eC2: Improved Renewable Energy Integration and Electricity Services through Battery Storage in Distribution Network – TPDDL

Deadline: 25-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Battery electric storage systems (BESS) are increasingly being used for power system applications such as grid stabilization, load shifting, grid operational support, power quality improvement, reliability management and enhancing rooftop solar hosting capability. The BESSs could also perform an important role in providing arbitrage and increasing the value of renewable energy resources. The benefits that electric storage systems bring in are, namely: electric energy time shift or energy arbitrage, frequency regulation, voltage and reactive power support, Peak /congestion management, Technical loss reduction and asset life enhancement, distribution upgrade deferral, spinning, non-spinning, and supplemental (black start) reserves, power quality improvement, power reliability improvement and demand charge management. BESS systems at the distribution level may displace diesel gensets which commonly backstop system reliability.

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eC2: Market Study for Thailand: Private-Sector Plastics Circularity Opportunities

Deadline: 25-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

Engage with targeted plastic value chains and private sector players in Thailand and understand the market drivers and challenges in scaling up circular economy approaches;  Review local regulations and benchmark with applicable best practices to identify opportunities as well as gaps that could be limiting broader adoption of plastics circularity; Define the current state-of-play for the local waste plastics recycling industry, including demand and supply volumes, market opportunity, and growth drivers and constraints; and Summarize key findings based on the private-sector focused plastic value chain and recycling market analysis and recommend priority actions.
This in-depth study should analyse current and near-term market opportunities and challenges for private-sector participation in Thailand based on a combination of market analytics, scenario analyses, and reasonable assumptions to address key data gaps.

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eC2: Creating an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Investment in Agriculture and Aquaculture in the Mekong Delta

Deadline: 23-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The aim is to assist with informing efforts to promote greater private sector investment in the Mekong Delta region. The work includes: A: SCOPING:
i. Classifying the domestic private firms operating in the Mekong Delta;
ii. Conduct rapid review of ongoing support for the different groups of domestic private firms;  iii. Identify three global value chains (GVCs) that domestic firms could link with;
B. SITUATION ASSESSMENT
Conduct a situation assessment of:  i. Opportunities / challenges for the different segments of domestic firms independent of GVCs; ii. Opportunities / challenges for the relevant segments of domestic firms if they aim to join one or more of the three GVCs and rank these; iii. Map opportunities/challenges faced by domestic firms (independent of GVCs) and to join the three GVCs and existing support (domestic and international).
C: PATHWAY FOR STRENGTHENING LINKAGES ACROSS SEGMENTS OF THE VALUE CHAIN D: ROADMAP FOR AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT (CENTRAL & PROVINCE)

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eC2: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Market Studies

Deadline: 07-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

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.  In line with the aforementioned, IFC is looking for a consulting firm to conduct agricultural supply chain mapping and market studies of CSA technologies and practices to support financial institutions to increase lending for CSA in three target countries.

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eC2: National groundwater quality survey and abstraction estimate

Deadline: 24-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The specific objective of this assignment is to support the elaboration of the next River Basin Management Plans with the implementation of a series of field works over the groundwater bodies not being in good quantitative or chemical status and the groundwater bodies at risk not being in good status. The said field work is aiming at: 1) estimating the number of boreholes tapping each groundwater body and estimating the average pumping yields per usage, both data being necessary for estimating the total pumped yield per groundwater body; and 2) providing a series of groundwater quality analysis be used as a first countrywide groundwater sampling which might be used, in complement with every existing groundwater quantity results, to support the implementation of a state of the art quality monitoring network.

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eC2: Estimating GHG Impact from Food Losses

Deadline: 23-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) food_waste_garbage

IFC developed an easy to use excel based tool/calculator that that can quickly and conservatively estimate the GHG emissions associated with wasting a ton of agricultural produce. The purpose of this task is to further develop this platform by adding more countries, more crops, and a baseline for crop losses in the different developing countries under consideration. This can help identify and promote investments that would reduce agricultural food losses and associated GHG emissions.

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As South Asia’s heat rises, living standards decline

This summer, at 42.6°C, July 25 was the hottest day ever in Paris. Halfway across the shutterstock_287040998globe, Delhi recorded its hottest day at 48°C on June 10.

Over the past decades and across the planet, such high temperature extremes have become more prevalent—and will likely get worse as severe heatwaves are expected to be more frequent and last longer. 

South Asia, which covers just about three percent of the world’s land area, is home to a quarter of its population.

And sadly, rising temperatures will hit hard the region and its people.

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eC2: Counsultancy Services to Support Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project

Deadline: 19-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENA

The consultant will be responsible to provide technical and management support to the Bank team in the urban and federalism program in Nepal. The support will be particularly focused on the activities of the Nepal Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project (P163418) and the Urban Governance and Federalism ASA (P165231).

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eC2: Update national methodology for Flood Hazard & Risk Mapping (FHRM)

Deadline: 16-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The objective of this assignment is to update the national methodology for Flood Hazard and Risk Mapping to respond to requirements from the EC regarding the integration of Climate Change and the emerging need to incorporate an approach to assess the risk of Pluvial Flooding. The consultant will be required to implement the following tasks:
Task 1. Refine the flood hazard and risk mapping method to include pluvial flooding and flash floods.
Task 2. Refine the methodology to assess coastal flood hazard.
Task 3. Refine the methodology to incorporate Climate Change allowances in the flood risk assessments.
Task 4. Vulnerability and risk assessment.

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eC2: Assessment of the Supply Chain Finance Market in Indonesia

Deadline: 08-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)women-finance-blogpost

Supply Chain Finance SCF can be defined (Global SCF Forum 2016) as the use of financial instruments, practices and technologies for optimizing the management of the working capital and liquidity tied up in the supply chain of manufacturing and service sectors. The Supply Chain Finance Market Development program in Indonesia will support the development of the SCF market in Indonesia, providing clarity on opportunities and best practices for banks and non-banks alike. The study (project) will gauge the business, financial, market and regulatory environment to facilitate development of financial product through dialogue between important stakeholders, regulator, financial institutions, corporates and SMEs.

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