eC2: Improving empirical evidence and analytical support on investments in Coastal Resilience in India and Bangladesh

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

Assignment Description:  The World Bank aims to apply financing from GFDRR to support efforts to improve the resilience of its coastal areas in India and Bangladesh to enable future investment plans towards building long-term resilience. This technical assistance aims to support the Governments of Bangladesh and India to enhance analytical understanding of past and current interventions, determine lessons learned to assess and improve the quality of resilient investments and improve service delivery of disaster risk management by building and expanding institutional capacities through knowledge exchange and technical and operational collaboration. The expected outcomes of this study are a detailed study assessing past and current coastal resilience interventions (such as multi-purpose cyclone and flood shelters, early warning and dissemination systems, coastal embankments, and community based disaster risk management), cost-benefit analysis of various intervention options, and best practices and lessons learned through data analysis, conceptual/numerical modeling and stakeholder consultations. Also, a comprehensive dissemination strategy will be developed to share the results of the study with the involved agencies, practitioners, and the public in general.

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Women Wavemakers: Practical Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Coding Bootcamps

Coding bootcamps, a type of rapid tech skills training program, have recently emerged aswoman a promising approach to equipping individuals with the skills needed to thrive in digital economies. Despite the potential of these programs, women often participate at lower rates than men.

The Women Wavemakers report draws on the experiences of 25 coding bootcamps and seven digital skills programs in 22 countries to provide a menu of options that providers and policymakers can test and refine, in three key areas:

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eC2: Tanzania Probabilistic Flood Risk Evaluation and Scenarios Dashboards

Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Assignment Description: The overall purpose of this initiative is to provide the Government and people of Dar es Salaam (and possibly Zanzibar City) with the evidence-based data, information and analysis tools to help significantly reduce the negative impacts of flooding within the city. This will be achieved through the development of a robust and science-based understanding of flood risk, and by providing a platform of evaluation and communication tools that supports incorporation of risk information into all levels of decision making. This platform will comprise a dashboard system that provides both customized and flexible access to data and tools for a range of use cases. It will support a systematic and more strategic approach to flood risk reduction, contributing to a more appropriate and sustainable response at a range of institutional and government levels, leading to more justifiable public and private investment. An outline of the scope of work is attached. A more detailed Terms of reference will follow in the request for proposals.

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eC2: Operational flood monitoring system combining hydro-meteorological and remote-sensing technologies

Deadline: 02-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Assignment Description: This assignment is to develop an operational multi-country flood monitoring platform allowing near real-time assessment of water extent and population affected. The loss estimation data produced will inform disaster risk management decisions as well as support the definition of insurance products for a quick response financing mechanism. The platform will be built on an architecture developed under an existing project led by the World Bank. It will re-use existing deliverables and will specifically aim at automating the processing and integration of satellite data into global hydromet models, as well as test assumptions and outputs against real life scenarios through intensive verification and validation work. All operational aspects will have to be addressed in order to produce a robust, automated and fully operational web-based system with a strong focus on risk transfer applications.

See full tender here: 

eConsultant2: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html

Tender notification: # 1258863

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eC2:Technical Assistance to Kuwait Municipality on Waste Management Planning – Situational Analysis and Options for Service Improvement

Deadline: 02-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

Assignment Description: 

The World Bank is seeking the services of qualified firm in to carry out an analysis for Kuwait Municipality Solid Waste Management sector. The main objective of this assignment is to collect up to date information on the services provided, and identify viable options for expansion and improvement of services.

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eC2: Land Acquisition Completion Report Gap Analysis and Supplemental Completion Report

Deadline: 25-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)land-administration-page

Assignment Description: 

The central objectives of this consulting assignment are to identify gaps in the existing completion reports, particularly with reference to the determination of whether project affected people have had their livelihood restored, and to fill those gaps through an assessment of project-affected peoples current situation in comparison with the baseline of 2006.

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Beyond Infrastructure: Trade Facilitation Priorities for the Belt and Road Initiative

Countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative face a major challenge in bri_mapfacilitating trade. While large investments in trade-related infrastructure capture global headlines, transaction costs generated by inefficient border clearance and trade-related regulatory requirements are one of the major policy risks facing the BRI.

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eC2: Request for Proposal Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Provider

Deadline: 08-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

Assignment Description: IFC has developed a methodology, drawn from its ESG standards and adjusted to the circumstances of emerging market capital markets. The IFC ESG methodology for capital markets extracts the most material issues from IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards and Corporate Governance Methodology to identify environmental and social, sector-specific, and corporate governance performance indicators for ESG due diligence of issuers of debt securities in emerging markets. A risk-weighted assessment methodology based on these performance indicators allows for their weighting by risk tolerance, permitting users to focus due diligence on the issues of most significance to them, and to then make risk-based decisions before buying securities. IFC seeks to identify ESG data provider/s to support IFC with collecting and analyzing ESG information, as defined by the IFC performance indicators, for emerging market corporates. IFC will use this information to benchmark emerging market issuers using its risk-weighted methodology.

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Innovation, entrepreneurship, positive change. Join the farmer-led irrigation revolution.

Imagine that you are a small-scale rainfed agriculture farmer. You face significant JESS3_WBG_Project-FLI_Snack01challenges. Water and food demands are growing. Competition for water is escalating. You rely heavily on unpredictable rain to grow food and sustain your livelihood. Weather related disasters — such as floods, droughts, and heat waves — are increasing in frequency, intensity, and duration.

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Some reflections on pathways out of poverty

Take two numbers: 1 in 3 young people worldwide are not in education, employment or World Bank buildingtraining, and over 875 million people are expected to migrate by 2050.

These figures often reflect unfulfilled aspirations and lack of opportunity.

People are often in jobs with below poverty-line pay; others have no prospects for a raise and professional advancement; for some others, it is hard to re-enter the job market after a period of unemployment; and, among the youngest, many face daunting obstacles in joining the workforce.