eC2:Technical Partner for Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity as a tool for Water Safety Planning

Deadline: 12-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The specific objectives of the consultancy are to (i) prepare a curriculum and related training materials necessary to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program; (ii) validate the capacity of the participating Hubs to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program (iii)Train the Trainers in the hubs of likely three countries including Serbia, Kosovo and possibly Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region according to demand (iv) oversee the quality of development and delivery of the Risk Program by the Hubs; and (v) ensure lessons learned and good practices developed during the activity are incorporated in subsequent programs.

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10 Best World Bank Moments 2016

What will you remember about 2016? At the World Bank Group, it was a remarkable year that included a record IDA replenishment and a landmark speech by Michelle Obama. Get inspired by our Top Ten moments of 2016 and work together with us to help end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in the new year.

IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture RVO, Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, The photoHague – 28 October 2016

Executive summary

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

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West African countries commit to common vision for coastal resilience

Togolese families often place talismans, thought to contain magical or spiritual properties, outside their homes facing the Atlantic Ocean in hopes of westafrica_coastalerosion_780x520protecting their dwellings from encroaching tides.

Unfortunately, dozens of villages have been devoured since the mid-1990s, leaving behind shells of houses, livelihoods and memories in the wake of a coast receding as much as 5-10 meters per year. When expatriates return to Togo’s coast to visit their childhood homes, they are astonished to see that communities have literally washed out to sea.

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eC2:Baseline Survey for GAFSP Liberia -SAPEC Impact Evaluation.

Deadline: 12-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

The selected firm will be expected to conduct surveys for 1,100-1,250 households on the list provided by DIME, which are located in 100 communities across 12 counties in Liberia. The survey will be collected electronically on tablets using a questionnaire designed by DIME. Survey respondents have been pre-selected; respondents last known location (as of December 2016) will be supplied to the selected firm.

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eC2:Design and Implementation of the Albanian Electricity Balancing Market

Deadline: 19-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)India Energy

Albania is in the process of establishing a Power Exchange. This is an important step for the future operation of the power sector in Albania and in line with the international obligations of the country vis-à-vis the Energy Community, and the recent MoU signed as part of the WB6 process. Creating a Day-Ahead Market is the natural starting point for liberalizing the power sector as this will allow for the regional integration with neighboring countries through market coupling. An organized day-ahead market remains however incomplete, without also the co-existence of a Balancing Market.
This project consists of all the technical, regulatory and legal support to develop, establish and operationalize a working Balancing Market for Albania. This is a very concise assignment taking into account the target dates: by 1 October 2017 to have the starting of the Dry-run phase and by 1 January 2018 the go live and initiation of commercial operation of the Balancing Market.

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Rajasthan tells an unexpected story of stopping open defecation under Swachh Bharat Mission

Rajasthan has become an unlikely frontrunner in sanitation.

Until recswachh_bharat_graph_1ently, it was among Indian states with the lowest rates of toilet coverage. With a difficult terrain, scarce water, and low levels of literacy, the slow pace of progress was not surprising.

Since 2011, that has changed. As shown in Figure 1, the proportion of people with access to a toilet has more than trebled – from under 20 percent to nearly 68 percent. Of 9,892 Gram Panchayats, the local level of government in India, almost a third – 3,545 – has been declared free of open defecation. That includes all Gram Panchayats in five of the state’s 33 districts, with more set to follow. What has gone right?

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eC2:SUSTAINABLE FINANCIAL STRATEGY FOR ULAANBAATARS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SECTOR

Deadline: 05-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)general-transport-mosaic-main.jpg

The assignment is to formulate a sustainable financial strategy for Ulaanbaatars public transport sector and to carry out related studies. The consultants work will consist of four parts: (1) Diagnosis of the public transport sector in UB; (2) Sustainable Financial Strategy for Ulaanbaatars public transport sector; (3) Recommendations for the Financial Sustainability of Ulaanbaatars public transport sector and roadmap for the implementation; and (4) Workshops and trainings. Travel to Ulaanbaatar and face-to-face discussions with relevant city officials and staff are expected.

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eC2:Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in the Road Transport Management

Deadline: 21-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)images

The objective of the assignment is to support the government in establishing a foundation for mainstreaming climate resilience considerations in the road transport sector management in the Republic of Serbia by developing an effective methodology for assessing vulnerability of the road transport network to the climate related risks, providing set of recommendations for improvements of the current practices and capacities of key stakeholders, piloting of the proposal, and setting the path for development of structured and systematic response plans. The assignment should provide a foundation for sustainable technical, legislative, institutional, and managerial framework for climate resilience monitoring and planning of the road transport network. The proposed vulnerability assessment methodology and recommendations for improvement of the road asset management will be piloted and tested on 250km of roads in Valjevo region, but it is expected to be applicable to the entire country.

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Climate-smart transport is a key piece of the sustainable development puzzle

When it comes to climate change, the transport sector is both a vicmo-rabat-tram-lukakikina-shutterstocktim and a perpetrator. On the one hand, transport infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as higher temperatures, increased precipitations, and flooding. At the same time, transport is responsible for 23% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is one of the sectors where emissions are rising the fastest. This statistic alone makes it pretty clear that there will be no significant progress on climate action without greener, more sustainable mobility.

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