eC2: Air Quality Management in Vietnam, Air Emission Sectoral Data Verification

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The scope of work described here focuses on the verification of the modelling data that has been used and subsequently additional collection and validation of activity data and characteristics for key emission sources at the regional level of larger Hanoi region. This work shall be done mostly in close cooperation with Hanoi and secondly in cooperation with MONRE and Bac Ninh and Hung Yen. The objective of the assignment under this Terms of Reference is to assess and collect the data gaps and propose the best set of regionally attributed activity data for the key sources of air pollution in the different sectors. The final datasets shall be suitable for incorporation in the Vietnam GAINS model and discussed and consulted with IIASA, CEMM, MONRE, Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen and their respective Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) as well as World Bank. The World Bank will support and facilitate the consultations with MONRE, Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen.

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eC2: Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Modeling for the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico)

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The World Bank is seeking to engage the professional services of a firm specialized in the modeling of hydro-meteorological natural disaster risk in an international environment.
The AP seeks to continue evaluating risk transfer instruments, particularly for hydro-meteorological risk, as highlighted in the APs joint declarations in April 2018 and, to that effect, has mandated the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank Group) to provide technical assistance for identifying the most relevant hydro-meteorological risks, clearly defining them for the purposes of risk transfer, and evaluating potential financial instruments to provide coverage against such risks. The World Bank Group may act as an advisor to the Client Countries for assessing and developing potential risk transfer instrument, and might be the sponsor of a CAT Bond, should all or some of the Client Countries decide to issue one, via the World Bank.

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eC2: Support for the improvement of daily balancing system in Gas Distribution Operators and further synchronization with the Transmission System Operator

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

The objective of this assignment is to provide support to the national energy regulator of Ukraine, in the assessment of existing daily balancing system for gas distribution system operators (DSOs) and its further synchronization with the transmission system operator (TSO) including, among other things, adequate metering, aggregation, reporting and reconciliation of daily volumes along the gas supply chain from the TSO to DSOs and final users of gas. The assignment will support the implementation of agreed reform actions and as needed, provide just-in-time advice to the Regulator on matters related to the improvement of the daily balancing system for transmission and distribution. Continue reading

eC2: Renewable Energy and Storage Development in Zanzibar

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

The objective of this work is to enable the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and battery storage into the Zanzibar electricity grid, thereby contributing to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibars (RGOZ) efforts in energy security, diversification of supply options and financial and operational sustainability. The study will provide guidance to Zanzibar on the techno-economic underpinnings for developing and integrating variable renewable energy technologies into the power system, and the possible implications on structuring of the ownership of storage and solar as a PPP.
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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2

On April 16, 2019, Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueonewithin the Ministry of Finance, formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic energy projects. Following this announcement, the PPP-DG expanded the RFQ from four to six projects with a total capacity of up to 750MW. In addition to the Weranso, Welenchiti, Humera, and Mekele sites announced on April 16, two more sites in Metema / Bahir Dar and Hurso were added.

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eC2: Tanzania Pharmaceutical Competitiveness Strategy and Action Plan

Deadline: 21-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The focus of this TOR is on the pharmaceuticals sector.
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1. Development of sector strategy and action plan
The focus of this contract is on phase II of the project: the development of a pharmaceutical sector strategy and action plan. While the contractor for this assignment is expected to suggest their own methodology for developing the pharmaceutical sector strategy and action plan, below is an indicative outline of some key stages and related outputs that are expected to be covered.

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eC2: Integrated Transport System at the Foz do Rio Itajai region: Pre-Feasibility Engineering Study

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

The objective of this study is to carry out an engineering pre-feasibility analysis of a Buspe-bus-to-barranco-geraint-rowland-flickr Rapid Transit (BRT) project in the “Foz do Rio Itajai” metropolitan area in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The project consists in the implementation of a greenfield BRT system with a network of five BRT corridors and six priority bus lanes, which is expected to support a ridership of 525,000 passenger trips per day by 2030. The objective of this study is to: (i) review and validate existing pre-feasibility engineering studies, (ii) further develop the preliminary project design, (iii) estimate capital and operational costs; and (iv) provide technical recommendations for the subsequent phase.

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eC2: Assessment of the regulatory and legal framework for a PPP for the San Jose tramway in Costa Rica

Deadline: 15-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group (WBG), with the support of the Global Infrastructure Facility PPPs(GIF), is selecting a legal firm (Consultant) to conduct a summary report and assessment on the regulatory and legal frameworks of Costa Rica, which may be relevant to a potential PPP for a greenfield Tramway project.

The Consultant will be entitled to develop a high-level report on the legal and regulatory framework in Costa Rica (national and municipal levels) relevant to structuring a potential PPP for the envisaged tramway project. The purpose of this activity is to support the WBGs decision on its potential involvement in the tramway project in the future.

The services include the following tasks:
1. Preliminary Due Diligence Report
2. Final Due Diligence Report
The assignment will be carried out over a period of 90 days.

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eC2: Identification of local and regional market opportunities and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products for Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana

Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The objective of the assignment is to conduct an analysis of the local and regional market opportunities for cocoa-based products in the cluster cocoa production countries (Ghana, Côte dIvoire, Nigeria and Togo), and Senegal and Cape Vert the two (2) West African countries having the highest GDP per capita. More specifically, the study aims to:
– Identify and analyze the current local and regional market and potential opportunities for increased downstream uses of and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products;
– Perform an accurate market-sizing exercise for each of the different markets (i.e. Ghana, Côte dIvoire, and West African as a region) in terms of volume and value;
– Perform an analysis to determine the level of investment and capacity-building needed to develop these opportunities.

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eC2: Independent Summative Evaluation (ISE) of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and of GPEs work associated with the GPE 2020 strategy

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) for-better-early-childhood-care-and-education-in-sri-lanka

A summary of the main supporting activities envisioned (though the consultants are invited to propose alternate arrangements) is below, but details will be elaborated in the request for proposals (RFP).
1. Throughout, participate in consultations seeking input from stakeholders, the IEC, the SIC, the Board, the GPE Secretariat, and GPE partners.
2.Based on the RFP guidance, further refine the evaluation questions and the methodological design as part of the inception note development.
3.Conduct the evaluation (reviewing existing data and reports and carrying out new data collection as necessary, developing and presenting progress reports and an intermediate report along the way).
4.Participate in review processes with the IEC and edit and refine the final evaluation and outputs.
5.Package all outputs for publication and presentation.
6.Present the findings in meetings about the evaluation.

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