Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Burundi has over 900 health centers and more than 1,400 secondary and vocational schools, out of which the majority is not electrified. The World Bank seeks to hire the services of a firm to i) take stock of the electrification status and overall energy use of Health and Education Facilities in Burundi and ii) to design standardized solar-powered service packages to meet their current and future needs. The assignment should assess a representative share of those unelectrified facilities. A particular emphasis will be put on ways to ensure maintenance and operation of the systems, as one of the big challenges for long-term project success.
Article originally published in the IFC’s Annual Report 2015.
Across the world, more than a billion people lack access to quality health services. Nearly three-fourths of the 38 million worldwide deaths from chronic illnesses — such as cancer — occur in developing countries. Globally, more than 57 million children do not attend school, with 30 million of them in Africa alone.
These statistics highlight a major obstacle to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity: high-quality education and health-care services still aren’t as widely available and affordable as they need to be. This is a challenge that’s best addressed when the public and private sectors act in concert to advance the interests of society.
The implementation of PPPs at sub-national level has been limited. IFC looks to support PPP development at sub-national level by providing advisory services to sub-national entities, with a focus on infrastructure. A wide spectrum of urban infrastructure and services is covered, including:
– water and wastewater: infrastructure expansion or rehabilitation, loss reduction program, installation of meters, contracting with and/or operations of private utilities etc.
– solid waste: collection, treatment and disposal, waste to energy, role of private providers of waste services etc.
– roads and public transport: new road construction or rehabilitation of existing roads, buses, rail, metro lines etc.
– health and education facilities, including schools, hospitals etc.