eC2: Building Resiliency to Climate Events in the Road Network of Paraguay

Deadline: 31-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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(i) Carry out a comprehensive vulnerability assessment in a selected road network to identify the spots or sections that are vulnerable to weather conditions and climate change and identify a set of actions that can be implemented through CREMA type contracts
(ii) Review the current road asset management system within the Ministry of Public Works to recommend a set of actions to internalize better risk reduction measures to climate events within the road project cycle.
(iii) Review current practices in the country and the sector to respond to climate related events and disasters with the objective to strengthen response measures in terms of processes, financing and human resources to reestablish connectivity and the conditions of the road network in light of the best practices globally and in the region.
(iv) Design a framework under which the results of the recommended actions to build resiliency in the road network would be measured against current practices in other sections

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Three New Ways to Help Cities Reach Their Climate Goals

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on November 28, 2016.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • With the Paris climate agreement in full force, countries around the world must now get down to the serious business of addressing climate change.
  • Cities – responsible for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 70 percent of energy consumption – are on the front lines.
  • At COP 22, the Bank highlighted three of its newest tools to help cities meet climate challenges.

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eC2: Development of a National Early Warning Platform for Rwanda and a Flood Early Warning system

Deadline: 19-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

A consulting firm is being sought to develop and operationalize a national platform to watersupport data sharing, analysis, visualization and decision making (for example through automated alert triggering) in support of a shared early warning approach between MIDIMAR, RMA, RNRA, and District government teams. While the focus of this support will be at the national level, the firm will also develop a local early warning system utilizing the national platform in the Sebeya Basin.

To complete the Sebeya Basin flood early warning system, the firm will also develop and operationalize a flood forecasting system in the basin. The firm will provide technical expertise on flood hazard assessment, particularly hydraulic/hydrological modeling, flood hazard mapping and operational flood forecasting, also to support capacity building of the appropriate agencies at the national and local levels.

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eC2: Improving Access to Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation in Rural Areas in Bolivia

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

A baseline study in a statistical sample of households in communities targeted under the

‘Improving Access to Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation in Rural Areas Project’ will be Water crisis:  Child sitting on cracked earth near drying watercarried out with funding provided by a WB Technical Assistance Programme, in selected communities and municipalities in the Departments of Chuquisaca, Potosi, Cochabamba and Oruro. The baseline data will provide inputs for the Project design, including the implementation strategy in its water supply, energy and irrigation components; and the design of the community development and behavior change activities. The study will also set a baseline to monitor the project results and adjust its design and implementation if needed.

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Modest Growth Amidst Growing Polarization in Europe and Central Asia

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org

BUCHAREST, November 22, 2016 – There will be a modest increase in GDP growth in 2016 Imagefor countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Low oil and other commodity prices in the eastern half of the region, a decline in investment rates in the European Union, and ongoing structural challenges in all countries are hampering growth in the region and contributing to an increase in populism and polarization, says the latest World Bank ECA Economic Update.

According to the report, launched today in Bucharest, Romania, the region is expected to grow a modest 1.6 percent in 2016 – up slightly from 1.4 percent in 2015 – but declines in both incomes and consumption will likely mitigate this modest growth. This trend is projected to continue into 2017 and 2018, with growth forecast at 1.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. Continue reading

eC2: ESMAP Tender: Energy Access Survey in Zambia

Deadline: 07-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank-ESMAP team with the Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Rural Electrification AfricaAuthority (REA), ZESCO LIMITED (ZESCO) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is launching the first Global Energy Access Household Surveys in access deficit countries so as to set a baseline to track progress towards Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) goal and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7 on access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy by 2030.

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eC2: Wastewater Treatment Plant Survey Study for Fisheries Cluster

Deadline: 07-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, which is a joint practice between the World waterBank and International Finance Corporation (IFC), is assisting the Nouadhibou Free Zone (Mauritania) to ramp up the competitiveness of their fisheries cluster and to reduce the barriers to foreign direct investment. The deficiency in waste water treatment appears to be one of the critical infrastructure gap to be filled to switch to a more sustainable fish processing implementation.

The overall objective of this assignment is to prepare a survey the Nouadhibou Free Zone (NFZ), the beneficiary for the construction and operation of a wastewater treatment plant to treat the waste water generated from the operations of the fisheries cluster, including re-use of the treated effluent for other purposes if viable. The final deliverable, the survey report, will be used for the benefit of tendering for selection of the main Contractor to build the plant.

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eC2: Baseline Survey on Women Entrepreneurs in Guinea

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

A range of reasons is cited to explain gender differences in business performance in Africa.

Within those, the sector of operations is consistently identified as a major issue. The promotionalWorld Banks Africa Gender Innovation Lab and the World Bank Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice (henceforth the WB research team) is conducting an experiment to measure the impact of providing women entrepreneurs with adequate information, technical support, coaching and know-how, as well as necessary exposure, in succeeding as entrepreneurs in male dominated productive sectors.

In this context, the WB research team is seeking to contract a survey firm to develop and implement all aspects of a baseline survey of 1,000 women identified by the research team in the context of the Women Entrepreneurs and Crossing Over Impact Evaluation in Guinea.

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eC2: Financial Advisor to CI-Energies in Cote d’Ivoire

Deadline: 29-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

CI-Energies is a state-owned company responsible for managing assets in the electricity alcdsb-environmental-education-wiki-licensed-for-non-commercial-use-1051x1050sector and planning and contracting major investments in Côte d’Ivoire.

The financial advisor will have to become familiar with all relevant background documentation and shall be responsible for carrying out initial financial framework reviews:
– relevant existing reports, studies, audits, etc. necessary to become familiar with the electricity sector in Côte d’Ivoire (particularly in terms of sector revenues, costs and tariff analysis);
– existing financial forecasts, historical financial performance and technical operating history for the national utility and existing power generation arrangements in Côte d’Ivoire; and
– existing electricity laws and regulatory functions of various entities involved in the power sector.

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eC2: Agriculture Finance/Insurance Value Chain Study in Nigeria

Deadline: 29-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the Assignment it to identify promising finance, agriculture andsenegal_sdgs_blog livestock insurance opportunities (including parametric insurance) at different stages of the value chains of 4-5 agricultural commodities in Nigeria.

The Assignment should:
(a) Identify and analyze the value chains
(b) Assess the nature of farmers and production methods
(c) Develop cash flow and financial profiles for value chain players
(d) Analyze the demand and supply of finance and index insurance,
(e) and identify any constraints that may have prevented/hindered the supply of adequate index insurance products
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