Universal health coverage programs transforming care for poorest and most vulnerable

Article originally published on World Bank website.

The expansion of universal health coveragenurses-in-tonga is critical: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank Group, 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of out-of-pocket health spending. The World Bank report, Going Universal: How 24 countries are implementing universal health coverage reforms from the bottom up, looks at how 24 countries have embarked on the path to universal health coverage and are expanding coverage to the poor—who too often get much less from their health systems than the better-off. Continue reading

Infrastructure Financing through PPPs in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Date: October 06, 2015Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENA
Time: 10:00AM EST

This webinar discusses how PPPs can be a mode for infrastructure financing, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Topics to be covered include:

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Turkey health sector development project approved

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has Hospitalapproved a financing of €120 million / $134 million to the Health System Strengthening and Support Project of Turkey.

The objective of the Health System Strengthening and Support Project for Turkey is to improve primary and secondary prevention of selected non-communicable diseases, increase the efficiency of public hospital management, and enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health for evidence-based policy making.

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IFIs Back New Global Development Agenda with Stepped-Up Support

Article originally posted on the World Bank website.

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hailed today’s adoption of a sustainable development agenda for the next generation and are fully committed to stepping up their support to ensure its success.

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eConsultant2: Guinea – Development Of A Water Atlas

Deadline: 12-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objectives of the study are:water
a. To develop a water atlas of the Fouta Djallon Highland presenting the state of its natural resources, and their uses, and to illustrate the issues involved in their management. Emphasis should be placed on water resources.
b. To support the validation of the draft Directive on Shared Water Resource Management in West Africa.
c. To conduct a study to identify axes for the greater involvement of river basin organizations in regional integrated water resources management (IWRM) leading to better governance of shared water resources in West Africa.

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eConsultant2: Converting Biomass to Energy: A Guide to Developers and Investors

Deadline: 12-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

light-bulb-297489_640Enhancing access to power is a key priority for the IFC and biomass is an area of growing global importance. The overall objective of the study is to develop a white paper that would help build capacity among key stakeholders, as biomass continues to grow into and become a more important contributor to meet the energy needs in emerging countries.
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eConsultant2: Investment Prioritization for Watershed-based Ecosystem Services Application to Nepal

Deadline: 08-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Kali-gandakiThe World Bank is looking for technical assistance in watershed management investment prioritization aimed at reducing sediments flow into the hydropower project. This ties into an ongoing project of the World Bank that help with the rehabilitation of the Kali Gandaki, a Hydropower Plant.

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eConsultant2: Technical Consultant for Colombo Waste to Energy PPP Project

Deadline: 07-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

alcdsb-environmental-education-wiki-licensed-for-non-commercial-use-1051x1050The Urban Development Authority in Sri Lanka has requested IFCs assistance in designing and successfully bidding a WtE plant of 600 TPD capacity in Karadiyana on a public private partnership (PPP) basis. (“Project”). IFC is keen to engage a consultant firm to undertake technical, commercial, environmental & social due diligence for the Project.
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eConsultant2: Develop Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Campaign for Sanitation and Hygienic Behavior in Vietnam

Deadline: 13-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

wash-hands-98641_640This assignment is to develop an evidence-based behavior change communication campaign for rural households to install improved toilet and wash their hands with soap, and for students at primary schools and kindergartens to use toilet and wash their hands with soap. It will include a call to action for use across all media used in the campaign.

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eConsultant2: External Evaluation of the Water and Sanitation Program 2011-2015

Deadline: 08-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This external evaluation will review WSP’s performance in its implementation of the five-year business plan during the period of 2011 to 2015 and the quality and watersustainability of the results achieved. It is a retrospective evaluation that assesses the effectiveness of program activities and results achieved in the 23 focus countries, the monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and overall program operations and business models.

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