Deadline: 27-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
A range of reasons is cited to explain gender differences in business performance in Africa.
Within those, the sector of operations is consistently identified as a major issue. The World Banks Africa Gender Innovation Lab and the World Bank Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice (henceforth the WB research team) is conducting an experiment to measure the impact of providing women entrepreneurs with adequate information, technical support, coaching and know-how, as well as necessary exposure, in succeeding as entrepreneurs in male dominated productive sectors.
In this context, the WB research team is seeking to contract a survey firm to develop and implement all aspects of a baseline survey of 1,000 women identified by the research team in the context of the Women Entrepreneurs and Crossing Over Impact Evaluation in Guinea.
Deadline: 04-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of Guinea-Bissau (GoGB)s Strategy Document flags the enormous needs for infrastructure investments that the country is facing and confirms the importance of PPP to advance specific projects and overall economic growth. In this context, the GoGB requested technical assistance from WBG to foster the agenda of PPPs in the country. To assist in the execution of this mandate, the WBG requires the services of a consulting firm with a good understanding of PPP development challenges in developing countries, to perform activities under the second pillar including (i) Assistance to the Administração dos Portos da Guiné-Bissau to take stock of the existing social context at the port of Bissau in view of a possible PPP transaction; (ii) Review of existing project pipelines and pre-feasibility study of the first two priority projects identified (iii) Capacity building program.
Deadline: 12-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objectives of the study are:
a. To develop a water atlas of the Fouta Djallon Highland presenting the state of its natural resources, and their uses, and to illustrate the issues involved in their management. Emphasis should be placed on water resources.
b. To support the validation of the draft Directive on Shared Water Resource Management in West Africa.
c. To conduct a study to identify axes for the greater involvement of river basin organizations in regional integrated water resources management (IWRM) leading to better governance of shared water resources in West Africa.
The Government of Guinea (GoG) has expressed interest that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) support the development of an enabling environment for PPPs and to assist in strengthening GoGs capacity to identify and implement PPPs. Initial efforts in this area would be geared to, with assistance of the IFC PPP Advisory services, in: 1) identifying and assessing a pipeline of infrastructure projects to determine which projects can potentially be developed into PPPs, 2) supporting the Direction Nationale du Patrimoine de l’Etat et des Investissements (DNPEIP) before a new PPP Unit is in place and the new PPP law passed, 3) advising and supporting the new PPP Unit to carry out its mandate, and 4) organising a Stakeholder consultation workshop to present the findings from the Study.
For the purposes of this assignment, IFC will be requiring the services of a qualified Consultant (technical, financial, legal expertise) and invites consultancy firms to indicate their interest.