eC2: Framework for Determining Appropriate Technology and Solutions for Plastic Waste on Small and Remote Islands

Deadline:  02-Nov-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)eu-plastic-regels-2019

The main objective of this consultancy is to develop a framework or methodology for determining options for appropriate technology and solutions for plastic waste on small and remote islands, as well as developing communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) guidelines to empower communities to ensure sustainability of the solutions. The Consultant will work under supervision by the World Bank task team and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) This framework/methodology will be applied to two case study islands in Malaysia, in close consultation with KASA, but it will also be applicable to islands outside of Malaysia, such as in other countries in Southeast Asia or the Pacific.

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eC2: Accelerating Climate Investments in the Philippines

Deadline:  02-Nov-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) climate-finance-2020-collage

The consultant will be an international organization. It will be selected through a competitive selection. This assignment is to develop an approach for prioritizing geographic areas for coastal resilience investments, identify priority geographic areas and investments for coastal protection, and develop cost and benefits analyses (CBAs) for these investments.

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Doing business with the World Bank Group

The Dutch Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency have doing businessorganized a webinar series ‘Doing business with the World Bank’. The series started with a kick-off on 6 October. Koen Davidse, Executive Director at the Constituency Office at the World Bank Group, and Jan de Boer, Advisor to the Executive Director, gave presentations on the topic. Central theme of the first webinar was the World Bank COVID-19 response and its impact on its operations.

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eC2:  Consulting Service: Support the National Treasuries Cities Support Programme

Deadline:  29-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)world money small

South Africa has committed to increasing its renewable generation capacity to help fulfil its international climate change mitigation commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Currently, the majority of electricity generated by the South African electricity utility, Eskom, and sold on to inter alia, municipalities is coal based. The electricity landscape in South Africa is, however, changing – moving away from the single buyer model to accommodate other generators and buyers. To date, municipalities have not fully participated in the energy transition especially around decarbonizing the electricity sector.

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eC2:  Preparation studies for Environmental and Social Framework Documents for proposed World Bank financed Solid Waste and Plastic Management Improvement in Cambodia.

Deadline:  27-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

For preparation support for the proposed World Bank financed Solid Waste and Plastics Improvement Project, consultants will conduct:
(i) an Environmental and Social Management Framework -ESMF-;
(ii) an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment -ESIA- for proposed Solid Waste Investments, including landfill in Siem Reap and
(ii) ESIA for Solid Waste Investments for second secondary municipality in Cambodia and (iii) Stakeholder Engagement Plan for the entire Project.

The projects Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), will include:
a. Labor Management Procedures (LMP) and Environment, Health and Safety Guidelines for the Waste Management Facilities,
b. Community Health and Safety Plan (CHSP),
c. Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF),
d. Livelihood Restoration Framework (LRF), and
e. Indigenous Peoples Development Framework (IPDF).

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Laying the Foundations for a Resilient Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries, overwhelming health systems, flagsdisrupting productivity, threatening food security, multiplying job losses, and reducing incomes, particularly for the poorest. It has led to the largest global economic contraction in eight decades, affecting all economies and causing investments, trade, and remittance flows to plummet. The global crisis is threatening the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable by increasing poverty, exacerbating inequalities, and damaging long-term economic growth prospects. It requires a comprehensive, robust global response from the development community.

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Strengthening central bank reserve management during a global crisis

Central banks impact our daily lives in many ways with their role to promote economic and capital-markets-banking-city-downtown-1440x600-002financial welfare of citizens, but their operations are even more critical during a crisis. The global challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic make the role of central banks crucial to maintaining economic and financial stability.  Central bank reserves provide an essential buffer against uncertain economic outcomes and help protect against economic shocks to promote trade, maintain price stability, and attract foreign investment. Effective reserve management supports the broader mission of central banks to set targets for unemployment, inflation, and interest rates to ensure a healthy economy with full employment and favorable conditions to promote investments and the conducting of business.

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