eC2: Dairy Consultant

cow-pasture-animal-almabtrieb.jpgDeadline: 23-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  In January 2018 IFC has launched Ukraine Dairy Supply Chain Project. The Projects goal is to create the required know-how and partnerships among dairy industry stakeholders in Ukraine with the aim to increase the cost-efficient output of high quality milk and to support the modernization of the milk processing industry and, as a result, to contribute to improving the competitiveness of the industry on global export markets. The Project is planned to be implemented in two phases: the Pilot Phase (2018- 2019) and the Roll-out Phase, 2020-2022. The main goal of the Project activities in 2018 is to validate the project concept. IFC is hiring a Consultant (a firm), which will support the Project team on the design, testing and implementation of the dairy farm reference models for large-scale and medium-scale dairy farms in Ukraine.

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Preventable traffic injuries and deaths hold back the development of countries

final_impactofdevelopment_20180105_coverWhile reading a newspaper over the holidays, one of us came across an article with an often common story: “car collision causes mass fatalities on mountain road”. The collision resulted in 51 deaths, after a bus–one of the vehicles involved, plunged down a cliff in Peru.  Many of the dead were returning to Lima after celebrating the New Year’s holiday with family outside the city.

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eC2: Evaluation of the Networked Carbon Markets Initiative

Deadline: 12-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) industry-sunrise-clouds-fog-39553.jpeg

Objective:  An independent evaluation of NCM activities supported by SECO is proposed. The purpose of this evaluation is to: Evaluate the NCM initiative and its outputs against its objective of supporting post-2020 climate markets through the operationalization of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement; Evaluate the contribution of NCM activities shaping work programs towards operationalizing Article 6 and the use of market instruments to enhance ambition of climate action at the World Bank; Assess the use of SECO funding towards the achievement of NCM objectives; Inform future program development based on results achieved thus far.

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eC2: Technical and Specialist Advice on Medical Diagnostic Imaging Procurement

pexels-photo-287237.jpegDeadline: 16-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Bank wishes to establish a framework agreement for these advisory services. The qualified firms will provide support and technical assistance in reference, but not limited, to the following:

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Energy Efficiency – and Learning from One’s Peers

China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Vietnam are critical for global climate action. Why? Among other reasons, because three-fourths of all new coal-fired power plants to begin operations before 2020 globally will be in these six Asian countries. Fostering more energy efficiency will be imperative in the countries’ efforts to adopt a low carbon energy path.

One initiative that supports efforts to scale up energy efficiency and clean energy – and lower greenhouse gas emissions – in these six countries is the Energy Transition in Asia program managed by the Energy and Extractives Global Practice.

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eC2: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management to Sustain Local Infrastructure- A Case Study on Resilient Roads Planning.

Deadline:   05-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Ethiopia-Road-Construction

Objective:  The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of selected LGU/s in dealing with climate/disaster risks faced by local transport infrastructure and pilot an institutionalized coordination process with the national agencies to better inform local roads planning, using a learning-by-doing approach. The activity will revolve around three important areas: (a) high-resolution risk mapping based on existing hazard information; (b) a prioritization of corrective investments, including primarily those for roads improvement and flood management, based on life cycle approach; and (c) planning, design standards and asset management frameworks especially for local roads are reevaluated in light of future climate and natural hazard risks. The firm has to demonstrate experience working on previous assignments in the Philippines. Because of the capacity building component and learning by doing approach, international firms are encouraged to tap a local entity for this purpose such as a local firm, university, research/think tank group, NGO, or individual. The TA site is still to be agreed with government.

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Working Together to Weather Future Storms

hydromet-feature-imageSTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meteorological and hydrological services – hydromet – play a vital role in mitigating the impacts of weather and climate extremes
  • Hydromet is not only about early warning systems, but also giving countries, regions, communities, and individuals weather information and reliable predictions to make informed decisions for many sectors of the economy – from agriculture to logistics to hydropower, and many more
  • The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are supporting efforts to strengthen collaboration in global weather monitoring across the public and private sectors

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eC2: Development of Roadmap Towards Sustainable Development Goals for Water Supply

waterDeadline: 09-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is seeking consultancy services to support development of a national roadmap for water supply sector development towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia. The roadmap will need to layout the set of priority of actions that need to be implemented in the short term (5 years horizon, mid- and longer term, for the following key aspects: (i) regulations/policy development, (ii) investment/financial framework, (iii) institutional development, and (iv) water security that includes climate change and resilience perspective. The short-term priority actions will feed into preparation of the next National Mid-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2025.

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Closing the gap between policy and practice on women’s land rights

Let’s Talk Development. By: Chris Jochnick, World Bank, March 19, 2018

Momentum is building behind a land rights revolution. Last year, just prior to the World Bank’s Annual Land and Poverty Conference, I wrote about the many factors pushing land to the top of the global agenda.  To maintain this momentum we must pay greater attention to gender and women’s land rights.

Land is more than an important asset in the fight against global poverty and gender inequality. For most people living in poverty, it is an essential, indispensable means to leading a healthy, safe, and productive life. Despite this, hundreds of millions of people who depend on land around the world – especially women – lack access or secure tenure rights to it.

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eC2: ANALYSIS OF CARBON TAX OPTIONS AND CARBON TAX INTERACTION

Deadline: 05-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Among carbon pricing policy considerations for Ukraine is the application of a carbon tax to complement the ETS, either through the development of a new taxation system or by improving the existing one with or without changing its current sectoral coverage. In order to assess the impact of carbon tax as a pricing mechanism on the Ukrainian economy, a macroeconomic model will be developed. The study should take into consideration the interaction between carbon taxation and ETS and be coordinated with ongoing technical work in Ukraine with respect to developing an installation-level GHG emissions monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system (also supported by the PMR project).

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