Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Wastewater resource recovery is being implemented in many countries around the world but this is usually done in an ad-hoc basis and is not part of a long-term national strategy or policy. There are successes and failures around the world and information on the technological options abound, but there is much less information available on the institutional, regulatory and policy frameworks that incentivize these schemes nor on the financing/contractual arrangements behind these approaches. Many developing countries still think of wastewater as a waste; as something that needs to be treated and discharged. There is a need to move from a linear to a circular thinking.
Deadline: 04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is hiring a firm or organization to implement a detailed diagnosis, design business models and financial instruments, and provide policy recommendations to speed up clean bus implementation in 5 cities: Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montevideo, Santiago, Sao Paulo. The consultancy firm will have to develop a detailed diagnosis, including i) detailed market study, including a diagnosis of supply and demand of bus financing, ii) a detailed investigation of bus operations, concessions agreements and procurement practices that hinder or facilitate the sector, iii) and the current regulations/subsidies schemes in each of the cities, defined both at local and national levels. From this diagnosis, the firm will design business models, propose financing mechanisms, provide policy recommendations, and training to relevant counterparts to disseminate the results and support the implementation of projects.
Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed program of interventions on and around Lake Victoria are expected to contribute to improve transport connectivity and sustainability. Whilst local impacts are identified and addressed in site specific ESIA, the lake ecosystem is large, complex, multi-dimensional and dynamic. Understanding the social and environmental issues thus requires comprehensive observation and management at the catchment scale in a holistic manner. Given the wider scope of the interventions on the Lake Victoria basin (both at the ports, but also with the lake itself), with knock-on or cumulative effects on the lakes overall catchment area, a strategic planning framework for the development and protection of the lake, its dependents, and associated infrastructure is critically important. This assignment is designed to support the LVBC do that. Continue reading →
Deadline: 08-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The primary objective of this assignment under the PMR Mexico program is to support capacity building and public-private dialogue related to Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) through an emissions trading simulation for firms with GHG-intensive facilities and other potential stakeholders and participants in a potential Mexican ETS.
Deadline: 05-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking for a Consultant to help assess the impact of an investment project in Uganda, financed by IFC and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
The project is expected to be a senior loan to a bank in Uganda focused on the micro and small market segments. The purpose of the project is to support the expansion of the banks lending program to micro enterprises owned by women and in the agriculture sector.
Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank-GFDRR DRFIP is seeking support in the development of 4 interactive quantitative tools to support decision-making in financial disaster risk management. The tools will draw on current international best practice in user interface design, transparency and quality in coding, and probabilistic financial and actuarial analysis.
This consultancy covers the compilation and cleansing of data (from public sources); the development of quantitative methodology; and production (design, development, validation and testing) of 4 quantitative interactive tools in MS Excel. The quantitative tools will be generic tools that can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in many countries. The tools will allow decision makers to assess the liability and fiscal funding gap following a disaster, understand the financial implications of different DRF strategies, as well as answer questions about financial instruments and define relevant policy options.
Deadline: 18-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Developing and implementing carbon pricing is anything but easy. Very often, it can turn out to be not only technically challenging, but also politically risky. As the benefits of carbon pricing policies are not always self-evident, a strategic communication plan for awareness raising and risk management both within the government, among businesses and for the general public can be critical to ensure the successful adoption and implementation of such policies.
Such a communication plan can include how to best communicate the evidence in support of a specific policy and how to customize the case for carbon pricing to different target audiences. The way a government communicates its policy choice can influence if not determine its success. Several countries and sub-national jurisdictions have ample experience with this. These lessons are important to share, particularly as a growing number of jurisdictions look at carbon pricing as a tool to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The same is true for businesses which have expressed explicit support for carbon pricing in their jurisdiction.
Deadline: 04-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Under The Partnership for Financial Inclusion, IFC is assisting a mobile network operator (MNO) in Cameroon to expand their existing customer segment to new clients and markets. IFC is supporting the MNOs plans to implement an expansion and financial inclusion strategy with research to identify opportunities in the market that will help the MNO develop the best products to service its customer base. IFC is looking for a market research firm (Consultants) for this research assignment on mobile money and access to finance in Cameroon. Consultants will be hired to conduct desk research, data collection and analysis on customer needs and preferences for financial services and the extent to which these needs may be met through mobile money. The market research will also involve a competitor analysis, agent profiling, customer segmentation, and product assessment. The goal is to identify and quantify the potential customer base in the Cameroonian market.
Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the most economic, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable dredging levels for key ports and shipping routes on Lake Victoria. Improving transportation on Lake Victoria is key to strengthening the Tanzanian Central Corridor, and is a priority for the Governments of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake plays a pivotal role in connecting land-locked countries (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) via its shipping and railway network and is a key part of the intermodal supply chains along the Northern and Central corridor linking to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports. However, in recent years port infrastructure and consequently maritime operations on Lake Victoria have declined significantly. Continue reading →
Deadline: 01-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this consultancy is to undertake an assessment to inform proposals regarding a sector-wide institutional and policy framework for the Government of Papua New Guinea to enable long-term sharing of part of the economic benefits of hydropower projects with the communities that are adversely affected by and/or are hosting such projects.