eC2: Improving access to sustainable water and sanitation services in rural areas of Punjab.

Deadline: 24-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The World Bank is assisting the government of Punjab in improving access to sustainable water and sanitation services in rural areas. The project will provide water and sanitation infrastructure as well as a range of behavior change interventions at the household and community levels. Assessment will be for 28-30 selected villages across project tehsil. Study villages will be provided to the firm. Study villages will be provided to the firm. Key areas of work of this assignment are:
1. Assess ground water availability and quality for domestic use, from a technical, cost effectiveness and resource sustainability perspective.
2. Examine shallow aquifer characteristics on canal banks to determine the reliability of canal water as a source of ground water recharge for water supply provision.
3. Advise on the minimum distance between adjacent tube wells on canal bank (for the pre-identified canals) and optimum rate of abstraction for resource sustainability.
4. Conduct a shallow groundwater salinity assessment
5. Conduct Water Quality testing
6. Feasibility study report capturing the various scenarios and technological options, and the preliminary cost estimates;
7. Preliminary designs of all the technological options for the selected villages detailing the technical requirements, and financial and economic analyses.

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eC2: Development of self-paced training courses for online adult learning IFC Advisory Services – Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services

Deadline: 17-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The firm is expected to provide the following outputs:
– One-minute video trailer per course to introduce the topic (learning outcomes) and incentivize the target audience.
– Five self-paced individual training courses (including sub-modules) to be offered online, on the following topics:
1) Becoming an expert freelancer
2) Positioning your services and branding:
3) Online Customer Relationship Management
4) How to master Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools
5) How to master content writing for businesses (press releases, blog writing, technical writing etc)

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eC2: End-of-Term Review of IFC Agribusiness Program Indonesia

Deadline: 13-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The IFC Indonesia Agribusiness Program (the program) aims to promote inclusive and sustainable rural growth in Indonesia. It does this through the following three objectives: (i) Increase the income of smallholder farmers from sustainable agricultural production; (ii) Increase gender-responsive investments in agriculture and rural communities; and (iii) Increase demand for sustainably produced agricultural commodities.

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Africa needs to seize this growth opportunity

This week’s UK-Africa Investment Summit will provide a welcome business-focused 20170516-kenya-farhat-8120forum for leaders to assess the challenges and opportunities for African countries.  Throughout the summit, I will stress the importance – and difficulty – of transformational improvements in economic programs. Faster, more sustained and broad-based growth is the only path to creating the jobs and stability needed for the millions of young people reaching working age and is vital to the World Bank’s mission of alleviating poverty and raising living standards.

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How the World Bank is using data to better detect fraud and corruption

Last month, we marked International Anti-Corruption Day with a nod to the ways in bid_analysiswhich data tools are helping the World Bank and its partners detect and prevent fraud and corruption. I thought some elements of that discussion were worth sharing here.

The core mandate of the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) is to investigate fraud and corruption in contracts financed by the World Bank. Where allegations of misconduct are substantiated through our Sanctions System process, companies may be banned from participating in future Bank-funded projects. This system is in place to protect scarce development resources from graft and duplicity; put simply, money that is supposed to help build schools and hospitals should not end up in the pockets of corrupt individuals.

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World Bank Job Fair

Join us on Monday, February 3, 2020 for this special job fair to learn about over 100 FCV_image_lastexciting positions that the World Bank is looking to fill by June this year.

As part of a recruitment drive to increase its support for countries dealing with fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), the World Bank Group invites applications from qualified candidates interested in international development. The majority of positions will be located in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and East Asia.

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eC2: Evaluation of the 2030 Water Resources Group Model & Lessons Learned for Achieving the SDGs

Deadline: 02-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Launched in 2008, the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) ( aims to help countries facilitate collective action among government, the private sector, and civil society to improve water resources management. 2030 WRG does so by: (a) creating the wider political economy conditions and momentum for change in water sector reform; (b) facilitating collaboration and awareness building within the water resources community, including the private sector; and, (c) improving the design and implementation of a comprehensive and innovative set of policies, programs and projects in selected countries or regions in order to increase their water security.

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  • Innovators will have access to a robust network of East Africa health systems and potential users/buyers of technology.  Over 20 private healthcare providers in East Africa have signed on to the program (multi-specialty hospitals, primary care clinics, labs, pharma retailers, insurers), predominantly in Kenya, but with select providers from Ethiopia and Uganda.
  • TechEmerge offers a pool of up to $1 million in grant funding to support matched pairs. Pilot partners will receive ongoing support and advice during pilot implementation – mitigating financial and operational risks associated with market entry for innovators and reducing adoption risks for local healthcare providers.
  • As the East Africa pilots advance, IFC will evaluate future investment opportunities to help scale the solutions.


eC2: Mpatamanga Hydropower Environmental and Social Specialist Advisor

Deadline: 10-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The Government of Malawi (GoM), acting through its Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining (MoNREM) requires the technical services of an Environmental and Social Consultant firm or consortium of firms / experts (Consultant) to complete the Environmental and Social Impact assessment process, and deliver a Final ESIA report, including the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the 350 megawatt (MW) hydropower project (HPP) at Mpatamanga Gorge on the Shire River in southern Malawi.

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