Four strategies for helping women in fragile settings succeed in the digital economy

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately impacting women’s ng-click on kaduna4-wblivelihoods. Young women are more prone to unemployment and under-employment than men, and many work in service and informal sector jobs that have been most disrupted during the crisis.

As part of their COVID-19 response, governments are exploring digital solutions to promote economic recovery. However, gender gaps in internet use and mobile phone access mean that job opportunities in the digital economy remain out of reach for many women. This inequality is exacerbated in communities affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), where women often face greater safety and security concerns, significant mobility constraints, and restrictive sociocultural norms. This is the case in Kaduna, a state in northern Nigeria affected by years of conflict and instability.

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eC2: Development of digital tools for evaluation of performance-based contracts and performance-based financing in the health sector of Nigeria

Deadline: 20-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank would like to evaluate the impact of the performance-based contracting with the private sector and performance-based financing of the public health facilities on the nutrition outcomes of Nigeria. The findings of the assessment will inform the Government of Nigerias programmatic and financial decisions with respect to performance-based contracting with the private sector and performance-based financing of social sector programs, including in the health and nutrition sector. In support of the assignment objective, the World Bank proposes to hire a firm to develop, test and finalize digital tools that will be used by the World Bank to collect and report longitudinal data for the evaluation of performance-based contracts and performance-based financing in the social sectors in Nigeria.

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eC2: Recruitment of consulting firm to develop business case for improving primary healthcare services and expanding the role of the private sector in delivering health services in Edo State.

Deadline: 09-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The proposed Primary Care Transformation Project in Edo State (the Project) aims to (i) identify the constraints and gaps for the effective delivery of PHC services in Edo State, (ii) outline the project development and funding requirements to address these constraints, (iii) explore potential partnerships with innovative private sector players to overcome these constraints, and (iv) create an implementable and bankable private sector solution for the Edo State. IFC will be considering supporting such solution through (i) further advisory on the design on the specific PPP model; (ii) financing the mechanism through direct lending to Edo State and/or the private company.
The Project will provide a detailed assessment of the current state of the health sector delivery with a specific focus on PHC, create means for pub/pvt dialogues to disseminate and discuss the findings, exploring private or PPP projects to increase availability, affordability and quality of PHC servies.

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eC2: Development of Creatives and Deployment Plan for Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) Project

Deadline: 02-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)power-nutrition

The objective of this assignment is to develop for the ANRiN PMU, creatives and associated collaterals, for an effective above-the-line and below-the-line mass media campaign to improve nutrition during the first thousand days window in Nigeria through the ANRiN project. Additionally, a model media plan will be proposed for the mass media campaign to the PMU for roll out during the life of the ANRiN project.

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eC2: Assessment of economic circularity options in the plastics sector in Nigeria

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

The objectives of the market assessment are to understand the plastics sector in Nigeria, anticorruptionas well as scope out opportunities for impactful private sector interventions structured around circular supply chain for plastics. The assessment will specifically focus on the food & beverage and textile/garment value chains and associated packaging activities in Nigeria. It will look into overall market size for applicable types of plastics, current practices for the use of plastics material, as well as recycling, reuse and disposal practices. The study will scope out value chain players and opportunities to increase the circularity linkages, including through offset of the virgin raw materials.

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eC2: Cyber Security Technical Assistance

Deadline: 04-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The World Bank Groups Digital Development Global Practice is implementing a Global Cybersecurity Programme designed to develop Cybersecurity capacity and strategic awareness for public sector public officials in Africa and Asia. These public officials are then expected to champion their national Cybersecurity agendas and lead the cultural Cybersecurity change that is desperately needed in most developing countries.

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eC2: Nigeria Multi-Sector Investment Plan for Coastal Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

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

As part of the World Bank’s West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program, the objective ofSenegal this activity is to develop, in a participatory manner, a Multi-sectoral Investment Plan (MSIP) for coastal risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The MSIP will be an action plan for the development of the Nigerian coastal zone, integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk management considerations, and focused on but not limited to coastal erosion, flooding, and pollution. The MSIP will take into account all sectors involved in the zone and their contribution, in the medium and long term, for the strategic development of coastal areas in Nigeria. The activity should delineate objective, prioritized investment needs for integrated coastal zone management, providing indicative/estimated financing requirements for priority interventions, and developing a “pre-design” for the highest priority investment in each state (across four states).

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eC2: Lighting Africa, Nigeria – Consumer Education: Below the Line Phase 3

Deadline: 03-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe and reliable lighting.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in June 2020, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final year, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement a below-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products to at least 500,000 additional households in Nigeria by June 2020.

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eC2: Lighting Africa, Nigeria – Consumer Education: Above the Line Phase 4

Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe and reliable lighting.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in June 2020, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final year, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement an above-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products to at least 500,000 additional households in Nigeria by June 2020.
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eC2: Nigeria ID4D Gender Deep Dive

Deadline: 12-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) id4d-global-dataset

The Gender Deep Dive aims specifically to analyze gender gaps in access to government-recognized IDs in Nigeria and provide evidence-based advice to policy makers on how to address barriers that women may face in obtaining an ID. It is important to address this gender gap in women’s lack of access to IDs both because the ability to prove ones identity is a fundamental right, and because IDs are instrumental to accessing many other rights and services where proof of identity is required, such as financial services, ownership of mobile phones, health services, social protection, and claiming rights under the law.

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