eC2: The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services

Deadline: 24-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) cookstoves

The objective of this activity is to update the understanding of the cooking sector, bringing together in one document a summary of key challenges, opportunities, barriers, and solutions toward achieving universal access to modern energy cooking services by 2030.

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eC2: Legal Consultant – Improvement of the sanitation system

Deadline: 11-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)waterkraan-nieuws-header

Assignment Objective:
The Legal Consultant is expected to assist the IFC transaction team, providing guidance to draft the bidding documents and participate during the international bidding process as needed to support the IFC team that would lead the advisory mandate.

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eC2: ESMAP external evaluation

Deadline: 18-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) esmap

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a donor-funded global knowledge and technical assistance program, administered by the World Bank. ESMAP provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. ESMAP is commissioning an external evaluation of its program. The objective of the evaluation is to draw lessons from the operational processes and implementation of the FY17-20 Business Plan, including the achievement of the intended results and the efficiency of operational processes, and use the conclusions and recommendations for reflection, learning and strategic adaptation of the program for the next business plan. The ESMAP Program Secretariat and the Consultative Group will be the primary users of the evaluation.

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eC2: SL Fertilizer Market Study

Deadline: 13-Mar-2019 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

The Project background: Agriculture is the mainstay of Sierra Leone, accounting for 62.6% of GDP. Subsistence farming dominates the sector, where the use of fertilizer is limited due to cost, poor availability, and lack of knowledge of the increased yield benefits of correct application of fertilizer in agricultural practices. In Sierra Leone all fertilizer is imported, typically in relatively small quantities which increases cost and reduces availability at critical periods of the crop cycle. Farmers also lack the appropriate education and support which then limits their fertilizer usage.
IFC is looking to hire a firm to undertake a market study in Sierra Leone to better understand the fertilizer market and value chain and to develop a plan to strengthen the fertilizer supply chain which also supports the project development of Mangara Agribusiness Company (Mangara), a local company that is working to develop a bulk blending fertilizer plant in Sierra Leone.

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eC2: Support Agribusiness Competitiveness in Azerbaijan

Deadline: 11-Mar-2019 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

The Project aims at enhancing the market competitiveness of the agribusiness sector as a first priority in diversifying the country’s economy by: (i) enhancing access to quality seeds, and (ii) regulatory streamlining along agribusiness value chains. The regulatory work in the horticulture value chain will seek to reduce the administrative burden of private sector players in these markets and thus contribute to cutting private costs and improve the competitiveness of the horticulture industry.

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Deadline:  07-Mar-2019 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 is looking for Out Grower training and coaching firm consultant to start its livestock out grower development project in Raya Azebo District and neighboring woredas in Ethiopia where in the 1st phase of the project, at least 1000 farmers (out growers) (a)adopt good animal husbandary practices, (b) produce proper animal feed for themselves and supply to feedlot, (c) deliver animals that meet export market requirements by end of December 2019.

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eC2: Technical Assistance to Support Enhancement and Deployment of the SAKTI Application

Deadline: 11-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)financial-inclusion-gender

The Bank is now looking for a firm that is capable of providing technical assistance to Director General Treasury in the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia in the enhancement and deployment of SAKTI application to over 24,000 spending units of the central government through the following:

a. Quality enhancements to the user interface, data interchange connectivity, and security of the current Client-Server application to a Web-Enabled one
b. Technical assessment of SAKTIs capability in providing and supporting functionality for FMIS (SPAN) and as a long-term solution for SPAN;
c. Preparation of a Training Plan for about 100,000 users of SAKTI across more than 24,000 spending units across country that is consistent with the web-enabled version of the application and its deployment plan.

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eC2: Tanzania EMS – Health Impacts of Emergency Response and Post-Crash Medical Care

Deadline: 04-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Impact Evaluation
Since this pilot is preceding proposed larger roll-out of the program across Tanzania, it is critical to understand how effective the pilot is in improving trauma care and reducing morbidity and mortality, and if other strategies could be implemented in conjunction with the pilot that would make them more effective. The Development Impact Evaluation unit at the World Bank is proposing to conduct an impact evaluation, funded by UKaid, of this pilot. There is currently little rigorous evidence on the impact of post-crash interventions on morbidity and mortality outcomes. What little evidence exists is only focused in developed country settings where implementation and results may be very different. An important contribution of this study is to bridge this gap and allow policymakers to have evidence on how post-crash interventions work in achieving the goals of greater access to emergency transport, improved on-scene primary care, reduced delays in accessing medical care, and ultimately lower morbidity and mortality in low income countries such as Tanzania. The evaluation can directly contribute to decisions about if and how policy makers scale the program to the country level.
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eC2: Improving policies and regulations for water efficiency in South African agribusiness clusters

Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of this consultancy is to identify and ensure buy-in to policy, regulatory or procedural interventions by public institutions to support the uptake of water efficiency initiatives by businesses in the projects target agri-processing clusters. The scope of work would include:

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eC2: Legal Consultant Solid Waste

Deadline: 06-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

The Government of Guinea (GoG) and The National Agency for Sanitation and Public Safety (ANASP)have reached out to the IFC to advise on the development a new sanitary landfill by 2021 on a PPP basis for the treatment of solid waste produced by the residents of Conakry.  IFC should advise the GoG for the structuring of the transaction and the selection of suitable private investors, through a competitive bidding process.  IFC’s engagement would be executed in two phases in 18-20 months, as follows:
Phase 1 – due diligence phase and transaction structuring
Phase 2 – tender preparation and implementation
As part of its mandate, IFC will appoint several consultants including a qualified Legal Consultant to support in undertaking this assignment.

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