eC2: Structuring Business Model for Private Operation and Maintenance of First Line of the Quito Metro Project

Deadline: 07-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Quito-metro-Line-1

Objective: The World Bank intends to hire consulting services to: define the business model for private sector participation in the operation and maintenance of the PLMQ project that meets the policy objectives of the EPMMQ; outline the preliminary legal, funding, financing and institutional terms (preliminary structuring); produce the required analysis for consideration and approval of said business model by the relevant local authorities; and define the roadmap and scope of structuring.

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Learning to Realize Education’s promise

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The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to place their learning at the center. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: 1) education’s promise; 2) the need to shine a light on learning; 3) how to make schools work for learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning.

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eC2: Improving the Electricity Tariff Regulatory Framework in Honduras

Deadline:  05-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The objective of the assignment is to support the GoHN, in particular the regulatory body CREE, to develop multiyear tariff methodologies and draft the regulatory framework to set retail electricity tariffs, distribution and transmission (D&T) charges/tariffs based on efficient cost components and fees. The methodology and regulation should include i) an automatic adjustment mechanism for D&T components, as well as to reflect changes in power purchase costs, and ii) cover the main process for the D&T companies to periodically submit the tariff application and for the regulatory entity to review and approve.

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eC2: Support the Moldova National Food Safety Agency in Implementation of Inspection Reform

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

The Project aims to support the Moldova National Food Safety Agency (ANSA) to shift to the risk based inspections system, develop clear risk criteria, inspection checklists, sound methodology and procedures for planning and performing inspections, including reactive inspections, and taking enforcement decisions – as introducing risk based inspections and risk-proportionate enforcement is one of the critical steps in developing a modern, performance based inspection system. Continue reading

eC2: Technical Consultant – Airport PPPs – IFC PPP Transaction Advisory

Deadline:  03-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is seeking to recruit an international technical consultant for structuring and implementation of an airport concession tender. The airport is in a EU member state and has capacity of ~5m passengers annually. Additional project information will be disclosed to the shortlisted companies. The work of the technical consultants is to be divided into two main phases. Phase 1 transaction structuring will encompass a technical analysis of all aspects of the project, including traffic projections, capital investment program, and environmental and social issues. Phase 2 will consist of the transaction implementation and will require from the technical consultant to assist in the successful tendering of the project by providing input to the technical annexes of the project documents, assistance with the bidders due diligence and evaluation of their technical offers.

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Towards a cleaner Bangladesh: Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for all

Community-Led Total Sanitation might be the greatest Bangladeshi export you’ve never heard of.  In countries across Asia, Africa and lgsp1Latin America, a consensus has emerged that the best approach is Community-Led Total Sanitation, which is widely credited with changing people’s behavior around the world to no longer defecate in the open, which has greatly improved global health.
Bangladeshis can take plenty of pride in these far-away accomplishments. That’s because it is Northern Bangladesh – more specifically the Mosmoil village in Rajshahi district – that pioneered this approach seventeen years ago. Its success at home led to its widespread adoption abroad.

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Horticulture offers hope for growth and jobs in rural Afghanistan

Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic performance because afg-nhlp-lagman-sep19of drastic reductions in foreign aid and continued social instability. While efforts have been made to improve the private sector, including several sectors like mining and manufacturing, the gains have been modest as Afghanistan remains beset by conflict and instability.

Yet investments in agriculture, particularly horticulture, have produced tangible returns as unique weather conditions are favorable to growing produce that are in-demand in local and regional markets.

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Early Childhood Education in Morocco: A Critical Window of Opportunities

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While good quality ECD is important for all children, it is essential to support the development of children in disadvantaged settings. Indeed, various studies have demonstrated how investment in ECD can help reduce inequality and break the cycle of poverty.

As Nobel laureate Professor James Heckman put it, “Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults.” Effective early childhood programs can lead to improved economic prospects of children by helping them gain the foundational skills they need to be more productive in the future workforce.

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eC2: Preparation of baseline reports for the Water Global Practice results framework

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

The Water GP has defined an innovative results framework (RF) to track combined results from activities funded by the GWSP multi-donor trust fund and World Bank-financed operations. This results framework has been defined in partnership with donors to the GWSP to allow them to track the additionality of funding they provide to the multidonor trust fund. In a spirit of integration with WB operations, the RF was designed as a comprehensive framework for the WGP as a whole. Underlining the RF, the WGP has identified five priority themes where emphasis is critically needed to achieve the SDG for water (SDG 6) and contribute to many other SDGs which are so closely interlinked with the achievement of a Water-Secure world for all. These five themes are areas where countries need to redouble their efforts and in some cases, revise their strategies to increase their chances of meeting the water SDG: they include sustainability, inclusion, institutions, financing and resilience.

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