Deadline: 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) Program is commissioning a study that will design a strategy to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development interventions in the Amazon. This study will be based on an analysis of existing gender gaps in the region, focusing on successful cases to be identified in the Amazon regions in Brazil, Colombia and Peru, where women have improved gender balance in: participation and decision making, access and control over natural resources, and/or access to socioeconomic benefits from natural resources. The study will highlight key barriers faced by women, explain the gender gaps, and identify the strategies to overcome them. In addition to individual interviews and focus groups with the women involved in the case studies and relevant institutions, the process will include workshops to discuss themes of common interest. The study will conclude with recommendations to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development.
Deadline: 30-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this activity is to carry out a qualitative baseline assessment of the effects of street lighting (or the lack of it) on mens and womens perceptions of safety and on mobility, economic activity, and educational and professional opportunities. The analysis will also include a comprehensive qualitative assessment of the current level of street lighting (pole presence, energy source, technology, brightness, availability, reliability, etc.), and a review of the literature on the impacts of street lighting on crime and violence.
Deadline: 16-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this study is to carry out an engineering pre-feasibility analysis of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in the “Foz do Rio Itajai” metropolitan area in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The project consists in the implementation of a greenfield BRT system with a network of five BRT corridors and six priority bus lanes, which is expected to support a ridership of 525,000 passenger trips per day by 2030. The objective of this study is to: (i) review and validate existing pre-feasibility engineering studies, (ii) further develop the preliminary project design, (iii) estimate capital and operational costs; and (iv) provide technical recommendations for the subsequent phase.
Deadline: 04-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activities to be completed by the Consultant under the TORs support activity. Specifically, they support the development of a new management platform for bus operations by SPTrans (SP Municipal Bus Authority) in the context of a new Operations Control Center (OCC) to be implemented. Bus operation across the city of Sao Paulo is concessioned to private operators, under the supervision of SPTrans. There are opportunities for improving the monitoring of the services and management of contracts through the development of a communication platform that allows for operators and SPTrans to interchange critical information, such as fines and operational data, and allow for real-time management of operations, as well as feed on-time information to users, such as alterations in schedule/routes and service cuts. Currently, several steps on these processes occur manually, reducing reliability of information and generating unwanted costs.
Deadline: 30-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has been mandated by the Federal Government of Brazil (GoB), through CAIXA, its state-owned development bank (the Client) to provide lead transaction advice on the development and implementation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP or the Project) to improve the delivery of public lighting for up to 6 Municipalities (Municipalities). IFC is now looking to hire a consultant (Consultant) to work throughout the development of the transaction with expertise in: (i) Project Management Office; (ii) Technical Street Lighting, including Artistic and Special Areas Lighting; and (iii) Economic-Financial modeling.
Deadline: 19-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this consultancy is to design and implement a capacity building program for community forestry that will benefit the implementation of the ASL projects in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The process should involve a comprehensive study tour that will provide an opportunity for the participants to learn from successful cases and receive technical knowledge. Considering similarities with the conditions of the ASL projects, it is suggested that the study tour considers learning from the community management experiences In the Guatemala Maya Biosphere Reserve. Due to previous engagement in forest community, working with the Association of Forest Communities of Peten (ACOFOP) and the NGO PRIMSA would be required.
The capacity building program should also encourage the establishment of a community of learners among the beneficiaries, offering them with tools to become trainers of peers in their own countries and within their projects. The program shall also result in a set of guidelines to allow scaling up for other participants, exchanges and topics.
Deadline: 06-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
São Paulo has approximately 6,500 signaled crossings a system which was first
established in the 70s. Since then, it underwent through two major attempts of technological renewal, without success. The public perception is of a system prone to failure, especially during rainy season. Last year, more than 35k incidents were reported. 70% of failures are due to wear and tear on equipment. The system is vulnerable to Brazilian inconstant power grid. Finally, most lights operate without central communication.
The WB is selecting a firm to provide technical advice to the City of Sao Paulo on their smart traffic lights program, with resources from the UK Prosperity Fund for Mobility. Considering the current infrastructure and traffic in São Paulo as well as the maturity of available solutions, the TA will compare technologies and develop an economic analysis to propose a strategy of gradual investments in the system to obtain increasing levels of service and sustainability.
Deadline: 19-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC is seeking a consulting firm to provide support in promoting the open call for applications and in supporting the implementation of field testing/demonstration projects. Specific responsibilities under this assignment include: 1) Promoting the TechEmerge Brazil Health program, including the Open Call for applications. 2) Managing and overseeing the implementation of the selected pilot projects to receive support and grant funding under the TechEmerge Brazil Health program. Includes collecting the required documentation for pilot project approval/kick-off, working with Innovators to receive monthly reporting, holding monthly progress update calls with Innovators and Providers, and conducting at least one onsite visit per pilot project. 3) Administering, monitoring and reporting on grant funding made to Brazilian healthcare providers, in line with approved allocations, to support the implementation of pilot projects.
Deadline: 06-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been mandated by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, through its Secretary of Services, to provide lead transaction advice on the implementation of a PPP to expand, refurbish, maintain the current lighting stock with modern lighting technology and build and implement a centralized OCC. The project is expected to improve public lighting services to the population, generate energy savings (and thereby avoided GHG emissions) and support the improvement of public safety. IFC is looking to hire a consultant to provide support on the development of the PPP throughout the main phases of the advisory process: Phase I(Structuring) and Phase II(Procurement).
The main objective of this assignment shall be to support IFC in the analysis and selection of urban patrimony and special areas within the city and to develop projects and guidelines to be implemented in these areas. Continue reading →
Deadline: 28-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The purpose of the consultancy to be contracted is to propose packages of carbon pricing instruments and possible adjustments to existing sectoral policy instruments to maximize the economic efficiency of implementing the post-2020 PNMC objectives. The macroeconomic impacts of the proposed instrument packages will be assessed in MRP Component.