The preparation of a new IBRD project: Sustainable Fisheries Development Project (SFDP) is underway. One of the key objectives of SFDP is to help achieve sustainable intensification of aquaculture (shrimp aquaculture/mariculture) to overcome sectoral challenges, such as limited application of good aquaculture practice (GAP), disease outbreaks and low productivity. In this context, the objective of the consultancy is to provide recommendations for enhancing sustainability of Vietnams aquaculture industry under SFDP and beyond, focusing on the following four priority areas: 1) Improving shrimp aquaculture value chain (facilitating adoption of advanced technology, compliance with certifications, and effective support provision to small-scale farmers); 2) Modeling the carbon/environmental footprint of different shrimp aquaculture models; 3) Conducting a SWOT analysis for mariculture species (mollusks and crustaceans); and 4) Providing inputs into governments FS of SFDP. The assignment would be conducted by a firm or a team of experts, including at a minimum: a) team leader/international aquaculture expert; and b) shrimp aquaculture value chain expert; c) environmental management expert; and d) mariculture expert.
Deadline: 15-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking to hire a Consultant (firm) to carry out an assessment of the regulatory conditions regarding the inland waterways (IWW) sector in Ukraine. The objective of this activity is to analyze how national and sector-level policies, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks are affecting the workings of the sector at an operational level, its development, growth, its overall competitiveness and its ability to attract investments. The key is to establish if the current policy and regulatory landscape is hindering investments, if so, in what ways and in what areas, and to propose specific recommendations to remove the identified barriers. The assessment will include both a holistic analysis of the regulatory environment of IWW sector and will deep-dive into its constituent markets separately: the inland waterways network, the river fleet (freight and auxiliary), infrastructure (docks, anchorages, navigable canals in water areas, navigable locks, fairways, signaling systems, etc.), service infrastructure (river ports, river terminals), navigation and surveillance.
The proposed activity is to provide the analytical underpinning to inform the design and implementation of household solar off-grid electrification, productive uses of energy and electrification of public facilities in rural areas, including research on the most vulnerable segments of the population (poorest of the poor, women, refugees and host communities). It will also inform the development of an enabling environment for the uptake of studied technologies.
Deadline: 21-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan, intends to undertake a diagnostic / pre-feasibility study of upto 4 sites across the KP province to develop 300-500 beds hospital(s). The study is expected to evaluate preliminary i) technical and environmental & social viability of the site ii) healthcare service demand and gap iii) investor review and iv) capital and operating cost estimate. IFC intends to appoint a consortium of international and local technical and environmental & social consultant to undertake this study.
The outcome of the study would enable the KP government to undertake the project(s) under Public Private Partnership mode.
The objective of the assignment is to produce a publication (“primer”) on Zero Carbon Buildings (ZCBs) that provides insights and recommendations on how to shift towards ZCBs in World Bank Group (WBG) client (low- and middle-income countries) projects and programs. The assignment will include (a) development and production of a primer on ZCBs and (b) delivering one presentation of the key insights and recommendations from the primer in a (virtual) event. The primer is expected to be about 100 pages long, with the first part focused on compiling and synthesizing existing information and the second part focused on recommendations to the WBG and its clients (on good practice policies and regulation for ZCBs; recommendations for implementing ZCBs; costs and benefits of ZCBs; and case studies with lessons-learned).
International Finance Corporation invites Proposals from Offerors interested in creating of a cloud-based ICT solution, including the implementation and customization of a Food Safety Checklist Toolkit that meets its requirements.
Deadline: 13-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
– assessment of plastic waste collection technologies currently available on the market with the purpose of collecting plastic waste from water bodies, particularly rivers, urban canals, and coastal shorelines
– the assessment shall include, but may not be limited to: technical outline of system; location suitability assessment; investment and operational costs; O&M requirements; financing mechanisms; recyclability of material; others
– desk based global assessment incorporating accessible local knowledge to develop country-specific sections and including selected case studies with focus on Mekong countries, Philippines and Indonesia.
Deadline: 01-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to conduct In-depth Cleaner Production assessments at 23 textile wet-processing units in Bangladesh.The overall goal is of this assignment is to enhance the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the textile wet processing sector in Bangladesh. The program will focus on water as the primary driver for change but will also address energy and chemical use (water-energy chemical nexus) for an integrated approach to resource efficiency.The proposed assignment shall be conducted by a consortium of 1 local firm, and 1 international firm, or by 1 international firm having a very strong local presence (with strong technical local team).
The World Bank Group now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2
Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding. Only those firms which have been shortlisted will receive notification. No debrief will be provided to firms which have not been shortlisted.
Deadline: 31-Mar-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
These Terms of Reference (ToR) are for a Consultant (Firm) to implement a baseline quantitative data collection for a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) in Mozambique.
The primary goal of this consultancy is to collect data on the entrepreneurial behavior, business success, and the personal and household attitudes and behavior of 1,700 women business owners that form part of this study, and on 850 spouses/partners/significant others of 850 of the 1,700 women business owners, for a total of 2,550 surveys.
This data collection will be conducted in the context of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Bottom-up vs. top-down interventions to foster female entrepreneurship in Mozambique. The evaluation will be led by the World Banks Africa Gender Innovation Lab; the World Bank Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice; the University of Warwick and Leuphana University of Lueneburg (henceforth the World Bank research team). The analysis of the data collected will be conducted by the World Bank research team, not the Consultant.