eConsultant2: improve cooperative business management capacities

Deadline: 18-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC in Rwanda is looking for qualified service providers to design and implement a business management capacity building program for horticulture producer organizations in Rwanda. The program will initially cover approximately 20 producer organizations, mostly cooperatives. Please refer to the ToRs for more information.

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News: World Bank Increases Support for Health Sector in Bangladesh

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016—The World Bank today approved $150 million in additional financing to help strengthen Bangladesh’s health systems and improve health services, particularly for the poor.

This additional financing to the Health Sector Development Program will continue support to implement the government’s Health Sector-wide Program. The support will help the government address health sector challenges including: sustaining and improving immunization coverage; improving deliveries for pregnant women at public health facilities; and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The financing will also help Bangladesh improve public financial management to get more value from its public spending on health. Further, the financing will support developing a robust health information system, including a web-based complaint -handling mechanism – the first in Bangladesh.

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eConsultant2: Economist in Agricultural Production Systems in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

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

The Scope of Services and Responsibilities
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1. Collect data from agricultural producers (farmers and aggregators) on fruits, vegetables and dairy in the project areas in Kyrgyzstan (with focus on dairy in Issyk Kul region), Tajikistan and Uzbekistan;
2. Analyze the existing situation with farmers on their available resources (land, crops, machinery, equipment, inputs, supply, finance, etc);
3. Map existing management practices and processes (planting, harvesting, storage, feeding, milking, housing, etc.), determine advantages and disadvantages in each practice and process;
4. Conduct market and field research to identify alternative, economically advantageous management options;
5. Analyze the economics of proposed management and production options;
6. Together with the team of international and local consultants, test proposed management options under the local conditions for the economic viability that would lead to the reduced cost and increased output;
7. Source alternative suppliers of inputs, equipment and machinery available in the market;
8. Monitor implementation process and undertake necessary actions to gain results;
9. Work with team of international and local consultants to coordinate research and recommendations;

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eConsultant2: Rwanda PPP Support Program

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

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the Government of Rwanda to:PPPs

  • Develop sector PPP strategies and guidelines;
  • Create a PPP projects database;
  • Identify a pipeline of potential, viable PPP projects, and deliver a series of concept notes for 10 of the most promising projects;
  • Develop and deliver a sensitization program for PPP, including training for decision makers and technical staff involved in PPP transactions, and the and the private sector, and advanced Project Finance financial modeling training.

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eConsultant2: Feasibility study of PV hybridization of diesel-based mini-grids in Niger

Deadline: 13-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment output is expected to inform the Government of Niger, NIGELEC and the AfricaWorld Bank for the design of a World Bank-financed project component that aims to hybridize with PV and expand access to electricity in some of the existing micro-grids (centres isolés) operated by NIGELEC in throughout Niger.
The selected consultant firm will conduct a phased feasibility study of the potential options for hybridization and expanding access to electricity (households, businesses, etc.) of these mini-grids. Options for hybridization may include PV and options for storage capacity during night hours (batteries or diesel). After a first screening of the potential of the mini-grids to be hybridized and agreed technology option, the Consultant will conduct the feasibility studies (including demand assessments) of the selected mini-grids.

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Independent Power Projects Essential to Electrify Sub-Saharan Africa

New World Bank Report!

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 – A new World Bank report draws from experiences in fivepowering-africa-inside-banner African countries to explain why independent power projects (IPPs) are crucial to help deliver electricity to the 600 million people without it in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report highlights the challenges policymakers face and factors that can lead to scaled-up and sustainable power sector investment.

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eC2:COTE DIVORE FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The overall objective of the assignment for a Consultant will be to upgrade client-companies’ food safety management syestems in keeping with the requirements of the internationally recognized food safety standards and recommendations made in the Implementation Action Plan. The Consultant will provide consulting and technical advice, conduct training, develop documentation and monitor project timelines for the implementation process. Upon completion of a specific engagement, a client-company should be able to issue self-declarations about conformance and/or obtain relevant third party certification from an authorized certification body

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KENYA FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the assignment for a Consultant will be to upgrade client-indexcompanies’ food safety management syestems in keeping with the requirements of the internationally recognized food safety standards and recommendations made in the Implementation Action Plan. The Consultant will provide consulting and technical advice, conduct training, develop documentation and monitor project timelines for the implementation process. Upon completion of a specific engagement, a client-company should be able to issue self-declarations about conformance and/or obtain relevant third party certification from an authorized certification body.

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WBG Case Study: Rwanda – Food Security

Published June 16th on Projects & Operations page WBG webstieindex

A Tale of Two Tables:

How Snow Peas Help Rwandan Families

Challenge

Rwanda has made remarkable progress since the civil war and genocide that started in October 1990 and ended in July 1994. GDP per capita increased from US$228 in 1995 to US$718 in 2014.  The poverty headcount ratio using the national poverty line fell from 78% in 1995 to 45% in 2010/11.

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