eC2: Social Protection and Forced Displacement Research

Deadline: 15-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The fundamental question to be answered in this exercise is: What are the possible and feasible alternatives and combinations for the alignment of SSN and Humanitarian assistance, what are their potential advantages and disadvantages, under what circumstances, and for what ends, are the various alternative arrangements likely to be most suitable and effective? Develop and validate a model to describe and understand the effectiveness of possible options and entry points for the alignment of SSN and Humanitarian assistance.

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Understanding the new rurality in Latin America: how can we respond to it in the water sector?

As development practitioners, a common mistake we may fall into is devising well-19671269380_d45f377096_ointentioned solutions based on an “outdated” understanding of the country or sectoral context.

In the previous blog, we discussed the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector challenges which are persistently looming over rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  In this piece, we continue to sketch the “new rurality” by considering new trends and developments witnessed which are altering the rural landscape—and which may require new or revised sector reforms to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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The Future of Work in Africa: Making Productive Investments for More and Better Jobs

There are uncertainties and misconceptions about the impact of digital technologies on20190725-thefutureofworkafrica1140 the future of work. Will robots replace humans in the work place? Will digital technologies create a new “digital divide” and widen inequalities between the higher-educated connected and lower-educated unconnected people? Will new opportunities open up for African countries to create jobs, improve incomes, reduce poverty and climb up the development ladder?

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eC2: DRONE TECHNOLOGY FOR MONITORING INDEPENDENT PALM OIL SMALLHOLDERS PRODUCTION

Deadline: 31-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) WDR-2019-woman-with-laptop-and-drone.jp

The overall goal of this project is to establish new method on monitoring independent palm oil smallholder. The selected vendor is expected to recommend a method for smallholder monitoring using drone image advice and data service for smallholders, including develop an effective data distribution to smallholder farmers, cost per farmers, and payment collection system from smallholder farmers.
Specifically, the project will conduct aerial mapping of a minimum 15,000 hectares of smallholder farmland (each with approximately one to three hectares of land) and distribute image data to a minimum 1000 of independent smallholder farmers.
This will include:
– aerial mapping of a minimum 15,000 hectares of smallholder farmland,
– image analysis and interpretation of the image captured by the aerial mapping
– Provide report and recommendation for scale up the use of drone for smallholder monitoring, cost per farmer, effective data distribution and payment collection system from smallholders.

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eC2: Eastern Caribbean Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity Support and Technical Assistance Program

Deadline: 05-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Across the eastern Caribbean sub-region many disaster agencies are under capacitated and institutionally weak due to limitations in human and financial resources. The World Bank is looking for qualified consulting firms to support 5 countries in the Eastern Caribbean and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in undertaking institutional assessments and strategic investment planning supporting the national and regional architecture for emergency preparedness and response. Work will be done in coordination with beneficiary Governments and CDEMA. The consulting services include (i) assessment of institutional arrangements in place and recommendations for institutional restructuring and organizational change; (ii) support for strategic planning and development of an investment roadmap based on each country’s hazard risk, organizational capacity and resources; and (iii) stakeholder engagement activities.
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eC2: Market Study for a Business Plan Competition to promote Jobs Growth in the SME sector in Mozambique

Deadline: 06-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) greencompetitiveness

This market study will produce new information and data about the jobs growth potential and constraints faced by the Mozambican SMEs that will be of use to this project and more in general to the Lets Work Partners and other development programs working in the labor demand agenda in Mozambique.
The main objective of this consultancy is to estimate potential appetite of firms (SMEs) and entrepreneurs for a Business Plan Competition type of intervention, promoted under a project of the Government of Mozambique (supported by the World Bank)that seeks to increase empowerment, access to education, and employment opportunities for targeted youth. hence investment-retained in response to project interventions.
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eC2: Urban Flood Resilience Plans in Select Indonesian Cities: Risk-Informed Urban Design and Investment Options for Protection Measures

Deadline: 31-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The World Bank is supporting Indonesia to address critical disaster resilience needs in Indonesian cities. The conceptual framework for a national urban flood resilience program is being finalized and will outline the institutional, regulatory, financial, and technical needs for urban flood risk investments in selected Indonesian cities. A baseline analysis of urban flood risks and high-priority investment gaps identified 5 potential pilot cities. This technical assignment will support 3 of these cities to develop urban flood resilience strategies and investment options, including innovative structural/non-structural measures and nature-based/green solutions through a risk-informed urban design approach, flood hazard assessment, and stakeholder engagement. The consultant is expected to comprise a multi-disciplinary urban planning and design, flood risk engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and social management, and disaster risk management team; including international and national experts.

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eC2: Diagnostic study on marine litter prevention, especially relating to plastics, in coastal

Deadline: 01-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

The World Bank is looking to recruit a consultancy firm to carry out a diagnostic study on marine pollution/plastic debris prevention in coastal Kenya. The consultancy has the following objectives:

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eC2: A Roadmap for Developing the Wholesale Power Market in India.

Deadline: 27-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) photo-power-plant

The three priority areas that need to be addressed are: increase liquidity in the short-term trade; adequate mechanisms to support integration of large scale variable renewable energy (VRE) and inclusion of frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) in the wholesale market. The Ministry of Power, Government of India, has therefore decided to prepare a Roadmap for Developing the Wholesale Power Market in India with a focus to assess the current power market scenario in India, review of international experience and prepare a phased plan to support the transition of Indian power market. This transition is expected to cover all three facets discussed briefly above, namely, (a) enhance the volume and percentage of trade in the short-term market relative to long-term counterparts while moving from a regulated regime to a near real-time, (b) support the overall objective of increasing the mix of green energy in the grid and optimizing dispatch, and (c) develop co-optimized FCAS market to ensure the market retains the security of the power system. The assignment would also cover design of appropriate financial instruments to support the new market mechanism and replace traditional power purchase agreements (PPA)/Feed-in Tariffs for renewables and the related policy and regulatory changes. The Ministry of Power has requested the World Bank to support this activity.
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eC2: Advisory of Sustainable and Smart Cities Solutions in LAC

Deadline: 20-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Smart-Cities-All-you-need-to-know

The objective of this consultancy is two-fold. Prepare a pre-feasibility study to explore electric bus and other technological solutions and alternatives for the cities of Cali, Colombia and San Jose, Costa Rica in order to reduce the GHG emission of the transport sector of the cities. In addition, assist the cities to implement EDGE certification pilots for sustainable buildings.

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