In this blog space in October 2017, we discussed the role of private sector in land administration and mentioned our unit would undertake an assessment and conduct global consultations on the issue. Our idea was to discuss current experience and explore ways to enhance this kind of partnership.
Last month in Vienna, we completed the third consultation where 40-some participants joined us—split equally between government and private sector representatives. This followed two consultations held in Dubai last October and Kuala Lumpur in February.
Our consultations addressed several questions:
• What models of PPP in land administration should be considered?
• What are their minimum requirements?
• What risks are involved and how can they be mitigated?
Deadline: 08-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Banks Forest and Landscapes Team within the Climate Funds unit (GCCFM) sits in the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solutions Area (CCSA); it manages carbon funds and facilities, worth over $1.3 billion. There are two main carbon funds/facilities in the land sector that seek to pilot climate result based finance at large scale level: BioCF Initiative of Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) and the FCPF Carbon Fund.
It is expected that a total of 23 Emission Reduction Programs will be included in the portfolio of both funds.First monitoring is expected to occur from 2019 onwards but before the funds can make payments, reported results need to be verified. However, more is needed to define the terms of the modalities and procedures for verification under both funds. This definition is critical for ensuring the quality and environmental integrity of ERs generated. The WB is seeking a firm to support in the definition of a verification standard.
Deadline: 06-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank in a collaboration with TNP2Kis analyzing the early implementation of digital delivery for Indonesia social assistance programs through a landscape survey on financial inclusion. The objective of this survey is to stock take the success and challenges in implementing the payments and at same time to observe the readiness of some other locations that are not yet applying digital payment for the programs. In overall, the survey will conclude list of policy suggestions for GOI to improve and completely better off in executing digital payments to social assistance beneficiaries as mandated by the President Joko Widodo, and capable to achieve financial inclusion target set by the National Council.
Deadline: 03-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The data collection should be collected electronically, using tablet computers and software such as Open Data Kit, Blaise, CSPro, or SurveyBe. The World Bank Research team will take on the task of programming the survey, but significant input will be expected from the firm in testing, and perfecting the instrument. The expected duration of the contract is from September December 2016, with the actual data collection taking place in October.
Call for submission of papers.
From March 14 – 18, the World Bank will be organizing the 17th annual Conference on Land & Poverty. With more than 1,000 participants from 125 countries at the 2015 conference, this event has become one of the main venues for showcasing innovation, learning, and debate among high level policy makers, researchers, civil society, and development partners. This year’s conference topic is motivated by the fact that recording of rights to make tenure more secure and improve land use by all, is increasingly within reach as improved technology allows better access to and management of geospatial information, citizen participation, and facilitates transparency. Continue reading
While South Africa has a well-developed national framework for public-private partnerships (PPPs), cities experiences thus far with large-scale urban redevelopment — and, specifically, with competitively soliciting and iteratively structuring economically and socially beneficial arrangements for redevelopment of public lands with the private sector — have been limited.
See full tender here: #1180507 Assessment of South Africas PPP Framework Applicability to Municipal Land Disposition and Development
Expression of Interest Deadline: 04-May-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)
eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org
Tender notification: # 1180507