eC2: Study of Private Sector Development and Circular Economy

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This firm consultancy will explore how inclusive and green growth can be supported climatethrough strengthened value chains and circular economy (CE) approaches, specifically among poor people and communities and achieve outcomes that promote poverty reduction, enhanced welfare and create new and expanded employment opportunities, eg green jobs.

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eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline:  05-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.
The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client.  The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

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eC2: Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Access to Finance & Markets Diagnostic

Deadline: 21-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank will employ the services of a specialized firm to conduct a diagnostic which shall help inform the design of interventions to support women-led SMEs (WSMEs) in Nigeria in accessing finance and markets. Specifically, this assignment includes:

i) Mapping: Gather evidence on target beneficiaries (women entrepreneurs with high growth potential) to develop a diagnostic tool and provide the basis for design of tailored capacity building. This will include a creation of a taxonomy for various types of WSMEs, a targeted database of WSMEs and data collection (targeted survey, focus groups, etc.) to help understand WSMEs’ capacity building needs;

ii) Ecosystem Diagnostic: The ecosystem diagnostic will identify and understand the perspective of the various stakeholders affecting the ability of women entrepreneurs to start and grow a business (investors, customer base, competitors, business associations, business development service providers, government agencies, etc.). Focus groups and interviews will help understand the gap, market and institutional, between what is available and what is required for WSMEs to access finance and take advantage of market opportunities;

iii) Market assessment: Mapping of bank and non-bank providers, products, and regulatory barriers, including for Fintech adoption, to inform design of FinTech solutions/movable asset-based lending, and/or savings products tailored to WSMEs’ needs.

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eC2: Development of Disaster Risk Finance Analytics Freeware Quantitative Tools

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

The DRFIP is undertaking a four-year DRF Analytics Project to improve the colombo2understanding and to increase the capacity of governments to take informed decisions on DRF based on sound financial analysis. The objective of the project will be achieved through four outcomes:
i. Governments understand their financial risk related to natural disasters;
ii. Governments employ efficient financial/actuarial analysis, such as cost-benefit analyses, in the development of DRF strategies;
iii. Improved financial capacity to meet financial needs immediately following natural disasters; and
iv. Increased capacity in Governments to monitor and evaluate DRF strategies. Under this project a suite of interactive DRF quantitative tools will be developed which can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in countries.

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eC2: Forced Displacement and Education: Building the Evidence for What Works

Deadline: 17-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The research is expected (i) to collect evidence about promising practices in providing untitledaccess to education and improving learning outcomes for the forcibly displaced and affected host communities (ii) to improve our effectiveness to facilitate the transition and uptake from humanitarian education responses to long-term solutions for sustainable access to quality education for the forcibly displaced. The TORs aims to select an agency with extensive experience in practical, empirically grounded and field-based research as well as operation in education policy preferably in forced displacement context to conduct research on
1) What is the available evidence of the impact, cost, and replicability of education interventions that facilitate the access and retention of displaced students and out of school youth?
2) How can education systems be strengthened to become inclusive and resilient to expand and deliver education services to both displaced and host children and youth?

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eC2: Indonesia: Least-Cost Planning and Dispatch Diagnosis in Eastern Islands

Deadline: 14-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment will focus on a number of islands (targeting a total of 10-12) based on theindex following criteria (a) the size of PLN grid (5-150MW); (b) high average generation cost; and (c) electrification rate below 90%. The selected islands will be communicated to the Consultant before the start of the assignment. They are all located in the Eastern Islands and were divided into three groups, (i) islands with a small installed generation capacity and limited electrification, (ii) islands with an installed generation capacity of 50-150 MW with only diesel generation and very high average generation cost and (iii) islands with an installed generation capacity of 50-150 MW with diesel and coal generation and high average generation cost.

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eC2: Smart Traffic Lights in Sao Paulo

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

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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.

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eC2: Understanding urban flood risk in Jujuy, Argentina

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

The World Bank is seeking consultant services to analyze urban flood risk in the city ofpexels-photo-831890.jpeg San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, as part of the World Bank’s City Resilience Program. Specifically, the consultancy will focus in the Chijra River. The expected tasks include:
1. Diagnosis of current situation including compiling, preparing, complementing and / or updating existing information.
2. Develop a Digital Terrain Model for the whole basin using the existing information.
3. Analysis of hydrological aspects; mainly the review of the studies available within the basin and close to it, considering the historical values and the climatic tendencies indicated in the recent history.
4. Construction of a 1D hydrodynamic model for the area based on the MDT.
5. Evaluate the possibility of calibration of the models with background information.
6. Prepare the base cartography of the area based on the available information.
7. Define the design events for the exploitation of the hydrodynamic model.
8. Draw the flood lines for the different scenarios.
9. Analyze sediment transport at basin level.
10. Identify erosion / sedimentation zones.
11. Identify existing infrastructures that affect natural runoff.
12. Identify population and infrastructure exposed to risk.
13. Identify mitigation works for both floods and erosion / sedimentation phenomena.

The assignment and all deliverables will be in Spanish.

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eC2: Universally Accessible Infrastructure Design: Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project

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

This assignment aims to provide capacity building support and technical assistance to Thailandseven participating cities in the Mekong Delta under World Bank SUUP Project to incorporate universal accessibility to urban planning and infrastructure design. Main tasks include review of Vietnamese legal and regulatory framework on universally accessible infrastructure design and development, assessing baseline and needs in the cities, sharing global experiences, review and advising on detailed infrastructure design, preparation of design guidelines, providing training, and recommendations of incorporating universally accessible infrastructure principles and design into various city plans and regulations.

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eC2: Program Advisory for Hybrid Annuity Waste Water Projects under Namami Gange

Deadline: 25-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is looking to appoint a technical advisor to assist it in the technical aspects of the Ganges_Indiafollowing tasks: i) Component 1 – Provide meta advisory support for on-going hybrid annuity transactions being undertaken by different commercial transaction advisors in 13 cities, where IFC will provide overall quality assurance and supervisory support in such projects. Of these, inputs for project preparation will be required in 5 projects.
ii) Component 2 Provide transaction advisory for two cities, Agra and Lucknow. IFC will structure a viable and bankable project structure and provide assistance to NMCG and state level executing agency in the selection of private sector developer(s) for both cities in a transparent and competitive bidding process.
iii) Component 3 – Extend post-transaction advisory support for 18 hybrid annuity projects, for a period of two years post award. This includes 3 awarded projects in Varanasi, Haridwar and Mathura; 13 on-going projects referenced in (i) above and; two proposed projects in Agra and Lucknow referenced in (ii) above.

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