eC2:Scaling Mini-grid: Technical Support

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Least_cost_electricity_mapping_for_tanzania_from_onsset_model

To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm with expertise in the field of mini-grid engineering with view of helping the definition of the technology strategy and requirements to be implemented under this initiative. This will consist among other things in developing standardized technical standards, performance requirements and EPC contracts towards ensuring quality of equipment while favoring cost efficiencies notably through efficiencies of scale. The firm will be expected to demonstrate solid technical experience in mini-grid, having worked in this segment for at least 2-3 years with demonstrated track record in regard to first-hand understanding of on-the-ground realities.

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eC2: Development of Accident Research Institute (ARI) in Bangladesh as a Center of Excellence

Deadline: 20-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The objective of the assignment is to develop Accident Research Institute (ARI), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) as a Center of Excellence (CoE) to deliver step changes in delivery of safe transport and road infrastructure goals, toward effective and sustained reduction in road related deaths and trauma. The CoE would develop and maintain sustainable technical and research skills and assist the development of a skilled cadre of road safety professionals to generate and deliver best practice in road safety for the economic and social benefit of society. The duration of the assignment is 3 months.

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eC2: Scaling Mini-grid: Data and Tender Management Online Platform

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms with expertise in the fields of data and IT tools with view in developing an online project development, tender and M&E IT platform to support the implementation of the initiative. The first phase of this assignment will consist in designing a new online platform or customizing an existing IT product based on the requirements developed under the broader initiative. Focus will be given on standardizing data collection, data analysis, tender processes and monitoring and evaluation requirements to support projects preparation, award, development and performance monitoring. In addition to IT product development and implementation track record, the firm or consortium will be expected to demonstrate solid knowledge of the mini-grid sector, as well as experience in mini-grid project preparation and PPP tendering processes.

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eC2: Scaling Mini-grid: PPP model development

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms with expertise in the field of mini-grids and PPPs in infrastructure including but not limited to the following skillset: public-private-partnerships models and transactions preparation, energy sector policies and regulations, mini-grid PPP programs, financing and risk mitigation instruments, market intelligence, data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation as well as stakeholders engagement, marketing and communications. The firm or consortium will be expected to demonstrate solid experience in mini-grid, having worked in this segment for at least 2-3 years and combining strong analytical capabilities with first-hand understanding of on-the-ground realities.

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eC2: NORTH AFRICA Program: Sustainable Blue Economy and Coastal Management for North Africa

Deadline: 23-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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understanding the political economy drivers and constraints that influence change and cooperation within the countries and regionally, to achieve sustainable blue economy practices and sound management of coastal areas in North Africa;
(iii) Map out challenges, opportunities and priority measures of intervention for sustainable coastal and blue economy practices with stakeholders including potential trade-offs and;
(iiii) Identify gaps in funding and potential interest for additional investments from donors and organizations in the sector.

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eC2: Cote d’Ivoire: Open Cities Abidjan

Deadline: 30-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index.jpeg

The consulting services requested under this assignment include:
– Review existing geospatial data for the city of Abidjan, available under an ODBL-compatible license; consolidate and conflate all geospatial layers in OpenStreetMap;
– Organize and conduct community mapping campaigns to record baseline information in flood risk areas of Abidjan;
– Capture videos and photos of OpenStreetMap data collection activities, that will be used as promotional and educational material;
– Provide training to different groups of people from the academia, government departments and the local OpenStreetMap community on the use of mapping software and field data collection tools.

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2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics Present: Good Economics for Hard Times

Figuring out how to deal with today’s critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it.

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eC2: Recruitment of consulting firm to develop business case for improving primary healthcare services and expanding the role of the private sector in delivering health services in Edo State.

Deadline: 09-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The proposed Primary Care Transformation Project in Edo State (the Project) aims to (i) identify the constraints and gaps for the effective delivery of PHC services in Edo State, (ii) outline the project development and funding requirements to address these constraints, (iii) explore potential partnerships with innovative private sector players to overcome these constraints, and (iv) create an implementable and bankable private sector solution for the Edo State. IFC will be considering supporting such solution through (i) further advisory on the design on the specific PPP model; (ii) financing the mechanism through direct lending to Edo State and/or the private company.
The Project will provide a detailed assessment of the current state of the health sector delivery with a specific focus on PHC, create means for pub/pvt dialogues to disseminate and discuss the findings, exploring private or PPP projects to increase availability, affordability and quality of PHC servies.

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eC2: Design and delivery of a sustainability module and analytical training on value chain finance for the World Banks Sustainable/ Climate Smart Agricultural Banking Program

Deadline: 23-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

(i) Review the existing full package of training materials, upgrade and revise them as needed in order to integrate sustainability into each of the course modules and improve the overall presentation of the materials.
(ii) Design a standalone module on sustainable agricultural lending and lending to climate smart agriculture and integrate this into the course.

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eC2: Technology Innovations in Industrial Decarbonization in Developing Countries – Scoping Study

Deadline: 06-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) esmap

The goal of the proposed assignment is, in cooperation with the World Banks Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) team, to produce a comprehensive report on innovative technological solutions for decarbonizing industries in World Bank Group client countries. The report should present the existing innovative solutions for decarbonizing the industrial sector that are on different technology readiness levels (TRL), starting with TRL 3, and show how the WBG operations teams can use those solutions and in which sectors. The report should focus on solutions that have a high green-house gas emissions abatement potential and high scalability in developing countries. For the identified technologies the report should address present costs and any other barriers to deployment, examples of policies/regulations could foster adoption, and experiences from strategies for moving up TRLs. Prospects for future costs decreases also need to be included.

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