eC2: Financial Awareness Promotion and Capacity Building of Farmer Producer Organizations

Deadline: 27-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.Cindex.)

WBG is hiring a consultant/ organization to work closely with WBG and FPO promoting organization in low income states for project delivery. The project aims to facilitate access to formal financial services to small and marginal farmers, their households and financially excluded women of low income states of India by leveraging the network and outreach of FPOs.

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eC2: LNG import terminal PPP – Technical Consultant

Deadline: 25-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is in discussions with governments in the East and South Asia region, including Government of Sri Lanka, and Government of Myanmar, to act as Lead Transaction Advisor in assisting in the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal infrastructure, under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model (the Project). IFC seeks to appoint Technical Consultant(s) to assist in technical due diligence for the proposed project(s) including determination of demand assessment, LNG procurement strategy, site assessments, preliminary project design and costing, environment and social scoping studies, and other technical inputs to contract design and bid process.

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eC2: Water Utilities in Colombia – Market Mapping

Deadline: 12-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to identify creditworthy waterpublic (municipal and regional), private and mixed-ownership water utilities in Colombia, which have realistic chances of becoming IFC investment and advisory clients (criteria to be provided further). A consultant will collect comprehensive in-depth information on these utilities as per TOR. In addition, a brief review of the institutional and regulatory environment pertaining to the water sector in Colombia will have to be prepared.

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Upcoming Smart City Events

October 6-7, Nordic Edge Expo 2016, Stavanger, Norway

This event is intended for professionals engaged in technological solutions that will make cities, communities, companies and homes smarter. Meet decision makers from cities and municipalities, smart technology providers, forward thinking universities and dynamic organizations.   Find more here.

October 20-21, Internet of Things Tech Expo North America, Santa Clara, California

The Expo will bring together key industries from across America for two days of discussion on the Internet of Things and related technological advancements. Industries will include manufacturing, transport, health, logistics, government, energy and automotive.      Find more here.

October 25-27, Meeting of the Minds 2016, Richmond, California

The Meeting of the Minds annual summit brings together more than 400 policy makers, opinion shapers, thinkers and innovators to scale up practical urban solutions, shape new policies, deploy new technologies, embed new innovations into mainstream institutions and help partnerships flourish. In the 10th anniversary event, participants will be able to work directly with like-minded leaders focused on the same issue areas.

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November 14-18, Asia Smart City Conference Yokohama, Japan.

Starting from 2012, City Yokohama invites mayors from emerging Asian countries and international organizations to the Asia Smart City Conference. As part of the conference this year, the Tokyo Development Learning Center and the Smart Cities KSB will organize a Smart City Technical Deep Dive and one-day World Bank Smart City Summit. Piloting projects are under planning and the Bank will send roughly 20 project clients and 10 Bank staff to attend the conference.           Find more here.

eC2:Early Learning Partnership (ELP) Systems Research

The project below is divided into 4 tenders, the descriptions and requirements are the same but the country of execution is different.

Deadline: 27-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The goals of the ELP Systems Research program are (1) to provide policymakers in a set of focus countries with actionable information to help guide the delivery of quality, equitable early learning at scale; and (2) to build the international evidence base in the emerging field of systems research in early childhood education. Funding is available for one research team for each of the following focus countries/regions: Ethiopia; Liberia; the province of Punjab, Pakistan; and Tanzania. An additional focus country may be added at a later time depending on the availability of funds.

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eC2: Flood Risk Management Plan for the Sava River Basin – Int’l Firm

Deadline: 03-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington Dwater.C.)

The overall objective is to improve the quality and effectiveness of joint flood and drought management and forecasting capacities in the SRB. This particular projects component aims at fostering cooperation among the countries which share the Sava RB through preparation of the Sava FRMP. Sava FRMP shall ensure a coordinated planning of measures and support the implementation of joint activities of the countries cooperating in SRB aimed at creating the conditions for sustainable flood protection in the basin.

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eC2:Capacity and Needs Assessment on Disaster Risk Management for the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD)

Deadline: 03-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The overall objective of this Assignment is to support the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD) under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in increasing the institutional capacity and effectiveness of risk identification and emergency preparedness and response operations, by conducting a capacity and needs assessment and developing a roadmap for various departments within the CoESCD that are involved in risk identification and emergency preparedness and response, such as the Information Management Analytical Center, Crisis Management Center, Search and Rescue Center, and the Methodical-Training Center.

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Reconstructed Village Canal Boosts Crop Output in Rural Community


  • Farmers in a rural community in Kandahar Province are seeing an increase in landproductivity since the rehabilitation of the village’s NSP (National Solidarity Program)water canal.
  • The project to improve and extend the village water canal was supported by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development the Government of Afghanistan’s flagship program for rural development. Around 3,877 mall-scale development projects in Kandahar Province have been carried out in areas such as water and sanitation, irrigation, electricity, transportation, education, livelihoods and rural development.
  • NSP is supported by the International Development Association, the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, and Japan Social Development Fund

Statistics Netherlands and World Bank sign MoU

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and World Bank Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the desire to carry out activities cbsconducive to helping developing countries improve their statistical systems for collecting, processing and disseminating quality and timely data for evidence-based policymaking in order to achieve their national development goals as strive towards the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs).

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World Bank, USTDA Formalize Procurement Partnership

World Bank

Common procurement goals have brought the World Bank and USTDA together to produce meaningful results. The partnership is also expected to facilitate opportunities for the World Bank to share GPI’s technical resources in countries where mutual interests exist, with an aim of increasing the impact of the Bank’s new Procurement Framework.



U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank, Matt McGuire (center) joined representatives from both the World Bank Group and USTDA teams.

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