eC2: West Bank Solar – Legal Consultant

Deadline: 25-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) is expected to be appointed as Lead Transaction Advisor to support the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources energyAuthority (“PENRA”) in attracting private sector participation through a competitive tender for the construction and operation of 3-4 grid-connected solar PV plants (with a cumulative capacity of 15 to 25 MW) in the West Bank on an IPP basis (the “Project”). Accordingly, IFC is looking to appoint an international legal consultant (the Consultant) to (i) conduct full due diligence to identify and advice on any legal, regulatory, and policy issues that may affect the implementation of the Project; (ii) support in marketing the Project to investors and prepare tender documents as well as all required legal documentation to execute the Project; and (iii) assist in the negotiation as well as evaluation and selection of the winning bidder.

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eC2: Treasury and risk management support to electricidade de Mozambique

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

Objective: IFC is looking into supporting Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) to increase the efficiency of its operational processes. The objective of the Technical Assistance (“TA”) assignment(the Project) is to strengthen EdMs treasury and risk management functions and to build capacity and skills within EdM. The Project will be conducted onsite at the EdMs offices in Maputo, Mozambique.

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eC2: Baseline Data Collection for Impact Evaluation of Childcare Provision in Garment Factories

Deadline: 15-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank Group (WBG) is looking for a survey firm to carry out a baseline survey data collection activities planned for an impact evaluation (IE) of a project focused on childcare provision in garment factories in Cambodia. The project aims to improve childrens early childhood development indicators, mothers and childrens well-being and mothers productivity. The baseline survey will consist of 2 modules: one administered to mothers, and another one to children. Both modules will include a sample size of approximately 600 respondents (600 mothers, and 600 children). Data for both modules will be collected at the factory worksites, daycares and residences (for control group children). The respondents will be located in the following geographic locations: Phnom Penh and Kandal and Kampong Speu Provinces.

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eC2: Lighting Africa Kenya II Above the Line Consumer Education Campaign

Deadline: 15-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop aledlampen
7-month consumer awareness above-the-line (ATL) strategy and design for Lighting
Africa Kenya II’s consumer education campaign in Kenya targeting the different relevant segments. This ATL strategy will primarily involve the choice, selection and media placement in appropriate channels for the program’s consumer education campaign to support its current target market and clients.

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Insights: How Do Policymakers Learn and Adapt Today?

Deadline: 26-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The goal of this work is to re-assess and update CGAPs understanding of how policymakers in low capacity and low income countries take in information and knowledge that helps them perform and adapt. This work would help CGAP and its partners re-affirm and/or update our assumptions about how regulators, supervisorspolitics and other policy-makers build their capacity and how organizations supporting capacity building can or should reach this audience. The task would be to undertake a well-constructed perspective gathering exercise through needs analysis of a carefully selected group of policymakers representing different regional, hierarchical and demographic profiles that reflect well CGAPs and its partners target audience(s) in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. This perspective gathering conducted through desk research, surveys, interviews and the like would be further complemented by insights collected from a range of partners and other stakeholders.

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15 Years of Reforms to Improve Business Climate Worldwide

WHAT IS “DOING BUSINESS”?

Doing Business is a project that provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies. It looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.

By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages economies to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for policymakers, academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each economy.

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eC2: Baseline Analysis of Urban Flood Risks and High Priority Investment Gaps in Indonesian Cities

indonesia.jpgDeadline: 21-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia in its efforts to enhance resilience and flood risk management of its cities. This study will provide a baseline analysis of urban flood risks and high priority investment gaps based on a sample of 20-25 Indonesian cities, consolidate data and information, and conduct in-depth analysis of existing infrastructure and non-structural measures for high-risk areas in a selected 5 cities. The analysis will be based on developed criteria, taking into consideration a range of factors including flood risk, economic growth potential of cities, current and future risk information, and integrated urban flood risk management planning, and results of stakeholder consultations. The study is expected to increase information and awareness at national and city levels on gaps in infrastructure and non-structural measures for flood risk reduction and disaster risk management, as well as resilient and sustainable investment options.

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Why sustainable mobility matters

In the 1960s, the vision of future mobility was people with jet packs and flying cars – we believed these innovations wouldn’t be far off after the moon landing in 1969. Obviously, the reality in 2017 is somewhat different.

Today, we have congestion in cities, rural areas cut off from the rest of the world, and too many people without access to safe, efficient, and green transport. This stifles markets and hinders people from the jobs that will help them escape poverty. Without access to sustainable mobility, it will be much harder—if not impossible— to end poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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eC2: Lighting Africa Kenya II Above the Line Consumer Education Campaign

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

Objective: IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop a 7-month consumer awareness above-the-line (ATL) strategy and design for Lighting Africa Kenya II’s consumer education campaign in Kenya targeting the different relevant segments. This ATL strategy will primarily involve the choice, selection and media placement in appropriate channels for the program’s consumer education campaign to support its current target market and clients.

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eC2: Central America – Outline Business Case for Six PPP projects

Deadline:  28-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

in-edfreightcorridor3Objective: The consulting firm should develop six outlines of business cases for six different PPP projects in Central America. Preparation of Pre-feasibility study review shall consist of the following topics: a. Legal and institutional review; b. Technical review; c. Economic and commercial review; d. Social and environmental assessment; e. Review on types of PPP in infrastructure provision; f. Risks review; g. Review on the need of Government Support and/or Guarantee; and h. Review on outstanding issues that need to be solved.

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