Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To conduct a study which will be to: i) ascertain the level of demand for fuelwood in Albania, ii) analyze the fuelwood supply chain, processing and combustion to identify opportunities to increase the efficiency of firewood use, iii) estimate the overall balance between the sustainable supply and current demand, and iv) recommend to government any opportunities to improve the supply and efficiency of heating for the rural towns and villages.
Deadline: 03-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Feasibility Study (the Study) shall be comprised of the Regulatory and Market Analysis. It shall be performed by extensive research of publicly available information, regarding the Albanian and regional markets, on regulatory and market developments and assessment of those markets. The results of the Regulatory Analysis will be synthesized in plausible regulatory cases for Albania within the region depending on the withdrawal of coal fired capacity, in RES and sustainability obligations; the gas market developments and; the degree of harmonization of cross-border trading. The Study will also develop plausible macroeconomic scenarios for Albania and the region but with granularity of assumptions on a country by country level. The macroeconomic scenarios will be combined with the regulatory cases to produce combination of scenarios which will then form the basis of the subsequent Market Analysis.
Deadline: 15-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Consulting firm to help IFC/WBG and GoAlbania to conduct competitiveness assessment of products in fruits and vegetable value chain in Albania, and identify ones with competitive advantage
Deadline: 19-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Albania is in the process of establishing a Power Exchange. This is an important step for the future operation of the power sector in Albania and in line with the international obligations of the country vis-à-vis the Energy Community, and the recent MoU signed as part of the WB6 process. Creating a Day-Ahead Market is the natural starting point for liberalizing the power sector as this will allow for the regional integration with neighboring countries through market coupling. An organized day-ahead market remains however incomplete, without also the co-existence of a Balancing Market.
This project consists of all the technical, regulatory and legal support to develop, establish and operationalize a working Balancing Market for Albania. This is a very concise assignment taking into account the target dates: by 1 October 2017 to have the starting of the Dry-run phase and by 1 January 2018 the go live and initiation of commercial operation of the Balancing Market.
See full tender here: #1188265 Albania – Developing a Sector Financing Strategy for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector
Expression of Interest Deadline: 28-Jun-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)
eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org
Tender notification: # 1188265
Albania experienced rapid economic development, joining the ranks of middle-income countries in 2008. However, the global financial crisis severely affected Albania, with remittances and other inflows sharply declining. GDP growth slowed to an average of less than 3 percent between 2009 and 2012.
Key health system performance indicators in Albania are mixed. While health outcomes are relatively strong by regional standards, financial protection of households against high out-of-pocket payments (OOP) is relatively weak, and quality of care is a significant concern. Also hospital reforms are required to better plan and adapt service capacity to needs, strengthen management and governance, and improve efficiency and quality of care. The quality and outcome of clinical service provision in Albania is poor. The quality of medical care is highly variable across different providers, and contributes to sub-optimal health outcomes. Continued and accelerated use of information technology is needed to improve efficiency and quality.