eConsultant2: Qualitative Research in urban water

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

The Equity Analysis of Piped Water Delivery in Urban Mozambique (P156563) study have waterthe following objectives:
i. Identify the urban poor, their level of and trends in access to improved water supply services, and conditions of access to services.
ii. Undertake a thorough review of access constraints to water supply by the poor.
iii. Model the investment requirements for rehabilitation and expansion of water supply services, and impacts on operational and maintenance costs.
iv. Based on (i), (ii), and (iii), understand potential mechanisms to address access constraints to inform policy, regulation, and utilities action plan to secure access to improved water by the poor.

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See What You Missed at the World Bank GroupSpring Meetings

During the Spring Meetings 2016 the World Bank Group hosted distinguished speakers , from Queen Rania and Ban Ki-moon to Michelle Obama and Bill Gates. Click the links below to replay all 19 webcasts, read blogs, and watch videos highlighting the best of the Meetings.


The full schedule with the list of events which include webcasts, and fotos here.

All the videos taken during the meetings can be found here.


eConsultant2: Competition Assessment of the Wheat and Sunflower Seed Post-Production Distribution Chain

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

The objectives of the competition assessment of the post-production distribution chainIFC and the Dutch (including acquisition, warehousing, transportation and export segments) of wheat and sunflower seed are to: (i) assess the competition status and identify key barriers to competition in these segments of the chain; (ii) assess the impact of barriers to competition on farmers and private sector investments; (iii) propose remedy solutions to the Competition Council and the Government of Moldova.

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eConsultant2: Regulatory Assessment of Agricultural Input Markets in Moldova

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

The objectives of the regulatory assessment of agricultural input markets comprising of seeds and seedlings, fertilizers and pesticides, as well as agricultural machinery and equipment.

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eConsultant2:Short Term Consultants for IFC Public Private Partnership Advisory Services

Deadline: 27-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The department is looking to recruit an experienced Short Term Consultant (STC) for its South Asia (SA) team who will support the regional team and PPPsmanagement with the whole PPP transaction process and related advisory of IFC. The team focuses on advising on the following types of transactions, across all infrastructure sectors with a particular focus on urban infrastructure, energy and transport.

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2016 Spring Meetings webcasts

Below the webcast schedule for today, enjoy!

Friday, April 15

Private Sector Solutions in Challenging MarketsPrivate Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets
Panelists from the private and public sectors discuss how to spur investment to create jobs, generate revenue, and finance essential services. 9-10:30 a.m. ET; 13:00-14:30 GMT.  #solutions4dev

Forced DisplacementForced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge
A high-level panel including Queen Rania of Jordan confronts the issue of historically high levels of refugees and displaced people. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET/15:00-16:30 GMT#dev4peace

Digital Dividends for East Asia PacificDigital Dividends for East Asia Pacific – Faster Growth, More Jobs and Better Governance?
Panelists from government, business and civil society discuss how East Asia and Pacific countries can take advantage of the opportunities – and offset the risks – of the digital economy. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET / 16:30 – 18:00 GMT. #digitalEAP

Competition PolicyCompetition Policy in Developing Countries: Helping Markets Perform Better
This World Bank Group-OECD event brings together policymakers and experts on policies that increase competition and benefit consumers. 2-3:30 p.m. ET / 18:00-17:30 GMT. #competition4dev

Powering Up GrowthPowering Up Growth: Ideas for Beating the Slowdown
Government ministers from Bolivia, Angola, Pakistan and Ukraine discuss how to reignite inclusive growth. 4-5:30 p.m. ET/20:00 – 21:30 GMT. #inclusivegrowth


Deadline: 22-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington India EnergyD.C.)

The objective of the activity is to understand the GEE-LACs position within a changing regional development assistance and financial market landscape, and identify possible future strategic measures and tactics to strengthen its competitive sources and comparative advantages.

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eConsultant2:Consolidation of existing, and identification of innovative approaches to private sector participation in rural and small town water supply and sanitation

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

The objectives of this consultancy are to: (i) support Haiti’s National Water and Sanitation Directorate (DINEPA) in consolidating existing bottled vs groundapproaches to professionalize the management of water supply systems in rural areas and small towns of Haiti (small private operators); and (ii) identify innovative approaches to expand private sector participation in water supply and sanitation in rural areas and small towns of Haiti.

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eConsultant2: Technical assistance to oversee implementation of the early grade reading program in Tonga and policy advice

Deadline: 25-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank (WB), with funding from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), isnurses-in-tonga providing technical assistance to improve early grade literacy and school readiness in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific under the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Programme. Under pillar 1 of PEARL, the World Bank is supporting the Ministry of Education and Training (MET) of Tonga to develop, monitor and evaluate implementation of the early literacy instruction pilot program. The pilot of interventions started at grade 1 during the 2015 school year. The early literacy instruction pilot program is planned for implementation in both grades 1 and 2 in Tonga.

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