eC2: Hydro-economic Modeling and Analysis to Inform River Basin Planning and Investment in Bangladesh

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

The Water Global Practice (Water GP) in the South and South East Asia region (Water for SEA) of the World Bank is working on the Bangladesh Water Platform and Strategy Development, which involves both analytical and partnership efforts. The objective of this World Bank activity is to: develop a medium-term strategic framework for the World Bank to assist Bangladesh achieve enhanced GDP growth and human capital development through effective water sector management via adaptive delta management (ADM) approach, and establish a mechanism to lead and coordinate investment and knowledge activities with all the Bank GPs that carry out water or water-related lending projects, diagnostic/analytical work, or policy advice work. Part of the analytical work includes conducting Hydro-economic Modeling and Analysis to Inform River Basin Planning and Investment in Bangladesh. The consultancy objectives and activities are twofold: (1) Undertake national-level analysis; and (2) Undertake River Basin Planning (RBP) and Investment analyses for the Jamuna River.

For both the national-level and RBP-level analysis, the analysis objectives are to:
1)Conduct analytical work to evaluate the economy-wide costs of not making adequate investment or funding O&M costs in the water sector. Estimate these costs across at least three major economic drivers in the River Basin economy, e.g. transport, agriculture/aquaculture, and health; and

2) Examine cross-sectoral donor/World-Bank leverage points. From a macroeconomic standpoint, high leverage areas and/or sectors will be determined where there is low-hanging fruit or opportunities. The number of high-leverage areas could be large and involve sectors outside of water, in other words much more than the Water Department (Water Global Practice) of the World Bank alone can address.

The scope of analysis is expected to be as rigorous and in-depth as the data allows. This assignment is meant to be an intense and rather short exercise (around 4 months), thus the firm should be able to mobilize a team of experts and related models quickly.

See full tender here: Hydro-economic Modeling and Analysis to Inform River Basin Planning and Investment in Bangladesh

eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html

Tender notification: # 1260367

Assignment Countries:

  • BD – Bangladesh

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