eC2: Support to Moldova Food Safety Agency on designing a raw milk monitoring program

Deadline: 31-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

With this assignment, the Moldova ICR Project (#600467) is looking to provide follow-up Kalf in stalsupport to the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA), the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure (MEI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), in designing a Raw Milk Monitoring Program (RMMP) that is aligned to EU requirements. The task is a continuation of a previous engagement with ANSA on the development of an Action Plan for gaining EU market access for milk and dairy products, where the absence of the RMMP has been identified as an important barrier to access EU markets.

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eC2: Support to the Design of the Operations Control Center (OCC) for SPTRANS

Deadline: 04-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The activities to be completed by the Consultant under the TORs support activity. lu-local-bus-franz_bous-flickrSpecifically, they support the development of a new management platform for bus operations by SPTrans (SP Municipal Bus Authority) in the context of a new Operations Control Center (OCC) to be implemented. Bus operation across the city of Sao Paulo is concessioned to private operators, under the supervision of SPTrans. There are opportunities for improving the monitoring of the services and management of contracts through the development of a communication platform that allows for operators and SPTrans to interchange critical information, such as fines and operational data, and allow for real-time management of operations, as well as feed on-time information to users, such as alterations in schedule/routes and service cuts. Currently, several steps on these processes occur manually, reducing reliability of information and generating unwanted costs.

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Trees and forests are key to fighting climate change and poverty. So are women

According to IUCN’s ‘Global Forest Watch’, from 2001 to 2017, 337 million hectares of liberia_market_womantropical tree cover was lost globally – an area the size of India.

So, we appear to be losing the battle, if not the war, against tropical deforestation, and missing a key opportunity to tackle climate change (if tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank 3rd in emissions) and reduce poverty. A key question, then, is what can forest sector investors, governments and other actors do differently to reverse these alarming trends?

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eC2: Study to determine pro-poor urban transport interventions in Greater Monrovia

Deadline: 02-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

The main objective of this study is to carry out a study of supply and demand of urban transport in Monrovia, develop urban accessibility analysis, identify priority investments to meet the growing mobility demand (with a focus in poor population and vulnerable groups) and develop the concept and estimated budget for priority interventions. The study will also assess ways to enhance private sector participation in the provision of bus services. The study comprises the following activities: (i) Diagnostic of Greater Monrovias current urban mobility supply and estimation of future transport demand; (ii) Accessibility analysis to social and economic opportunities; (iii) Demand/Supply analysis; (iv)Identification of priority urban mobility investments; (v) Definition of concept and estimated cost of priority urban mobility investments; and (vi) Identification of private sector opportunities in priority investments.

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eC2: Monitoring and Evaluation of Phase I Universal Health Coverage in Kenya

Deadline: 28-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct operational research to evaluate demand, supply, and implementation and institutional factors affecting UHC Phase 1 in the 4 counties selected for the pilot. A fail fast, learn fast approach will be used to promptly identify and address implementation barriers and ensure that the lessons learned are documented to further inform the UHC scale-up and are shared with other counties on time.

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Feeling Ambivalent on International Women’s Day

On the eve of International Women’s Day, I was at a UN WOMEN side event in NYC whenchart_image my phone started buzzing with well wishes for a happy women’s day from my friends in Asia, filling me with — ambivalence. To be honest, the day always leaves me with mixed feelings: despite the great strides that the world has made in women’s rights in various ways, for me, it’s also a reminder of how so many women still don’t enjoy our basic human rights.

As we’ve returned from women’s day to what in many ways is still a man’s world, I wanted to share three thoughts about the intersection of women’s rights with our data world today.

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Gender equality: Unleashing the real wealth of nations

Last week, we launched the Women, Business, and the Law report, which found that annettedespite the considerable progress that many countries have made in improving women’s legal rights over the last decade, women are still only accorded 75 percent of the legal rights that men, on average, are given. As a result, they are less able to get jobs, start businesses and make economic decisions, with economic consequences that reverberate beyond their families and communities.

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eC2: Brazil Street Lighting PPP. Consultants Expertise: PMO; Technical Street Lighting; Economic-Financial modeling.

Deadline: 30-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  PPPs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has been mandated by the Federal Government of Brazil (GoB), through CAIXA, its state-owned development bank (the Client) to provide lead transaction advice on the development and implementation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP or the Project) to improve the delivery of public lighting for up to 6 Municipalities (Municipalities). IFC is now looking to hire a consultant (Consultant) to work throughout the development of the transaction with expertise in: (i) Project Management Office; (ii) Technical Street Lighting, including Artistic and Special Areas Lighting; and (iii) Economic-Financial modeling.

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The gender gap in the disaster risk management sector: why it matters

Over the past decade, the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) has evolved and sustainable_communities_v2-200-lowmatured.  From mainly focusing on disaster response, local and international actors alike now emphasize the importance of preparedness and prevention – saving lives and avoiding losses even before disaster strikes.

Yet despite this progress, there’s much more work to be done to ensure that DRM efforts respond to the particular needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls.  In no small part due to gender inequalities, women are both more vulnerable to natural hazards and less likely to benefit from relief and recovery efforts than men.

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