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: Solid Waste Management Technical Assistance for Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Deadline: 27-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective is to enhance the capacity of key sector stakeholders BiH in SWM, throughsolid waste the following activities: (i) Develop and deliver a comprehensive capacity building program that targets the entire vertical chain of stakeholders; (ii) provide technical assistance to FMET in the Federation, MPPCE in RS, Brcko District, MOFTER at the BiH level; (iii) organize study tours to well operated landfills, waste collection companies, MRF in the EU and BiH; (iv) facilitate FIDIC trainings at a specialized training facility.
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World Bank to Support Bulgarian Government with Energy Sector Assessment

Article originally published on the World Bank website.

The Bulgarian Government and the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) have asked the World Bank to provide a sound analytical basis and options that the Ministry of Energy and BEH could consider in defining a strategy for financial recovery and the liberalization of the power market.

The advisory support will be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, which starts now in collaboration with the Bulgarian Energy Holding, the Bank will undertake an objective assessment of the sector’s financial position to propose options for the implementation of the liberalization of the power market. Continue reading

Trade Facilitation Expert, Europe and Central Asia – GLOBAL TRADE LOGISTICS PRACTICE

See full tender here: #1182387 Trade Facilitation Expert, Europe and Central Asia – GLOBAL TRADE LOGISTICS

Expression of Interest Deadline: 18-Jun-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

eConsultant2 website:

Tender notification: # 1182387

Assignment Countries:

• BY – Belarus
• KG – Kyrgyz Republic
• MD – Moldova
• TM – Turkmenistan
• UA – Ukraine
• UZ – Uzbekistan