Making infrastructure work for both women and men

Despite decades of progress, the global infrastructure gap is still significant: around untitled940m people live without electricity, 2.2bn lack safely managed water, 4.2bn lack safely managed sanitation facilities and 1bn live more than 2 km away from an all-season road.

This gap has a different meaning for women: infrastructure is not gender-neutral. The gaps in access to good infrastructure—and how it is designed, built and run—affects men and women differently.  For instance, it is well documented that women are responsible for obtaining water for domestic use in most countries, which has a big impact on how they spend their time. In Niger, the average time women and girls spend fetching water adds up to 13 days a year. Lack of access to electricity results in household drudgery for women, due to lack of lighting, electric water pumps and refrigeration. 

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eC2: Counsultancy Services to Support Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project

Deadline: 19-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENA

The consultant will be responsible to provide technical and management support to the Bank team in the urban and federalism program in Nepal. The support will be particularly focused on the activities of the Nepal Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project (P163418) and the Urban Governance and Federalism ASA (P165231).

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Lifelines for Better Development

Published on http://www.worldbank.org, June 19, 2019

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Resilient infrastructure is about people. Particularly in developing countries, Lifelines22--1-infrastructure disruptions are an everyday concern that affects people’s well-being, economic prospects, and quality of life.
  • There is a significant economic opportunity from investing in resilient infrastructure: the overall net benefit of doing so in developing countries would be $4.2 trillion over the lifetime of new infrastructure.
  • For infrastructure investors, governments, development banks and the private sector the message is clear: rather than just spending more, also spend better

Infrastructure is at the heart of lives and livelihoods. It can enable schools and hospitals, businesses and industry, and access to jobs and prosperity. In developing countries, however, disruptions to infrastructure are an everyday concern, reducing opportunities for employment, hampering health and education, and limiting economic growth.

In low and middle-income countries, direct damages from natural hazards to power generation and transport alone cost $18 billion a year, cutting into the already scarce budget of road agencies and power utilities. But the main impact of natural shocks on infrastructure is through the disruptions they impose on people and communities, for instance, businesses unable to keep factories running or use the internet to take orders and process payments; or on the households that don’t have the water they need to prepare meals or on people unable to go to work, send children to school, or get to a hospital.

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eC2: Integrating risk reduction in school infrastructure management in the Dominican Republic

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

Provide technical support to the Dominican Republic to integrate risk reduction in school infrastructure through (i) the preparation of a risk assessment and risk reduction intervention strategy, and (ii) identification of seismic retrofitting solutions for reinforced concrete buildings with short column problems known as pabellones SEE.

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eC2: Assessment of the regulatory and legal framework for a PPP for the San Jose tramway in Costa Rica

Deadline: 15-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group (WBG), with the support of the Global Infrastructure Facility PPPs(GIF), is selecting a legal firm (Consultant) to conduct a summary report and assessment on the regulatory and legal frameworks of Costa Rica, which may be relevant to a potential PPP for a greenfield Tramway project.

The Consultant will be entitled to develop a high-level report on the legal and regulatory framework in Costa Rica (national and municipal levels) relevant to structuring a potential PPP for the envisaged tramway project. The purpose of this activity is to support the WBGs decision on its potential involvement in the tramway project in the future.

The services include the following tasks:
1. Preliminary Due Diligence Report
2. Final Due Diligence Report
The assignment will be carried out over a period of 90 days.

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eC2: Technical Advisory Services on Universally Accessible Infrastructure Design – Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project

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

This assignment aims to provide capacity building support and technical assistance to seven participating cities in the Mekong Delta under World Bank SUUP Project to incorporate universal accessibility to urban planning and infrastructure design. There are three main tasks: 1) Provision of advisory services on detailed design for universally accessible infrastructure (provide recommendations for each subtype of infrastructure), 2)Preparation of design guidelines to incorporate universally accessible infrastructure principles and design and 3) Provision of training on universally accessible infrastructure principles and design. Supporting tasks include a rapid review of Vietnamese legal and regulatory framework on universally accessible infrastructure design and development, assessing baseline and needs in the cities and sharing global experiences on universal accessibility. The duration of the assignment is for 12 months.

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eC2: Financing Options Analysis for the ASEAN Rolling Pipeline of Priority Infrastructure Projects

Deadline: 31-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

To enhance connectivity and attract more public and private investments for

modern city with highway interchangeinfrastructure in ASEAN, MPAC 2025 recommended the establishment of a rolling priority pipeline list of potential ASEAN infrastructure projects and sources of funds.

The Initial Pipeline consists of 16-20 projects submitted by the ASEAN Member States and selected and prioritized by the World Bank based on a screening and scoring process assessing key project factors such as strategic relevance, impact on regional connectivity, environmental and social impact, project feasibility, and the contracting agency’s implementation capacity.

In the next phase, the World Bank will undertake a financing options analysis of each of the projects in the Initial Pipeline to determine the best procurement option for the project i.e., to determine whether the project should be publicly funded, privately financed or funded/financed through a Public Private Partnership. Where a project already has a robust and recently conducted pre-feasibility or feasibility study, the information and data required to undertake such analysis should already be available. However, for those projects that do not have such a study available, it will be necessary to undertake the relevant studies and review.

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Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.
  • A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.
  • The CURE Framework marks an important milestone in the partnership between the World Bank and UNESCO on culture, urban development, and resilience.

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Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report

Published on http://www.worldbank.org on October 30, 2018

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floating solar technologies are paving the way to significantly scale up the use of DCIM100MEDIADJI_0037.JPGsolar energy around the world, especially in countries with high population density and where land is a constraint
  • This first-of-its-kind market report estimates the global potential of floating solar, even under conservative assumptions, to be 400 gigawatts (GW). That is roughly the total capacity of all solar photovoltaic installations worldwide at the end of 2017

 

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eC2: Investment Funding Mechanisms and Institutional Set-up Options for a National Urban Flood Risk Investment Program for Indonesian Cities

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

The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia to address critical urban indonesiaflood risk management and investment needs in Indonesia. This technical assignment will assist with the development of a conceptual framework design for a national urban flood risk reduction investment program, which could comprise risk reduction investments, technical capacity building, knowledge sharing, and innovation generation. The key output will be a conceptual framework and sustainable implementation model for the proposed program that addresses the identified needs through proposed financial and organizational arrangements; makes recommendations for any needed regulatory/institutional/financial arrangements; and propose an overall action plan and timeline to put the program into effect. The team will be expected to provide technical advice on public financial management, municipal finance, disaster risk management, flood risk management, and urban development.

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