eC2: Seeds Regulatory Review and Operationalization in Myanmar for Myanmar Agriculture Input Reforms Project

Deadline: 05-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) mozambique_cad-productions_-j_capela_resizednew
WBG is seeking to hire a Firm to review and support needed revisions of the Myanmar Seed Regulatory Framework in order to develop implementing regulations regarding seed certification, licensing and enforcement procedures. As well, the firm shall develop a capacity building program and provide the necessary training to government officials, farmers and members of the private sector.

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eC2:Assessment of Fertilizer Regulatory and Value Chain Environment in Myanmar

Deadline:  22-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)land-administration-page

WBG is seeking to hire a Firm to conduct a regulatory and value chain assessment of the fertilizers produced, imported and sold to farmers in Myanmar, which must include, but is not limited to: (a) assessment of the overall regulatory framework (registration, licensing, etc.); (b) sector profile of producers, importers, distributors, retailers and dealers; (c) product flow (to end users) through the value chain, at formal and informal entry points, to determine where the potential risks are regarding quality, manipulation and usage of fertilizer; and d) develop a capacity building program to fortify risk management systems (public and private sector) in fertilizer quality.
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eC2:Communications to Support Myanmar Energy Sector

Deadline: 16-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to help MOEE communicate with the public and stakeholders more proactively and effectively in order to support the overall development of Myanmars electricity sector.

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eC2: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Implementation Support of Education Programs

Deadline: 02-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

To reach these objectives, the firm will be expected to carry out the following activities
(a) Process monitoring/evaluation of the programs, including assessing which procedures proved difficult/problematic and why and making practical and concrete recommendations on how to improve the programs;
(b) Spot-checks to give external validation on the monitoring and reporting data;
(c)In-depth and tailored investigation to delve issues identified through preceding monitoring activities, just-in-time evaluation and technical support to respond to emerging issues/demands, and operational research/feasibility study to delve how the programs can be further improved;
(d)Technical support/assistance to the implementers (MoE at different levels) of the programs including with the aim of building their capacity for M&E.

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eC2:East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety and Disaster Resilience

Deadline: 18-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HYDRO

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.

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eC2:Support to the Myanmar Hydro Advisory Program on Improving Environmental and Social Standards in the Hydropower Sector (STC)

Deadline:15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.HYDRO

IFC’s Hydro Advisory program is currently implementing a new environmental and social standards in the hydropower sector program in Myanmar. The overall program aims to increase the share of new hydropower investments that adhere to good international industry E&S practices and will involve working closely with government, the private sector, the World Bank and other stakeholders in this space.

The purpose of the assignment will be for a Myanmar National Consultant to assist with program support, implementation of activities, and communication.

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Modernizing weather forecasts and disaster planning to save lives

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org, August 9th, 2016.
By Lisa Finneran

Is it hot outside? Should I bring an umbrella?© Angela Gentile/World Bank

Most of us don’t think much beyond these questions when we check the weather report on a typical day. But weather information plays a much more critical role than providing intel on whether to take an umbrella or use sunscreen. It can help manage the effects of climate change, prevent economic losses and save lives when extreme weather hits.

During the second IDA18 replenishment meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, I visited the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center to see how funding from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, is helping the country modernize its systems for observing and forecasting weather through the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project.

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eC2: Development of ESIA Guidelines for Hydropower Projects in Myanmar

Deadline: 29-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) guidelines for hydropower HYDROdevelopment in Myanmar are required to provide clear, consistent and comprehensive guidance on:
(i) the legal requirements for impact assessment;
(ii) key issues to be considered in project design, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning, and assessed during the ESIA process; and
(iii) management plans to be prepared, to seek project approval and to effectively design, construct, commission, operate and decommission projects in a sustainable manner.
This includes application of the mitigation hierarchy to anticipate and avoid impacts to the fullest extent possible, and where avoidance is not possible minimize (e.g. abate, rectify, repair and/or restore) those impacts, and where residual impacts remain, compensate/offset for risks and impacts.

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eConsultant2:Developing a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

Deadline: 28-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is seeking a consulting firm with a consortia of individuals to conduct a Strategic Environmental HYDROAssessment (SEA) for the hydropower sector in Myanmar. The aim of the SEA is to identify and achieve broad consensus on a balanced, equitable and sustainable development pathway for hydropower in Myanmar over the next 20 years and beyond, based on environmental, social and economic considerations, to achieve the long-term economic development and sustainable use and protection of natural resources and ecosystems.

 

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eConsultant 2: Flood Risk Assessment in South East Asia

Deadline: 27-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment is to develop a multi-country flood hazard and risk model for a quick waterresponse financing mechanism and pricing for market-based parametric financial instruments. The model may utilize a combination of various data sources, such as historical flood and rainfall data, to underpin a rapid flood assessment methodology that triggers payouts when the event is more severe than a pre-defined threshold. The extent of an event that may trigger a payout should be measured by real-time data sources, such as satellite-based rainfall data, satellite-based flood data, rainfall gauges and river discharge gauges. The severity of an event may be measured by the population or other exposure in the flood footprint. Continue reading