eC2: Women digital platform and positioning strategy

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

IFC is hiring a consulting firm that will help design and develop a digital platform for women customers; and support in the women positioning strategy for a financial institution headquartered in the Andean Region. Continue reading

eC2: Lighting Africa, Nigeria – Consumer Education: Above the Line Phase 4

Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe and reliable lighting.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in June 2020, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final year, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement an above-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products to at least 500,000 additional households in Nigeria by June 2020.
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eC2: Support to harmonization of Azerbaijan seed certification regulations and procedures with international standards

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

The objective of the IFC Azerbaijan Investment Climate and Agribusiness Competitiveness Project, is to support the Government of Azerbaijan [GoAz] to diversify and increase the competitiveness of the economy in line with its strategic objectives. The agribusiness component of the project aims at enhancing the market competitiveness of the agribusiness sector as a first priority in diversifying the economy by: (i) enhancing access to quality seeds, and (ii) streamlining regulatory frameworks along agribusiness value chains.
The objectives of the current assignment are to support the Government of Azerbaijan in: (i) harmonizing domestic seed certification rules, regulations and procedures with international OECD seed schemes; and (ii) carrying out capacity building activities on the new seed certification procedures for the National Designated Authority (NDA).
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eC2: ETHIOPIAN SUGAR SECTOR/ENTERPRISE ASSESSMENT & VALUATION

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

The objectives of the assignment are as follows:

i. Assessment of the sugar sector and companies (existing and greenfield companies) to serve as a basis to help the Government develop a strategy for the sector (including sector policy and privatization options).
ii. Identify the key value drivers and financial performance of the companies and carry-out an Independent valuation of the companies based on generally accepted valuation methodologies.
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Five ways to help nature help us

This week I was at the G7 meeting in France’s northern city of Metz, discussing World Bank, South Africa 2007.biodiversity with Environment Ministers from the Group of Seven countries (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States), along with delegations from countries such as Egypt, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Niger and Norway. Thanks to France’s leadership, the G7 meetings culminated in what is known as the Metz Charter on Biodiversity, elevating biodiversity on the global agenda.

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Uzbekistan: Pre-Feasibility Study to Upgrade the Tashkent to Andijan Road to Expressway Standards Using an Appropriate PPP Model

Deadline: 28-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

As part of its ambitious program of reforms, the Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) intends to involve private investors in the development of infrastructure throughout the country and plans to use public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop and improve transport sector assets, including for new and existing roads, tunnels, airports, and intercity bus terminals. A priority PPP initiative is to upgrade the 358km Tashkent to Andijan Road (TAR) to expressway standards.

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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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Stand with us to help make land rights a reality for millions of women around the world

In March 2019, the World Bank and several other development organizations launched s4hl_image_4_0Stand For Her Land,” a global advocacy campaign that aims to realize women’s equal access to land and properties worldwide. Let me share with you why this is important.

For more than 25 years, the World Bank supported over 50 countries in reforming land and property registration systems through modernizing laws and regulations, strengthening institutions, and issuing titles for all properties to lawful land owners. They often use land titles to access credit to improve their land and dwellings – and expand businesses or open new ones, generating jobs, boosting productivity, and increasing incomes. Furthermore, research has shown that secure land and property rights provide incentives for people to invest in agricultural land.

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Small Investment, Big Difference: Managing Accumulated Waste in Yemen

Before the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, 10-year-old Raheeb Al Kamali used to play yemenfootball in a playground with his friends every afternoon in the AlTawahi District of Aden. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were his sporting heroes. He would run across the playground kicking the ball, imitating his heroes. Undoubtedly, it used to be the best part of his day. To play for Yemen’s national football team one day was his dream.

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