eC2: Mapping and prioritization of hydropower resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo

HYDRODeadline: 10-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this activity is to inform the Government of DRC (GoDRC)s plan to develop its vast and untapped hydropower resources. The activity will (i) assess and map geospatially DRCs hydropower resources; (ii) rank small, medium, and large green field hydropower sites based on technical and economic considerations; (iii) provide narrowed/priority lists of sites by category, with a focus on mid-size sites (10 100 MW), and based on multi-criteria analysis jointly identified with the Government and the World Bank; (iv) provide in-country advice and training to enable stakeholders to participate in the production, maintenance and future enrichment of the database and related information created and (v) offer practical advice for implementation of priority site development. The priority lists and implementation advice will form practical guidance based on which the GoDRC will launch prefeasibility or feasibility studies of selected medium size hydropower sites funded separately under IDA resources.
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eC2:Research: Business Case for Gender Lens-Investing in Private Equity in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 30-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) gender_accelerating_womens_economic_empowerment_780x439

IFC seeks to procure a firm to research the business case for gender-lens investing for private equity (PE)and venture capital (VC)funds in emerging markets. Gender-lens investing, the use of gender as a category of analysis in investment decision making, is relatively small, but the market for integrating gender into the investment selection process is growing in both size and sophistication. Women are heavily under-represented when it comes to PE fund managers, angel and VC investors, and as fund investees. Yet, we also know that financial performance of companies is correlated to gender diversity. Limited representation of women may be hurting fund performance portfolios. PE/VC funds play a critical role in enterprise growth, job creation, innovation, and financial security and can play a catalytic role in closing economic participation gaps between men and women. The research will support IFC efforts to close gender gaps in access to jobs and assets.

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eC2: Mekong Delta Pillar: Firm climate-resilient livelihood models and transition strategies

Qiangtang River BasinDeadline:  24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Consultant will provide technical expertise across a range of fields including agro-ecology, livelihood adaptation, agricultural economics and value chain, and community and gender, to review, identify and provide analysis of sustainable climate-resilient transition models in agriculture, aquaculture, and horticulture livelihoods in the Mekong Delta.

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eC2: Communication Consultant – Banjul Port PPP

public-Private-PartnershipDeadline: 21-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of the Gambia (GoTG) wishes to implement a public private partnership (PPP) to rehabilitate, operate and develop the Port of Banjul. Established in 1972, the Port is managed by the Gambia Port Authority (GPA) and is currently operating as service port. It accounts for almost 90% of the countrys trade and serves as a secondary regional hub, with volumes going to the hinterland (Southern Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Western Mali). Throughput has grown substantially in the past decade, with a compounded annual growth rate of 7.3%. between 2007 and 2017 and 105,000 TEUs in 2017.

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eC2:Technical Assistance on Project Screening and Prioritization and Outline Business Cases (OBCs) Development for PPPs in Infrastructure Sector

Deadline: 30-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

Description: The objectives are to provide technical assistance and advisory services to BAPPENAS Directorate of PPP and Financial Engineering, specifically on: (a) PPP project screening and prioritization; and (b) development of outline business cases (OBCs) for selected PPP projects. The technical assistance under this TA will be structured into two main activities: (i) project screening and prioritization; and (ii) development of OBCs. The activity outcomes are to screen and prioritize the projects and expected to feed into the subsequent OBCs development for the most priority projects.
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eC2: Scaling Solar – Independent Engineer Register

Deadline: 21-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

Description: The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program aims to accelerate the roll out of competitively priced, utility-scale solar photovoltaic power in Sub-Saharan Africa (see The template Scaling Solar power purchase agreement (PPA) requires an Independent Engineer to act as an impartial technical expert for the two main PPA parties (the Purchaser and the Seller). The role of the IE is adjusted depending on the requirements of each transaction but it would normally include tasks such as: – monitoring progress in the implementation of the project – reviewing proposed commissioning procedures – witnessing completion and performance tests A shortlist of 4 potential IEs is included in each Scaling Solar PPA. Firms with relevant expertise are invited to submit EOIs to be considered for inclusion on future IE shortlists. Selected firms will be contacted to confirm their willingness to be included in specific transaction shortlists in due course. N.B. This selection is to identify a register of potential IE firms to be included on transaction-specific shortlists only. The ultimate selection of the preferred IE for each transaction will be conducted by the PPA parties for that transaction in due course.
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eC2: ABP2 Mekong Delta Pillar: Firm consultants for climate-resilient livelihood models and transition strategies in the Mekong Delta

Deadline: 17-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sunrise-phu-quoc-island-ocean.jpg

Objective: The Consultant will provide technical expertise across a range of fields including agro-ecology, livelihood adaptation, agricultural economics and value chain, and community and gender, to review, identify and provide analysis of sustainable climate-resilient transition models in agriculture, aquaculture, and horticulture livelihoods in the Mekong Delta. 1. Task 1: Define and describe the context and trends in at least six (06) agro-ecological sub-regions in the Mekong Delta: Plain of Reeds, Coastal LXQ, Mid-Tien and Mid-Hau River, West-Hau River, Ca Mau Peninsular, and West Coast Peninsula . 2. Task 2: Describe the most prevalent livelihood models in the six (06) agro-ecological sub regions. 3. Task 3: Assess the performance of the viable potential livelihood models. 4. Task 4: Identify livelihood transition pathways and strategies. Details in TOR attached.

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How is your life different from that of your parents?

Yunus owns a fabric store in Blantyre, Malawi. The store was founded by his inheritpossibility_780x439_1grandfather, who immigrated to Malawi in 1927, and has now been in his family for three generations. Business is good, Yunus said, but that the cost of essential services like electricity and water has gone up since his grandfather and father owned the store. Even so, he remains optimistic.

Marija Bosheva is a student at an agriculture and forestry vocational high school in Kavadarci, Macedonia. Like many high school students around the world, she takes daily lessons in history, math, biology, and chemistry. However, unlike many of her peers, she is also studying oenology — the art of making wine.

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eC2: Increasing Rail Freight Share in India

indexDeadline: 24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Indian Railways has many freight marketing policies which are designed to increase rail freight share, however, it has not been able to meet its stated objective. A few of the strategies include: 1)Development of Private Freight Terminals by private sector to provide intermodal transport connectivity and serve as a marketing interface in between IR and intended customers 2)Rating mechanisms which leans on what the cargo can bear and favours long lead movements 3) Private Sidings and Own your wagon schemes which induce private equity, ownership and increase in infrastructure to assist movement of cargo on rail.

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eC2:Consulting Service for Situation Assessment and Analysis of Risk Communication in Vietnam

Deadline:  15-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) lr-after-ebola-liberias-health-system-on-path-to-recovery-780x439

Objective: The evaluation will focus on four main objectives as below: (i) Prevention and control of communicable diseases and newly emerging epidemics. (ii) Prevention and control of risk factors of non-communicable diseases. (iii)Food safety. (iv) Communication during events of public health importance and health emergencies.

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