Deadline: 23-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is launching a competitive procurement process to select consultant services for a new assessment and guidance on smart grid infrastructure. The objective of this activity is three-fold: (i) to take stock of the status of existing smart grid infrastructure in the developing world, (ii) to assess the experience of a sample of WBG client countries with smart grid infrastructure deployment and implementation and identify barriers and emerging lessons, (iii) to develop detailed guidance and recommendations on how the World Bank Group may assist clients in the deployment of smart grid infrastructure (both transmission and distribution) to enhance core outcomes and emerging challenges (e.g., improve overall efficiency and quality of service, integrated variable renewable energy and distributed generation).
Deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform cities planning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work: As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The main obj. is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) and lockdown measures have created immense challenges for urban transport. But they also provide an opportunity for cities to rethink the future of mobility. Cycling, in particular, is enjoying renewed attention. This is not surprising, as biking offers many advantages that make it an attractive form of urban transport both during and after the pandemic: bicycles can ease the pressure on public transit systems, allow for easy social distancing, contribute to better public health, and reduce air pollution.
Deadline: 23-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road, based on an assessment of hazards; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend technical and monitoring solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.
Deadline: 19-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to inform the socio-economic exposure analysis of the TURP flood risk assessment for Mwanza city. This will be done by providing design and management of mapping campaigns in Mwanza from May October 2020 with a focus on three core mapping campaigns: i) Digitization services for 2020 building exposure updates; ii) Drainage infrastructure and river mapping; iii) Participatory Mapping of Unplanned Communities; iv) Household flood and rockfall historical incidents mapping.
Deadline: 03-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is two-fold: (i) to conduct a deep-dive gap analysis of the existing legal, competition and regulatory framework, and subsequent market outcomes, in 4-6 selected countries to identify specific areas that require strengthening to promote broadband infrastructure and service market development at both the country and regional levels; and (ii) based on the gap analysis, prepare Reform Roadmaps for each country, consisting of carefully sequenced reforms and investment prioritizations for the next 5 years (up to 2025). The Reform Roadmaps will identify policy and regulatory actions necessary to remove bottlenecks for digital infrastructure growth at both the wholesale and retail levels, as well as at country and regional (i.e. cross-border) levels, to ultimately prepare the foundations of a West Africa regional digital economy.
Deadline: 13-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Consultant firm to provide support to the World Bank team in conducting the detailed regional impact analysis for several projects financed through RIDF and/or municipal bonds. The consultant firm will also prepare a guidance note on the analysis and conduct series of trainings to the relevant stakeholders.
Deadline: 18-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The main objective of this activity, financed by the mentioned grant, is guiding the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) towards achieving long-term climate-resilient road and bridge infrastructure in Indonesia. The key actions that will help to achieve this goal are to: (i) review selected road and bridge existing manuals and guidelines on, among others, disaster risk management and slope protection, stabilization, and erosion; (ii) advice and provide technical inputs to enhance such documents; (iii) develop a set of communication materials to raise awareness of good practice; and (iv) provide technical assistance to DGH to increase their capacity.