eC2: Detailed PV Integration Studies in Guinea

Deadline:  27-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

Guinea has a potential variable solar resource according to the regions. Guinea is positioning itself to become a major producer of electricity by 2021, aiming for the export of a large part of its production to its neighbors Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. In this perspective, it wants to study the possibility of integrating a large fleet of solar power plants on its network. This detailed study for the integration of solar projects in Guinea will be used to undertake the following main objectives:
Study of the capacity reserve for frequency regulation and realization of an economic Dispatch study. Update of the integration study. Diagnosis and Evaluation Investments for the Strengthening and Modernization of the Dispatch Center

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eC2: Stocktaking of the Trade Facilitation Support Program

Deadline: 14-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking an evaluation firm to undertake a mid-termworld money small stocktaking of the Trade Facilitation Support Program – a $40 million flagship technical assistance program administered by the WBG that supports countries in aligning their trade practices with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The firm should have strong knowledge of trade issues and demonstrated experience in evaluating global partnership programs and development projects, assessing results frameworks, implementation risks and M&E frameworks.

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eC2: 2017 GAFSP Program Evaluation

Deadline:  16-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) TF - GAFSP

The principal purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which GAFSP is achieving its key objective of improving the income and food security of poor people in developing countries. The evaluation should look into the overall impact of the Program, and the impacts of the Public Sector and Private Sector Windows respectively, including the Missing Middle Initiative, addressing overall operational and development effectiveness. the Programs performance should be evaluated against criteria including relevance, efficiency, impact, sustainability, additionality, and operational effectiveness/accountability of the Program and the related indicators.

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eConsultant2: Texting for Nutrition: Impact evaluation

Deadline: 04-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Texting for Nutrition is an innovative intervention that uses mobile technology to Rajasthandisseminate tailored messages to promote good nutrition practices among parents in rural and urban mostly poor households in Chimborazo, Ecuador. Caregivers of children between the ages of 0-3 registered for the program in the last quarter of 2014. Throughout 2015, registered caregivers received text messages sharing new information and encouraging behavior change along several key areas.

The Texting for Nutrition project is currently on-going and set to conclude in March 2016. The impact evaluation will estimate the effects of the Texting for Nutrition program on (i) knowledge of good health and nutrition practices, (ii) influencing parental behavior (iii) social customs & descriptive norms towards health/nutrition practices for their children and (iv) the nutritional status of the children.

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What’s wrong with how we do impact evaluation?

World Bank Blog Submitted by Markus Goldstein On Thu, 02/11/2016. Click here to go to the World Bank Website

Neil Shah, Paul Wang, Andrew Fraker and Daniel Gastfriend of IDinsight, make a case for what they call decision focused impact evaluation. What, you may ask is a deciFinancial Educationsion focused impact evaluation? Shah and co. define it as one which “prioritises the implementer’s decision-making needs over potential contributions to global knowledge. They contrast these to what they call knowledge focused evaluations which are “those primarily designed to build global knowledge about development interventions and theory.”

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eConsultant2: GEF IEO Evaluation of Expansion of GEF Partnership

Deadline: 15-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides support to address global environmental concerns. The GEF IEO, which has central role in ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF, is conducting an Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership. The evaluation will assess the extent to which the present structure of the GEF partnership meets the needs of its key stakeholders.The consultant will be a member of the evaluation team and will provide support for various tasks related to the evaluation.

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eConsultant2: Mid-term review for the Kenya Investment Climate Program (Phase II)

Deadline: 01-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Kenya Investment Climate Program (KICP II) is in the middle of its implementation span, and seeks to engage a consulting firm to undertake a Mid-Term Review (MTR). KICP II aims at stimulating private investment (domestic, FDI and PPPs), leading to job creation and economic growth in the country. The MTR will provide an assessment of the program design, implementation progress and results accomplished towards intended targets to date.

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eConsultant2: Evaluation of Incentives for HIV Prevention in Swaziland

This evaluation is designed to assess the impact of different incentives, including cash transfers conditional on school attendance, and raffle incentives conditional on remaining STI negative, in young women and girls, on HIV incidence after 1 year. Secondary outcomes include school enrolment and attendance,

HSV-2 incidence and reported sexual behaviors. The study is designed to provide information about the most effective incentives for behavioral change and reducing HIV risk in adolescent girls and young women. It will contribute to international evidence about the use of incentives as HIV prevention in vulnerable populations.

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