eC2:Technical Assistance for the Requirement Specification and Design for Implementation of Pakistan National Single Window

Deadline: 30-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)trade-LPI-fishing-ship-container-docker

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking to engage a consultancy firm (the Consultant) to assist with the development of a Project Design Document for Implementation of the PNSW (the Services).
The objective of this consulting assignment is to complete the preparatory work for the establishment and operation of the PNSW based on the existing GOPs decisions and policy and following the recommendations made in the Blueprint and other products (Risk Management, Business Process Analysis, Port Community System) and consolidate them into an actionable Implementation Plan.
The Implementation Plan will form part of the final deliverable of this project, the full Project Design Document (PDD).

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eC2: Invest Ghana program – Agribusiness opportunities in Ghana

Deadline:  22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

In Ghana, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, recently begun an Invest Ghana: Agribusiness Competitiveness advisory project, with an objective to create new markets for private investment in the agribusiness sector in Ghana. The project is under the umbrella of the Invest West Africa program, a regional initiative financed by USAID, and implemented by IFC. The project aims to mobilize new private investment in the agribusiness sector, and stimulate targeted regulatory reforms linked to private sector participation. In this context, IFC is seeking to recruit a consulting firm to assist the project team to identify the most promising competitive agribusiness opportunities in Ghana, selected based on a robust assessment of market opportunities and competitive advantages across key value chains. An important aspect of the assignment will be to match the opportunities identified with clearly defined, viable and applicable business models (or business strategies) in the Ghanaian context.

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Annual Meetings 2018: World Bank Group Events Schedule

Each Fall, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary AM2018Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. This year’s events will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 8-14, 2018. Start planning your #WBGMeetings experience. Connect, engage and watch to take full advantage of everything the #WBGMeetings has to offer.

World Bank Live brings these meetings straight to you wherever you are in the world! We will be live-streaming several events in EnglishSpanishFrench and Arabic, so don’t forget to add them to your calendar and join the conversation!

Visit the World Bank Group Events website here.

eC2: Assessment of the Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Fiji

Deadline: 18-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is seeking a firm to conduct an assessment of the economic impact of cruise tourism Malediven in Fiji. The objective of this study is to support the Government of Fiji in estimating the direct and indirect impact of cruise tourism, and to assess the investments required to support growth of the cruising sector. The results of this assessment will be used by government and industry to support further strategic development of cruise tourism and to identify opportunities to increase its positive impacts.

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eC2: Developing financial product(s) to address the needs of agri value chain actors, in partnership with a Bank.

Deadline:  15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

Assignment Description: Through this assignment, IFC seeks to create a synergy of all the Banks subsidiary (Banks, Microfinance, Insurance) institutions, to develop an integrated solution for addressing the financing, payment, and insurance needs of value chain actors, especially cooperatives and farmers. The product development firm will be expected to define and lead the entire product(s) development cycle including needs assessment, product(s) concepts design and evaluation, business modelling, actual product(s) development, product(s) documentation, testing, training design, and commercialization strategy framework.

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eC2: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Assignment Description

IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.

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eC2: Agri-processing resource efficiency in South Africa – Stakeholder mapping and needs assessment

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

IFC seeks to procure the services of a consulting firm to conduct stakeholder mapping and needs assessment as part of work that aims to improve water efficiency in South Africa’s agri-processing sector by promoting water and energy efficiency technologies and practices, alternative water resource development, water reuse and recycling, and improved wastewater management. The stakeholder mapping and needs assessment will result in mapping of firms, identification of opportunities for improving water efficiency (and related energy efficiency), an assessment of knowledge needs and gaps, an assessment of the policy and regulatory environment, and prioritization of interventions to support an enabling environment for water efficiency (expected to focus at the municipal level).

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eC2: Technical Consultant for an Affordable Housing Project in India

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC has been approached by one of the state governments in India to structure Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENAaffordable housing development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) based on their Affordable Housing Policy for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Group (LIG) beneficiaries. The Project comprises of the design and construction of affordable housing units on a greenfield sites in up to 6 cities. In this context, IFC is seeking to hire specialized team of Technical Consultants, which will assist IFC with all the technical and design aspects of AH units, detailed break-up of the site development for residential and commercial uses, along with their cost estimates, development of performance specifications for the private sector, reviewing and assimilating elements of housing finance in the transaction structure, analyzing the existing policy framework to optimize the project capacity and project design, analyzing the issues related to providing access to housing finance to beneficiaries, evaluation of how to most efficiently ensure subsidies are flowing to needy beneficiaries, define technical criteria for qualification and technical evaluation of the applications and shortlist bidders. The detailed terms of reference shall be shared later with the shortlisted entities.

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eC2: Request for Proposal Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Provider

Deadline: 08-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

Assignment Description: IFC has developed a methodology, drawn from its ESG standards and adjusted to the circumstances of emerging market capital markets. The IFC ESG methodology for capital markets extracts the most material issues from IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards and Corporate Governance Methodology to identify environmental and social, sector-specific, and corporate governance performance indicators for ESG due diligence of issuers of debt securities in emerging markets. A risk-weighted assessment methodology based on these performance indicators allows for their weighting by risk tolerance, permitting users to focus due diligence on the issues of most significance to them, and to then make risk-based decisions before buying securities. IFC seeks to identify ESG data provider/s to support IFC with collecting and analyzing ESG information, as defined by the IFC performance indicators, for emerging market corporates. IFC will use this information to benchmark emerging market issuers using its risk-weighted methodology.

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eC2: Program Advisory for Hybrid Annuity Waste Water Projects under Namami Gange

Deadline: 25-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is looking to appoint a technical advisor to assist it in the technical aspects of the Ganges_Indiafollowing tasks: i) Component 1 – Provide meta advisory support for on-going hybrid annuity transactions being undertaken by different commercial transaction advisors in 13 cities, where IFC will provide overall quality assurance and supervisory support in such projects. Of these, inputs for project preparation will be required in 5 projects.
ii) Component 2 Provide transaction advisory for two cities, Agra and Lucknow. IFC will structure a viable and bankable project structure and provide assistance to NMCG and state level executing agency in the selection of private sector developer(s) for both cities in a transparent and competitive bidding process.
iii) Component 3 – Extend post-transaction advisory support for 18 hybrid annuity projects, for a period of two years post award. This includes 3 awarded projects in Varanasi, Haridwar and Mathura; 13 on-going projects referenced in (i) above and; two proposed projects in Agra and Lucknow referenced in (ii) above.

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