Deadline:    29-Mar-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The International Finance Corporation hereinafter referred to as WBG invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Expression of Interest (REI) for digital platform (comprising a backend decision-making mechanism and a pluggable frontend implementation) that would boost decision making in agriculture finance. This REI is issued for the purpose of obtaining information concerning market conditions and vendor (or consortium of vendors) capability in order to allow the World Bank / IFC to better understand what is currently available on the commercial market place in order to enhance advisory client solutions.

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eC2: Consultant for a Review of Operations of a Donor Funded PPP Program in ECA

Deadline: 25-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFCs Transaction Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is a donor-funded program, which provides technical assistance and advisory services to public-sector clients in countries in the ECA region, aiming to:
contribute to poverty alleviation, economic growth, and environmental improvement through PPP;

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Grantee Interview: Making Energy Subsidy Reforms Work for Women and Men

Sophia Georgieva, Social Development Specialist in the Europe and Central Asia region, was the ufge-interviewee-3lead author of the UFGE-funded study Toward Gender-Informed Energy Subsidy Reforms: Findings from Qualitative Studies in Europe and Central Asia. The report presents findings from eight countries on women’s coping strategies and challenges in interacting with public institutions in the face of rising energy costs. The study’s methodology has also been translated into a toolkit to provide a step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative assessments and stakeholder analyses to look more deeply into households’, individuals’, and group’s specific circumstances to better understand impacts on their lives and factors that drive their attitudes and decisions affected by energy policy decisions. Building on this work, Ms. Georgieva is contributing to the global Energy Subsidy Reform Assessment Framework, leading its component on qualitative research tools.  

Other interesting reports:

Voices of Europe and Central Asia: New Insights on Shared Prosperity and Jobs


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World Bank to Support Bulgarian Government with Energy Sector Assessment

Article originally published on the World Bank website.

The Bulgarian Government and the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) have asked the World Bank to provide a sound analytical basis and options that the Ministry of Energy and BEH could consider in defining a strategy for financial recovery and the liberalization of the power market.

The advisory support will be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, which starts now in collaboration with the Bulgarian Energy Holding, the Bank will undertake an objective assessment of the sector’s financial position to propose options for the implementation of the liberalization of the power market. Continue reading