eC2: Lighting Africa Kenya II Above the Line Consumer Education Campaign

Deadline: 11-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop a 7-month consumer awareness above-the-line (ATL) strategy and design for Lighting Africa Kenya II’s consumer education campaign in Kenya targeting the different relevant segments. This ATL strategy will primarily involve the choice, selection and media placement in appropriate channels for the program’s consumer education campaign to support its current target market and clients.

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A Call to Act and Invest for the Future

Global growth has strengthened over the past year, with a recovery in investment, trade, and commodity prices amid supportive global financial conditions. Still, downside risks remain, and prospects for growth vary widely across countries. The World Bank Group is uniquely positioned to help developing countries address the complex challenges that can threaten their gains in an increasingly interconnected global economy.

This was a key message from the Development Committee, a ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, in a communiqué issued at the close of the institutions’ Annual Meetings in Washington.

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How Should Governments and Development Institutions Engage the Private Sector?

TonyElumeluBlog post by Tony Elumelu ( Entrepreneur and philanthropist )

Across the globe, the private sector has an important role to play in the achievement of the SDGs. With slow global growth and the end of the commodity supply cycle, many governments do not have resources required to fully pursue their development goals. And this is where the resources of the private sector become very critical. Through partnerships, the private and public sector can discover areas of alignment, especially in critical areas such as infrastructure, power, and agriculture, to mention but a few.

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eC2: SME support for promoting climate resilience

climateDeadline:  26-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  IFC is currently implementing the Pilot Project for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh focused on the southern, coastal, polder regions. Under the project, IFC is supporting development an eco-system of private sector enterprises, including SMEs, to promote climate smart technologies and practices. IFC is seeking to recruit a specialized agency in Bangladesh to support capacity building of growth-oriented SMEs and make them climate smart and investor ready to link them with potential impact investors for growth and expansion.

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eC2: Vendor selection for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the DSCL and Olam advisory projects

Deadline: 23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sugarcane

Objective:  IFC MAS advisory (agribusiness) in South Asia is seeking to recruit a vendor for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the ongoing DSCL and Olam advisory projects in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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eC2: Rural Electrification Strategy for Togo

Deadline: 17-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

IFC is seeking support on the development of a high-level rural electrification strategy to be delivered to the Government of Togo. The objective of this engagement will be to outline a clear vision and compelling strategy for achieving universal electrification in Togo, with a focus on off-grid systems. In this context, three specific analyses will be undertaken, namely: (i) identification of the high-level market potential for mini-grid and off-grid systems; (ii) articulation of potential business models that would be applicable in the context of Togo, covering private sector-led approaches, public-private partnership approaches, and public sector-led approaches; and (iii) indication of associated financing requirements, both concessional and commercial. This work will largely rely on existing data, specifically the parts of the country that have already been identified as likely to rely on off-grid systems for electrification at the short to medium terms.

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eC2: Technical Consultant Southeastern Europe Airport PPP

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

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Objective: IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is in the process of being retained by a Government in Southeastern Europe to act as lead advisor on attracting private investment through a Public-Private Partnership for development of an airport or multiple airports. The Government is considering granting a long-term concession for expansion, operation and maintenance of the airport(s) to (i) benefit from expertise of an experienced operator to improve the quality of the service at the airport(s); (ii) access private financing for the airport(s) expansion. IFC’s primary role will be to support the Government in defining an appropriate scope of the PPP transaction and investment plan, exploring PPP options, structuring a PPP contract and conducting a transparent bidding procedure to attract a private investor to finance, design, expand, operate and maintain the airport(s) (the Project).

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eC2: Technical Consultant – Airport PPPs – IFC PPP Transaction Advisory

Deadline:  03-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is seeking to recruit an international technical consultant for structuring and implementation of an airport concession tender. The airport is in a EU member state and has capacity of ~5m passengers annually. Additional project information will be disclosed to the shortlisted companies. The work of the technical consultants is to be divided into two main phases. Phase 1 transaction structuring will encompass a technical analysis of all aspects of the project, including traffic projections, capital investment program, and environmental and social issues. Phase 2 will consist of the transaction implementation and will require from the technical consultant to assist in the successful tendering of the project by providing input to the technical annexes of the project documents, assistance with the bidders due diligence and evaluation of their technical offers.

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eC2: Technical Consultant – Airport PPP

Deadline: 05-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is seeking to recruit an international technical consultant for structuring and implementation of an airport concession tender. The airport is in a EU member state and has capacity of ~5m passengers annually. Additional project information will be disclosed to the shortlisted companies. The work of the technical consultants is to be divided into two main phases. Phase 1 transaction structuring will encompass a technical analysis of all aspects of the project, including traffic projections, capital investment program, and environmental and social issues. Phase 2 will consist of the transaction implementation and will require from the technical consultant to assist in the successful tendering of the project by providing input to the technical annexes of the project documents, assistance with the bidders due diligence and evaluation of their technical offers.

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