eC2:Pre-Feasibility study for a financing facility to improve water utilities efficiency in the Danube River Basin Region

Deadline: 31-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The World Bank ECA Water team is considering different options to support client countries 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:Assessing impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets, and identifying adaptation and mitigation measures

climateDeadline: 24-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the consultancy services is to assess existing and projected impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets that are critical for the livelihoods of coastal communities, with specific focus on marine fisheries, and develop a coastal ecosystem and community risk management framework. The consultancy will comprise a desktop component complemented by targeted field-based work, and include data collection and analysis, both geographically and thematically.

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Keeping the promise of inclusive Universal Health Coverage: new data can improve health services for LGBTI people

600-holding-hands-talashow-shutterstock_002.jpgWhen the door closed behind her, Maria’s world seemed to collapse. The mother of a girl and two boys had just learned that her eldest son, the teenager who became the pillar of the family after their father died, was not only in a deep depression and increasingly using alcohol but he was gay. She had noticed him becoming moodier and even heard he received a warning at his job for not showing up, something totally unlike him at all. She felt helpless but knew his depression had to stay hidden from the rest of the family and the neighbors as mental health problems brought with them social stigma. But she was most afraid someone would find out he was gay, causing the family to be ostracized and endangering the future of the other children.

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eC2: Performance Diagnosis & Preparation of an Action Plan for the Performance Improvement of the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG)

Deadline: 30-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

To support the improvement of STEGs financial, technical, and commercial performance by (i) undertaking an operational and management diagnosis of the utility; (ii) designing a detailed plan for STEG to carry out necessary investments and reforms to meet the targets of its performance contract; and (iii) determining the current revenue requirement of STEG based on their cost structure and identifying the efficient revenue requirement for the next 10 years based on the improvements proposed in the performance improvement plan above.

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eC2: BASELINE SECONDARY DATA MINING AND ANALYSIS FOR VIETNAM AGRI FINANCE AND GOOD AGRICULTURE PRACTICES

Deadline: 21-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of the assignment is to collect and analyze secondary quantitative data to establish the baseline situation of coffee and rice farmers based on indicators of the Vietnam Agri project. The consultant will implement the following main tasks: (1) collect data from secondary sources, including but not limited to project documents, client firms data provided by IFC, national data sets from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, (2)conduct quantitative analysis of baseline values of key impact and outcome indicators of project result frameworks relating to coffee and rice farmers, particularly household income including income/sales revenue from coffee and rice, and income sources; (3) describe household demographic and socio-economic profile, coffee and rice farming and post harvest and storage practices to the extent that relevant data is available; and (4) provide gender disaggregated results to the extent that relevant data is available

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eC2: Design support for developing a Farmer Loyalty Program

Deadline: 25-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  ls-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-vegetable-farmer-in-lesotho-780x439

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with its global partners – Bayer AG, Netafim and Swiss Re – launched the Better Life Farming Alliance (BLFA) in April 2018. The objective of BLFA is to support smallholders sustainably improve farm yields and incomes and improve their lives. India is one of the countries covered under the BLFA where two projects are under implementation – in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – for smallholder farm yield improvements. IFC and the BLFA partners are interested in developing a farmer loyalty program such that there are incentives or benefits for farmers to continue to engage with the BLFA partners. The farmer loyalty program should have a clear business rationale for the BLFA partners, as well as clear and articulated value for the farmers who choose to engage in BLFA projects. IFC is planning to recruit a specialized firm to design the farmer loyalty program for a pilot deployment with India BLFA farmers with potential to scale-up.

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eC2: Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport Infrastructure

Deadline: 21-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.

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eC2: Myanmar Distributed Generation Scoping Study

Deadline: 28-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) energy

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking consultancy services to undertake an analysis of the current market and key barriers for distributed clean power generation solutions in Myanmar. This study will primarily focus on the potential for distributed PV solutions providing power to clients on a commercially viable scale, including both grid-connected and off-grid facilities. In particular, it should focus on the market for commercial and industrial customers, rather than minigrids or other residential applications. The result of this study will be an overview of the commercial and regulatory environment for these types of projects, and the potential business models that would be viable in the Myanmar context; as well as a market mapping of the main companies active in this space in Myanmar and potential customers that could serve as a pipeline of projects for suppliers and investors in the future.

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eC2: NATIONAL HEALTH FACILITY SURVEY (NHFS) IN NIGERIA

Deadline: 20-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The consultant will conduct facility surveys at primary health facilities and referral secondary hospitals using the methodology approved by the World Bank in the selected sample facilities. These surveys will be in approximately 3,300 randomly selected facilities in total, with a minimum of 90 facilities in each of the 36 states and the FCT. The survey instrument comprises 5 modules. The survey firm will work with World Bank Consultants and FMOH staff to review the survey instruments, training materials and field manual; program electronic devices for data collection; deploy trained enumerators and supervisors for field work using CAPI; provide supervision and oversight over data entry and ensure compliance with quality standards; produce full clean database of the survey information; and full report and presentation summarizing the results using an agreed outline.

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