eC2: Myanmar Distributed Generation Scoping Study

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

The IFC is seeking consultancy services to undertake an analysis of the current market ict_day_card_1and key barriers for distributed clean power generation solutions in Myanmar. This study will primarily focus on the potential for distributed PV solutions providing power to clients on a commercially viable scale, including both grid-connected and off-grid facilities. In particular, it should focus on the market for commercial and industrial customers, rather than minigrids or other residential applications. The result of this study will be a market mapping of the potential customers that could serve as a pipeline of projects for suppliers and investors in the future, including the key characteristics of these customers, analysis of market segments, and a review of the main barriers these customers face in adopting PV solutions. The study will also profile the business models prevalent in Myanmar, to inform potential financing structures that could help unlock needed capital in the sector.

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eC2: Conducting a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment in the City of Yangon, Myanmar

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

In close collaboration with the Yangon City Development Committee, and consistent withYangon0210 the policy objectives of Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, the objective of the consultancy is to undertake a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment (BRCA) that contributes to a comprehensive resilience strategy for Yangon. The BRCA will follow the World Bank’s Building Regulation for Resilience Program’s methodology.

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eC2: Myanmar Distributed Generation Scoping Study

Deadline: 28-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) energy

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking consultancy services to undertake an analysis of the current market and key barriers for distributed clean power generation solutions in Myanmar. This study will primarily focus on the potential for distributed PV solutions providing power to clients on a commercially viable scale, including both grid-connected and off-grid facilities. In particular, it should focus on the market for commercial and industrial customers, rather than minigrids or other residential applications. The result of this study will be an overview of the commercial and regulatory environment for these types of projects, and the potential business models that would be viable in the Myanmar context; as well as a market mapping of the main companies active in this space in Myanmar and potential customers that could serve as a pipeline of projects for suppliers and investors in the future.

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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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