eConsultant2: Social impact assessment in Togo: road transport and logistics services sector reforms

Deadline:06-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

The assignment is to conduct a social impact assessment in Togo in order to estimate the cost and benefit of the proposed reforms in the road transport and logistics service sector in Togo, which will be undertaken as part of the forthcoming World Bank project.

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eConsultant2:Capacity building training workshop on GLOBALG.A.P. for fruit and vegetables

Deadline: 09-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is procuring a Consulting Firm to organize and deliver one two-day capacity building Ethiopia agtraining workshop for up to 15 participants about the Standard of Good Agricultural Practice, GLOBALG.A.P. Version 5 for fruit and vegetables in Moldova. The workshop will cover GLOBALG.A.P. General regulations, All farm base, Farm management (soil, water and inputs), Documentation, and Staff Training modules and will be conducted with use of case studies to facilitate the learning. The content of the workshop should reflect the needs of local market participants, which have limited knowledge and experience in GLOBALG.A.P.
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eConsultant2: Texting for Nutrition: Impact evaluation

Deadline: 04-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Texting for Nutrition is an innovative intervention that uses mobile technology to Rajasthandisseminate tailored messages to promote good nutrition practices among parents in rural and urban mostly poor households in Chimborazo, Ecuador. Caregivers of children between the ages of 0-3 registered for the program in the last quarter of 2014. Throughout 2015, registered caregivers received text messages sharing new information and encouraging behavior change along several key areas.

The Texting for Nutrition project is currently on-going and set to conclude in March 2016. The impact evaluation will estimate the effects of the Texting for Nutrition program on (i) knowledge of good health and nutrition practices, (ii) influencing parental behavior (iii) social customs & descriptive norms towards health/nutrition practices for their children and (iv) the nutritional status of the children.

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eConsultant2: Lighting Africa: recruit, train and mentor women entrepreneurs in rural Kenya

Deadline: 03-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Following the success of the Lighting Kenya pilot program, the Lighting Kenya II program alcdsb-environmental-education-wiki-licensed-for-non-commercial-use-1051x1050is currently implementing its activities through leading MFIs and with the support of quality-verified product manufacturers across rural Kenya to support last mile distribution of off-grid lighting solutions. To support this, the Program is procuring a firm to strengthen the role that women play in the supply chain for off-grid lighting products in rural Kenya through a ‘light-touch’ entrepreneurship development and mentorship support package.

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eConsultant2: Lighting Africa: Retail Channel Development in Nigeria

Deadline: 01-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Lighting Africa Nigeria Program now seeks to engage a Consulting firm starting April 2016 for a period of 12 months with the opportunity for follow-on work based on performance, to: solar-energy

1. Identify, pre-qualify and recruit potential retail channel members that will stock and retail solar products.

2. Assign a team of Retail Market Developers who will:

  • Work very closely with IFC Business Development Consultant to execute point 1 across the targeted regions in Nigeria, and develop a comprehensive database of retailers, sub-distributors and wholesalers and identify new market segments.
  • Work with the IFC Business Development Consultant to develop and undertake continuous monitoring of the channels and recommend any improvements to enhance their performance.

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eConsultant2: Scaling Up Rural Sanitation Campaign in India

Deadline: 08-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to engage a firm to extend technical support to Jharkhand state in scaling up rural sanitation for a period of two years, with a provision to_DSC8237 extend services if required.

The Technical Service Unit (TSU) will provide technical assistance to SBM rural program, including strengthening institutional capacity in areas like knowledge management, behavioral change communication , action learning, solid and liquid waste management options, program delivery, monitoring and verification systems and any other areas of demand as expressed by the state. It will work closely with the nodal department of SBM in the state, coordinate with district level functionaries and other stakeholders in the state and build and maintain strong partnerships with existing World Bank projects and other development partners that work at scale.
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Deadline: 21-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Berbera Corridor

Capturing LiDAR data and developing a Digital Elevation Model;
Preparing hydrologic and 1D/2D hydraulic flood models, calibrated to the April 2014 flood, and using these for design flood modelling and hazard mapping;
Assessing flood risks including to buildings, roads, critical infrastructure and life;

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eConsultant2:Kenya Geothermal Strategy

Deadline: 02-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank will hire a consultant firm to support MoEP in the preparation of the Krafla_geothermal_power_station_wikiGeothermal Strategy. The consultant responsibilities are expected to include:

a) Review of the adequacy of existing arrangements for geothermal development with particular focus on the following key areas: ………

b) Development of specific objectives on geothermal development, deliverable targets, and plans including actions that adequately address the challenges in (a) above.

c) Prepare the Geothermal Strategy document for MoEP, including implementation plan.

d) Present the results in a workshop of stakeholders, potentially including investors conference.

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A New Approach to Cities: Everyone Counts

Featured story on the World Bank website, October 29, 2015. Click here to go to WB page.

What does it mean to make a city inclusive?

For Bui Thi Mai in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, it means a clean, safe street so her business can grow and prosper.India building

“The alley was so narrow that only one motorbike could get in,” she said. “There was no drainage so it was often flooded, making garbage float and mosquitos breed. It was unsafe for our health. There were few streetlights, allowing criminals to hide in dark corners. Running my business is much easier because the street is cleaner and safer. Trucks can carry goods to my door. More shops and restaurants are opening along this big street.”

For Esperanza Choquehuanca, it means participating in community-driven development that brought running water, paved roads, street lighting, sports areas and a community house to her neighborhood on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia.

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eConsultant2:Feasibility Design Review for a Phased Rehabilitation & Extension of Monrovias Sewerage System

Deadline: 02-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This consultancy will have three main objectives:

(a) Update the information about the current piped sewerage system and treatment plant, waste water treamentas well as estimate the demand and willingness to pay for piped sewerage in Monrovia;

(b)Carry out an engineering assessment of the technical options and associated costs for a phased rehabilitation and extension of Monrovias piped sewerage system, and recommend an approach;

(c) For the recommended approach, prepare a detailed design and costing including draft safeguard and tender documentation;

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