Deadline: 19-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The World Bank Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub is embarking on a knowledge project on Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for Climate Resilient Industries. The Project aims to identify, mitigate, and manage risks from disasters and climate change impacts that disrupt national industries, domestic and international value chains, undermine competitiveness and reduce economic derived from industries through a focus on business continuity planning and upgrading of critical industrial infrastructure. The results from this knowledge project will fill a critical gap in knowledge related to industrial resilience and provide the World Bank Group with a clear entry point on providing solutions for client governments.
Deadline: 14-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: World Bank is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified firms with relevant expertise to: 1) conduct an analysis, review, and presentation of case studies on good practices and lessons learned on how to strengthen resilience of industrial sectors in face of disaster and climate change impacts, and 2) develop a framework to apply and scale the know-how captured in the industrial resilience case studies and from other sources through World Banks operations in partnership with client government partners.
Deadline: 21-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the assignment is to support the government in establishing a foundation for mainstreaming climate resilience considerations in the road transport sector management in the Republic of Serbia by developing an effective methodology for assessing vulnerability of the road transport network to the climate related risks, providing set of recommendations for improvements of the current practices and capacities of key stakeholders, piloting of the proposal, and setting the path for development of structured and systematic response plans. The assignment should provide a foundation for sustainable technical, legislative, institutional, and managerial framework for climate resilience monitoring and planning of the road transport network. The proposed vulnerability assessment methodology and recommendations for improvement of the road asset management will be piloted and tested on 250km of roads in Valjevo region, but it is expected to be applicable to the entire country.
We are all too aware that difficult times lie ahead for coastal communities
Coastal erosion, especially in West Africa, has already displaced communities, with economic losses costing about 2.3% of GDP in Togo alone. In the past 60 years, sea temperatures in the Western Indian Ocean increased 0.6 C, triggering mass coral bleaching and deadly climate-related disasters across the region. The economic cost of the 1998 coral bleaching event to Zanzibar and Mombasa was in the tens of millions of dollars. The natural cost is still unknown.
Deadline: 31-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Description of the Assignment:
(i) Carry out a comprehensive vulnerability assessment in a selected road network to identify the spots or sections that are vulnerable to weather conditions and climate change and identify a set of actions that can be implemented through CREMA type contracts
(ii) Review the current road asset management system within the Ministry of Public Works to recommend a set of actions to internalize better risk reduction measures to climate events within the road project cycle.
(iii) Review current practices in the country and the sector to respond to climate related events and disasters with the objective to strengthen response measures in terms of processes, financing and human resources to reestablish connectivity and the conditions of the road network in light of the best practices globally and in the region.
(iv) Design a framework under which the results of the recommended actions to build resiliency in the road network would be measured against current practices in other sections
An adequate and reliable road network will be key to Africa’s economic and social development. Good-quality road connections can greatly expand access to jobs, markets, schools, and hospitals. For rural communities, in particular, a road is often an essential lifeline that links isolated villages to economic opportunities and services.
The low density and poor condition of the existing road infrastructure are a serious impediment to the region’s growth. Currently, only 1/3 of rural inhabitants live within two kilometers of an all-season road–the lowest accessibility in the developing world. Moreover, insufficient funding of routine maintenance accelerates the deterioration of the network, leaving many roads in poor condition.
As part of a broader effort to expand and upgrade its transport network, Africa will see substantial investment in road infrastructure over the next decades. When combining both regional initiatives and country-level masterplans, capital investment in the road sector will average about $4.6 billion a year, for a total of $78 billion through 2030.
In today’s world of mobile technology, social networks, pervasive satellite and sensor information and machine-to-machine transactions, data is becoming the lifeblood of many economies. Data-informed decision making is more important than ever before. However, the ability to use data in development and decision-making processes has not seen the same progress. Relying on data to inform decisions requires that the appropriate tools and analytical methodologies exist in order to use it effectively.