eC2: Urban Flood Resilience Diagnostics in 2 Indonesian Cities

Deadline:  24-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide advisory services and technical inputs on urban flood resilience diagnostics and potential investment options for two Indonesian cities. The diagnostics will propose a multi-year program of prioritized structural and non-structural flood resilience investments. It will include: (i) a desktop review of current and planned flood resilience measures, and urban and disaster risk management policies and plans; (ii) development of flood hazard and risk information, based on future population growth and climate change scenarios; (iii) identification and rapid prioritization of potential interventions with an integrated flood risk engineering and risk-informed urban design approach; (iv) technical knowledge exchanges; and (v) opportunities for participatory planning.

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eC2: Impact of Clean Energy Transition on Job Creation Case Studies

Deadline:   02-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) greencompetitiveness

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank, is investigating how the energy transition the transition away from fossil fuels, encompassing the adoption of new technologies and models of service delivery in the sector can contribute to the generation of jobs and support economic activity while advancing the global decarbonization agenda. For a specified set of World Bank energy sector projects, the Consultant will prepare detailed case studies. As part of each case study, the Consultant will trace the set of activities undertaken as part of the project; develop a methodology for estimating jobs created by and as a result of the project, articulating a results chain in the process; and, applying the methodology, estimate the employment impact of the project (jobs numbers and various dimensions of job quality, earnings, etc.). Key findings from the case studies will be summarized in a note.
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eC2: Sudan Agriculture Value Chain Investment Roadmap

Deadline:  03-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Agriculture is the backbone of the Sudanese economy, generating one-third of GDP and having a labor share of more than 50 percent. Agriculture provides livelihood to approximately two-thirds of the population. Value chains in the agriculture sector, however, remain underdeveloped and fragmented and lack integration. Increased agro-processing and trade, supported by well-directed strategic public sector investments, can unlock much greater value from agriculture. Policy-induced private investment, backed up by public sector financing to facilitate value chain development can set in motion a virtuous cycle of increased productive investment that can in turn boost government revenues from tax collections on corporate profits.
The World Bank is seeking services of a consulting firm to prepare an investment roadmap for two agricultural value chains: Sorghum and Livestock (Small Ruminants).

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eC2: Private sector diagnostic in the waste sector in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan

Deadline:  10-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  water

IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms (‘the Consultant”) to identify and assess potential waste sector opportunities in both the near and medium-term for IFC and private sector financing in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan.

As such, the Consultant is expected to conduct:

(1) A review of the institutional and regulatory frameworks in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan for possible private sector involvement and subnational financing in the waste sector;

(2) A market assessment that includes a mapping of existing and future solid waste projects in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan; and

(3) A preliminary review (including technical and commercial criteria) of selected projects.

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GLOBAL DISRUPTIVE TECH CHALLENGE 2021: Restoring Landscapes in the Aral Sea Region

The Challenge aims to identify and support disruptive technologies and innovative approaches to landscape restoration in the Aral Sea region (Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan). The challenge will select innovators (individuals or entities) from around the world to change the lives of millions of people in the Aral Sea region. Proposals obtaining the best scores will obtain Recognition and Awards in the form of cash and/or in-kind.

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This is your opportunity to help change millions of lives, while showcasing your innovative idea before a global audience.
Join the Challenge, get recognition from experts and international organizations, and become part of a restoration community.

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eC2: Feasibility study on Plastic-Free Rivers in Sri Lanka

Deadline:  14-Jan-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

This assignment is to undertake an evidence-based analysis of the contribution of plastic waste to water pollution in the rivers and water bodies in Sri Lanka, in order to: (1) inform investment priorities to manage clean-up of rivers and water bodies in Colombo and beyond; (2) inform new policies aiming at preventing plastic in water bodies and contribute to practical solutions to improve land-based waste management services such as collection, recycling, and treatment, and contribute towards circular economy agenda; (3) inform and strengthen the diagnostic study on riverine pollution, focusing on defining the value-chain of collection, sorting reuse and recycling of riverine waste in Sri Lanka; and (4) understand and further develop local and community-based or small private sector-based approaches for plastics interception and reuse / recycling of collected solid waste.

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eC2: Technical Assistance on Clean and Energy Efficient cooling solutions for Livestock Supply Chains

Deadline:index  12-Jan-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Specific activities include: (1) conduct a market needs assessment of cold chain infrastructure and logistics in livestock value chains in Bangladesh, by assessing gaps and needs among different user groups, and identifying adapted technical, management and institutional solutions; and (2) develop policy and practical guidance notes to enable policy action and support the design of investment in clean and efficient cooling and along livestock value chains.

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eC2: Offshore Wind Roadmap for the Philippines

Deadline:  11-Jan-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

A study to provide strategic analysis on the role that offshore wind could play in meeting future power demand and presents different options of industry development pathways for future activities in the Philippines.

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eC2: RESILIENT HYDROPOWER & DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN NEPAL ARUN VALLEY

Deadline:  31-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The World Bank is currently funding the feasibility study and detailed design of the Upper Arun Project Hydropower Project in eastern Nepal. As part of its due diligence, the Bank team wishes to hire an international consulting firm with a multi disciplinary team to commission a study to consider ways that the policy, institutional and planning framework can incorporate climate change and disaster risk into the hydropower sector in the Arun Valley in Nepal. The study will be funded by trust funds for a fixed lump sum contract. The multi-disciplinary team will consist of experienced international experts in disaster risk management, remote sensing, seismic risk assessment, regional geology, geomorphology, hydrological risks, sediment management, geohazards (including glacial hazards), climate change, community management and disaster risk management capable of undertaking a comprehensive integrated geohazard assessment.

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eC2: Smart Grid Infrastructure in Developing Economies: Emerging Experience and Guidance

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

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The World Bank is launching a competitive procurement process to select consultant services for a new assessment and guidance on smart grid infrastructure. The objective of this activity is three-fold: (i) to take stock of the status of existing smart grid infrastructure in the developing world, (ii) to assess the experience of a sample of WBG client countries with smart grid infrastructure deployment and implementation and identify barriers and emerging lessons, (iii) to develop detailed guidance and recommendations on how the World Bank Group may assist clients in the deployment of smart grid infrastructure (both transmission and distribution) to enhance core outcomes and emerging challenges (e.g., improve overall efficiency and quality of service, integrated variable renewable energy and distributed generation).

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