World Bank Supports First COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Lebanon

US$34 million in emergency financing will provide access to vaccines for over 2 million people in Lebanon

BEIRUT, January 21, 2021 — The World Bank today approved a re-allocation of US$34 million under the existing Lebanon Health Resilience Project to support vaccines for Lebanon as it faces an unprecedented surge in COVID-19, with record-breaking numbers of around 5,500 daily confirmed cases since the beginning of the year. This is the first World Bank-financed operation to fund the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. The financing will provide vaccines for over 2 million individuals. The vaccines are expected to arrive in Lebanon by early February 2021.

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Water for peace: preventing conflict related to water and wetlands

Water can be a key trigger of conflict among communities or between citizens and the waterstate. This is happening all over the world: from Iraq to Guatemala and from Mali to Lebanon. Preventing water-related conflicts can save lives and is good for the economy. The Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership and the Geneva Water Hub show how water-related conflict prevention looks in practice, and how to measure the success of such programs. Clarity about programming and measuring impact are needed to unlock more investment in conflict prevention and to do so efficiently and effectively. 

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eC2: Training for e-commerce and export advisors in Lebanon, Djibouti, and Tunisia

Deadline: 17-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment specifically focuses on increasing women-led SMEs access to domestic 1_BkBrs2NfHlP53xw7ZfQ0Pwand export markets through e-commerce, and to increase their sales from e-commerce in Lebanon.

There are two main sub-activities envisaged: (1) scoping and market analysis to understand where are the key challenges and constraints to e-commerce for womens SMEs; and (2) develop and deliver a package of support services to women-led SMEs, in partnership with local stakeholders, that will increase sales, markets and profits via e-commerce.

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eC2: BEY Airport – Technical Consultant

Airport_PPPDeadline: 21-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory has been retained by the Lebanons High Council for Privatization and PPP (HCP) to act as lead advisor on attracting private investment through a Public-Private Partnership for the expansion of the Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY Airport). IFC will provide advisory services to HCP to engage the private sector to optimize the operations of the existing facilities of the BEY Airport in order to solve the current capacity constraints, as well as operate and maintain the airside and landside facilities. The future operator shall also develop new facilities through a phased approach over the term of the contract to cope with the forecasted increase in passenger traffic and cargo over the next few decades.

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Deadline: 13-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC intends to engage a NGO/INGO or a consulting firm (or a combination thereof which forms a consortium led by one member of the consortium) to undertake a field survey to assess the viability of a potential commercial based market for solar energy solutions for refugees and respective host communities which enables improved access to energy services.


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eC2:Study of Vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian Refugee children for Lebanon Education Research for Results Program

Deadline: 30-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)2030-promo-getty

The primary objective of the Research for Results (R4R) program is to generate new evidence on student and teacher performance across school types and to create policy recommendations to strengthen the efficiency and quality of education services by public, private and non-state providers. Furthermore, the research program includes system-level analyses and stakeholder outreach to create and share new information about education services for uptake by policy makers and system stakeholders. The R4R program is governed by a Steering Committee, chaired by MEHE, and a Technical Committee, chaired by the Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD), and is financed by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the R4R program different studies are designed to understand the causes and factors associated with the variation at all type of schools, public or private, in order to support the government initiatives to ensure learning for all children in Lebanon. One of these studies is looking into the school enabling environment covering four dimensions: school finances, school management and leadership, teachers, and school physical and learning environment. Other ongoing studies are focusing on student learning outcomes as well as teacher observation and classroom practices.

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Article: The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) Lebanon

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 — The World Bank Group (WBG) has rolled out a new six-year program for its engagement in Lebanon, underlining the need to support the country as it grapples with a myriad of political and socio-economic hardships largely linked to regional turmoil. The strategy broadly aims to recalibrate confidence of citizens in the state that has been deeply shaken by political instability, inadequate public services, shrinking economic opportunities and fallouts of the conflict in Syria.

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