eC2: Preparation of Flood Hazard and Flood Risk Maps (FHRM) and Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP) for Romania

Deadline: 24-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The assignment aims to develop flood hazard and flood risk maps (FHRM) and flood risk management plans (FRMP) for all twelve Units of Management of Romania, i.e. for 11 river basins and for the Danube River, in line with the EU Floods Directive. Furthermore, the assignment also aims to develop a plan for measures that are to be taken nationally.

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eC2: Indonesia: policy recommendations on operationalization of a national urban flood resilience program and technical study on social inclusion

Deadline: 13-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)floods

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, exposed frequently to a range of hazards. Floods dominate the natural hazard figures in most metropolitan areas, often accounting for almost half of all events occurred. Over sixty percent of Indonesias districts are exposed to a high risk of flooding, caused by a range of factors including rapid urbanization and poor construction practices; poor drainage design and insufficient (or infrequent) maintenance; increasing effects of climate change (e.g., sea level rise); and coastal infrastructure that needs upgrading. A balanced and cross-sectoral approach to urban flood risk management, encompassing both structural and non-structural measures and green infrastructure, is needed to address these challenges. Increased and systematic investments to reduce urban flood risk need to be integrated with urban development projects, as well as the institutionalization of a maintenance and improvements regime of urban drainage and flood infrastructure. Since 2018, the World Bank has been providing technical assistance to the government of Indonesia in support of a national urban flood resilience program that addresses the above.

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Social protection for migrants during the COVID-19 crisis: The right and smart choice

The COVID-19 pandemic and the transmission control measures it has necessitated have migrants_blogabruptly halted the movement of people that characterizes our interconnected world. The implications are enormous for migrants, who rely on working away from home to support themselves, their families, and their communities. Many of them are now in conditions that put them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. The pandemic is also affecting critical sectors like agriculture where labor shortages are looming.

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eC2: Inland Waterways Strategic Plan for Argentina

Deadline: 12-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water-pollution-cartoon

The purpose of this assignment is to deliver a proposal of an Inland Waterway Strategic Plan (IWSP) for Argentina, addressing the Paraguay-Parana-Uruguay-Rio de la Plata waterway. It will encompass all the technical, economic and institutional aspects, deemed relevant to achieve an efficient operation of the waterway, identifying and exploiting every opportunity for improvement. These topics will include at least the following: the economically convenient draft to be achieved in each section; economically viable interventions aimed at reducing congestion and delays; the proper sizing of the interventions, taking into account future trends regarding the design of the vessels. The IWSPs horizon will be at least the next 20 years, although it may be increased, if both the team and the Task Team Leader agree.

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With COVID-19, the case for sustainable transport is stronger than ever

As cities gradually exit COVID-19 quarantines and reopen their economies, some

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

observers are suggesting that public transport might increase contagion risk and that private cars should be considered the only safe alternative.

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eC2: National Ports Strategic Plan for Argentina

Deadline: 12-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)port-614543_640

The purpose of this assignment is to deliver a proposal of a National Ports Strategic Plan (NPSP) for Argentina, addressing the whole port activity of the country, either under public or private responsibility; emphasis will be on the public owned ports, either if operated directly by government, or granted to the private sector. It will encompass all the technical, economic and institutional aspects, deemed relevant to achieve an efficient operation of the port system, identifying and exploiting every opportunity for improvement. Among such topics, at least the following will be included: the expected evolution of demand (both actual and potential), the present and potential efficiency of port operations, the opportunities for technological improvement, the definition of the optimal draft both in economic and environmental terms, the potential improvement of inland transportation that might increase the ports performance, the required institutional strengthening of the gov

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The role of trade in promoting women’s equality

New trends in global trade—especially the rise in services, global value chains, and the digital economy—are opening up important economic opportunities for women. A new report marks the first major effort to quantify how women are affected by trade through the use of a new gender-disaggregated labor dataset.

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The circular economy can support COVID-19 response and build resilience

eC2: Economist for Water Security Analytical Studies

Deadline:  27-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Water Security Diagnostics (WSD) team under the Water Global Practice is looking for an economist expert on water security assessment on a short-term consultancy basis. The position will entail providing support to the global team, in addition to teams working on WSD in countries and regions. Solid expertise in the field of water economics is required, particularly in developing contexts and including hydro-economic modelling and political economic analysis. The contract will initially starting out as a 40-day timeframe with the potential for recurring contract limited to 150 days per financial year based on need and performance. Location is flexible and commensurate with identification of best candidate for position.

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eC2: Market Assessment of the Temperature-Controlled Logistics (TCL) in Thailand

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

This Assignment is a market study for TCL services sector in Thailand. TCL services would include transportation/storage/distribution, together with other value-added services, of food/perishable products in a temperature-controlled environment.

The main objectives of the Assignment are to:
i. determine the existing and future demand and supply for TCL services along the entire value chain for several sub sectors requiring such services such as agribusiness, supermarkets, dairy, meats, quick foods, seafood, pharmaceuticals etc. and the extent of inhouse versus independent TCL service providers (3PL players) in this space
ii. carry out a comprehensive analysis of the margin structure and economics of the value chain
iii. determine the key constraints and growth drivers for these services as well as for increased outsourcing of such services to 3PL players, and
iv. recommend strategies which could be followed for establishing a new TCL service operation in Thailand, especially private sector involvement and help IFC identify leading operators in this space, that may be candidates for potential financing to support their growth plans.

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