eC2: Improving Private Sector Participation in Dhaka Public Transport

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the consultancy is to support the preparation of Dhaka Public Transport BRTC_double_decker_bus_03652Improvement Project (DPTIP) by i) assessing and improving institutional regulatory framework and client capacity to increase private sector participation in the public transportation sector in Dhaka; and ii) assessing and recommending specific PPP options and business-financial models for the operation of the feeders associated with the BRT line from Gazipur to Mohakhali, for the associated BRT infrastructure and for the operations of the city-wide bus service. The extent of PPP potential must be well assessed and structured based on client capacity, similar experiences in Bangladesh, the relative appetite of banks and investors in Bangladesh to invest in the transport sector (including through the exploration of financing options such as leasing), and the cost/access to finance for private operators and investors.

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eC2: CONSULTING SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INLAND WATER TRANSPORT SECTOR IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH FOR NEPAL

Deadline: 20-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) trade-LPI-fishing-ship-container-docker

The primary objective of this assignment is to undertake a regional study, at a pre-feasibility level of analysis, that would seek to ascertain whether the current and proposed developments in the Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector in India and Bangladesh offers potential benefits to Nepal, with or without additional actions/investments, to realize a significant reduction in the cost of international trade.

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eC2: Bio-Medical Engineer and Medical Planner to Develop Generic Technical Specifications

Deadline: 13-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank is seeking to hire a consultant team to assist the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) in updating/ preparing generic technical specifications for medical equipment to ensure that the procurement is efficient, competitive and generates value-for-money and are in line with the relevant international standards. The generic specifications should be developed considering the local context particularly capacity, condition and service load of the various health facilities (at different tier of the system) where these equipment will be used.

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eC2: Wastewater Management Facilities for Gazipur City Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Deadline: 13-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Gazipur City Corporation (GCC), Greater Dhaka, with an objective to improve public untitledinfrastructure for wastewater management in the selected areas under its jurisdiction (Zones 1 and 4) plans to develop, operate and maintain following facilities:
– a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and a Fecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP);
– a Sewerage Network System (SNS);
– a Centralized Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for industries; and
– a non-network fecal and sludge removal system in the non-sewerage areas.

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eC2: Social Protection Fund Flow Analysis

Deadline: 22-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) world money small

The objective of this assignment is to map the process and trace the actual flow of funds for select social safety net programs implemented by the Government of Bangladesh, from the central level to the hands of the beneficiaries.

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In Bangladesh, new latrines meet a tested business model

In a tiny hamlet called Shinglab in Gazipur district, around 2 hours from Dhaka, you can shamila-bdsee a cluster of homes made of varying materials depending on the household income.

Shamela Hakeem, 40, lives in a functional mud hut with a tin roof. A widow with no children, she makes around BDT 300 ($3.50) daily as a sweeper at a local factory.

Last year, she decided to upgrade her sanitation facilities and purchased a BDT 10,000 ($118) toilet from a local entrepreneur. She is due to pay off her final installment within the next month.

But why did she decide to invest in a toilet?

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Bangladesh’s success in public procurement: Sustained reform really pays off

A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can school_children_in_bangladeshbring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A more effective and transparent procurement system frees up public money for achieving more and better development outcomes and improving the delivery of public services.

Procurement makes up a substantial portion of government spending with significant impact on the delivery of public services such as water, health, education, and other infrastructure. Bangladesh spends about $16 billion or about one third of its annual budget on public procurement. Of this, $13 billion is spent on the public procurement of goods, works, and services for the implementation of development programs, constituting approximately 70% of the country’s development budget.

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eC2: DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING MANUAL AND E-LEARNING SYSTEM FOR GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Deadline: 28-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Financial Education

The World Bank seeks to contract a consultancy firm to develop a training manual for the Government Performance Management System in Bangladesh. The training manual will be in Bangla and English. Also an e-learning platform will be developed to complement the training manual. It is desired that the interested firms have experience of working with the Government Performance Management System and development of the training systems to be used both for face to face training as well as self-administered online/ virtual training. The assignment requires for interested firms to have team members with experience in the development of training materials for the government and e-learning modules. A strong network in Bangladesh, and partnership with public sector institutions in developing the training systems would be advantageous for the qualified firms. The firms should have the capacity to identify national experts with profound understanding of the Government Performance Management System as well as the public administration system in Bangladesh.

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eC2: BANGLADESH RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM: FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY REVIEW

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

Assignment Description: Assess financial sustainability of BREB and PBSs; develop pathways and actions plans to meet universal access target by 2021; and ensure financial sustainability of the institutions going forward.

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eC2: Improving empirical evidence and analytical support on investments in Coastal Resilience in India and Bangladesh

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

Assignment Description:  The World Bank aims to apply financing from GFDRR to support efforts to improve the resilience of its coastal areas in India and Bangladesh to enable future investment plans towards building long-term resilience. This technical assistance aims to support the Governments of Bangladesh and India to enhance analytical understanding of past and current interventions, determine lessons learned to assess and improve the quality of resilient investments and improve service delivery of disaster risk management by building and expanding institutional capacities through knowledge exchange and technical and operational collaboration. The expected outcomes of this study are a detailed study assessing past and current coastal resilience interventions (such as multi-purpose cyclone and flood shelters, early warning and dissemination systems, coastal embankments, and community based disaster risk management), cost-benefit analysis of various intervention options, and best practices and lessons learned through data analysis, conceptual/numerical modeling and stakeholder consultations. Also, a comprehensive dissemination strategy will be developed to share the results of the study with the involved agencies, practitioners, and the public in general.

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