eC2: Supply Chain Management Consultant

Deadline: 20-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) supplychain

IFC is seeking to contract a firm which has expertise in improving the productivity of raisin production by farmers and in developing raisin supply chain. The consultant will be working with an IFC client company and grapes farmers to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients raisin supply chain and to set in place a strong supply chain management and development capacity in order to ensure the long-term and reliable availability of raisins from farmers at competitive prices, in sufficient quantities and with the high quality required by the client.  The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the farmers producing and supplying grapes to the Client.

The Consultant will also support IFC on collecting the data required for monitoring and evaluating the Projects impact on farmers and their livelihoods.

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Across India, Solar Power Brings More than Light

DULU SARNA, India—Sarita Asur, a subsistence farmer and young mother of three, lives maxresdefault in one of India’s most remote tribal areas—a place so isolated that it’s not just off the power grid, it’s also absent from most maps. She and her community, the Asur tribe, are based in the eastern state of Jharkhand.  Nearly half of the people in this isolated territory lack access to electricity—the highest percentage of any state in India.

So when Azure Power, a private solar provider and longstanding IFC client, won a contract to bring power to 320 households in 11 mud-brick villages scattered across the state, the first item of business was to locate these communities. Engineers spent a week driving and trekking through waterlogged jungle to identify the coordinates of each village—including Sarita Asur’s. Next, Azure Power arranged to transport the equipment (including 450-pound batteries) on the narrow, unpaved roads of one of India’s poorest regions. Continue reading

eC2: Study of Water Efficiency and Wastewater Management for Key Industrial Zones in Pakistan

Deadline: 21-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

To initiate this approach, IFC is seeking an independent consultant (the Consultant) to help compare options and develop a business plan to address water shortage and wastewater treatment requirements in three industrial estates / zones in Karachi, namely Korangi Industrial Estate, S.I.T.E Industrial Area and Bin Qasim Industrial Zone (together the Industrial Zones). 

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eC2: Investment Readiness Support Program for Moroccan Climate Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 20-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) climate

The objective of IFC’s Morocco Climate Entrepreneurship project is to contribute to unlocking clean technology markets in Morocco by building the capacity of the Cluster Solaire and Moroccan ecosystem players to support green ventures in Morocco. This will in turn help contribute to creating high-quality jobs in the sustainable energy and other cleantech sectors while helping Morocco mitigate and adapt to climate-related challenges through local solutions and stimulating growth.

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eC2: Insights in the business case for non-financial services to Women-owned SMEs – FMO -IFC Research

Deadline: 17-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)women-finance-blogpost

Assignment Description

1. Gain insights into the banks business case for offering non-financial services (NFS) to SMEs broadly and in particular to women-SMEs and its impact on FI business growth and sustainability.

2. Understand how entrepreneurs usage of non-financial services offered by financial institutions (i) have an impact on the businesses as well as on family in the case of women entrepreneurs and (ii) how it translates into portfolio expansion and enhanced quality, business growth and profitability for the financial institution.

3. The study will include review of a broad set of banks and financial institutions that serve SMEs to capture practices that have been successful for SMEs in general which can be adapted and applied to benefit women SMEs/womens markets.

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Opportunity knocks: A capital increase for the World Bank

On 1 November I started my new job as Executive Director at the Board of the World koenBank Group. I am incredibly proud to represent the Netherlands and 12 other countries at this important global institution. I cannot think of a mission more important than ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity and achieving the sustainable development goals. I have seen the World Bank achieve results all over the world, most recently when I worked in Mali.

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World Bank Group Announces $200 billion over Five Years for Climate Action

Funding for 2021-2025 includes a significant boost for adaptation and resilience World Bank building

Washington DC – 3 December, 2018 —The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recognizing mounting climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods, especially in the world’s poorest countries. The plan also represents significantly ramped up ambition from the World Bank Group, sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.

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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.