eC2: Climate Smart Beef Production in the Oronoquia

Deadline: 20-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)untitled

Assignment Description: IFC is seeking a firm to support landowners in the rehabilitation of degraded cattle pastures, develop a financial mechanism to finance farm level investments, and identify strategic partnerships between value chain actors to drive long-term professionalization and efficiency. The assignment will include three work streams as follows:
1. Development of innovative business models for climate smart ranching
2. Piloting climate smart beef production systems
3. Development of financial mechanisms for farm level investment

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The Global Findex Database

The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults 780x439_GlobalFindex_Coversave, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. Launched with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the database has been published every three years since 2011. The data are collected in partnership with Gallup, Inc., through nationally representative surveys of more than 150,000 adults in over 140 economies. The 2017 edition includes updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services. And it adds new data on the use of financial technology (fintech), including the use of mobile phones and the internet to conduct financial transactions.

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eC2: Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Plans in selected Rwandan cities

Deadline: 24-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)untitled

Assignment Description: The scope of work involves the following: (i) assessing the current sanitation service provision in the cities, considering technical, financial, institutional, legal/regulatory and social aspects; (ii) assessing strategic options for improving sanitation (on-site and sewered) services in the cities; (iii) developing a master plan, with strategic action plan, including appropriate institutional framework, financial and business arrangements, regulatory framework, customer-oriented programs, and infrastructure solutions covering on-site and sewered sanitation, including wastewater/fecal sludge collection, treatment and disposal; and (iv) providing support for consensus building around the strategy, institutional framework and action plan. An additional scope of this work is to develop an action plan to enhance the engagement of the private sector in this field.

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eC2: Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Training Services Portucel Mozfip. Training services for sustainable food and economic security for Local Communities. Season 2018/19

Deadline: 20-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

Assignment Description: Promotion of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension oriented to the food security and income generation of 5,000 households living in Portucel Investment Areas where the company is implementing the Community Development Plan and 3,000 households in the areas benefited by MozFIP in Zambezia. Districts of Ile, Namarroi, Mulevala and Alto Molocue. In the province of Manica 1500 households in the districts. Districts of Barue, Gondola, Sussundenga and Manica. The roll out of these activities, will be based on a network of technical assistance to farmers engaging with beneficiaries and households through a short group of lead farmers. This network will be used to distribute inputs, roll out trainings in agriculture, forestry and natural resource management and initiate trade and farming related income generation activities.

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eC2: END-OF-PROGRAM EVALUATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM FOR INNOVATION IN THE CARIBBEAN (EPIC)

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Assignment Description: infoDev is conducting an end-of-program evaluation of EPIC to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and sustainability of the program, as well as to extract lessons that can recommend effective operational approaches for the future implementation of entrepreneurship development programs in the region. The main objective of the assignment is to carry out an independent end-of-program evaluation of the EPIC program, in compliance with Trust Fund agreement.

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eC2: INVESTMENT POTENTIAL ANALYSIS FOR THE INDIA E-WASTE PROJECT, INDIA

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)mw-investing-in-waste-management-to-create-job-opportunities-for-malawis-youth-780x439

Assignment Description: This selection is being created to hire the services of consultants and agencies to conduct an in-depth Investment Potential Analysis to inform and guide prospective investors; and an awareness agency to carry out strategic and tactical communications.

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eC2:Agricultural demand modeling for geospatial electrification planning in SSA

Deadline: 11-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Agrabusiness-Story-Banner

Assignment Description:

As outlined in ESMAPs Business Plan 2017-2020, Achieving universal access by 2030 will require a step change in the rate of new connections and in levels of investment, particularly in low access countries. Sector-wide programs in the electricity sector are showing better results than what can be achieved using a project-by-project approach. These programs are based on national electricity access roll out plans using geospatial planning and least-cost combinations of coordinated grid and off-grid electrification. The geospatially determined plan in turn anchors the sector investment financing prospectus.

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A glimpse into the future of social protection

Your neighbor drives for a ride-sharing company. Your nephew just joined his third gentilini_figure_1__social_insurance_coveragestart-up.  Your daughter lands a job as a freelance journalist. Your street vendor who sells flowers down the street has been absent due to an illness.

The changing nature of work is upending traditional employment. But as the gig economy, part-time jobs, contracts and other diverse and fluid forms of employment grow, what happens to the protections the traditional job market offered to people and workers?

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South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

This blog is based on the report The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia — jointly transport-corridors-blogproduced with the Asian Development Bank, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency

No doubt, South Asia’s prosperity was built along its trade routes.

One of the oldest, the Grand Trunk Road from the Mughal era still connects East and West and in the 17th century made Delhi, Kabul and Lahore wealthy cities with impressive civic buildings, monuments, and gardens.

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Time to focus on water management in Arab world as source of growth and stability

In Gaza, the drinking water tastes like seawater. Years of neglect and poor management,pic_31_en.jpg due in large part to recurring conflicts, has led to the steady depletion of Gaza’s natural aquifer. The empty aquifer has been invaded by seawater and, alarming for public health, untreated sewage.

A series of droughts that struck Syria from 2006 onwards destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Syrians who relied on agriculture.  The United Nations (UN) estimated that between 2008 and 2011, the drought affected 1.3 million people, with 800 000 people “severely affected.” People were forced from their land, poverty levels rose, and part of the population was plunged into deep food insecurity.

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