eC2:Cross-Cutting Advisory Solutions Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit Strategy Consultant

Deadline: 24-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank, in consultation with the M&E Unit of the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), is seeking to hire a Consultant to prepare and conduct two highly technical impact evaluations for each of pilot intervention: (i) The Punjab Health and Nutrition CCT (H&N CCT), and (ii) the Punjab Youth Employment Pilot (PYEP).

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eC2: Basin-wide studies in the Jhelum-Poonch Basin, Pakistan for Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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Mapping and Valuing Ecosystems Services, and Prioritizing Investments in Select Watersheds in Nepal and Pakistan to support Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline: 20-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

To help Nepal and Pakistan promote smart hydropower development through catchment area management in support of countries green growth strategies, the World Bank is initiating an activity whose main components are to: (i) create awareness and influence among policymakers across energy, water resources, and forestry ministries on the role of catchment area management and PES schemes in promoting sustainable hydropower and as a source of green and inclusive growth; (ii) generating know-how on how integrated catchment area management can promote smart hydropower development and green inclusive growth through (a) the application of ecosystem services-based modeling tools to map and value ecosystem services and to develop cost-effective catchment area management plans in selected catchments; and (iii) strengthen capacity of technical officers to apply catchment area management tools.

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eC2: Assessment of floating PV potential for Pakistan

Deadline: 15-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), is scaling+solar+main+bannerseeking a qualified consulting firm to undertake a market assessment of floating PV.

The purpose of the proposed study is twofold: 1. assess the commercial readiness of floating PV in general, as well as the key issues and potential business models; and 2. identify suitable sites in Pakistan.

The proposed terms of reference (TOR) are attached.

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eC2:Early Learning Partnership (ELP) Systems Research

The project below is divided into 4 tenders, the descriptions and requirements are the same but the country of execution is different.

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

The goals of the ELP Systems Research program are (1) to provide policymakers in a set of focus countries with actionable information to help guide the delivery of quality, equitable early learning at scale; and (2) to build the international evidence base in the emerging field of systems research in early childhood education. Funding is available for one research team for each of the following focus countries/regions: Ethiopia; Liberia; the province of Punjab, Pakistan; and Tanzania. An additional focus country may be added at a later time depending on the availability of funds.

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eConsultant2: ASSESSING CAPTIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR A CLIENT IN FOOD INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN

Deadline:  23-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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IFC is seeking a consultant to assess technical and financially viable captive energy options for supply of uninterrupted electricity from solar/hybrid sources to the existing facility and a new setup outside Lahore possibly comprising of frozen bakery unit, juice and pulp extraction plant, controlled atmospheric storage (CAS) for fruits, bakery and snack food products unit.

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eConsultant2: Punjab Investment Climate Project – Review of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade.

Deadline: 24-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

At the request of the Government of IFC and the DutchPakistan (GoP), the World Bank Group (WBG) has prepared, in co-operation with the Government of Punjab (GoPunjab) and in the context of the Punjab Growth Strategy 2018, Punjab Investment Climate Project. This advisory project aims to improve the investment climate in Punjab province

The T&C team is seeking the services of a qualified Firm (the Consultant) that can carry out a comprehensive review of the investment functions of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) and recommend both changes to increase its effectiveness in this area of its operations and a program of capacity building which will allow these higher levels of effectiveness to be achieved. Continue reading

Pakistan Sindh Barrages Improvement Project

The World Bank Board of Directors will discuss the Sindh Barrages Improvement Project in Pakistan on Friday, June 19. Upon approval, this project will receive a total of $188 million from the World Bank for a grand total of $208 million.

The Project Development Outcome is to improve the reliability and safety of the Guddu barrage and strengthen the Sindh Irrigation Department’s capacity to operate and manage the barrage. The project consists of three different components:

  • Rehabilitation of the Guddu Barrage
  • Improved Barrage Operation
  • Project Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation

Approved project Pakistan: Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project

The Board of Directors of the World Bank approved the Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project on March 20, 2015. The project involves a total of $242 million, of which $187 million is provided by the IDA, and $55 million by the Government of Pakistan. The stated goal of the project is to ‘improve irrigation water management at tertiary and field levels in Sindh.’ This is to be achieved through the following four components:

1) Community Water Infrastructure Improvement ($120 million);
2) Promotion and Installation of High Efficiency Irrigation Systems ($66 million);
3) Improved Agriculture Practices ($24 million); and
4) Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Strategic Studies ($32 million).

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Cheap technology to tackle corruption – Blog by Tony Verheijen

Blog by Tony Verheijen, Dutch national who is currently World Bank Country Director in Serbia, and previously Sector Manager of the Public Sector and Governance department in South Asia. This blog was published on December 15, 2014 on the World Bank website.

“Greetings! Sir, we purchased a property worth 11,000 Euros. We paid a tax for the purchase of 800 Euros and paid a bribe of 400 Euros for property registration”.

Citizens from the Pakistan Province (state) of Punjab – population of over 100 million citizens – send numerous SMS messages similar to this to Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, on a daily basis. Messages are then processed and consolidated feed-back on government services is posted on a public dashboard for everyone to see. But, more importantly, they provide Punjab’s administration (and the Chief Minister himself) with real time data about the delivery, quality, and efficiency of various public services. The key is, of course, that Sharif and his government follow up on the information they gather: fixing service delivery problems where they arise, rewarding bureaucrats for the good work and/or punish them for the lousy one.

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