eC2: Strategic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Services and Systems in Kerala

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a strategic assessment of the Solid Waste solid wasteManagement (SWM)services, policies and systems in Kerala to inform the design of the proposed Kerala Urban Service Delivery Project (KUSDP). The consultant will be required to undertake a strategic assessment of policy, institutional, governance, technical/service delivery and financial aspects and provide recommendations on the potential solutions/models to fill the existing gaps to inform the project design of KUSDP.

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eC2: Kyrgyz Schools PPP – Technical Consultant

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

In November 2018 the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Ministry signed aindex Financial Advisory Services Agreement, under which IFC will act as the lead advisor to the Ministry in structuring a PPP for designing, financing, construction and/or reconstruction, operation and maintenance of 20 (new) schools It is expected that the Government will continue delivering educational services in the new schools. The private partner will be selected through a competitive tender process. IFC intends to select an engineering/ financial consultant to advise and assist IFC in undertaking due diligence and implementing a competitive selection of a private partner to implement the Project. The private partner will be responsible for designing, financing, construction and/or reconstruction, operation and maintenance of schools and it is expected that the Ministry will deliver the educational services, including the teachers and the management of the educational process.

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eC2: UKRAINE REGIONAL AIRPORTS STUDY

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in coordination with regional and city Airport_PPPadministration/council owners of the Lviv International Airport,Kherson International Airport,Chernivtsi International Airport and Zaporizhia International Airport is interested in exploring options to bring private sector financing and expertise into the rehabilitation, expansion and operations of the country’s airport sector, in order to improve service and reduce subsidies. to that end, the Global Infrastructure Facility, the International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are supporting the MIU and the regional and city administration/councils in conducting a preliminary assessment of options to attract private sector participation in the rehabilitation and expansion of the Airports. IFC and EBRD will procure and manage specialized technical and legal consultants for the assessment, supervise their work,and manage interactions with the public sector clients.

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In Small Island States, Resilient Transport is Providing a Lifeline Against Disasters

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Due to their size and location, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularlyA man stands next to a bridge on the East Cape Road. The East Ca vulnerable to climate risk.
  • When disaster strikes, damage to transport systems typically makes up a large share of overall losses, and is often one of the main obstacles to recovery.
  • The World Bank is answering the call with unprecedented support to the transport sector in small island states. A total of eight transport projects have been approved in SIDS over the last year, all of which include a resilience component.

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Caribbean beaches are littered with single-use plastics

Article by Karin Kemper & Tahseen Sayed, www.blogs.worldbank.org

Concern about the world’s oceans is growing. Overfishing threatens fisheries, coral reefs caribbeanpollutionare declining and disappearing, and the number of dead zones is increasing. A dearth of waste management on land results in pollutants and debris, including plastics, finding a home in the ocean.

A new World Bank report, Marine Pollution in the Caribbean: Not a Minute to Waste, analyzes the causes and offers solutions for ocean pollution in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, now a hotspot for marine debris, especially plastics.

In the Caribbean and around the world, plastics and other waste are more likely to end up in the oceans when waste is poorly managed, such as through open dumping, open burning, and disposal in waterways.

The marine litter found in the Caribbean comes both from the region and from northern waters, brought in by prevailing currents.

Studies have measured the concentration of plastics across the Caribbean Sea and found as many as 200,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer in the northeastern Caribbean, according to the report.

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eC2: Support Services Piloting of Forest Tenure Assessment Tool in Zambia, Myanmar, and DRC

Deadline: 20-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The services to be provided under this contract include technical support the World across-africa-disaster-risk-finance-is-putting-a-resilient-future-within-reach-780x439Bank to implement the second phase of the program on Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development (SFT). The overall objective of this phase is to test and refine a forest tenure assessment toll and its methodologies to make it practical, adaptable to different contexts, and demonstrate it can achieve traction in policy discussions. Phase 2 will be implemented as a step-wise collaborative process, in close coordination with country task teams and local consultants, supported by a SFT central task team.

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eC2: Circular Economy and Private Sector Development

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This firm consultancy will explore how circular economy (CE) approaches, specificallyindex among poor people and communities can achieve outcomes that promote poverty reduction, enhanced welfare and create new and expanded employment opportunities. The final output would cover, the potential role of CE in development; case studies and assessment of market potential; different policy approaches for scaling CE, and; recommendations to governments. The consultancy will be based on desk review, economic modeling and detailed case studies that will be selected collaboratively. This EOI was tender for a smaller amount and is now being retendered with an updated amount and TOR.

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Is the urban water and sanitation sector frozen in time?

Blog by Caroline van den Berg, World Bank Group

If time travel were possible, and an engineer from the 1860s could travel in time to 2019, sewage_pipes_under_london_19th_century_wellcome_l0000616he (the first female engineer had not graduated yet) would not recognize much of the technology we have today.  Personal computers, cell phones, cars, planes, and antibiotics would probably be unfathomable to him.   But he would definitely recognize our current piped water and sanitation (WSS) infrastructure, as it looks and operates almost exactly the same as it did 150 years ago.  Certainly, there have been significant improvements in the sector, especially in water and wastewater treatment, but the principles on which the piped WSS technology is based have not seen any fundamental changes since the 1860s, when it was (re)introduced on a large scale.

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Is taxing sugar-sweetened beverages a sweet deal?

Blog by Ceren Ozer. Published on http://www.worldbank.org on
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB)[i] are a well-recognized adversary in the fight against sugary_drink_1140x500.pngobesity and the quest for better public health. Interest in discouraging consumption through higher taxes is growing as more jurisdictions impose them and as we learn more from their experiences. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are one of three taxes for health highlighted in a recently published report by the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health.
Many are asking: are taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are really a sweet deal? Does such a tax enable policy makers to improve health outcomes by reducing unhealthy consumption? And does it help generate additional tax revenue for more spending on human capital?

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eC2: Brand Design and Marketing Strategy for Export Promotion – Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)initiative seeks to improve the untitledquantity and quality of livestock commodities produced in the county by the key value chain actors. More specifically, the LIFS project focuses on improved productivity across the red meat value chain from livestock production to slaughter, processing and access to markets.
The existing value chain in the county is however fragmented and characterized by limited coordination between the value chain activities and players, and disease control thus unable to compete directly in the international market with producers like Australia. For the Scheme to be bankable, preliminary findings inform of the need to focus on a differentiated product and targeting of high-value local and international markets. This assignment, therefore, seeks to engage an experienced consultant firm to develop a brand design and marketing strategy for export promotion of the products that will be produced in the LIFS value chain.

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