eC2: Mexican Container Ports Market Study

Deadline: 21-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The main purpose of the current Assignment is to obtain an updated market assessment, traffic, and revenue projections for Mexican Ports, based on recent developments in the region, as well as expected evolution of global trade and the changes underway in the international maritime industry.

The Consultant shall prepare 15 year, traffic and revenue forecasts for the Mexican port terminals covering the period (2017-32).

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Innovating for Growth in Latin America

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  • The World Bank Group is helping countries across Latin America improve their policies and programs to encourage innovation.
  • To become competitive in global markets, companies need to adopt new technologies and better management practices.
  • Universities and the private sector are opening the lines of communication to align research with business and broader societal needs.

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Deeper Integration Vital for Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Report Says

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2017 – A deeper economic integration among Latin American World Bank buildingand Caribbean countries will make the region more competitive in international markets and boost long-term growth, according to a new World Bank report.

Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America, argues that a renewed integration strategy that takes advantage of the complementarities between regional and global economic integration can contribute to growth with stability. This is particularly relevant for a region that is just coming out of two years of recession.

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eC2: Improving Access to Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation in Rural Areas in Bolivia

Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A baseline study in a statistical sample of households in communities targeted under the

‘Improving Access to Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation in Rural Areas Project’ will be Water crisis:  Child sitting on cracked earth near drying watercarried out with funding provided by a WB Technical Assistance Programme, in selected communities and municipalities in the Departments of Chuquisaca, Potosi, Cochabamba and Oruro. The baseline data will provide inputs for the Project design, including the implementation strategy in its water supply, energy and irrigation components; and the design of the community development and behavior change activities. The study will also set a baseline to monitor the project results and adjust its design and implementation if needed.

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Latin America and the Caribbean: seizing a trillion dollar opportunity in climate investments

Article published on on July 13, 2016.

Soon the world will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic climate agreement  Alessandra Bazan Testino / IFC signed in Paris in December 2015. The agreement will be implemented through country-led greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction commitments known as their intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which to date have been submitted by 189 countries covering 95 percent of global GHG emissions.

Apart from signaling concrete commitments, these reduction targets also offer a clear signpost of the investment direction countries need to follow as the global economy steers towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway. Estimates point to between $57 trillion and $93 trillion in new low-carbon, climate resilient infrastructure investment by 2030.[1] How developing countries evaluate and respond to their infrastructure needs will greatly determine their ability to meet GHG reduction commitments.

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Get connected with Latin-America & Caribbean

Accessing and finding tenders are one of the most time consuming activities when trying to work with financial institutions like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). That is why the IDB has created the ConnectAmericas platform. The platform not only allows you to see the IDB tenders but also tenders from other Latin American & Caribbean companies who are looking for overseas partners.REDES SOCIALES BID

With the slogan “Take the world with your hands”, the goal of the platform is to foster the internationalization of companies, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing contacts, content (tenders), and financing options.

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eConsultant2: Strengthening DRM and Resilience of Central American Municipalities

Deadline: 19-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is seeking consultant services to assess the current state Urban Latin Americaof urban resilience in Central America and to identify policy actions and specific priority investments projects that can be implemented by selected cities.

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eConsultant2:Improving and expanding the use of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Information System (SIASAR)

Deadline:  17-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Within this context the participating countries have requested the WSP support to waterconsolidate and expand the use of SIASAR. In response to this request, the Bank approved a Technical Assistance through WSP aimed to support the consolidation and expansion of SIASAR as a decision-making tool for policy formulation, planning, and resource allocation, thereby improving the quality and sustainability of RWSS service provision.

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Dutch consortium presents clean-up plan to combat pollution of Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro


This article originally appeared on the Dutch Water Sector website.


This polluted bay will be the scene of the OIympic water sports venues in August 2016.

A Dutch consortium of government, companies, knowledge institutes and NGOs has joined forces to help Rio de Janeiro to structurally clean up their polluted Guanabara Bay. On 30 June a Dutch delegation presented the ‘Clean Urban Delta Initiative’ to the secretary for the environment of the State of Rio de Janeiro André Corrêa.

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Bolivia: 350 Thousand Rural Inhabitants to Benefit from Direct Community Investments

This article originally appeared on the World Bank website. More information about the project can be found at the project website.

On August 4, the World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors approved US$60 million in additional financing to expand the successful implementation of the Community Investment in Rural Areas Project (PICAR). The additional financing will increase the number of beneficiaries from 150 thousand to 350 thousand, most of them indigenous, and almost half women, in La Paz, Oruro, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba and Pando departments.

Up until now, a good portion of the initiatives were focused on creating or improving drinking water and sewer infrastructure, irrigation and micro-irrigation canals, pedestrian and vehicular bridges, greenhouses and cattle enclosures, among others.

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