Evidence from outbreaks similar to COVID-19 indicates that women and girls can be affected in particular ways, and in some areas, face more negative impacts than men. In fact, there is a risk that gender gaps could widen during and after the pandemic and that gains in women’s and girls’ accumulation of human capital, economic empowerment and voice and agency, built over the past decades, could be reversed. The World Bank Group is working to ensure that projects responding to COVID-19 consider the pandemic’s different impacts on men and women.
235 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021 – an increase of 40% from last year.
As a result, a record
Deadline: 22-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
DIME is seeking a research firm to pilot and implement field activities and conduct quantitative surveys for an impact evaluation on rural road rehabilitation and agricultural value chains in Rwanda. This includes the following activities:
A year ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, I was optimistic about the trends in global poverty: extreme poverty rates had been steadily declining for more than two decades. Although considerable challenges like debt still loomed large for the poorest countries, the positive trajectory in the fight against poverty brought great hope for a better future—a future I still believe in.
Deadline: 01-Mar-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Specific activities include: (1) conduct a diagnostic of existing digital government readiness assessment tools respectively developed by the World Bank team and a partner organization; (2) document best practices of digital solutions for COVID-19; update the existing DGRA tool with COVID-19 (and other) disaster preparedness pillar; and develop the tool in online and mobile versions; (3) develop guidelines for pilot studies; assist the Bank team with pilot implementation of testing the toolkit and incorporate lessons-learned in the final deliverable of the tool & report. Specific pilot countries havent been decided at the moment but potential countries include Peru, Uzbekistan and Maldives.
Deadline: 18-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, has been witnessing natural disasters like floods, and the entire world is currently facing COVID-19 pandemic. These events have impacted life, including public transport systems and mobility in the city.
The Urban Mobility and Spatial Development pillar of the Chennai City Partnership (GoTN- World Bank) proposes to mainstream the climate/ flood and health risks with a focus on spatial planning, urban transport infrastructure and mobility services. In order to achieve the same, the World Bank wishes to engage a consulting firm to undertake hazard and vulnerability risk assessment, establish digital data/ maps, develop comprehensive action plan to mitigate/ manage flood and health risks for urban mobility and services; review/ strengthen standards for infrastructure elements to enhance their resilience; develop solutions to fund resilience and recovery plans; training and capacity building.
Deadline: 15-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank Group now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals). Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
The EOI shall include the three following chapters as a minimum:
Introduction and background
Identification of the key experts with summarized CVs:
o Project leader
o Water / Wastewater / Industrial sector specialist
o Financial / PPP specialist
Outline of the approach and methodology to deliver the study.