eC2: A landscape analysis and pre-feasibility study of Urban Nature Based Solutions to reduce flood risk and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali, Rwanda

Deadline: 29-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

The World Bank is providing Technical Assistance (TA) to the Government of Rwanda under the Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II), to identify suitable typologies and sites for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to reduce flood risk reduction and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali. The overall objective of the TA is to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods and to create multiple benefits for livelihoods in Kigali through targeted green interventions in urban planning and flood risk management. This TA helps to identify the potential for city-wide NBS investments, and to support dialogue with the Government of Rwanda for specific works to be financed under RUDP II.

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eC2: Gender-disaggregated Impacts of Street Lighting in Brazil

Deadline: 30-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

The objective of this activity is to carry out a qualitative baseline assessment of the effects of street lighting (or the lack of it) on mens and womens perceptions of safety and on mobility, economic activity, and educational and professional opportunities. The analysis will also include a comprehensive qualitative assessment of the current level of street lighting (pole presence, energy source, technology, brightness, availability, reliability, etc.), and a review of the literature on the impacts of street lighting on crime and violence.

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eC2: Regional Program for Digital Innovation to Support Public Transport and Sector Growth

Deadline: 27-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) general-transport-mosaic-main

The project objective is to apply best global practice and develop shared knowledge and tools to understand, regulate and improve paratransit transportation in developing countries by using new digital technologies through a regional programmatic approach for countries in Southern Africa. This will require a deeper understanding of the informal paratransit operations and business efficiency (or inefficiency) and contribute toward moving the informal sector toward formalization in the SSA region and globally.
Specific objectives
This project intends to address the following specific objectives:
(i) understand the quality and efficiency of paratransit operations and users mobility patterns, (ii) share such information with paratransit operators and engage them in the discussion of potential operations and business improvements, and (iii) contribute to the development of regulation and policies that will yield service improvements in the informal transit sector.

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eC2: Public Expenditure Reviews of the Water Sector in select countries in Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone)

Deadline: 23-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

In each country, the main objectives of the planned PER are:
1. To identify strategic programs and activities in the water sector, consistent with its other objectives particularly those related to macroeconomic stability and public financial management
2. To make assessment of the funding gaps and efficiency gaps (both allocative efficiency and technical efficiency) in the water sector and develop appropriate polices for improving efficiency and effective channelization of financial resources to reach agreed sector goals.
3. To support the design and delivery of effective water services.

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eC2: Public Expenditure Reviews of the Water Sector in select countries in Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone)

Deadline:  23-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

In each country, the main objectives of the planned PER are:
1. To identify strategic programs and activities in the water sector, consistent with its other objectives particularly those related to macroeconomic stability and public financial management
2. To make assessment of the funding gaps and efficiency gaps (both allocative efficiency and technical efficiency) in the water sector and develop appropriate polices for improving efficiency and effective channelization of financial resources to reach agreed sector goals.
3. To support the design and delivery of effective water services.

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eC2: Wastewater treatment/ Re-cycling PPP in India

Deadline: 14-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

IFC has been approached by an urban local body ( Municipal Corporation) in India to structure a wastewater treatment & recycling project under Public Private Partnership (PPP). The scope of the Project includes i) development of a tertiary treatment plant (TTP) of output capacity of about 125 MLD along with rehabilitation of two existing sewage treatment plants (STPs); ii) development of distribution network for supply to an industrial cluster; and iii) operation & maintenance (O&M) of the rehabilitated STPs, proposed TTP and the distribution network.

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eC2: Building Regulations for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Deadline: 27-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) climate

The objective of this activity is to support the Government of Kerala, India, in strengthening their building regulatory frameworks through conducting a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment in Kerala and facilitating dialogue with Government counterparts and relevant stakeholders. The assessments will create a baseline for current capacity and gaps in the building regulatory framework across three critical components of building regulatory frameworks. The outputs of these assessments will include in-depth capacity and gap analyses and reform implementation plans for each country, developed in consultation with the Government of Kerala, with recommendations for select aspects of land use, energy efficiency, building and fire code administration. The desired outcome of this engagement is to support critical discussions between public authorities and other relevant stakeholders and provide an analytical basis and recommendations for initiating building regulatory reforms.

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eC2: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Market Study Report

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

In general, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach aimed at increasing farm productivity sustainably, taking into consideration climate change concerns and impacts. More specifically, the World Bank defines Climate-Smart Agriculture as an approach to managing landscapescropland, livestock, forests and fisheriesthat aims to achieve three wins: (1) Increased productivity to improve food security and boost farmers incomes; (2) Enhanced resilience to drought, pests, disease and other shocks; (3) Reduced GHG emissions. IFCs Strategy is to contribute to CSA by providing investments and advisory operations that contribute to the three pillars of CSA. To adopt climate-smart agricultural practices, farmers need access to sufficient and adequate finance and skills to rightly use finance.

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eC2: Assessment of Public Sector Primary and Out-Patient Health Service Delivery Capacity in Dhaka

Deadline: 13-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

In order to inform possible investments to improve urban primary health care services, medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]the World Bank is seeking to hire a firm to undertake a detailed assessment of outpatient delivery capacity of government health facilities in Dhaka South, Dhaka North and Chattogram City Corporation areas.

The assessment will be conducted with the overall aim of understanding better the existing public sector primary and out-patient healthcare services in urban areas in terms of available inputs and resource usage. The assessment will be completed in all government health facilities that provide out-patient and primary health care services in Dhaka South, Dhaka North and Chattogram City Corporation areas.

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eC2: Disaster Risk and Resilience Analysis in Watersheds in Lao PDR

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

Assignment objective: Disaster risks need to be understood and mapped in more detail in specific watersheds within large interconnected production and conservation forest landscapes, inhabited by thousands of communities, to be able to better develop, target and converge investments from a number of sectors and stakeholders.

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