eC2: Pre-Feasibility study for a financing facility in the Danube River Basin Region

Deadline: 08-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank ECA Water team is considering different options to support client Danubemapcountries in the development of special financing facilities for water utilities, with a focus on facilities extending targeted lending to utilities for increasing their operational efficiency directly impacting their financial situation. A regional, multi-country or national financing facility would aim to achieve the following objectives: i) provide financing for small investments resulting in efficiency improvements which can contribute to achieving long term sustainability of WSS services; ii) improve cost recovery and financial sustainability and utility creditworthiness; and iii) contribute to building up a commercial banking market for WSS utility lending by developing the skills of commercial banks to take municipal/utility risk. See attached TOR for further details. The Firm to be selected will undertake a feasibility study to support the design of such financing facility.

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eC2: External Evaluation of Danube Water Program

Deadline: 03-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The World Bank is commissioning an external evaluation of the Danube Water Program (DWP) on behalf of the DWP Steering committee. The external evaluation will review progress against the results outlined in the DWP Work-plan and overall Program’s objective of supporting institutional capacity building and the development of regulatory and policy instruments in the water supply and wastewater sector in participating countries in the Danube region. Qualified candidates with at least 10 years of professional experience in program and/or policy design and evaluation (relevant experience includes project or program reviews, audits or evaluations in the area of international development) are invited to express interest and submit an updated CV. The work is expected to be undertaken by mid-November 2017, so interested candidates must be fully available from first week in September to engage full-time in the assignment. Please see TOR for more details.

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eC2:Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive: Opportunities of EU accession

Deadline: 31-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The objective of this study is to assess specific issues in Danube Basin region regarding: (i) implementation, (ii) outcomes; and (iii) sustainability (mostly from the point of view of affordability) of the UWWTD in the Danube Region. While the study will primarily base its assessment in the experience of current EU members countries within the Danube River Basin in the directive implementation, the work is expected to also benefit EU candidates and potential candidate countries from the region (meaning almost all other countries of the region). In this first stage, the study will not seek to answer all of those questions conclusively, but rather to provide sufficient elements needed to initiate an in depth discussion on achievement and appropriateness of UWWT directive implementation in DRB. In parallel, the study will also seek to document specific good practices that might show how to improve implementation efficiency

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Danube Learning Partnership – Technical Partner for Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity as a tool for Water Safety Planning

Deadline: 23-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The overall objective of the work of the Technical Partner is to develop and organize a curriculum and training of trainers for capacity building in Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Program as a tool for water safety planning. The specific objectives of the consultancy are to (i) prepare a curriculum and related training materials necessary to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program; (ii) validate the capacity of the participating Hubs to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program (iii)Train the Trainers in the hubs of likely three countries including Serbia, Kosovo and possibly Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region according to demand (iv) oversee the quality of development and delivery of the Risk Program by the Hubs; and (v) ensure lessons learned and good practices developed during the activity are incorporated in subsequent programs.

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