Deadline: 17-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This assignment specifically focuses on increasing women-led SMEs access to domestic and export markets through e-commerce, and to increase their sales from e-commerce in Lebanon.
There are two main sub-activities envisaged: (1) scoping and market analysis to understand where are the key challenges and constraints to e-commerce for womens SMEs; and (2) develop and deliver a package of support services to women-led SMEs, in partnership with local stakeholders, that will increase sales, markets and profits via e-commerce.
Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed Laikipia Integrated Feedlot Scheme (LIFS)initiative seeks to improve the quantity and quality of livestock commodities produced in the county by the key value chain actors. More specifically, the LIFS project focuses on improved productivity across the red meat value chain from livestock production to slaughter, processing and access to markets.
The existing value chain in the county is however fragmented and characterized by limited coordination between the value chain activities and players, and disease control thus unable to compete directly in the international market with producers like Australia. For the Scheme to be bankable, preliminary findings inform of the need to focus on a differentiated product and targeting of high-value local and international markets. This assignment, therefore, seeks to engage an experienced consultant firm to develop a brand design and marketing strategy for export promotion of the products that will be produced in the LIFS value chain.
Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the consultancy is to support the preparation of Dhaka Public Transport Improvement Project (DPTIP) by i) assessing and improving institutional regulatory framework and client capacity to increase private sector participation in the public transportation sector in Dhaka; and ii) assessing and recommending specific PPP options and business-financial models for the operation of the feeders associated with the BRT line from Gazipur to Mohakhali, for the associated BRT infrastructure and for the operations of the city-wide bus service. The extent of PPP potential must be well assessed and structured based on client capacity, similar experiences in Bangladesh, the relative appetite of banks and investors in Bangladesh to invest in the transport sector (including through the exploration of financing options such as leasing), and the cost/access to finance for private operators and investors.
Deadline: 04-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GoZ) has received grant funding from the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), administered by the World Bank, for the above-mentioned assessment.
The World Banks Transport Global Practise (Transport GP), on behalf of the GoZ, represented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Public-Private Partnerships Department (PPPD), the Ministry of Transport & Communications (MTC) as well as Zambia Airports Corporation, Ltd. (ZACL), seeks to appoint a consulting firm to conduct an assessment, build the evidence case and support Government decision making with respect to the development and procurement via PPPs of a number of priority infrastructure investments in the countrys aviation sector.
The objective of GoZs PPP-drive in the aviation sector is to improve the level of service, increase efficiency and financial performance to maximize both the value of newly built airport infrastructure assets to potentially offset the financing costs as well as foster additional/new capital investments. GoZ included the following four Airports, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at Lusaka, Harry Mwaanga Nkhumbula International Airport at Livingstone and the proposed expansion of the airports at Solwezi and Mfuwe, in the assessment. Continue reading →
Deadline: 31-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
With this assignment, the Moldova ICR Project (#600467) is looking to provide follow-up support to the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA), the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure (MEI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), in designing a Raw Milk Monitoring Program (RMMP) that is aligned to EU requirements. The task is a continuation of a previous engagement with ANSA on the development of an Action Plan for gaining EU market access for milk and dairy products, where the absence of the RMMP has been identified as an important barrier to access EU markets.
Deadline: 04-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activities to be completed by the Consultant under the TORs support activity. Specifically, they support the development of a new management platform for bus operations by SPTrans (SP Municipal Bus Authority) in the context of a new Operations Control Center (OCC) to be implemented. Bus operation across the city of Sao Paulo is concessioned to private operators, under the supervision of SPTrans. There are opportunities for improving the monitoring of the services and management of contracts through the development of a communication platform that allows for operators and SPTrans to interchange critical information, such as fines and operational data, and allow for real-time management of operations, as well as feed on-time information to users, such as alterations in schedule/routes and service cuts. Currently, several steps on these processes occur manually, reducing reliability of information and generating unwanted costs.
Deadline: 21-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank will employ the services of a specialized firm to conduct a diagnostic which shall help inform the design of interventions to support women-led SMEs (WSMEs) in Nigeria in accessing finance and markets. Specifically, this assignment includes:
i) Mapping: Gather evidence on target beneficiaries (women entrepreneurs with high growth potential) to develop a diagnostic tool and provide the basis for design of tailored capacity building. This will include a creation of a taxonomy for various types of WSMEs, a targeted database of WSMEs and data collection (targeted survey, focus groups, etc.) to help understand WSMEs’ capacity building needs;
ii) Ecosystem Diagnostic: The ecosystem diagnostic will identify and understand the perspective of the various stakeholders affecting the ability of women entrepreneurs to start and grow a business (investors, customer base, competitors, business associations, business development service providers, government agencies, etc.). Focus groups and interviews will help understand the gap, market and institutional, between what is available and what is required for WSMEs to access finance and take advantage of market opportunities;
iii) Market assessment: Mapping of bank and non-bank providers, products, and regulatory barriers, including for Fintech adoption, to inform design of FinTech solutions/movable asset-based lending, and/or savings products tailored to WSMEs’ needs.
Deadline: 14-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Jingyang District (Jingyang) is the main district of Deyang City, located in the northeast edge of the Chengdu Plain in Sichuan Province, China. The Deyang District Government is providing water and limited sanitation service. In order to address significant challenges of the local water environment and improve waters services for over 230,000 people, Jingyang District Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (the Client) is seeking to implement a comprehensive centralized water project which includes the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of existing assets, and greenfield assets for sewage treatment, water supply, pipe networks, water source protection, and a cloud IT platform.
Deadline: 17-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The research is expected (i) to collect evidence about promising practices in providing access to education and improving learning outcomes for the forcibly displaced and affected host communities (ii) to improve our effectiveness to facilitate the transition and uptake from humanitarian education responses to long-term solutions for sustainable access to quality education for the forcibly displaced. The TORs aims to select an agency with extensive experience in practical, empirically grounded and field-based research as well as operation in education policy preferably in forced displacement context to conduct research on
1) What is the available evidence of the impact, cost, and replicability of education interventions that facilitate the access and retention of displaced students and out of school youth?
2) How can education systems be strengthened to become inclusive and resilient to expand and deliver education services to both displaced and host children and youth?
Deadline: 05-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank invites the submission of Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified firms to supply drone and street-view imagery data collection services in a secondary city in Indonesia. For the street view images, the firm will be expected to use both a car mounted camera as well as more portable 360-degree devices. For the drone images, the size of the area of interest (AOI) will total roughly 80 square meters, however the data can be parsed into manageable sized mosaics.
All of the images submitted by the firm will be used to create a unified and detailed housing inventory database that assesses the quality, characteristics, and potential risks of each home.