eC2: Financing Options Analysis for the ASEAN Rolling Pipeline of Priority Infrastructure Projects

Deadline: 31-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

To enhance connectivity and attract more public and private investments for

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The Initial Pipeline consists of 16-20 projects submitted by the ASEAN Member States and selected and prioritized by the World Bank based on a screening and scoring process assessing key project factors such as strategic relevance, impact on regional connectivity, environmental and social impact, project feasibility, and the contracting agency’s implementation capacity.

In the next phase, the World Bank will undertake a financing options analysis of each of the projects in the Initial Pipeline to determine the best procurement option for the project i.e., to determine whether the project should be publicly funded, privately financed or funded/financed through a Public Private Partnership. Where a project already has a robust and recently conducted pre-feasibility or feasibility study, the information and data required to undertake such analysis should already be available. However, for those projects that do not have such a study available, it will be necessary to undertake the relevant studies and review.

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eC2: Building the Capacity of Water Supply Service Providers in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Adaptation

Deadline: 15-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This consultancy services is to provide advisory services and technical inputs to increase indonesiaawareness and capacity of relevant Government of Indonesia line agencies in developing DRM and climate adaptation plans for water supply infrastructure, particularly to address seismic and hydro-meteorological (floods, droughts and landslides) risks. The key objectives are to: (i) develop a technical report that outlines guidance on how to address DRM and climate adaptation aspects in water supply infrastructure; (ii) develop a set of technical guidelines and standard operating procedures that will assist PDAMs to prepare DRM and climate adaptation plans; and (iii) provide technical assistance to AKATIRTA and/or MPWH’s Balai Teknik Air Minum (BTAM) to increase their capacity in delivering trainings and education programs in the design and operation of resilient water and sanitation infrastructure.

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eC2: Hydromet modernization, Disaster EWS and Climate Services in EAP

Deadline: 18-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is enhancing is engagement on hydromet modernization, strengtheningwater disaster early warning systems and climate services in the East Asia and Pacific region. In this context, it is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake assessments and provide technical support on hydromet and climate services in several countries. Specifically, the objective of this consultancy is to (i) prepare a roadmap for hydromet modernization in Mongolia based on assessment of user needs and (ii) undertake an assessment and prepare roadmap for improving coastal monitoring and information systems in Myanmar.

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eC2: Investment Funding Mechanisms and Institutional Set-up Options for a National Urban Flood Risk Investment Program for Indonesian Cities

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Deadline: 23-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia to address critical urban indonesiaflood risk management and investment needs in Indonesia. This technical assignment will assist with the development of a conceptual framework design for a national urban flood risk reduction investment program, which could comprise risk reduction investments, technical capacity building, knowledge sharing, and innovation generation. The key output will be a conceptual framework and sustainable implementation model for the proposed program that addresses the identified needs through proposed financial and organizational arrangements; makes recommendations for any needed regulatory/institutional/financial arrangements; and propose an overall action plan and timeline to put the program into effect. The team will be expected to provide technical advice on public financial management, municipal finance, disaster risk management, flood risk management, and urban development.

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eC2: Diagnostic Assessment of Black Pepper Supply Chain in Vietnam

indexDeadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall aim of this assessment is to provide an objective reference point for IFC and its private sector client(s) to formulate development options or advisory services needed for Pepper supply chain in Vietnam in order to improve profitability of black pepper production and achieve pepper industry players’ target on 100% sustainable pepper by 2025.

This includes: 1)Prepare a list of existing practices of advisory services provided to black pepper smallholders; 2)Prepare a list of existing agronomy products/package of practices that have potential to improve smallholder practices and improve income; 3)Understand baseline condition of black pepper farming and markets & analyze potential opportunities for improvement 4)Understand supply-demand conditions of (a) pepper seedling business at commune level; (b) drip irrigation equipment, etc; 5)determine the major constraints & opportunities 6) Provide recommendation and strategies of project interventions

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Can Asia-Pacific achieve sustainable energy for all?

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic and resource diversity, are underscored by the fact that Asia-Pacific comprises 60 percent of the global population, generates 32 percent of global GDP, consumes more than half of the global energy supply, while generating 55 percent of global emissions from fuel combustion.

The region’s sustainable energy picture is captured in a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), entitled “Asia-Pacific Progress in Sustainable Energy: A Global Tracking Framework 2017 Regional Assessment Report.” The report is based on the World Bank and International Energy Agency’s Global Tracking Framework (GTF), which tracks the progress of countries on energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy under Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).

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Ec2: DEVELOPMENT OF COASTAL MULTI-HAZARD MAPPING, VULNERABILITY AND RISK ASSESSMENTS AND INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK FOR COASTAL INTERVENTIONS IN SELECTED COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN VIETNAM

Deadline: 10-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is providing support to the Government of Vietnam (GoV) for the implementation of the second phase of the Technical Assistance (TA) funded by the imagesGlobal Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Supporting Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Investments in Vietnam, which was undertaken in 2016-2017 in the coastal regions of Northern and Central Vietnam, and which aimed at obtaining a rapid overview of the greatest coastal risks in these regions. This TA was thought of as a first phase to be followed up by a second phase where a detailed assessment of these risks would be undertaken in selected areas, and the necessary measures and investments that could mitigate the consequences of these hazards would be identified and prioritized.

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Stronger Investment and Export Growth Continue to Strengthen Indonesia’s Economy

JAKARTA, December 14, 2017 — The Indonesian economy continued to expand at a solid pace during the third quarter of 2017 helped by commodity tailwinds and stronger domestic and external demand, according to the World Bank’s December 2017 Indonesia Economic Quarterly.

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Real GDP growth increased from 5.0 percent in the second quarter to 5.1 percent in the third quarter of 2017. Investment growth rose to its highest level in more than four years and foreign direct investment recorded the largest net inflow in more than seven years. Export and import volumes registered double-digit growth for the first time since 2012.

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eC2: Enhancing technical skills for analyzing and advocating private sector and investment climate reform issues in Bangladesh

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

Objective: Bangladesh has set a national target to improve its business climate by 2021. In achieving this target, private sector stakeholders can play a significant role by identifying, analyzing, prioritizing and advocating relevant reform issues. As part of its investment competitiveness and private sector reforms engagement, WBG is supporting Bangladesh in selected reform areas. This assignment aims to enhance analytical capacity for reform advocacy of key stakeholders who engage actively with the government in private sector and investment climate policy dialogues.

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eC2: PPP Capacity Building for Mass Transit Development in Hanoi, Vietnam

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

Objective: The World Bank is seeking a consultant to (1) develop a private sector strategy that determines opportunities for private sector financing of urban transport projects in Hanoi, Vietnam and (2) build institutional capacity within the Hanoi government for implementing the private sector strategy, including PPP.

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