New approaches in water resource economics

The report  below was posted on the World Bank Water Blog by SUSANNE M. SCHEIERLING ON WED, 03/30/2016.

waterIn many parts of the world, changing demand and supply patterns are contributing to an increasing physical scarcity and competition for water resources. Historically, new demands have been met by developing additional supplies—with the incremental cost of water remaining relatively constant over time due to the ready availability of water development project sites to meet growing demands. As the water economy moves from an expansionary to a mature phase, incremental costs are sharply rising, and interdependencies among users and uses are greatly increasing. With this move, the issues to be addressed by water economists tend to become more pressing, broader and more complex. While in the expansionary phase structural or engineering approaches to water management tend to be the main focus, in a maturing water economy nonstructural or institutional options for solving water problems receive increasing attention. In particular, resource allocation and valuation issues move to the forefront of economic inquiry.

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eConsultant2: Soil and Leaf Testing – KTDA tea zones

Deadline: 12-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is working with KTDA to develop a soil and leaf testing program acros_DSC0993s the firms production area. This program will collect a statistically valid set of soil and leaf samples from each major soil type. Analysis of these samples will identify macro and micro soil nutrient deficiencies, which will be addressed through the development of improved fertilizer blends and application recommendations.

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City Partnership Program (CPP) Launched to Foster “Best Practice” Approaches to Urban Development

Tokyo, March 23, 2016 – Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), partnership project of Japan and the World Bank Group, launched City Partnership Program (CPP) which aims to accelerate the urban development in developing countries by utilizing Japanese expertise on 6 key thematic areas: urban planning, urban service provision, urban management, social development, disaster risk management, and municipal finance.

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IFC Demonstrates Opportunities for Private Investors in Changing African Markets

Africa remains a region with enormous potential for private investors despite economic headwinds and reduced liquidity that are creating challenges in managing risks and mobilizing partners around investments.


In a report released March 22, 2016 in partnership with the Africa CEO Forum, IFC concludes that even in difficult economic and risk environments, methods of financing that better mitigate risk can be more widely adopted to fund successful investments on a larger scale in Africa.

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eConsultant2: Sectoral Studies and Design Options for Carbon Pricing Instruments

Deadline: 28-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The purpose of the consultancy to be contracted is to propose packages of carbon pricing Financial Educationinstruments and possible adjustments to existing sectoral policy instruments to maximize the economic efficiency of implementing the post-2020 PNMC objectives. The macroeconomic impacts of the proposed instrument packages will be assessed in MRP Component.

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PPP Support to the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP)

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

This consultancy will support NELSAP-CU in exploring the development of PPPsPPP options. The consultancy will conduct a screening of NELSAPs portfolio for PPP-suitable projects and pilot up to three for early project preparation.


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Get connected with Latin-America & Caribbean

Accessing and finding tenders are one of the most time consuming activities when trying to work with financial institutions like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). That is why the IDB has created the ConnectAmericas platform. The platform not only allows you to see the IDB tenders but also tenders from other Latin American & Caribbean companies who are looking for overseas partners.REDES SOCIALES BID

With the slogan “Take the world with your hands”, the goal of the platform is to foster the internationalization of companies, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing contacts, content (tenders), and financing options.

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eConsultant2:Gas Infrastructure Optimization and Investment Framework

Deadline: 30-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

As part of the on-going energy sector dialog between the World Bank and the GoGASvernment of Indonesia, the World Bank seeks an international consulting firm to develop an optimized plan for gas infrastructure development in Indonesia and an integrated framework for investment and financing of gas infrastructure.

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eConsultant2: Morocco Lighting Transformation Program

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

The Program will contribute to the energy efficiency transformation of Moroccos Public solar-energyLighting through the effective implementation of a carefully chosen and integrated mix of project components. This is intended to be achieved by identifying and developing appropriate mechanisms for addressing and removing several market and institutional barriers that are currently restricting the adoption and implementation of energy efficient technologies and practices in the public sector, such as the lack of awareness and incentives, insufficient implementation capacity, and limited access to financing.

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eConsultant2:Dairy Specialist

Deadline: 05-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective/Purpose of Assignment:
The Project will look at limited access to finance for farmers/producers from 2 Koeien in de weiperspectives: lack of skills/knowledge (of risks in agriculture and availability of relevant tools) in FIs and low bankability of farmers/producers due to lack of capacity and lack of avenues to improve this capacity. To address this failure on the scale of the selected FIs and supply chains, the Project will work with both FIs and supply chains (aggregators, producers, other participants) to improve their capacity and created strong linkages between all.

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