eC2: PPP Capacity Building for Mass Transit Development in Hanoi, Vietnam

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

Objective: The World Bank is seeking a consultant to (1) develop a private sector strategy that determines opportunities for private sector financing of urban transport projects in Hanoi, Vietnam and (2) build institutional capacity within the Hanoi government for implementing the private sector strategy, including PPP.

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eC2: Climate Resilient Industries Framework Development

Deadline: 14-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: World Bank is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified firms with relevant expertise to: 1) conduct an analysis, review, and presentation of case studies on good practices and lessons learned on how to strengthen resilience of industrial sectors in face of disaster and climate change impacts, and 2) develop a framework to apply and scale the know-how captured in the industrial resilience case studies and from other sources through World Banks operations in partnership with client government partners.

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The Roadmap for Safer Schools—a conversation on making school infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters

gpss_roadmap_coverImagine that you are an advisor to your country’s Minister of Education. A recent earthquake damaged hundreds of schools in several cities. The minister has called for a meeting with you and asked: What are the main factors that contribute to the vulnerability of our school infrastructure? What can be done to prevent similar damages in the future?

So… What would you advise? In search of answers, we spoke with the leaders of the World Bank’s Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS), who have recently launched an innovative tool, the Roadmap for Safer Schools. This roadmap is a guide to design and implement systematic actions to improve the safety and resilience of school infrastructure at risk from natural hazards. 

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eC2: Spot Checks Survey on Bangladesh National Household Database

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

Objective: The World Bank-financed Safety Net Systems for the Poorest project aims to bangladeshx improve the equity, efficiency and transparency of major safety nets to benefit the poorest households. Through this project, the World Bank is supporting the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, under the Statistics and Informatics Division (SID), carry out data collection activities nationwide. This will be carried out in three phases, with Phase 2 scheduled to be conducted in January 2018 in Dhaka and Chittagong Division. Continue reading

Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force

SriLanka-SocialMedia-7803Pushpa drops her youngest son off at the day care centre at St. Theresa’s Church in Thimbirigasaya every day. The 37-year-old then heads to work as a maid. There are days when this routine becomes impossible. If her child is feverish, for instance, the day care won’t accept him because he may infect the other children.

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eC2: Baseline Data Collection, Warehousing Receipt Systems IE, Senegal

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

Objective: This contract covers baseline data collection activities including a household survey with a high frequency module, a market price survey, and some secondary data collection. The objective of this activity is to develop a methodology and implement a data collection protocol to provide the research team with baseline data on key socio economic characteristics and outcomes relevant for the Impact Evaluation of the Senegal Warehousing Receipt System Project. About 1800 households in the Dagana region of the Senegal River Valley are expected to be interviewed.

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Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceeding the amount naturally available. This could have serious long-term consequences for the region’s growth and stability. Solutions for narrowing the gap between the supply of and demand for water are an urgent priority.

As the Fourth Arab Water Forum gets underway next week in Cairo, Egypt, much is at stake in the region’s water management. Armed conflict and massive numbers of refugees have put tremendous additional stress on land and water resources in MENA as well as on infrastructure in communities receiving the refugees. In Jordan alone, according to the country’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation, climate change and the refugee crisis have reduced water availability per person to 140 cubic meters, far below the globally recognized threshold of 500 cubic meters for severe water scarcity.

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eC2: Facilitated Learning on Transformational Change in the Climate Investment Funds

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

Objective: The overall purpose of the Transformational Change Learning Partnership (TCLP), undertaken within the Evaluation and Learning (E&L) Initiative of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), is to increase the transformative impact of CIF investments and those of other funds by establishing a more systematic and robust understanding transformational change in the CIF context.

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eC2: Informing Partnerships between Government and Ethnic Basic Education Providers

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

Objective: The World Bank (WB) education team, in collaboration with Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC), is recruiting a consultancy firm/consultant(s) to carry-out a scoping study to inform the development of modalities for engagement and partnership between the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ethnic Basic Education Providers (EBEP) in the States/Regions and conflict-affected areas.

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Climate-Smart Development : Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End Poverty and Combat Climate Change

This report describes efforts by the ClimateWorks Foundation and the World Bank to quantify the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with policies and projects to reduce emissions in select sectors and regions. The report has three objectives: 1) to develop a holistic, adaptable framework to capture and measure the multiple benefits of reducing emissions of several pollutants; 2) to demonstrate how local and national policymakers, members of the international development community, and others can use this framework to design and analyze policies and projects; and 3) to contribute a compelling rationale for effectively combining climate action with sustainable development and green growth worldwide. By using a systems approach to analyze policies and projects, this work illustrates ways to capitalize on synergies between efforts to reduce emissions and spur development, minimize costs, and maximize societal benefits.

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