eC2: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Market Studies

Deadline: 07-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach aimed at increasing farm productivity sustainably, taking into consideration climate change concerns and impacts. More specifically, the World Bank defines Climate-Smart Agriculture as an approach to managing landscapescropland, livestock, forests and fisheriesthat aims to achieve three wins: (1) Increased productivity to improve food security and boost farmers incomes; (2) Enhanced resilience to drought, pests, disease and other shocks; (3) Reduced GHG emissions. IFCs Strategy is to contribute to CSA by providing investments and advisory operations that contribute to the three pillars of CSA. To adopt climate-smart agricultural practices, farmers need access to sufficient and adequate finance and skills to rightly use finance.  In line with the aforementioned, IFC is looking for a consulting firm to conduct agricultural supply chain mapping and market studies of CSA technologies and practices to support financial institutions to increase lending for CSA in three target countries.

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eC2: Estimating GHG Impact from Food Losses

Deadline: 23-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) food_waste_garbage

IFC developed an easy to use excel based tool/calculator that that can quickly and conservatively estimate the GHG emissions associated with wasting a ton of agricultural produce. The purpose of this task is to further develop this platform by adding more countries, more crops, and a baseline for crop losses in the different developing countries under consideration. This can help identify and promote investments that would reduce agricultural food losses and associated GHG emissions.

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eC2: IFC Research on Women & Ecommerce in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 29-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) woman

IFC seeks expressions of interest from firms to quantify, qualify and articulate the state of women in eCommerce, and the potential for eCommerce platforms to contribute to closing gender gaps through jobs, skills development and access to finance. This research aims to serve as a foundation of knowledge when building and growing gender-equitable eCommerce platforms in Africa and South East Asia.

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eC2: Fiji Health PPP – Technical Consultant

Deadline: 01-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), has been engaged by the Ministry of PPPsEconomy of the Government of Fiji to advise it on implementing a PPP transaction for the redevelopment of Lautoka Hospital and Ba Hospital. The objective of the Project is to improve the health care infrastructure at the Project Hospitals and the quality and access of health care services.

The project is divided into three phases:

Phase 1: Due diligence and transaction structuring.
Phase 2: Transaction execution – project tendering.
Phase 3: Post transaction support – 24 month period.

IFC is looking to engage a Technical Consultant for Phase 3, for post transaction support to the Government and the Project team over a 24 month period. This will involve assistance with short-term contract management, technical assistance, and the development of contract manuals and capacity building for the client to develop the competency required to manage and monitor the PPP contract over the concession term.

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eC2: Support to the identification and implementation of priority reforms in the agribusiness sector in Guinea

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Investment Climate (IC) in Agribusiness project is a pillar of the IFC-World Bank imagesAction Plan to promote the agribusiness sector in Guinea. The World Bank Group recently assessed the main constraints and opportunities for the development of the agribusiness sector in Guinea.
The IC in Agribusiness project aims to improve the business climate for agribusiness through the implementation of targeted reforms aimed at unlocking investments high potential value chains and improving investments retention and generation. To implement these reforms, a dialogue mechanism to mobilize government and business community’s commitment is needed.

The IFC seeks to hire the services of a Consultant to support the identification and implementation of priority reforms for the agribusiness sector in Guinea. The Consultant will help drive the reforms on the Guinea agribusiness sector and will work closely with the designated teams within to implement these reforms.

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eC2: Kyrgyz Schools PPP – Technical Consultant

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

In November 2018 the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Ministry signed aindex Financial Advisory Services Agreement, under which IFC will act as the lead advisor to the Ministry in structuring a PPP for designing, financing, construction and/or reconstruction, operation and maintenance of 20 (new) schools It is expected that the Government will continue delivering educational services in the new schools. The private partner will be selected through a competitive tender process. IFC intends to select an engineering/ financial consultant to advise and assist IFC in undertaking due diligence and implementing a competitive selection of a private partner to implement the Project. The private partner will be responsible for designing, financing, construction and/or reconstruction, operation and maintenance of schools and it is expected that the Ministry will deliver the educational services, including the teachers and the management of the educational process.

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eC2: UKRAINE REGIONAL AIRPORTS STUDY

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in coordination with regional and city Airport_PPPadministration/council owners of the Lviv International Airport,Kherson International Airport,Chernivtsi International Airport and Zaporizhia International Airport is interested in exploring options to bring private sector financing and expertise into the rehabilitation, expansion and operations of the country’s airport sector, in order to improve service and reduce subsidies. to that end, the Global Infrastructure Facility, the International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are supporting the MIU and the regional and city administration/councils in conducting a preliminary assessment of options to attract private sector participation in the rehabilitation and expansion of the Airports. IFC and EBRD will procure and manage specialized technical and legal consultants for the assessment, supervise their work,and manage interactions with the public sector clients.

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2019 Embassy Klompen Cup

Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands picture klompen cupEmbassy World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Liaisons organize the annual networking event “Klompen Cup”.  It is a street soccer 4-on-4 tournament, 10 minute games played right outside the embassy.  We assemble teams with (Dutch) colleagues from the respective institutions; World Bank Group (WBG), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter American Development Bank (IADB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to compete for the coveted “Klompen Cup”.

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eC2: International Legal Consultant for Utility Scale Wind Power Project on a PPP Basis in Ethiopia

Deadline: 13-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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IFC’s Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships (IFC Advisory) is in preliminary discussions to act as lead transaction advisor to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and the Ministry of Finance Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG or Authority) to assist in the procurement of a utility scale wind power project in Ethiopia on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis and in the implementation of Round 2 of the Scaling Solar Program in Ethiopia.

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eC2: Lighting Africa, Nigeria – Consumer Education: Below the Line Phase 3

Deadline: 03-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe and reliable lighting.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in June 2020, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final year, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement a below-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products to at least 500,000 additional households in Nigeria by June 2020.

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