Factsheet: The Worldbank’s new procurement strategy

Earlier this year, the Worldbank issued a new procurement strategy. After three years of negotiating on a strategy that had not been updated since 19i-love-procurement270, it goes without saying that there are some significant changes…

The World Bank Team at the Netherlands Embassy has identified some of the most relevant changes:

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IFC, Netherlands Boost Support to Emerging Market SMEs

IFC Press Release
by John McNally

Antalya, Turkey DC November 24, 2015— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and IFC and the Dutchthe Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced an initiative to provide much needed financing and advice to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially to those in difficult to reach segments and in fragile markets, by lending through emerging market banks and other financial intermediaries.

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eConsultant2: GEF IEO Evaluation of Expansion of GEF Partnership

Deadline: 15-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides support to address global environmental concerns. The GEF IEO, which has central role in ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF, is conducting an Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership. The evaluation will assess the extent to which the present structure of the GEF partnership meets the needs of its key stakeholders.The consultant will be a member of the evaluation team and will provide support for various tasks related to the evaluation.

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eConsultant2: Gulf Basin Diagnostic Analysis

Deadline: 17-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group is seeking the services of a consulting firm to prepare the Trans-boundary Diagnostic Analysis (Gulf Basin Diagnostic Analysis – GBDA) of priority water and biodiversity related environmental concerns. The purpose of conducting a GBDA is to scale the relative importance of sources and causes, both immediate and long term, of Gulf Regional waters problems, and to identify potential preventive and remedial actions.

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eConsultant2:Cost of Coastal Environmental Degradation, Multi Hazard Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis

Deadline: 03-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The REPUBLIC OF BENIN, the REPUBLIC OF COTE DIVOIRE, GHANA waterand TOGO have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Adaptation to Climate Change in West Africa Coastal Areas project, and intend to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

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eConsultant2: Review and analysis of current forestry-related legislation, institutional and administrative structure

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

Current assignment suggests: Forestry
Review the existing forestry and main related legislation and regulations in order to identify existing gaps, conflicts and discrepancies; Identify options for changes and amendments based on findings; Prepare a set of recommendations to serve as a base for the Ministry to further draft the amendments for various related legislation to the Ministry of Agriculture, which will be in charge of presenting the amendments for the Parliaments approval;
Review the existing institutional arrangements of the responsible forest authority (Hayantar SNCO), identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as possible duplications with various state forest authorities; and prepare a set of recommendations on how to improve the existing institutional arrangements for the forest agency.

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eConsultant2: Transit Smartcard Integration Technical Assistance in South Asia

Deadline: 30-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to inform the client countries, cities, and public Ethiopia-Road-Constructiontransport operators in the South Asia region of the benefits and implementation process of transit smartcard. Particular focus will be given to the early stage efforts for the integration of smartcard systems for different modes and cities, in order to prevent the future cost for integration when several different systems are already in use.

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eConsultant2: Analysis of flood management practices in Antananarivo

Deadline: 25-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The firm will also be expected to provide expert advice regarding best practices in flood kali gandakimanagement from other countries, both from developed and developing countries. These best practices, along with initial assessment of status of flood management in Antananarivo, will be presented at the launch workshop being organized for December 2015.

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Online PPP event: South African Development Community Countries

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There has been an increase in private investment in infrastructure in the South African Development Community (SADC) member states in recent years. Public-Private Partnerships are being increasingly seen as a solution for challenges related to efficiency, capacity and fiscal constraints.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM EST – 11:00:00 AM EST

This webinar discusses the main issues and challenges related to the frameworks for PPP in key SADC countries active in the PPP space.

Click here to register: https://goo.gl/S3IrZU