eConsultant2: Investment Prioritization for Watershed-based Ecosystem Services Application to Nepal

Deadline: 08-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Kali-gandakiThe World Bank is looking for technical assistance in watershed management investment prioritization aimed at reducing sediments flow into the hydropower project. This ties into an ongoing project of the World Bank that help with the rehabilitation of the Kali Gandaki, a Hydropower Plant.

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Public procurement in the context of natural disasters

Original blog published by Felipe Goya on the World Bank website.

Nepal is coping with the consequences of a disastrous earthquake. During the next months the government will be under a lot of pressure to respond quickly to the needs of the population.

Public procurement units across the Volunteers unload relief materials in Nepalcountry will also feel this pressure. They will be deciding over the purchase of goods and services with taxpayer money. On the one hand, the purchases are urgently needed. On the other, there is a risk that taxpayer money can be wasted if decisions are taken too hastily.

One instrument that can be helpful in this kind of situation is a framework agreement. This should be part of any country’s Disaster Risk Management plan. Its aim is to have a procurement system ready that responds quickly to an emergency. But this quick response should not increase risks beyond what policymakers have defined as acceptable. Special procurement procedures for emergencies should be part of disaster management systems and should especially include tailored framework agreements.

Specific considerations:

  • Delivery capacity
  • Price speculation

Read the full article at http://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/shaping-procurement-plan-emergencies?CID=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT.

 

World Bank Group Offers Help to Nepal After Devastating Earthquake

Originally posted on World Bank website.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2015—The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today offered Nepal the Bank Group’s immediate support to overcome the damage and loss of life after a devastating earthquake on Saturday.

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Analysis of the Indian power market and offtake possibilities for Nepalese producers: # 1176350

See full tender here : Analysis of the Indian power market and offtake possibilities for Nepalese producers

Expression of Interest Deadline: 26-Mar-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org

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