eC2: Supporting Cabo Verde- Emergency Preparedness and Response Diagnostic

Deadline:  31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Government of Cabo Verde in assessing and identifying systemic opportunities to develop and improve the overall Emergency preparedness and response system (EP&R). The final expected deliverables are a user-friendly comprehensive diagnostic report, matched with an EP&R investment Plan. The diagnostic provides an objective, data-driven analysis of the functionality of emergency preparedness and response capacities. It is to be used as a foundation for engagement on emergency preparedness and response. This will be based around the five components of emergency preparedness: (i) legal and institutional framework, (ii) personnel, (iii) facilities, (iv) equipment and (v) information. Under each component, the consultants will focus the inquiry on recent progress and potential areas for improvement within the EP&R system. They will also make actionable recommendations on how to address the identified gaps and on that basis, build an EP&R Investment Plan.

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Ebola Hampering Household Economies across Liberia and Sierra Leone

Press release published on the World Bank website.

Latest surveys point to declines in employment, food insecurity, and long-term welfare concerns

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2014—The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone are far-reaching and persistent, according to two new World Bank Group reports. Both countries continue to experience job losses, despite their differing health outlooks. These impacts have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns. As a result, many households have been forced to take short-term actions to cope, which can have substantial long-term effects on welfare.

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World Bank’s Ebola emergency response project

On Tuesday, September 16, the Board of Directors of the World Bank approved a $105 million dollar emergency response package to confront the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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The project consists of three components. The first component ($45m) is to support the Ebola outbreak response plans of the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The second component ($38m) aims to bolster the human resources side of the response, while the third component ($22m) consists of providing food and basic supplies to the quarantined populations and affected households. The full Project Appraisal Document can be found here.

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