eC2: Agribusiness mapping – agribusiness specialist STC

Deadline:  26-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Objective: The Tanzania Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice (FCI-GP) Team of the World Bank Group is seeking to recruit an Agribusiness Specialist Short Term Consultant to support the implementation of the agribusiness sub-component of one of the Teams technical assistance advisory programs support to the Government of Tanzania) designed to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth through better economic foundations, increased trade and investment and business growth support. The consultant will focus on: (i) Leading operational support to the GoT to coordinate and harmonize horticulture sector objectives and plans among relevant institutions within the horticultural sub-sector for a shared vision and strategy; (ii) Streamlining the importation, testing and registration of new agro-chemicals, and (iii) Supporting the government to address key taxes and fees on horticulture inputs (i.e., fertilizer, pesticides and seeds).

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eC2:Independent Evaluation of the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation

climateDeadline:  30-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation seeks an evaluation team to conduct an independent review of the PAF’s performance covering the period from September 2014 to December 2017. The PAF is a World Bank trust fund that provides price guarantees in the form of put options, which provide holders the right but not the obligation to sell future emission reductions at a pre-determined price. The objectives of the Independent Formative Evaluation will be to assess PAF’s performance, strengths, and weaknesses and identify emerging lessons learned, including forward looking recommendations for future climate financing mechanisms.The evaluation team is expected to collect and analyze the necessary data (including against PAF’s logical framework) for evaluation’s purpose, answer proposed evaluation questions and compile lessons learned.

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Global Compact on Migration

untitledThe Global Compact on Migration (GCM) – a global agreement being negotiated by over 200 countries –can promote safe, orderly and regular migration, but first it will need to address a number of challenges to non-migrants. These include maintaining national identity in the face of large immigration flows, perceived (and actual) job competition impacting native workers in host countries, and the difficulties faced by family members of migrants who are left behind in the country of origin. These are critical missing components, for which there are no simple answers, and which will be even more challenging in the coming decades.

While the final GCM agreement is expected to be signed at the end of 2018, there is much work to be done, and the draft could benefit from several improvements.

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eC2: Technical and Specialist Advice on Medical Diagnostic Imaging Procurement

Deadline:  23-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) pexels-photo-356040.jpeg

Objective: The qualified firms will provide support and technical assistance in reference, but not limited, to the following: Development of un-biased technical Specifications (technical content); Advise on input/output-based specifications; Advise on medical equipment service specifications; Advise on industry technical standards, trends and developments; Advise on specific issues and problems; Provide research papers or presentations where requested by the Bank; Advise on specific points on Bids/Proposals when requested; Provide information and assessments on the impact on competition; Advise on project development/design/optimization; Advise on procurement market/procurement strategy/procurement approach; Advise on bid evaluation models/approaches Advise on contractual conditions; Advise on the setting of contract management/performance standards/KPIs; Advise and support project implementation; Advise and support contract management and implementation

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eC2:Afghanistan Energy Study, Activity 2

Deadline:  03-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) energy

Objective: Based on a financial and economic analysis of different technology options, forecasted energy demand and energy resource potentials, the proposed activity will use proven methodologies to spatially identify and prioritize areas that should be electrified either: (i) by extension of the national grid, based on the national governments generation and transmission development plans (including plans for imports); or (ii) through the provision of decentralized energy systems such as mini grids (diesel, hybrid diesel-renewables or renewables -especially small hydro-) and individual systems (e.g. solar home systems and appliances). It will provide three main outputs: (i) capacity development by working closely with Afghan government ministries as partners; (ii) detailed short-term (less than five years) plan for five provinces that will consist of investment options based on detailed power sector planning in several provinces; and (iii) country-wide prospectus using the detailed provincial prospectus, describing detailed steps for how it could be extrapolated to a country-wide plan.

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eC2:Assessment of Contribution of IFC Power Generation Investments to Economic Growth and Employment in Pakistan

Deadline:  25-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  Renewable-energy

Objective: The study will assess the relationship between IFC investment in electricity generation, and employment and economic growth in Pakistan. It will have the following two components: 1. At the macro level, the study shall assess quantitatively the impact of the IFC investments on employment and economic growth (including access, prices, reliability). 2.At the micro level the study will focus in detail on 2 projects (selected by the IFC) to quantify their impacts and outline the channels through which these projects had an impact.

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Spring Meetings 2018: World Bank Group Events Schedule

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Each Spring, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Spring Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance.

World Bank Live brings these meetings straight to you wherever you are in the world! We will be live-streaming several events in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, so don’t forget to add them to your calendar and join the conversation!

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IMF/WBG SPRING MEETINGS

The Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system. This year’s events will take place in Washington, DC, April 16-22, 2018.

 

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Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities

7_disruptive_techImagine you were working in development and poverty reduction in the early 1990s (I was!). Only one website existed in all the world in August 1991 (today there are over 1.5 billion). Mobile phones were expensive, rare, and clunky. Very few would anticipate a situation in which India would have more mobile phones than toilets.

To paraphrase Bill Gates: we tend to overestimate the changes that will happen in the short term and underestimate those in the long term. Technology is quietly but radically disrupting and transforming how cities deliver services to their citizens. It does that in a way that fundamentally alters not just the mode of delivery but its underlying economics and financing.

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