eC2: Digital Government Strategy Inputs Sint Maarten

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

Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund, the Govt of Sint Maarten(SXM)is embarking on a digital govt transformation. The objective is to improve the efficiency, resiliency& accessibility of govt services. The WB is seeking a firm to support the development of a digital govt strategy that will articulate the vision, mission, key objectives and provide a roadmap to deliver on the digital govt transformation agenda. The strategy(i)should draw on international best practices, from globally recognized leaders in digital/e-govt(Estonia, Singapore and Netherlands);(ii)will need to reflect the unique history, culture and demographics of SXM as a Caribbean small island state that is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. This will entail conducting activities in3phases: 1. Data gathering& identification of stakeholder groups; 2. Consultative Strategy Development; 3. Implementation Roadmap & Strategy Execution.

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eC2: Chemical status assessment methodology reflecting the impacts of the climate changes on the status of surface water

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

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The assignment consists of the following activities:
Activity 1. Pressure and impact analysis taking into account new priority pollutants included in Directive 2013/39/EC and new industrial activities.
Activity 2 Chemical Status assessment.
Activity 3: Training of experts on the application of developed methodology for chemical status assessment.
Activity 4. Assessment of chemical status of water bodies in the country based on defined background concentrations, refined methodologies for chemical status assessment (including application of BLM) and available results (EEA).
Activity 5. Proposal for new monitoring programs or at least proposal for new monitoring points and pollutants for measurement. Critical evaluation of concentration of pollutants that has never been introduced in the country and never measured above EQS and proposal for their elimination from monitoring programs.

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eC2: Assessing & Designing an End-to-end Data System for Disaster Risk Financing in Indonesia

Deadline: 15-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

To help the Government of Indonesia better produce and utilize Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) analysis for decision making, the World Bank is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified firm to help the Government assess and design an end-to-end data system for DRF. Functional specifications of an end-to-end risk data flow include, but are not limited to following components: (i) Data collection & valuation module; (ii) Damage reporting, loss assessment, and claims management module; and (iii) Risk data analysis for decision-making module.

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eC2: Small Scale Solar PV Portfolio: Assessment of battery storage options

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

Locating smaller, utility-scale facilities closer to population centers can reduce reliance on long transmission lines that are vulnerable to damage during storms. It also means that if one facility goes down, others are still able to operate. This strategy of developing decentralized generation has already been utilized in more developed economies and is particularly relevant in areas that are prone to natural disasters. Batteries can provide backup power in the case of outages caused by storms and help utilities meet spikes in power demand. IFC is assessing the development of small solar PV sites and assessing whether battery storage could be included as part of the solar PV plants to offset the intermittency and provide other benefits. This consultancy is focused on the analysis of the battery storage options.

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eC2: Reporting on EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive and Structured Implementation and Information Framework

Deadline: 03-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

On January 28, 2019, The World Bank (WB) and the Ministry of Waters and Forests (MWF) have agreed to a Reimbursable Advisory Service (RAS) contract for the delivery of Technical Support to Romania for analyzing and addressing the challenges for meeting the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD Directive 91/271/EEC) requirements. The Bank has been asked by the Government of Romania to provide technical assistance for i) updating the National Plan for implementation of UWWTD; ii) updating the national mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of UWWTD implementation; and iii) drafting recommendations towards development of a National Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Strategy.
The objective of the required services will be to assist the World Bank team in recommending how to update the national mechanism for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on UWWTD implementation in Romania and implement the Structured Implementation and Information.

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eC2: STRENGTHENING HYDROMET SERVICES AND FLOOD/DROUGHT MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Deadline:  08-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

Overall Objective of the assignment
The overall objective of this assignment is to better understand the state of meteorology, hydrology and climate services and early warning systems in Central Africa and draft a regional framework to improve decisions making for flood and drought management in Central Africa.

Specific objectives:
More specifically, the assignment has the following objectives:
(i) Draft a regional synthesis report on state of hydrometeorological and climate services and early warning systems (EWS) in Central Africa
(ii) Develop a guidance note for improving early warning systems in Central Africa
(iii) Elaborate a draft regional framework for hydrometeorological services improvement with an action plan for Central Africa.
(iv) Support the World Bank in organizing the 2nd HYDROMET Forum in Central Africa

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eC2: Cyber Security Technical Assistance

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

The World Bank Groups Digital Development Global Practice is implementing a Global Cybersecurity Programme designed to develop Cybersecurity capacity and strategic awareness for public sector public officials in Africa and Asia. These public officials are then expected to champion their national Cybersecurity agendas and lead the cultural Cybersecurity change that is desperately needed in most developing countries.

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World Refugee Day 2019: Building a stronger international response to the challenge of forced displacement

This year, World Refugee Day finds me in Addis Ababa with representatives from more ethiopia-for-blogthan 50 governments to review the work of the International Development Association (IDA), the arm of the World Bank Group that provides financing to the poorest countries, and discuss priorities for the years ahead. Under its current program, IDA is providing $2 billion to 14 low-income countries which together are hosting 6.4 million refugees, including in Ethiopia. 

Ethiopia is among the countries that is taking major steps forward. Here, for example, we have supported the government in adopting a new legal framework for refugees which will allow them to gradually move out of camps, find jobs, and access education and health services. This is no small measure for the more than 900,000 refugees who are hosted along Ethiopia’s borders with Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, and South Sudan. It is the difference between having a chance to restart their lives or be condemned to dependency and destitution.

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eC2: Technical Consultant for a CCGT PPP Project in Uzbekistan

Deadline: 07-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is in discussion with the Government of Uzbekistan to be mandated as a lead

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transaction advisor for structuring and tendering of a PPP transaction involving financing, construction and operation of a 1,300 MW CCGT in Uzbekistan. IFC scope of work will include (i) legal, technical, E&S and financial due diligence, (ii) defining the transaction structure and preparing the tender documents (including calls for qualifications and proposals, and PPP contractual documentation), and (iii) ongoing support to the client throughout the implementation of the tender process, including any negotiations and discussions with investors.

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Lifelines for Better Development

Published on http://www.worldbank.org, June 19, 2019

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Resilient infrastructure is about people. Particularly in developing countries, Lifelines22--1-infrastructure disruptions are an everyday concern that affects people’s well-being, economic prospects, and quality of life.
  • There is a significant economic opportunity from investing in resilient infrastructure: the overall net benefit of doing so in developing countries would be $4.2 trillion over the lifetime of new infrastructure.
  • For infrastructure investors, governments, development banks and the private sector the message is clear: rather than just spending more, also spend better

Infrastructure is at the heart of lives and livelihoods. It can enable schools and hospitals, businesses and industry, and access to jobs and prosperity. In developing countries, however, disruptions to infrastructure are an everyday concern, reducing opportunities for employment, hampering health and education, and limiting economic growth.

In low and middle-income countries, direct damages from natural hazards to power generation and transport alone cost $18 billion a year, cutting into the already scarce budget of road agencies and power utilities. But the main impact of natural shocks on infrastructure is through the disruptions they impose on people and communities, for instance, businesses unable to keep factories running or use the internet to take orders and process payments; or on the households that don’t have the water they need to prepare meals or on people unable to go to work, send children to school, or get to a hospital.

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