eC2: Diagnostic of Inclusive Education Resource Center Pilots in Ethiopia.

Deadline: 23-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Financial Education

Assignment Description: The objective of this Consultancy is to conduct a diagnostic of existing inclusive education resource centers in cluster centre mainstream schools of Ethiopia. The specific objectives of this Consultancy include the following: Make a diagnostic of existing IERCs and identify cost-effective, scalable and sustainable options for transformation of cluster center schools into inclusive education resource centers; Based on the findings, map out implementation plan for scale-up of IERCs under Ethiopia General Education Quality Improvement Program for Equity [i.e. creation of 700 IERCs in cluster center mainstream schools which are to serve about 3,400 mainstream schools in the clusters];  Design M&E arrangements to help track investments and assess performance of resource centers in relation to provision of inclusive education in mainstream schools.

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eC2: Ethiopia – Cost of Service and Tariff Study

Deadline: 23-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed study will (a) determine the cost of electricity service in Ethiopia and theethiopia _ revenue requirement of the electric utilities during 2018-2030; and (b) analyze the current electricity tariff structure and propose options for tariff optimization.

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eC2: Analysis of Ethiopias Human Development (education and health) and safety net delivery systems in the lowlands

Deadline:  12-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) untitled

There exist horizontal (inter-regional, intra-regional and inter-woreda) and vertical (income distribution) disparities in human development outcomes. Ethiopia is impacted by droughts which have the potential to undermine the development gains the country has made if not anticipated and responded to. Furthermore, Ethiopia is deeply affected by forced displacement and the country is hosting the second-largest refugee population in Africa with most refugees hosted along Ethiopia’s borders with the majority of the refugee camps situated in the lowlands where the implications of long-term refugee hosting have been felt most acutely. The increasing number and extent of droughts, coupled with the remaining challenges to ensure access to services for the most vulnerable, highlights the need to examine Ethiopia’s service delivery modalities and financing systems with a view to plan and prepare for chronic crisis adapting delivery to maximize investments in human development and to improve systems to respond to crises and ensure hard won development gains are not lost.

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eC2: Gender and Energy Consultant Ethiopia Energy Program

Deadline: 18-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)India Energy

EEU has adopted a Womens Affairs Policy and Procedures to guide the institutions actions on gender mainstreaming. Informed by the National Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines developed by the MoWCYA, the stated policy objective is to realize preferred gender equality system [sic] and protect human rights of women employees in the institution. It is applicable to all functional units and employees of the EEU. EEU has also recognizes how the energy sector can contribute towards the gender targets outlined in GTP II and has aligned its gender actions accordingly. In addition, Power Africa has recently completed a report on Integrating Gender into EEU: A Mapping and Needs Assessment which is also expected to guide proposed gender actions.
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eC2: Ethiopia Malt Barley Supply Chain – Cooperative and Lead Farmer Business Management Training

Deadline:  04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

IFC plans to assist a large domestic buyer to increase the quantity of malt barley procured from local smallholder farmers by aggregators such as cooperatives or “lead farmers”. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of approximately 80 aggregators so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and/or smallholder farmer clients.

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eC2: Sub National Investment Promotion and Competitiveness Strategy

Deadline: 17-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Climate-Change-Story-Banner

The WBG supported Ethiopia Investment Climate Program aims to scale up support for policies, institutions, and catalytic initiatives that stimulate trade, increase access to markets, improve the investment climate, promote competitiveness, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Within their mandate, sub-national regionals regions or regional states can address the myriad investment-service related problems and proactively promote their respective Region as competitive investment destination. Support in this area could include the following: (a) Assisting and guiding companies already located or considering locating in regions; (b) Improving subnational regulation for doing business. The initial focus of the program will be the on Amhara Regional State.
The objective of this consultancy is to support the State of Amhara to develop a regional investment promotion strategy and engage public and private leaders to accelerate the growth of investment and jobs in the region.

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eC2: IFC-Heineken Brewery Share Company (HBSC)-Ethiopia Malt Barley Supply Chain Development Data Collection- for Baseline Study

Deadline: 26-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

A baseline study involving qualitative and quantitative methods will be conducted in the malt barley sector in Ethiopia. The baseline study will provide IFC management and the project staff with information, lessons and recommendations that can be used to improve the design of similar projects elsewhere.

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Breaking the Cycle of Crisis

Thirty years ago, a million people in Ethiopia died in one of the worst famines in modern history – a disaster caused by conflict and drought.

Today, conflict and drought are again contributing to a crisis that has put 20 million people in four countries on the brink of famine. This time, Ethiopia is not among them.

eC2: Streamlining Veterinary Drugs, Vaccines and Feed Related Products and Business Procedures in Ethiopia

Deadline: 10-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Objective: The main objective of this assignment is to introduce regulatory reforms Koeien in de weiand also build the Veterinary Drugs and Feed Administration and Control Authorities capacity to enable it execute its role more efficiently.

Scope of Overall Work: The scope of overall work involves but is not limited to:
a) Capacity-building of VDFACA and its technical staff in the relevant areas of regulatory processes
b) Recommending and assisting VDFACA to implement streamlined registration and licensing procedures for the veterinary drugs, vaccines and animal compound feeds through, simplification, rationalization, and where possible and desirable, automation. This is in relation to procedures that are VDFACA s responsibility
c) Assisting VDFACA to increase the consistency and predictability of registration and licensing procedures
d) Strengthen VDFACAs capacity to conduct inspections on drug consignments at ports of entry, wholesale and retail outlets
e) Support VDFACA to increase its capacity for pharmacovigilance (market surveillance)
f) Support VDFACAs and or MoLFs capacity to address anti-microbial resistance and animal food residues
g) Upgrading of VDFACA laboratory staffs capacity to conduct tests on drug samples

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Moving Away from Humanitarian Appeals to Managing Droughts in Ethiopia

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  • The World Bank has approved another $100 million for a program in Ethiopia that focuses on long-term practical measures to prevent famine.
  • Despite these measures, this year’s widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has badly affected Afar and Somali pastoralists in eastern Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia routinely supports people during prolonged droughts like this one, but has issued an appeal for international aid this year.

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