eC2: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Assignment Description

IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.

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eC2: INDONESIA Health Security Financing Assessment

Deadline: 08-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Indonesia has made substantial progress on implementing the International Health Regulation (IHR) 2005 and just conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) which identified priority gaps to improve its IHR core capacities. Recognizing the need for sustainable financing for health security, Indonesia is committing to taking part on a health security financing assessment. The World Bank is providing technical assistance to the Government of Indonesia to implement the health financing security assessment tool (HSFAT) that has been developed for countries conduct the assessment. The assignment is focusing on the following (i) quantitative analysis of the Financing for Health Security Components, especially at the sub national level (Province and District level); (ii) qualitative information on planning and budgeting processes, organization arrangement, and (iii) case study on recent outbreak in Indonesia. Data collection will be done in selected provinces (probably 2) and one district from each selected province.
For this assignment, the firm will be working in close coordination with the World Bank team currently working on the Central level health security financing.
The firm will work with the Technical Task Force (TTF) to involve other relevant agencies in both the public, private sectors and community based organization that need to be included in the assessment.

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eC2: Agri-processing resource efficiency in South Africa – Stakeholder mapping and needs assessment

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

IFC seeks to procure the services of a consulting firm to conduct stakeholder mapping and needs assessment as part of work that aims to improve water efficiency in South Africa’s agri-processing sector by promoting water and energy efficiency technologies and practices, alternative water resource development, water reuse and recycling, and improved wastewater management. The stakeholder mapping and needs assessment will result in mapping of firms, identification of opportunities for improving water efficiency (and related energy efficiency), an assessment of knowledge needs and gaps, an assessment of the policy and regulatory environment, and prioritization of interventions to support an enabling environment for water efficiency (expected to focus at the municipal level).

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eC2: Master Agreement: ESMAP Open Data and Analytics

Deadline: 17-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

ESMAP seeks to build on the initial success of ENERGYDATA (a data publishing platform esmapthat hosts energy data provided by the WBG and other development partners) to develop new apps to respond to existing and upcoming needs from our clients, the private sector, and key development partners, and also consolidate those apps already developed and provide a more standardized user experience. ESMAP proposes to issue a new Master Agreement contract covering the development of new apps, consolidation of existing apps, curation of new and existing datasets, user interface improvements and routine maintenance of the ENERGYDATA site and all its current and future subdomains.

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eC2: Investment Funding Mechanisms and Institutional Set-up Options for a National Urban Flood Risk Investment Program for Indonesian Cities

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

The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia to address critical urban indonesiaflood risk management and investment needs in Indonesia. This technical assignment will assist with the development of a conceptual framework design for a national urban flood risk reduction investment program, which could comprise risk reduction investments, technical capacity building, knowledge sharing, and innovation generation. The key output will be a conceptual framework and sustainable implementation model for the proposed program that addresses the identified needs through proposed financial and organizational arrangements; makes recommendations for any needed regulatory/institutional/financial arrangements; and propose an overall action plan and timeline to put the program into effect. The team will be expected to provide technical advice on public financial management, municipal finance, disaster risk management, flood risk management, and urban development.

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eC2: Green Infrastructure Design: Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project

Deadline:  10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment aims to provide capacity building support and technical assistance to thseven participating cities in the Mekong Delta under World Bank SUUP Project to incorporate green infrastructure principles to urban planning and infrastructure design. Main tasks include review of Vietnamese legal and regulatory framework on green infrastructure design and development, assessing baseline and needs in the cities, sharing global experiences, review and advising on detailed infrastructure design, preparation of design guidelines, providing training, and recommendations of incorporating green infrastructure principles and design into various city plans and regulations.

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eC2: Universally Accessible Infrastructure Design: Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment aims to provide capacity building support and technical assistance to Thailandseven participating cities in the Mekong Delta under World Bank SUUP Project to incorporate universal accessibility to urban planning and infrastructure design. Main tasks include review of Vietnamese legal and regulatory framework on universally accessible infrastructure design and development, assessing baseline and needs in the cities, sharing global experiences, review and advising on detailed infrastructure design, preparation of design guidelines, providing training, and recommendations of incorporating universally accessible infrastructure principles and design into various city plans and regulations.

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Decline of Global Extreme Poverty Continues but Has Slowed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2018 Fewer people are living in extreme poverty around the world, but the decline in poverty rates has slowed, raising concerns about achieving theIDA goal of ending poverty by 2030 and pointing to the need for increased pro-poor investments, the World Bank finds.

The percentage of people living in extreme poverty globally fell to a new low of 10 percent in 2015 — the latest number available — down from 11 percent in 2013, reflecting steady but slowing progress, World Bank data show. The number of people living on less than $1.90 a day fell during this period by 68 million to 736 million.

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What a Waste: An Updated Look into the Future of Solid Waste Management

“Waste not, want not.” This old saying rings so true today, as global leaders and local communities alike increasingly call for a fix for the so-called “throwaway culture.” But beyond individuals and households, waste also represents a broader challenge that affects human health and livelihoods, the environment, and prosperity.

Solid waste management is a universal issue that matters to every single person in the world. And with over 90% of waste openly dumped or burned in low-income countries, it is the poor and most vulnerable who are disproportionately affected.

In recent years, landslides of waste dumps have buried homes and people under piles of waste. And it is the poorest who often live near waste dumps and power their city’s recycling system through waste picking, leaving them susceptible to serious health repercussions.

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