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MAY 21st 2022 DEADLINE
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF)1 seeks to support innovative solutions that contribute to the sound management of hazardous Chemicals and Waste (C&W) to protect human health and the environment, and address climate vulnerability in the Caribbean region.
THE PROPOSED SOLUTIONS MUST:
Be innovative in nature and present a business model that has not been implemented before in the country or that adds an innovation component to an existing model.
Focus on reducing environmental pollution and climate vulnerability, thus, contributing to at least one of the following indicators:
reduction, disposal/destruction, phase out, elimination and avoidance of chemicals of global concern and their waste in the environment and in processes, materials and products (metric tons of toxic chemicals reduced)
reduction, avoidance of emissions of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to air from point and non-point sources
reduction of marine litter.
Promote the social and economic inclusion of poor and vulnerable population; and
Contemplate a path for scalability or replication, as well as financial sustainability.
Deadline: 25-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF IEO) is requesting Expressions of Interest (Eol) from suitable national and/or international consulting firms and/or institutions to assist the Office in Value for Money (VfM) analysis of GEF supported Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+ projects.
From an evaluation standpoint, the VfM analysis will help examine the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of GEF support to SFM and REDD+ projects. The findings will show the cost and benefits of SFM interventions to generate multiple environmental benefits. The study will also highlight the environmental and socio-economic factors that affect the outcome of SFM interventions. The lessons from this VfM analysis will also help understand some of the challenges for monitoring and measuring environmental and socio-economic benefits as well as potential tradeoffs at landscape scales.
Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the right of women to decide when to have them. It matters to women, but it matters to society as a whole. There can be no sustainable development without women’s empowerment, and there can be no women’s empowerment without access to comprehensive maternal and reproductive health services. Family planning is part of them.
Deadline: 01-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF (IEO) is requesting Expressions of Interest from interested consulting firms and/or institutions for the Climate Change Focal Area Study. Continue reading →
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.
The Sustainable production systems and conservation of biodiversity project in Panama is about to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. After the expected Board approval, the project will become active and a procurement plan will be published on the World Bank project website. Shortly thereafter, the first procurement notice and actual tenders will be published. The project involves a total of almost $31 million, of which over $8 million is provided by Panama, and over $9.5 million by the GEF.
The Government of Panama has requested World Bank/GEF assistance in preparing the proposed project to further the conservation efforts undertaken by two earlier MBC projects, and introduce innovation in sustainability options and support for biodiversity mainstreaming. The project will support enhanced corridor integrity and connectivity, and will contribute to preserve the resilience of regional ecosystems to climatic and other external pressures, including preservation of species of conservation concern.
In 2013 The World Bank Group (WBG) disbursed about $52 billion dollars to finance projects, mainly through IBRD, IDA and the IFC. These disbursements are the ‘regular’ projects financed by the WBG. However, the WBG also has many Trust Funds (TFs), which complement regular project financing. The TFs are often established to adequately respond to economic and/or social developments. In 2013, the WBG held about $29 billion in trust funds. The activities financed by TFs can differ from basic and small consultancy projects to very large multimillion dollar construction projects. Continue reading →