eC2: Improving freight transit and logistics performance of the Trans-Caucasus Transit Corridor (CTC)

Deadline:  05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) general-transport-mosaic-main

The objectives of the assignment are to: (i) assess the performance of the CTC and identify physical and non-physical impediments along the corridor; (ii) identify priority policy actions and investments to improve the corridor competitiveness, multimodal transportation and logistics; and (iii) carry out stakeholder consultations to build consensus of public and private stakeholders in Azerbaijan and Georgia on priority measures and disseminate the findings to a wider audience through workshops and media coverage.
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Investing in Institutional, Human and Social Capital to Build Morocco’s Future

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  • The Morocco Economic Memorandum 2017 builds on the Kingdom’s assets to propose an ambitious albeit realistic pathway to achieving upper middle-income status in the next 25 years.
  • Promoting a more open and inclusive society is one of the key pathways Morocco must take to achieve stronger economic growth, enhance job creation, and gradually close the development gap with more advanced countries.
  • The Memorandum also seeks to address the issue raised by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, in his 2014 Throne Speech on how intangible capital could become the “fundamental criterion in the development of public policies so that all Moroccans may benefit from their country’s wealth”.

In Senegal, a New Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting

Ndeye Ngom is a first-time mother in Senegal’s Fatick region, 150 kilometers southeast of scale-1000x1000Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. And like any parent, upon hearing the news that her daughter, 9-month-old Khady Faye, was underweight, Ndeye grew immediately worried. “I panicked when they told me the baby is malnourished,” Ndeye remembers. “This is not a disease we know.”

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eC2:Cross-Cutting Advisory Solutions Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit Strategy Consultant

Deadline: 24-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank, in consultation with the M&E Unit of the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), is seeking to hire a Consultant to prepare and conduct two highly technical impact evaluations for each of pilot intervention: (i) The Punjab Health and Nutrition CCT (H&N CCT), and (ii) the Punjab Youth Employment Pilot (PYEP).

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Betting on Bankability: Picking up the pace of Manila’s Light Rail Transit system

When the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project reached financial close in March 2016 it was a landmark event for the Philippines and for Southeast Asia. It is an achievement for an enormous project worth some US$1.1 billion to go ahead in a region with not much of a track record of large-scale transport Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The project’s winning formula is a combination of at-times difficult ingredients: government responsiveness, a balanced risk profile, and project bankability. Continue reading

eC2: Kenya PPP Support Program: Preparation for Manual and PPP Pipeline Screening

Deadline: 23-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

Preparation of Governance and Operational ManualPPPs

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the GoK to prepare a governance and operating manual for the PFF. The core governance structure of the Fund and the scope of work as stated in the terms of reference, among other things, will define the services and deliverables of the consultant firm.

PPP Pipeline Screening

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the GoK to screen a pipeline of potential, viable PPP projects, and deliver a series of concept notes/ material for 10 of the most promising projects.

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In Senegal, a New Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting

Ndeye Ngom is a first-time mother in Senegal’s Fatick region, 150 kilometers southeast of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. And like any parent, upon hearing the news that her daughter, 9-month-old Khady Faye, was underweight, Ndeye grew immediately worried. “I panicked when they told me the baby is malnourished,” Ndeye remembers. “This is not a disease we know.”

Ndeye’s concern for her daughter was not unfounded. Childhood stunting, an overarching measure of long-term malnutrition, has life-long consequences: It can reduce cognitive abilities, limit school attainment, decrease adult wages, and make children less likely to escape poverty as adults.

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eC2: Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit seeks Strategy Consultant

Deadline: 29-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

To support our work, IFC is seeking a Strategy Consultant, who can support the Manager indexof Cross-Cutting Advisory Solutions Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit [the Manager] in IFCs Istanbul Office for a 150-day contract. The Consultant will perform a variety of strategic planning and project management tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Strengthen and enhance the Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency’s operations and interactions with other parts of the World Bank Group (Global Practices, Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, IFC and Regional Teams);
  • Provide input, analysis and recommendations across portfolio and operations related matters to support the Manager; liaise with relevant parties to collect and compile data from a variety of sources; conduct analyses; prepare analytical reports and/or presentations for dissemination;
  • Support the Manager in monitoring and managing deliveries;
  • Analyzing IFC portfolio and investment pipeline data by drawing from sources such as iDesk (IFCs system of record);
  • Assist in the development of strategy documents and dissemination to relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with colleagues from other functions (Human Resources, communications, fundraising, budget, Monitoring & Evaluation, quality, knowledge management) to ensure smooth functioning of the teams operations.

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Innovating for Growth in Latin America

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  • The World Bank Group is helping countries across Latin America improve their policies and programs to encourage innovation.
  • To become competitive in global markets, companies need to adopt new technologies and better management practices.
  • Universities and the private sector are opening the lines of communication to align research with business and broader societal needs.

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After 20 Years of Isolation, Congolese Cities and Urban Centers Experience a Revival

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  • Much of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s vast territory is poorly connected.
  • For many such as Christine Monga, a businesswoman in Buta, communication between Kinshasa, the capital, and other provincial cities is challenging with access to rural areas near impossible.
  • To address this situation, the International Development Association (IDA) is financing the Pro-Routes Project that has already rehabilitated over 2,400 kilometers of priority roads.

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