eC2:Technical Assistance: Capital Market Instruments for Financing Renewable Energy projects in Colombia

Deadline: 06-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The general objective of the assignment consists of establishing a term funding platform through capital markets for the renewable energy industry to provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given renewable energy project or portfolio, at the same time that the diversification of innovative financial products is increased, with advantageous cost, such Green Bonds and Asset Backed Securitization, to fund its operations over the mid- to long-term, aiming to attract a broader range of investors to the renewable energy market. As a first step, the main task consists of a detailed feasibility study to assess the viability of securitizing the underlying cash flows or power purchase agreement (PPA), of a given renewable energy portfolio of projects.

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eC2: Specialty Foods Distribution in Jamaica

Deadline: 07-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is implementing a project in Jamaica in partnership with the European Union, working with small and medium enterprises to create stronger links with export markets. As part of a strategy to access the U.S., Canadian and EU markets, IFC is seeking a Specialty Foods Distribution Firm (the Consultant) to identify and secure distribution opportunities as well as provide technical support to the firms in structuring its operations to meet the needs of the target markets on a sustained basis.The Consultant will work closely with Jamaican manufacturing firms to promote the flavors of the cuisine to these channels, U.S. Chefs and distributors. As part of the assignment, the Consultant will focus on (i) working with firms to develop a strategy to enter markets with a brand that is positioned to sell its products to mainstream consumers in everyday categories; (ii) educate firms on how to do business with sophisticated buyers; and (iii) facilitate transaction sales in the identified markets.

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eC2:Professionalizing Private Water Operators through Business Development Services in Cambodia

Deadline: 05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The general objective of the assignment is to design, market, deliver and monitor the delivery and results of business development services in order to improve operational performance of participating private water operators in both business management skills and technical skills. This Business Development Services program will be hosted by CWA in partnership with the MIH, specifically with the General Department of Potable Water Supply (GDPWS). Therefore, the consultant is expected to work closely with the CWA and in coordination with GDPWS of MIH in all aspects of the assignment.

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Number of Carbon Pricing Initiatives Nearly Doubled over Past Five Years, says New Report

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BARCELONA, May 23, 2017 – The number of carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled has almost doubled over the past five years, according to Carbon Pricing Watch 2017, a new publication released at the Innovate4Climate Summit today.

Since 2016, eight new carbon pricing initiatives have been put in place – three at a national level and five at a subnational level.

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eC2:Conversational two-way text message marketing for Mobile Money clients in Cote dIvoire

Deadline: 30-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

The objective of this assignment is to deploy an alternative marketing solution, namely interactive text messaging marketing, based on a combination of behavioral research and data analytics. The firm selected will conduct deep-dive interviews and focus groups with both current and potential product users and analyze transactions patterns. Based on those findings, the firm will design a marketing campaign implemented through text messaging to Mobile Money clients.

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eC2:LEGAL AND REGULATORY SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE FUELS IN EGYPT

Deadline: 04-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

In October 2016, IFC launched a report on Unlocking Value: Alternative Fuels for Egypt’s Cement Industry. The study has identified the current status of co-processing in Egypt, analyzed the potential appetite for alternative fuels (AFR), highlighted impediments to market growth, and recommended potential solutions throughout the waste supply chain to ensure a sustainable market solution tailored to the Egyptian context, one solution in particular which was highlighted was to address key regulatory barriers. IFC seeks to appoint a local legal consulting firm to i) analyze existing solid waste laws and regulations in Egypt relevant to alternative fuels, ii) recommend required changes to existing laws and regulations or new laws and regulations to create favourable regulatory environment to alternative fuels, iii) participate in stakeholders workshops and meetings to present and discuss findings and iv) draft the policy and regulatory language (both English and Arabic).

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eC2: Support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) for Proliferation of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra – Thane

Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is extending support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) and would like to engage specific Technical Consultants who would support IFC in conducting review of the existing process of rooftop solar proliferation, identify gaps, provide recommendations and assist in development of IT architecture and application/tool to support adoption of rooftop solar by consumers. The actual proliferation implementation will be done for Thane as of now.

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A new role for development banks?

Earlier this month, development banks from around the world took stock of where they infrastructure2stand and where they see their efforts having the greatest impact at a meeting organized by the World Bank and Brazil’s development bank, BNDES.

As the world struggles to find funds to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, development banks can be instrumental in narrowing that gap. They can help to crowd-in the private sector and anchor private-public sector partnerships, particularly for infrastructure financing.

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The Future of Climate Finance – Find Out What’s Happening at “Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week”

STORY HIGHLIGHTSInnovate4Climate

  • The first “Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week” will take place at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, from May 22 to 25
  • For the first time, high-level government representatives and leaders from finance and business will meet to discuss the shape of the next generation of climate finance
  • The event has been organized with the support of the governments of Spain and Germany, and with the collaboration of FIRA Barcelona, the World Bank Group, IETA and Climate Action

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The Smart Cities KSB and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Smart Cities Study Tour to the Netherlands

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The Smart Cities KSB and Royal Netherlands Embassy jointly organized a Smart Cities study tour to the Netherlands from May 8th-12th, 2017. City officials, officials from the national government, and urban planners from Bangladesh, Macedonia, Morocco, South Africa and South-Eastern Europe spent five days engaging with Dutch innovators and practitioners from the government and private sector on smart urban management, smart mobility, smart energy transition, PPP-structures, and citizen engagement, among other things.

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