eC2: Developing a Pay-as-you-Go Solar Policy and Regulatory Handbook for Governments (Phase 1 of 3)

Deadline: 09-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)energy

As a business model which provides electricity and financing leveraging mobile technology, PAYG is affected by regulations in the electricity, finance, import, data protection, and telecom sectors. Existing policy frameworks have yet to be designed to take PAYG business models into account because evolution has outpaced regulation. Governments are only beginning to understand the sector and its potential. Limited government awareness of and support for PAYG means there is a risk of new regulation or interpretation of existing regulation that handicap the PAYG market. On the other hand, an enhanced regulatory environment could help to accelerate sector growth by de-risking investment and encouraging additional commercial financing. The overall objective of the project is to create a government guidance toolkit, which helps countries to develop an enabling policy and regulatory framework for the PAYG sector. The phase 1 objective is to develop an initial toolkit.

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eC2: Conducting an Organizational Review on Natural Disaster Pooling Fund Management

Deadline: 09-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The Government of Indonesia has prepared a national Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) strategy with the overarching mission to protect state finances and the population through sustainable and efficient risk financing mechanisms that meet disaster-related expenditures in a planned and timely manner, and that deliver well-targeted and transparent assistance following shocks.

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eC2: SME capacity building in public procurement in Cote d’Ivoire

Deadline: 04-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)i-love-procurement

The objective of the project is to support the SMEs in Cote d’Ivoire to effectively participate in the on-going procurement reform and win more procurement contracts through a transparent and competitive process. The winning firm is expected to design and roll out a training program to train SMEs, in coordination with the authority. The selected firm is required to put forward a team that includes an individual who is well versed in the public procurement policy and institutional framework of Cote d’Ivoire as well as an individual with extensive experience in providing capacity building with thorough understanding of the reality of SMEs in Cote d’Ivoire.
The assignment is expected to be a fixed budget contract of $300,000.

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eC2: Assessment and pre-feasibility study of green infrastructure solutions and disaster evacuation planning and design to mitigate flood risk and strengthen resilience

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

This consultancy has two main objectives: (i) elaborate green infrastructure solutions to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods; and (ii) develop disaster evacuation planning and design strategies based on access to on-site refuges and evacuation routes to protected sites to improve the resilience of populations. The overall objective of the technical assistance is to strengthen urban resilience in Antananarivo through targeted analytical interventions in urban planning and disaster risk management that will be leveraged through the ongoing investment operation. The main beneficiaries from the planned activities are the 650,000 poorest and most flood-prone inhabitants of Antananarivo living in high risk areas, that are targeted in the PRODUIR project. Institutional beneficiaries include the Ministry of Land Planning and Public Works (MAHTP), National DRM Agencies (BNGRC and CPGU), and Municipal Authorities (CUA).

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eC2: India: Battery Storage assessment at state-level transmission and distribution (for selected states)

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

Objectives of this assignment: This assignment will be undertaken in three to four states (yet to be identified ) and the main objectives of this assignment are a) Examine the value proposition and associated business cases for BESS in distribution and intra-state transmission system for current conditions and then under a range of scenarios over the next 5 years.  b) Identify the technical, economic, and regulatory conditions that would realize the potential role of BESS in distribution and intra-state transmission systems in the selected states c) Identify high potential immediate applications [along with sizing/ location/ business model details] for BESS in current conditions at the transmission and distribution levels in the selected states; d) Prepare model documents for implementation of the identified BESS project at intra-state transmission and distribution level.

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eC2: IFC Research on Women & Ecommerce in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 29-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) woman

IFC seeks expressions of interest from firms to quantify, qualify and articulate the state of women in eCommerce, and the potential for eCommerce platforms to contribute to closing gender gaps through jobs, skills development and access to finance. This research aims to serve as a foundation of knowledge when building and growing gender-equitable eCommerce platforms in Africa and South East Asia.

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eC2: Formative Research on Baby WASH and Nutrition in Ethiopia

Deadline: 21-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) wash-hands-98641_640

A key cause of child stunting in low-income settings could be related to asymptomatic gut infections known as environmental enteropathies (EE), caused in part by unhygienic conditions in early childhood. Thus, improvements in sanitation and hygiene conditions from the time of birth may help to prevent or reduce the prevalence of EE, and therefore stunting. Conventional water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, i.e. improved household toilets, improved drinking water, and handwashing with soap may not fully address these early fecal-oral exposures. For example, animal feces are likely a dominant source of fecal contamination in low-income settings even in areas of high sanitation coverage and low rates of open defecation. Similarly, food hygiene is an often-overlooked contributor to enteric infections in early childhood. Complementary hygiene interventions are needed to address neglected pathways of exposure.

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eC2: GAFSP Private Sector Window Cambodia Impact Evaluation – Baseline

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)TF - GAFSP

IFC is looking for an experienced evaluation firm to help conduct the baseline study of an impact evaluation of a project both IFC and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are investing in. The operation is in Cambodia and is in the agribusiness sector. The objective of the evaluation is to assess impact on beneficiary income, yields, and food security. The intended methodology is quasi experimental design. IFC invites firms with strong background in impact evaluations to submit expression of interest. Experience with evaluations in the agribusiness sector in Asia required.

IMPORTANT, please note: EOI should be submitted in one document per firm and not exceeding 40 pages total including all annexes and CVs.

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eC2: GAFSP Private Sector Window Madagascar Impact Evaluation – Baseline

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)TF - GAFSP

IFC is looking for an experienced evaluation firm to help conduct the baseline study of an impact evaluation of a project both IFC and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are investing in. The operation is in Madagascar and is in the agribusiness sector. The objective of the evaluation is to assess impact on beneficiary income, yields, and food security. The intended methodology is quasi experimental design. IFC invites firms with strong background in impact evaluations to submit expression of interest. Experience with evaluations in the agribusiness sector in Africa required.

IMPORTANT, please note: EOI should be submitted in one document per firm and not exceeding 40 pages total including all annexes and CVs.

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eC2: Collecting household survey data to measure the impact of floods on household welfare in the Dominican Republic

Deadline: 22-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The World Bank is seeking a firm to carry out a geo referenced household survey to contribute to analysis of floods risks and household welfare in the Dominican Republic. The survey instrument will collect data on the living standards, the perceptions of flood risks, and adaption to floods in the country. The consulting firm will work closely with the World Bank team to develop the appropriate sampling frame and methods, and will have responsibility to deliver survey implementation, including, inter alia: identifying and training enumerators and supervisors; pilot testing the survey methodology using the agreed upon data collection technology; and ensuring quality control through effective arrangements for field supervision and data collection and household follow-ups. Deliverables will include clean and formatted survey data, a data codebook in English, and written reports.

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