eC2: Abidjan BRT. GIF Project Definition Activity. PPP assessment.

Deadline: 03-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

To tackle urban mobility challenge in the Greater Abidjan Agglomeration, the Ivorian authorities have chosen to promote mass transit systems and envisage a 20-km long Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure on an east-west corridor. The capital investment in the required infrastructure might be partially-financed publicly however the system could be operated and maintained by private sector operators under a PPP modality.
The objective of the assignment is to assess the various PPP options for designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining the BRT system, and possibly mobilizing private sector financing in infrastructure, rolling-stock and supporting systems of the BRT/feeders, to recommend a preferred business model (using a robust options appraisal model), and to outline the main legal, regulatory, financial, technical and cost and risk sharing aspects of that preferred model, seek market input on the model and prepare an outline structure.

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GIF: making climate-smart infrastructure bankable

gif_card_1There are many drivers of climate change, but few would disagree that energy infrastructure built according to “business-as-usual” standards is a major one. Meeting the lofty goals set at the 2015 Paris Climate Accords requires powering our homes, businesses, and government agencies with a cleaner mix of energy that includes more renewable sources. It also requires promoting standards that encourage energy efficiency—for example, for appliances or building codes—as a low-cost and high-impact way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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eC2: SUB SAHARAN AFRICA WATER UTILITIES

Deadline:  05-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington Dwater.C.)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Global Innovation Fund (GIF) intends to co-
finance the services of a consultancy to investigate and, if merited, pilot a technology innovation platform for the water/wastewater sector in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). This project is intended to enable technology transfer and innovation in water utilities and the water sector.

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