eC2: Value Chain Diagnostic for Plastic in Vietnam Plastics Circularity Opportunities and Barriers

Deadline: 17-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)eu-plastic-regels-2019

World Bank Group (WBG) is supporting Vietnam to address plastic waste issues, including ocean plastics, through enhanced knowledge on plastic pollution and value chains and the identification of policies and public and private investments. In support of these programmatic advisory interventions, the WBG is seeking to engage the services of a consulting firm to conduct a private-sector-focused market assessment of plastics value chains and the recycling market in Vietnam. WBG is now inviting qualified consultants to express their interest in providing this comprehensive advisory service.

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eC2: Development of digital tools for evaluation of performance-based contracts and performance-based financing in the health sector of Nigeria

Deadline: 20-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank would like to evaluate the impact of the performance-based contracting with the private sector and performance-based financing of the public health facilities on the nutrition outcomes of Nigeria. The findings of the assessment will inform the Government of Nigerias programmatic and financial decisions with respect to performance-based contracting with the private sector and performance-based financing of social sector programs, including in the health and nutrition sector. In support of the assignment objective, the World Bank proposes to hire a firm to develop, test and finalize digital tools that will be used by the World Bank to collect and report longitudinal data for the evaluation of performance-based contracts and performance-based financing in the social sectors in Nigeria.

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eC2: Textiles sector Assessment and Feasibility study to implement wastewater reuse

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

The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), hosted at The World Bank , promotes multi-stakeholder platforms across 14 countries globally bringing public-private-civil society sector to work together to meet water sector challenges. 2030 WRG is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Environmental Protection Administration to develop projects related to promoting water treatment, reuse and recycle. This solicitation is intended to invite competent consultants to carry out an assessment of reuse potential and develop a prefeasibility report.

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eC2: Impactful Women: Examining Opportunities and Constraints for Women in Mining Organizations Worldwide

Deadline: 15-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Senegal-Woman-at-Well-800

The ultimate objective of this project is to enhance the impact of WIM organizations and other types of associative professional interest groups which are championing gender diversity within the mining industry. By providing analysis of the structures and focuses of WIM associations, as well as challenges and opportunities facing WIM associations, this research project could help guide future engagement with WIM associations by governments and intergovernmental organizations, multilateral institutions, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other groups and individuals interested in taking impactful action to promote womens participation in mining around the world. The research output will be utilized to implement and monitor specific actions to increase the voice and agency of women professionals in the mining industry. In the meantime, WIM associations can also benefit from this research, as to what has worked well for other groups, whether to make changes to their leadership and membership structures, which focus areas to invest their human and financial resources in, etc.

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eC2: Achieving Energy Access through Off-Grid Solar: The Use of Public Funding

Deadline: 22-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

The World Bank Group under the Lighting Global Team is seeking to hire a firm to support the publication of a working paper that will provide in-depth technical advice and guidance regarding different ways in which public funding can be deployed to support uptake of off-grid solar. Based on case studies and key informant interviews with development professionals and public officials, it will identify the advantages, disadvantages, risks and opportunities involved in each approach. The paper will present, two broad categories of public funding mechanisms supply side and demand side. The main public funding mechanisms to be presented in the working paper are expected to include: tax exemptions, grants, RBF, concessional financing, credit guarantees, and various demand-side subsidies. The key deliverable will be critical inputs to the working paper itself., working closely with the Lighting Global team.

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eC2: Waste Management Sector including Marine Plastics Debris Sources Deep Dive Study for selected Eastern Caribbean countries.

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

Assessment to further understand the sources of solid waste/marine litter in the Caribbean region and to provide a comprehensive picture of marine pollution at national and regional levels. The assessment will help inform policy makers to protect their valuable coastal and marine natural capital and to obtain the full benefits of a Blue Economy. The selected firm will carry out the following activities: (i)Solid Waste and Sewage Waste Sectors rapid assessment/roadmap for selected countries;(ii) Diagnostic of plastic management inventory in OECS countries; and (iii) Assessment of plastics abatement policies, investments, and regional solutions. Contract with selected firm is expected to be signed by May 1, 2020. Services are expected to be carried out between May 2020 and October 2020.

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eC2: Actuarial modelling of financial losses from Flood Risk in Morocco

Deadline:  30-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)floods

The World Bank DRFIP framework aims to strengthen the capacity of governments to take informed decisions on disaster risk finance, based on sound financial/actuarial analysis and to support stakeholders with better risk information for financial resilience. To support Morocco’s Solidarity Fund and more broadly other World Bank clients in need for actuarial modelling of financial contingent liability, the DRFIP seeks to develop a flood risk model for the Moroccan territory (which could eventually be reused to other countries or contexts). This model should allow the estimate of the probabilistic loss distribution for various risk categories or protection scheme beneficiaries, for Morocco as a whole (ground up losses), as well as for FSEC specifically.

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eC2: Strengths and limitations of satellite-derived soil moisture for drought risk financing

Deadline:  25-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) afr-moving-away-from-humanitarian-appeals-to-managing-droughts-in-ethiopia-feature-780x439

The main objective of this project is to support World Bank Crisis & Disaster Risk Finance activities in the area of anticipatory and/or parametric climate risk financing with tailored data- and research-driven approaches applied to promising satellite-derived datasets that have so far not been considered for operational purposes. In the context of the Next Generation Drought Index project, the World Banks Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance program is developing a technical toolbox to guide users at both micro and macro level through the entire process of data selection, index design, calibration, validation and related methods to strengthen sensitivity analysis and historical skill analysis. There is scientific evidence about the added-value of satellite-derived soil moisture products to close critical gaps between rainfall anomalies and the response of the land surface. However, a quantitative and qualitative analysis in 2-3 specific areas of interest is required to identify and explain the individual strengths and limitations of different products that may differ in sensor technology (radar/radiometer/combined), method (remote sensing vs. data assimilation), output variable (surface or root-zone soil moisture, soil moisture-based rainfall estimations), timeliness (annual updates vs. NRT products), revisit period (depending on area of interest) and spatial resolution (<1 km to >25 km). Since anticipatory financing mechanisms that decouple insurance payouts from loss assessments are a priority, the work on soil moisture products should highlight the potential predictive skill of various datasets, whereas the integration of both publicly available and, if available, commercial products in the analysis is encouraged.

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eC2: Key Factors for Successful Development of Offshore Wind in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 26-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)


The scope of the assignment shall cover the major topics that need to be considered by policymakers and regulators when establishing a new market for offshore wind development. These shall include, but not be limited to, the following points:

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eC2: Strategic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Services and Systems with a focus on Plastic Waste and Marine Litter

Deadline: 26-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

Objective of this assignment is to develop at a coherent state level strategy/roadmap for municipal waste/plastic waste comprising institutional,policy/regulatory & investment interventions required for improving solid waste management services in cities.Firm is expected to conduct a strategic assessment of SWM services,policies/regulations & institutional systems in partner state of Karnataka with a focus on plastic waste as part of municipal solid waste.The assessment will be carried out in two parts(i)an overall review of sector status of State across the entire value chain under National Missions,including institutional,policy & regulatory framework,financial resources & technical capacity,private sector engagement;(ii)in-depth diagnostics of twenty emerging cities(ten in each state)to assess service & infrastructure gaps,institutional arrangement,financial situation,to propose policy & institutional reforms as well as investments, interventions to address short&long term needs.

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