Deadline: 02-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed work consists of three tasks: (i) an analysis of innovative approaches to Public-Private Partnerships in smart grid investments and the role of the public sector; (ii) Recommendations for application of PPP models for smart grid investments and identification of a project/project concept pipeline, and; (iii) Dissemination of study findings report, slide deck and supplementing material through internal and external outreach to target audience. The final output will be a report and slide deck. The report will emphasize experiences from ongoing smart grid PPP projects in developed and developing countries and must provide practical guidance on the design, preparation and implementation of smart grid projects that can be used by government officials, utility managers and World Bank Group staff.
Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.
Deadline: 05-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking for a Consultant to help assess the impact of an investment project in Uganda, financed by IFC and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
The project is expected to be a senior loan to a bank in Uganda focused on the micro and small market segments. The purpose of the project is to support the expansion of the banks lending program to micro enterprises owned by women and in the agriculture sector.
Deadline: 29-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
CI-Energies is a state-owned company responsible for managing assets in the electricity sector and planning and contracting major investments in Côte d’Ivoire.
The financial advisor will have to become familiar with all relevant background documentation and shall be responsible for carrying out initial financial framework reviews:
– relevant existing reports, studies, audits, etc. necessary to become familiar with the electricity sector in Côte d’Ivoire (particularly in terms of sector revenues, costs and tariff analysis);
– existing financial forecasts, historical financial performance and technical operating history for the national utility and existing power generation arrangements in Côte d’Ivoire; and
– existing electricity laws and regulatory functions of various entities involved in the power sector.
Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Global Investment Competitiveness Survey aims to capture business perceptions on the role of investment climate factors in guiding foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions. The survey aims to analyze the investment-decision process of FDI firms across all the steps of their investment cycle (e.g., investment plans, entry, expansion, and exit). The survey also measures the importance of investment climate variables in influencing FDI decisions (e.g., investment incentives, promotion, regulations, administrative processes, etc.). We have developed a preliminary draft survey comprises around 30 questions that should take around 20-30 minutes to complete.
The survey firm will be responsible for pilot testing and implementing the survey. In person (face to face) or telephone follow up interviews of selected respondents and write up of a small set of case studies will also be required to complete the assignment.
What solutions already exist and what needs to be done to stimulate further private sector investment in renewable energy?
At the 9th of October, a panel of global and regional investors, a renewable energy developer, and a senior government official will discuss how success can be scaled; and explore the specific actions to leverage public energy financing for scaled up private flows. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the discussion in a moderated conversation with Norway’s Foreign Minister Mr. Børge Brende.
Deadline: 08-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is looking for technical assistance in watershed management investment prioritization aimed at reducing sediments flow into the hydropower project. This ties into an ongoing project of the World Bank that help with the rehabilitation of the Kali Gandaki, a Hydropower Plant.
On July 7, 2015, the IFC and the AIFH have signed an agreement for a $21.5 million loan and $4.5 million equity investment by IFC in AIFH. This loan comes with support from the Dutch-funded Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP), and is intended for the construction and operation of a 45,000 tons per year processing plant in Rwanda for fortified cereals to treat child malnutrition. Continue reading →
Earlier this year the IFC proposed, and the Board of Directors approved, an investment in the Dutch Afriflora Group. The agreement was signed on April 13, and the investment made a month later, on May 13, 2015. The investment consists of an IFC and MCPP senior secured €90 million (US$112 million equivalent) loan.
Afriflora is a family-run manufacturer and marketer of cut-rose products based in Ethiopia. Continue reading →