eC2: Market study for third-party logistics and temperature-controlled logistics services in Latin and Central America

Deadline:  24-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment comprises market studies on both the development of third-party logistics (3PL) infrastructure and services as well as temperature-controlled logistics (TCL) in Chile and Central America.
The main objectives of this assignment are to:
(i) identify existing suppliers of 3PL and TCL services and their growth plans;
(ii) identify key constraints and growth drivers for the sectors serviced by providers; and
(iii) outline potential private investment opportunities to develop 3PL and TCL solutions in these markets. These assessments should ultimately recommend strategies to invest in existing players to help them scale up their operations, including suggestions of services to be offered, potential partners, assets to be used, clients to be attracted, geographical area and type of goods to be serviced and a high-level roadmap for implementation in a phased manner.

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ec2: Study on rural women farmers and agri-WSMEs insurance needs in Nigeria, Zambia and Sri Lanka

Deadline:   24-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

IFC has been actively partnering with insurers in the emerging markets to increase womens access to insurance and boost their employment opportunities in the insurance sector. In order to develop and roll out suitable solutions in partnership with the local insurance industry and strengthen market capacity for sustainability in these three target markets, the Global Index Insurance Program (GIIF) and the IFC Womens Insurance Program, are jointly conducting a diagnostic study to identify the insurance needs of rural women, the existing barriers preventing access to insurance, and potential solutions that can be designed through an IFC advisory project. The study will be conducted in Nigeria, Zambia and Sri Lanka. The diagnostic will be done through surveys and in-depth interviews with i) Rural women farmers, ii) rural agribusiness WSMEs, iii)insurance companies (review and analysis of existing gender approaches and current agricultural/ health/ life schemes).

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eC2: An assessment on preventing leakage of single-use and other forms of plastics into the marine environment in Pacific Island Countries.

Deadline:  31-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

The objective is to generate knowledge to support PICs to better implement policies for reduction of single-use plastics and strategies for adoption of less environmentally damaging alternatives. To achieve this objective, the consultants will assess the economic, policy, and institutional needs for supporting reduction of plastics pollution through potential policies to limit the import, production, sale and use of single-use plastics and identification and assessment of environmentally sustainable and economically feasible alternatives. This will involve assessing the scale of single-use plastics waste; an analysis of economic, social, and environmental costs of single-use plastics and potential alternatives; and identification of policies, incentives and market-based instruments that can effectively incentivize greener choices and steer economic activity towards less environmentally damaging practices and products; and/or to provide disincentives to discourage the demand for plastics products that have adverse environmental impacts.

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eC2: Vietnam: Technical Support for Energy Sector

Deadline: 16:00 hours GMT on 21st May, 2021 

The Government of Ghana intends to initially select Applicants for Deferred and Routine Maintenance Dredgingof the Odaw Drainage Basin in Accra under a Performance Based Contract. The contract has a duration of four and ahalf years, split in one or two years of deferred maintenance dredging and three or four years of routine maintenancedredging. The geographical scope of the contract includes the Odaw river from Caprice to the sea (comprising linedand unlined sections), and the main Odaw River tributaries (the South Kaneshie, Cemetery and Mataheko drains, thefirst section of the Nima drain, the Agbogbloshie drain and the Odawna drain). The dredging works will be procuredunder a Performance Based Contract (PBC). Applicants must show proof of experience in urban dredging/dredgingof drainage channels/dredging of shallow channels/dredging in environmentally environmental sensitive areas to beinitially selected. Experience in PBC will be an added advantage. It is expected that the Request for Proposals will bemade in May 2021.

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eC2: ASSESSMENT OF THE FEASIBILITY OF AND DEVELOPMENT OF A STRUCTURE FOR THE SECURITIZATION OF AGRICULTURE RECEIVABLES INCLUDING CROP RECEIPTS

Deadline:  11-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries to reduce poverty and improve peoples lives. In addition to its investment work, IFC provides advisory services to several clients to support them in meeting specific development goals. IFCs advisory support to the financial sector is implemented via its Financial Institutions Group and is organized around the following main themes: Innovation/Base of Pyramid: including Microfinance, Mobile Financial Services, Housing Finance, Rural Finance. Banking Services: SME Finance, Sustainable Energy Finance, Insurance, Agri finance, Leasing, Trade Finance, Gender, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance. Financial Infrastructure: Credit Reporting, Collateral Registries and Secured Transactions, Securities Markets

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eC2: Vietnam: Technical Support for Energy Sector

Deadline:  03-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment objective is to provide technical capacity support to the World Bank providing technical specifications for state-of-the-art SCADA system to be implemented in Vietnam, battery storage and HVDC lines to inform the World Bank due diligence in a new investment in Vietnam.

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eC2: Baseline Study on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for Vientiane and Pakxan Cities, LAO PDR.

Deadline:   29-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The Government of Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (GoL), with financing from the World Banks International Development Association (IDA), is implementing the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR) Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management (SEA DRM) Project with Additional Financing. The Project adopts a comprehensive approach to DRM through activities in target areas related to urban flood risk management, hydromet modernization and early warning systems, and financial preparedness.

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eC2: Consultancy for supporting sustainable development of aquaculture in Vietnam

Deadline:    19-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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.

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eC2: Conducting an Analysis of the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Landscape of the Inland Waterways Sector in Ukraine

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.

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eC2: Assessment of the off-grid sector in NIGER including Households, productive uses and public facilities

Deadline:    26-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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.

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