World Bank Raises 2016 Oil Price Forecast, Revises Down Agriculture Price Projections

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WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016— Amid improving market sentiment and a weakening dollar, the World Bank is raising its 2016 forecast for crude oil prices to $41 per barrel from $37 per barrel in its latest Commodity Markets Outlook, as an oversupply in markets is expected to recede.

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eConsultant: Supporting Resilience to Coastal Hazards in Vietnam

Deadline:20-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is in the initial stages of working with Vietnams Ministry of Agriculture waterand Rural Development for the identification of preparedness and risk reduction measures for coastal hazards. This assignment can be seen as a first step in establishing an overview. Later on, activities to come to design guidelines, feasibility studies and possibilities for Public Private Partnerships are foreseen

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Improving Social Networks for Ugandan Farmers

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KAMPALA, April 19, 2016 – By exploiting the power of social ties, social network interventions offer a lower-cost alternative to traditional agricultural training programs and can be particularly effective at improving the productivity of women, according to the results of a new study.

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

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

This consultancy has three main objectives: (a) Update the information about the current waterpiped sewerage system and treatment plant of Monrovia (Liberia), in particular carry out a customer enumeration, compile a map of the existing system as well as estimate the demand and willingness to pay for piped sewerage; (b) Assess the technical options and associated costs for a rehabilitation of Monrovias piped sewerage system, and its phased extension to priority areas, recommending a technical solution;(c) For the recommended approach, prepare a detailed design and costing, including draft safeguard and tender documents, for Phase 1 i.e. the rehabilitation of the existing system and important minor extensions up to a budget of US$ 20m.

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Leaders Aim to Put a Price on Half of All Global Carbon Emissions

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Ten leaders, including Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, have laid out goals in a joint vision statement to expand carbon pricing to cover 25 percent of global emissions by 2020, and achieve 50 percent coverage within the next decade.

Currently, some 40 governments and 23 cities, states and regions put a price on carbon pollution, accounting for 12 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. This marks a three-fold increase over the past decade.

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eConsultant2: GFF: Innovative Finance for Health Landscape Analysis

Deadline:14-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Firm will be hired to do a landscape analysis of private investors, both global and local,Hospital who are already active in the health and/or RMNCAH space in developing countries, and identify possible opportunities to leverage GFF and partner resources and financing instruments to encourage more pro-poor, bottom of the pyramid investments to maximize health impact. Private sector for the purposes of this analysis will include investments into both for-profit and not-for profits (including NGOs).

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eConsultant2: Soil and Leaf Testing:KTDA Tea Zones

Deadline: 05-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)_DSC0993

IFC is working with KTDA to carry out soil and leaf testing across the 67 factories. The project 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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eConsultant2:CONSULTANCY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE PROPOSED INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PPP

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

The Consultants will prepare a feasibility study consistent with the PPP Act (2013), to a standard that will enable the County Government of Nakuru to establish the technical configuration, commercial attractiveness and bankability of the proposed Project. The overall objective of the consultancy assignment is to assist the County Government in developing a bankable transaction structure for the proposed project under a PPP scheme.

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eConsultant2:CONSULTANCY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE PROPOSED: MURANGA TOWN/ MUKUYU WATER SUPPLY PPP

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

The Consultants will prepare a feasibility study consistent with the PPP Act (2013), to a standard that will enable the County Government of Muranga to establish the technical configuration, commercial attractiveness and bankability of the proposed Project.
The overall objective of the consultancy assignment is to assist the County Government in developing a bankable transaction structure for the proposed project under a PPP scheme.

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World Bank Group Urged to Help Solve Refugee Crisis, Other Challenges

Government ministers from around the world confronted the refugee crisis, a slowing economy, and other global challenges at the 2016 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings.

“Forced Displacement and Development” was the only item on the agenda at the Dev CommDevelopment Committee meeting on Saturday. The committee, which represents the 189 shareholder countries of the Bank Group and the IMF, urged its members to take action to support vulnerable people who have been forced to flee their homes, and encouraged the institutions to partner with humanitarian organizations to help forcibly displaced people and host communities confront the root causes of the problem.

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