eC2: Improving empirical evidence and analytical support on investments in Coastal Resilience in India and Bangladesh

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

Assignment Description:  The World Bank aims to apply financing from GFDRR to support efforts to improve the resilience of its coastal areas in India and Bangladesh to enable future investment plans towards building long-term resilience. This technical assistance aims to support the Governments of Bangladesh and India to enhance analytical understanding of past and current interventions, determine lessons learned to assess and improve the quality of resilient investments and improve service delivery of disaster risk management by building and expanding institutional capacities through knowledge exchange and technical and operational collaboration. The expected outcomes of this study are a detailed study assessing past and current coastal resilience interventions (such as multi-purpose cyclone and flood shelters, early warning and dissemination systems, coastal embankments, and community based disaster risk management), cost-benefit analysis of various intervention options, and best practices and lessons learned through data analysis, conceptual/numerical modeling and stakeholder consultations. Also, a comprehensive dissemination strategy will be developed to share the results of the study with the involved agencies, practitioners, and the public in general.

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eC2: INVESTMENT POTENTIAL ANALYSIS FOR THE INDIA E-WASTE PROJECT, INDIA

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)mw-investing-in-waste-management-to-create-job-opportunities-for-malawis-youth-780x439

Assignment Description: This selection is being created to hire the services of consultants and agencies to conduct an in-depth Investment Potential Analysis to inform and guide prospective investors; and an awareness agency to carry out strategic and tactical communications.

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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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eC2: Design support for developing a Farmer Loyalty Program

Deadline: 25-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  ls-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-vegetable-farmer-in-lesotho-780x439

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with its global partners – Bayer AG, Netafim and Swiss Re – launched the Better Life Farming Alliance (BLFA) in April 2018. The objective of BLFA is to support smallholders sustainably improve farm yields and incomes and improve their lives. India is one of the countries covered under the BLFA where two projects are under implementation – in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – for smallholder farm yield improvements. IFC and the BLFA partners are interested in developing a farmer loyalty program such that there are incentives or benefits for farmers to continue to engage with the BLFA partners. The farmer loyalty program should have a clear business rationale for the BLFA partners, as well as clear and articulated value for the farmers who choose to engage in BLFA projects. IFC is planning to recruit a specialized firm to design the farmer loyalty program for a pilot deployment with India BLFA farmers with potential to scale-up.

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eC2: Increasing Rail Freight Share in India

indexDeadline: 24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Indian Railways has many freight marketing policies which are designed to increase rail freight share, however, it has not been able to meet its stated objective. A few of the strategies include: 1)Development of Private Freight Terminals by private sector to provide intermodal transport connectivity and serve as a marketing interface in between IR and intended customers 2)Rating mechanisms which leans on what the cargo can bear and favours long lead movements 3) Private Sidings and Own your wagon schemes which induce private equity, ownership and increase in infrastructure to assist movement of cargo on rail.

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eC2:Piloting sensor driven precision irrigation technology in Rice based farming system

Deadline:  20-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

Objective:  The firm should provide services by installing suitable equipment’s for: 1. measuring standing water level in rice crop using suitable sensor and to measure moisture content of soil using soil suction sensors for all crops; and subsequently to determine irrigation schedule (both timing and quantity of irrigation) using algorithms; 2. Mobile based pump control system and a decision support system to implement irrigation scheduling and monitor the pump operation remotely using mobile. 3. Monitor the groundwater levels, rainfall and volume of water extracted using automatic instruments 4. Provide cloud based application, mobile apps, training modules and videos for dissemination to the farmers.
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eC2: India, Uttar Pradesh Health Sector Study

Deadline:  07-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective:  The purpose of the study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Health System and identify key gaps and challenges in provisioning, financing and consumption of health services in the state. The report is also expected to provide clear description of the state of the health system in UP, identify challenges faced by the public and private providers and recommend potential areas of private sector participation

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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: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

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

Objective:  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: Roadmap and action plan for implementation of the market based instrument for greenhouse gas reduction for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector in India

Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GAS

The assignment includes, but not least, scoping of the MSME sector, identifying suitable MBI(s) and recommends an optimum policy package, roadmap and action plan for implementation, and proposing critical design elements of MBI(s). In the assessment, the Consultant needs to take into consideration various elements on the sectors, such as emissions profile, contribution to India’s NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability to national circumstances. The proposed MBI should be based on the work of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s SME program and potential links and design convergence with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme should be explored while reviewing policy and design options.

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