Our work on COVID-19 vaccines, Lebanon, debt transparency and more

At the G7 meeting last week, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlighted the Bank Group’s work on vaccines and our healthcare response. “We’re committed to financing access to vaccines for our clients,” he said. Read his latest update to learn more about that and other developments on debt transparency and sustainability, among others.

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eC2: Consultancy for a Water Resources Management Specialist

Deadline: 07-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Support the WRM GSG across its different streams of work: conduct portfolio analyses; maintain WR GSG website; conduct periodic searches in international community on new advances; draft blogs; support learning events; support implementation of water platforms ASAs; distill lessons learnt, among other tasks

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eC2: Support for articulating the Blue Economy and coastal adaptation investment priorities for Seychelles climate resilience

Deadline: 07-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blue_recovery_world_bank_environment

This consultancy is aimed at supporting the revision of the Seychelles NDC with a specific focus on Blue Economy. The consultant will be expected to 1) draft sections of the NDC to incorporate the various aspects of Blue Economy in the adaption and mitigation section and for various sectors, and 2) contribute to draft the National Adaptation plan outlining clear priorities for investment from the Blue Economy and coastal adaptation perspective, essential to achieve climate resilience in the Seychelles.

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eC2: Baseline Assessment for Plastic Debris flowing into Rivers and Seas of South Asia

Deadline: 01-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The primary objective of this Consultancy is to take stock of baseline information for plastic waste leakage into rivers and seas to build a more harmonized regional monitoring, management, and policy framework for plastic waste reduction and enable a more circular economy model for plastics in the South Asia Region. The proposed assignment will document the current status of plastic pollution and its value chain (e.g. hotspots for marine plastic debris, waste composition, material flow of waste plastics), regulatory gap analysis, and identification of relevant stakeholders involved in the life-cycle of plastic and their needs, and possible recycling technology and innovations, etc.

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Lighting Up Africa: Bringing Renewable, Off-Grid Energy to Communities

ACCRA, August 13, 2020 – Adwoa Adezawa lives on the Cape Coast of Ghana near the Elmina fishing port on the Atlantic coast. Her husband is a fisherman, and each day he must travel farther to find fish. However, the most difficult part of their life as a family, she said, has been the complete absence of electricity. Until recently, her entire community lived without power.

With a strong push for solar energy from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, life for thousands of Ghanaians is beginning to change. The $220 million Ghana Energy and Development Access Project (GEDAP) is among the first Bank-financed programs to focus on inclusive access to renewable energy through off-grid solar services and products.

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eC2: Preparation of Flood Hazard and Flood Risk Maps (FHRM) and Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP)

Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)floods

The assignment aims to develop flood hazard and flood risk maps (FHRM) and flood risk management plans (FRMP) for all twelve Units of Management of Romania, i.e. for 11 river basins and for the Danube River, in line with the EU Floods Directive. Furthermore, the assignment also aims to develop a plan for measures that are to be taken nationally.

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Automated transport could propel development forward. Can we turn the vision into reality?

The next few weeks mark the beginning of the school year across the northern hemisphere. Safety of students and teachers vis-à-vis COVID-19 spread is top priority. Learn how countries are planning for the reopening of schools. This is what they had to say.

Violence amid the pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on some of the biggest cracks in societies worldwide. While many governments are still grappling with surging cases, violence is fueling the crisis in some of the world’s most fragile environments.

Killer # 2: Millions of women and children may die or endure lifelong health impacts because of disruptions to essential health services and the reluctance by patients to seek care for fear of COVID-19 infection. A recent analysis examined the effects of service disruptions. The results are overwhelming.

Power of digital ID: As countries focus on “building back better” after the pandemic, they have a crucial opportunity to leapfrog to a more digital economy – and to do so responsibly. Whichever model they choose, governments can transform the lives of people everywhere by building digital ID systems designed to maximize privacy, inclusion, and trust.

Go deeper: Learn how the World Bank Group is responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Explore our multilingual portal. Click, bookmark and come back for updates.

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eC2: Guyana- Improving Urban Resilience of Coastal Cities in the Caribbean through Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Planning

Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

The consultancy primary objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Guyana, which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform citiesplanning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work
As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities in Guyana. The main objective is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.

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eC2: Grenada – Improving Urban Resilience of Coastal Cities in the Caribbean through Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Planning

Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water-pollution-cartoon

The consultancy objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Grenada which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform cities planning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work
As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities for Grenada. The main objective is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.

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Water for peace: preventing conflict related to water and wetlands

Water can be a key trigger of conflict among communities or between citizens and the waterstate. This is happening all over the world: from Iraq to Guatemala and from Mali to Lebanon. Preventing water-related conflicts can save lives and is good for the economy. The Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership and the Geneva Water Hub show how water-related conflict prevention looks in practice, and how to measure the success of such programs. Clarity about programming and measuring impact are needed to unlock more investment in conflict prevention and to do so efficiently and effectively. 

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