development and commissioned plants of these capacities exist. Therefore, in order to assess the options for development of greenfield small- and medium-size hydropower plants in Myanmar, IFC intends to collect information, prepare a database and map all HPPs in the country with the capacity between 2-30 MW.

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eC2: Sanitation Situation Analysis and Option Assessment

Deadline: 26-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a comprehensive sanitation situation assessment including current practice, current capacity of sanitation actors, current interventions, barriers/aspirations with regard to sanitation issues in targeted areas. Specific objectives of this assignment are to:
1- Conduct sanitation situational analysis in areas where water supply systems will be developed under WaSSIP. The situation analysis consists of detailed demographical information/data, populations, socio-economic conditions, potential development trends, and current sanitation and hygiene challenges and interventions.
2- Carry out the gap analysis and developments across the locations in order to give some indication on the priority sanitation interventions that would be needed.
3- Carry out preliminary technical and financial assessment of proposed sanitation solution options (including soft and/or hard intervention) in accordance with the findings of situational analysis.

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eC2: Mozambique Primary Health Care Strengthening Program – Procurement Audit of the Health Sector

Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank seeks a firm to carry out an audit of the procurement and contract management on a sample basis. The audit will assess the procurement processes in the Ministry of Health of Mozambique and the Central Warehouse of Medicine and Health Supplies (CMAM) in order to determine whether economy efficiency and value for money are being achieved. The audit shall also recommend any measures to improve the effectiveness of procurement and contract management. The audit will cover the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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eC2: Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Africa Knowledge Symposium

Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Under the aegis of the European Union-funded Africa Disaster Risk Finance (ADRF) Program, this Knowledge Symposium would be part of a portfolio of activities and initiatives to meet the overall objectives of the program which are: 1) to support the development of multi-risk financing strategies at regional, national and local levels to help African countries make informed decisions, 2) to improve financial response capacity post disaster, and 3) to mitigate the socio-economic, fiscal and financial impacts of disasters of African countries.

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Every day is Women’s Day for IDA

At the World Bank, we believe no country, community, or economy can achieve its afghanistan-school-gender-girls.jpg potential or meet the challenges of the 21st century without the full and equal participation of women and men, girls and boys. This is particularly true in developing countries supported by the International Development Association (IDA), the arm of the World Bank that supports the poorest countries.

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