Thank you, Prime Minister Abe, for being such a gracious host.
It is a great pleasure to be here during the new era of Reiwa, “Beautiful Harmony.” And it’s a true pleasure that the World Bank and Japan have maintained harmony since the early 1960s, notably when the World Bank made a loan to help fund the construction of the bullet train ahead of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. I’ll ride that train tonight as I go to Tokyo. The bullet train and Japan’s many other advances enhanced connectivity and helped lead to Japan’s fast growth and its successful graduation from World Bank lending soon after the Olympics in 1966.
Deadline: 22-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking a consulting firm to undertake an assessment and pilot program to support implementation of two types of innovative bridge construction technologies: (i) modular bridges; and, (ii) geo-synthetic reinforced soil (GRS) abutments. This assignment will be funded through the Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership, which is sponsored by the Government of Japan.
Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: Assignment to develop a series of Knowledge Notes on integrated urban flood risk management, including technical and implementation, institutional and financial aspects, based on the Japanese experience, case studies, and examples. Notes will include:
- Key technical elements of solutions employed in Japan
- Key process elements of the decision-making and prioritization steps
- Key political economy elements of the narrative
The task of mayors and city leaders is no longer limited to providing efficient urban services to their citizens. Job creation is at the forefront of the economic development challenge globally.
Cities need jobs and opportunities for their citizens and the means to generate tax revenues to fund projects that meet their populations’ growing demand for basic services. The WBG flagship report on Competitive Cities outlines how
Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) program is a partnership of Japan and the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (SURR) of the World Bank. TDLC is seeking to contract with a firm to support organization of our knowledge networking and outreach activity for the Asia Smart City Conference World Bank Day. The Consultant will support the delivery of the International Conference schedule for 11/17/2016, including planning and preparation, conference organization, and preparation of minutes. The Consultant will provide delivery of the conference service, starting from the preparation phase, during the implementation and through the follow-up phase.
Deadline: 18-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The WBG is currently carrying out a Global Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety (P156243). The aim is to better understand the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks to manage and assure safety of communities downstream of dams in various global country contexts. A Global Coordinating Consultant has been appointed under the parent project and is facilitating the compilation of the global case studies based on a pro forma template.
Deadline: 17-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this Project is to report on best practices to help developing countries leverage and apply technically and financially-viable, tested and proven ICT-enabled solutions for early warning systems (EWS) and emergency operation centers (EOC) for disaster risk management (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, drought, floods, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions). As an initial phase, this project will focus on ICT solutions used by infrastructure operators (i.e., river management and hydropower dams, roads, railways) and national and local governments for EWS and EOC
Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Project consists of two components: Knowledge Development and Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination. The first component will study the evolution of disaster resilient PPP projects and the contractual and procurement structure that has impacted on private investment. The second component will consist of workshops where lessons learned will be discussed and shared among stakeholders. The final Technical Guides will be produced combining the case studies and the outcome of the workshops, disseminated through several channels to feed into PPP project preparation and standardization of PPP documents.
Tokyo, March 23, 2016 – Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), partnership project of Japan and the World Bank Group, launched City Partnership Program (CPP) which aims to accelerate the urban development in developing countries by utilizing Japanese expertise on 6 key thematic areas: urban planning, urban service provision, urban management, social development, disaster risk management, and municipal finance.