eC2: NATIONAL HEALTH FACILITY SURVEY (NHFS) IN NIGERIA

Deadline: 20-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The consultant will conduct facility surveys at primary health facilities and referral secondary hospitals using the methodology approved by the World Bank in the selected sample facilities. These surveys will be in approximately 3,300 randomly selected facilities in total, with a minimum of 90 facilities in each of the 36 states and the FCT. The survey instrument comprises 5 modules. The survey firm will work with World Bank Consultants and FMOH staff to review the survey instruments, training materials and field manual; program electronic devices for data collection; deploy trained enumerators and supervisors for field work using CAPI; provide supervision and oversight over data entry and ensure compliance with quality standards; produce full clean database of the survey information; and full report and presentation summarizing the results using an agreed outline.

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Community-Driven Projects Reduce Poverty and Empower Youth in Nigeria

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  • To combat poverty, the Commercial Agriculture Development Project for Nigeria involves beneficiaries as key players and partners.
  • The project supports the strengthening of skills and capacity of Local Government Authorities and sectoral public agencies to provide support to communities.
  • The community-driven, development approach has resulted in 3,435 micro-projects, of which more than 50 percent are completed and in use.

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Unlocking Investment in West Africa

Despite West Africa’s enormous investment potential, its integration into the global nigeria-fdi-hoeleconomy is low. One sign of this is that the region captures only 5% of Africa’s total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The main hurdles for national, regional, and foreign investors are cross-border constraints. Small businesses and service providers are especially affected.

“In Nigeria, burdensome and non-transparent administrative procedures, land, the clearance of goods and services at ports and airports, and access to finance are some of the obstacles hampering investors,” said Bala Bello, Deputy Director for Policy and Advocacy at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.

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Feeding the world from Nigeria, one fish at a time

When I was growing up in rural Nigeria in the ‘80s and ‘90s, agriculture was already a central part of my life.  As a child, I gained farm experience working with my father, who was a veterinarian.  My mother, a teacher, would send me off to school each day with the parting words, “Go out there and be the best amongst equals.”  This is still the motto by which I try to live.

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In Nigeria, Fadama is Synonymous with a Decline in Poverty

INYI, March 14, 2017 – In many parts of Africa, a series of laudatory appellations called Fadama Production Grouppraise songs are widely used to capture the essence of the person or object being praised. In the Inyi village community in Oduma, in Nigeria’s Enugu State, the Fadama project has earned its own praise song.

Inyi women gather in the village hall, dancing and chanting in unison: “Fadama – Ubiam eri mbombo ozo” orin English, “Fadama – poverty has run away, there is no more poverty.”

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Mythbusters: Overcoming macho tendencies in funding toll roads- PPP

I love the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” It gives a sympathetic view of geeks, where the nerdy guy gets the beautiful girl—I just wish it had been made when I was in high school. I was the geek, without the chic. At the mercy of the big, macho kids, who seemed to have gone through puberty years before I even knew what the word meant.

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eC2: Agriculture Finance/Insurance Value Chain Study in Nigeria

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

The overall objective of the Assignment it to identify promising finance, agriculture andsenegal_sdgs_blog livestock insurance opportunities (including parametric insurance) at different stages of the value chains of 4-5 agricultural commodities in Nigeria.

The Assignment should:
(a) Identify and analyze the value chains
(b) Assess the nature of farmers and production methods
(c) Develop cash flow and financial profiles for value chain players
(d) Analyze the demand and supply of finance and index insurance,
(e) and identify any constraints that may have prevented/hindered the supply of adequate index insurance products
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New Health Care Model Launches in Nigeria to Improve Women and Children’s Health

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  • The Government of Nigeria is using the Program for Results (PforR) approach to inng-new-health-care-model-launches-in-nigeria-to-improve-women-and-childrens-health-homepage-780x439.jpgcentivize states to improve the coverage and quality of maternal and child health services.
  • The country’s health care sector is shifting from funding inputs such as drugs, commodities, and health workers, to paying for results and improved health outcomes for beneficiaries.
  • The hope is that the PforR model will help save lives and increase transparency in management and budgeting for primary healthcare.

 

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The challenge to be climate smart with the world’s agriculture

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on August 11, 2016.

Here’s something you may not be aware of: agriculture and changes in land use already contribute 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a statistic that matters in the face of two unrelenting challenges now facing the globe –how to turn the promises of last December’s historic Paris climate change agreement into reality and how to feed a growing global population.

Already more than one billion people on the planet are now undernourished, and the world needs to produce at least 50 percent more food by 2050 to feed an estimated nine billion people. And we have to achieve that while delivering on the Paris agreement to keep the global temperature rise well below two degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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eConsutlant2:Nigeria National Health Facility Survey 2016

Deadline: 14-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objectives of the survey include to collect baseline health facility data, against which Surveyprogress in subsequent years can be measured as part of the Saving One Million Lives Program for Results (SOML PforR). To meet these objectives, the World Bank is supporting health facility based surveys in all the 36 states and the FCT. This process is strongly guided by the Federal Government of Nigeria, with close coordination with the State Governments and technical support from the World Bank.

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