5 facts about jobs and economic transformation in IDA countries

What are the pathways people follow to better jobs? Economies grow when more people pathwaystobetterjobs-72ppi-pngfind work, when they get better at what they do, and when they move from low-productivity work to better, higher-productivity jobs. Our newest report `Pathways to better jobs in IDA countries’ takes a closer look at how people benefit through jobs in the process of development. It identifies how the available jobs change with economic transformation and shows how the structure of labor markets differs between low, lower-middle, and middle-income countries. It points to key challenges in ensuring that workers can transition between sectors, between locations, and between self- and waged employment.

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eC2: Vietnam Climate Smart Urbanization

Deadline: 05-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)climate

Vietnam is urbanizing at a rapid pace. Cities, particularly those in low-lying delta areas are especially vulnerable to extreme weather events and impact of climate change. The rapid pace of urbanization is expected to intensify the economic costs related to extreme events. Urbanization in Vietnam has also been accompanied by rising air and water pollution, inadequate solid waste management and wastewater treatment, urban sprawl, and loss of green space threatening urban livability. Cities are also major users of energy and major contributors of GHG emissions. The proposed activity is being carried out in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam to enhance climate smart urbanization in the country.

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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2

Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) within the Ministry of Finance formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender today by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic energy projects.

All interested parties are invited to:

  • Register with the Office of the PPP-DG in-person or virtually and purchase the RFQ document for a non-refundable fee of ETB 10,000 or equivalent amount of any convertible currency. Deposits should be made to the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Account Name: MoFEC Acc. No: 1000003784847, SWIFT Code CBETETAA. ◦For in-person registration, the bank receipt of the deposit must be submitted to the Finance and Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Finance (MoF-Main Building, Office Number 119) to collect the RFQ document from the PPP-DG up to two weeks before the submission deadline.

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eC2: Egypt Solar Auction, West Nile – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 04-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

Accordingly, IFC is looking to appoint a technical and E&S consultant to support on the 200MW first round of auction. The consultant will be required to (i) conduct technical, commercial, and environmental and social due diligence on the Project; (ii) support in auctioning or tendering the Project; and (iii) assist in the evaluation and selection of the winning bidder up until commercial close.

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eC2:Determination of the capacity of water bodies to take nutrient pollution

Deadline: 02-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)waterkraan-nieuws-header

The assignment comprises of three main activities:
Activity 1: Identification and quantification of the factors determining the self-purification ability of different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters
Activity 2: Identification of the impact of different concentrations of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus forms) on the ecological status of the different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters
Activity 3: Development, testing and validation of methodology/mathematical models for determining the capacity of different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters

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eC2: Follow-Up Survey for the Impact Evaluation of DRC Performance-Based Financing Project

Deadline: 02-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The assignment will be for the implementation of a follow-up study that includes household and health facility-based surveys. The large-scale surveys will be fielded in the first quarter of 2020 in the provinces of Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba and Tanganyika. Preparatory work will start in the third quarter of 2019. The firm will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigators on all aspects related the implementation of the survey. The health facility survey will be conducted in health centers and general referral hospitals. It will include facility level assessment, health worker interviews, observations of patient-provider interactions and patient exit interviews. Household surveys will be conducted in the catchment areas of each of the surveyed facilities. They will cover demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the households and behaviors related to reproductive, maternal and child health. During the household visits, the survey teams will also collect anthropometric data on women and children.

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eC2: Dairy Farm Engineering Consultant

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

IFC is hiring a Consultant (a firm), which will support the Project team on the evaluation of two existing dairy farm facilities and on providing conceptual designs as well as the drawing and specification for the selected designs of two small-scale dairy farms in Ukraine.

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Shedding light on the informal economy: A different methodology and new data

In Mozambique’s three largest cities (Maputo, Beira, and Nampula), informal informal_economy_image01businesses—those operating outside formal licensing and registration procedures—outnumber formal firms by a factor of 9 to 1. The World Bank’s Enterprise Analysis Unit recently published surveys of informal businesses in Mozambique, conducted in collaboration with the country management unit and colleagues from the Finance, Competition, and Innovation Global Practice. These surveys were designed to mirror the standard World Bank Enterprise Surveys, which cover the formal sector, but were tailored to better understand the unique conditions in which informal firms operate. Thanks to recent methodological innovation in sampling techniques, these surveys now also provide an estimate of the total number of informal businesses.

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eC2: National Electrification Analysis: Assessment of Electrification Options for Angola

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

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

The Government of Angola (GoA) has requested support from the World Bank Group to complete a National Electrification Analysis (NEA), addressing all key aspects of investment planning, institutional and contracting arrangements, and needed financing and regulations for providing reliable electricity service, ultimately achieving the national electricity access targets. Thus, the World Bank Group is seeking to hire a consulting firm or consortium to help complete the NEA. The scope of work encompasses: (a) preparation of a geographic information system (GIS)-based database; (b) identification of least-cost electrification options based on different locations/density levels/electricity needs; and (c) identification of suitable implementation options for scaling up electrification in Angola in line with national electricity access targets.

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