eC2: Support to the Government of Uganda for a Capacity Building Program for Implementing PPPs

Deadline: 14-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Finance and Markets Global Practice and the Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG) Group of the World Bank, supported by DFID, intend to engage the services of a consulting firm qualified and experienced in PPP related technical, financial, institutional and legal work to develop and deliver a comprehensive training program for relevant government entities and other relevant stakeholders in PPPs and infrastructure financing. The services expected are described in the Terms of Reference.

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eC2: Preparation of PPP Implementation Guidelines for the Transport, Energy and Industrial Park Sectors

Deadline: 19-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: Support will be provided to the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and line ministries to prepare sector-specific implementation guidelines for PPP projects in three sectors/ areas: i) energy, ii) transport, and iii) industrial park development and management.

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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: Uganda Support to Implementation of the PIMS Reform Road Map Development of the Integrated Bank of Projects(IBP)

Deadline: 13-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

UgandaObjective:  The primary objective of this consultancy is to support government of Uganda to design, develop and implement an Integrated Bank of Projects (IBP) to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Governments Public Investment Management System. Specifically, the IBP will be expected to have the capacity to achieve the following: 1. Automation of the business processes underlying; 2. Provision of real time information on all public investment projects at various stages within the project cycle covering both Traditional Public Sector and PPP projects; 3. Generation of both standard and user specified reports on the public investment project portfolio 4. Facilitate access by the public and other oversight agencies to information on Public Investment Projects 5. Facilitation of a seamless interface with existing information systems within the Public Financial management cycle including; the IFMS, DAMFAS, AMP, PBS and e-procurement. 6. Map and locate all projects (ongoing and completed) in the country and provide their implementation status at any point in time and for any given period

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eC2: Terms of Reference for mapping, prioritization of areas for restoration and definition of restoration models in the district of Sussundenga, province of Manica

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

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Objective: Mapping of degraded areas, prioritization of interventions, and definition of restoration models in the District of Sussundenga (Manica Province), with focus on the Chimanimani National Reserve and its buffer zone. The contract duration is four months.

 

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eC2: Kenya Patient Safety Impact Evaluation Follow-up Data Collection

Deadline:  14-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Kenya Patient Safety Impact Evaluation(KePSIE)is s country-driven initiative, with the Ministry of Health and regulatory bodies leading the design of the inspection systems, the choice of implementation areas and the outcomes to be evaluated. The project is at scale and at the evaluation stage it covers 4.5 million people and 7 million health visits in a year. In 2017, the implementation of the KePSIE interventions is being carried out with the Ministry of Health using the first cadre of full-time in Kakamega, Kilifi, and Meru. After the initial listing of healthcare facilities, baseline data collection, and the implementation of the interventions, KePSIEs follow-up survey will measure different aspects of patient safety and quality of care in approximately 1,000 public and private health facilities in the three intervention counties. Data will be collected through various instruments including facility and patient exit surveys, and direct observation of patient-health provider interactions.

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How Should Governments and Development Institutions Engage the Private Sector?

TonyElumeluBlog post by Tony Elumelu ( Entrepreneur and philanthropist )

Across the globe, the private sector has an important role to play in the achievement of the SDGs. With slow global growth and the end of the commodity supply cycle, many governments do not have resources required to fully pursue their development goals. And this is where the resources of the private sector become very critical. Through partnerships, the private and public sector can discover areas of alignment, especially in critical areas such as infrastructure, power, and agriculture, to mention but a few.

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eC2: Zambia – Off-grid site identification and prioritization

Deadline: 30-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The proposed activity seeks to first develop new datasets that will enable the identification and prioritization of potential off-grid sites, and faster and more accurate market analysis for public and private stakeholders operating in Zambia. Datasets should include, for example, household locations and indicators on ability to pay, population density and proximity to the national grid, potential for productive uses of electricity and up-to-date data on national electricity grid transmission and distribution line locations. It is expected that these datasets then be used to narrow down geographic areas and priority villages that could be interesting markets for off-grid energy services.

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Last available seminars during the Annual Meetings 2017

Today there were be held three seminars during the Annual Meetings 2017, which contains developments within Skills for Success in a Transforming Africa, Women-owned Business and Maximizing Finance for Development. Make sure you will attend those meetings through de WorldBank Live. If you are interested in last week’s Annual Meetings program, click here. In case you are interested in the upcoming Meeting of the World Bank Group and the IMF: the Spring Meetings take place in the week of the 16th of April 2018. During these meetings the events will also be available for the wide audience through World Bank Live, so make sure you join these events live!

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Somali Authorities Make Urban Resilience a Priority

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  • The Government of Somalia is ramping up their efforts to increase urban resilience with the aim of reducing instability.
  • Local governments across the country are spearheading inclusive urban development with the help of the World Bank.
  • Preparations are underway for a larger scale, World Bank supported infrastructure project