The World Bank Group Exceeds 2020 Climate Targets for the Second Year in a Row: Here’s How It Was Done

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  • In fiscal year 2019, the World Bank Group committed nearly $17.8 billion to climate-related investments, surpassing current targets for the second year in a row.
  • Three country snapshots illustrate some of the ways climate change considerations were integrated in the project design: building climate resiliency into transportation systems in Sierra Leone; improving irrigation to address food security in Pakistan; and mitigating flood risk in Vietnam’s urban infrastructure.
  • Going forward, the World Bank Group will invest and mobilize $200 billion in climate-related financing from 2021-2025, doubling what we did in the last five years and significantly ramping up support for adaptation.

eC2:Renewable Energy Competitive Bidding Strategy

Deadline: 07-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)energy

Scope of Work
The assignment has four components:
(i) Develop RE Competitive Bidding Strategy, including volume and timeline recommendations, type of bidding, roles of key agencies, and ensuring maximum economic benefit over the long-term;
(ii) Procurement Framework for Competitive Bidding, including consideration of qualification requirements, winner selection process, and sellers liabilities;
(iii) Stakeholder Consultations and Capacity Building, including regular workshops, briefings, and other engagement to ensure that all key federal and provincial agencies, and private sector developers and investors, are consulted regularly;
(iv) RE Competitive Bidding Action Plan, including a capacity assessment of key agencies, communication strategy, and immediate next steps for implementation.

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eC2: Pakistan (Sindh): Public-Private Dialogue Platform Facilitator/Coordinator

Deadline: 22-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

The World Bank recently completed a study in Pakistan (Sindh Province) through the Private Health Sector Assessment in Pakistan (P164409) and shared the Policy Note For Better Quality and More Integrated PHC Services in Sindh Province: Options Paper with the provincial government counterparts and key stakeholders. This report highlighted that a platform for continuous dialogue between the private and public health sectors is currently absent in the Sindh health system, and could provide a useful entry-point for discussions and sustainable partnerships. In this light, the World Bank, in collaboration with the GoS will support the engagement of key stakeholders through facilitating a Public-Private Dialogue Platform (PPD). This structured forum, will initially be supported by the World Bank, and will consist of quarterly meetings of a consultative group organized in workshop-style discussions, allowing for short presentations to introduce topics or share background information.

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eC2: Study of Water Efficiency and Wastewater Management for Key Industrial Zones in Pakistan

Deadline: 21-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

To initiate this approach, IFC is seeking an independent consultant (the Consultant) to help compare options and develop a business plan to address water shortage and wastewater treatment requirements in three industrial estates / zones in Karachi, namely Korangi Industrial Estate, S.I.T.E Industrial Area and Bin Qasim Industrial Zone (together the Industrial Zones). 

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eC2:Technical Assistance for the Requirement Specification and Design for Implementation of Pakistan National Single Window

Deadline: 30-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)trade-LPI-fishing-ship-container-docker

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking to engage a consultancy firm (the Consultant) to assist with the development of a Project Design Document for Implementation of the PNSW (the Services).
The objective of this consulting assignment is to complete the preparatory work for the establishment and operation of the PNSW based on the existing GOPs decisions and policy and following the recommendations made in the Blueprint and other products (Risk Management, Business Process Analysis, Port Community System) and consolidate them into an actionable Implementation Plan.
The Implementation Plan will form part of the final deliverable of this project, the full Project Design Document (PDD).

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eC2: Water Resources Option Study for Karachi (Pakistan)

Deadline: 09-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Assignment Description: 

This study will provide the Karachi Water and Sanitation Board (KWSB) with strategic guidance by comparing different approaches to augmenting water supply for the rapidly growing city of Karachi. A particular focus will be on attracting private sector participation in service provision.

The scope of the study will include: (i) reviewing existing research on future raw water supplies in Karachi and defining KWSBs service territory; (ii) developing options for sequencing future water supply sources, with a view to promoting private sector participation in the sector; and (iii) reviewing the enabling environment for Private Sector Participation (PSP).

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eC2: Sindh Province: Renewable Energy Locational Study

ict_day_card_1Deadline: 18-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The envisaged scope of work will involve four tasks, as follows: (i) Grid integration analysis including an identification of substations that can accommodate solar and/or wind capacity without major upgrades, and those that would require major transmission and/or substation upgrades to allow the addition of VRE capacity; (ii) Assessment and ranking of renewable energy zones using the MapRE tool and utilization the best available data on solar and wind resource potential, transmission lines, elevation, land use, protected and sensitive areas, settlements, and other relevant data; and combining of this data with the results from the grid integration analysis; (iii) More detailed identification of potential sites for solar parks, using the results from the prior work to carry out a land availability analysis that investigates land ownership and other issues in a 10km radius around high ranking substations; (iv) Development of a solar park strategy, based on lessons learned from Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, international experiences, discussions with key public sector agencies, and consultations with private sector developers.

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eC2: Conduct Energy Audits of 16 Municipal Committees and Develop Energy Management Plans (including Investment Plans)

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

The overall approach for the energy audits will be: Analyze energy consumption and costs: Collect, organize, and analyze past energy bills. Compare energy performance: Determine the energy use and resources that can help compare them internally from one period to another, from one facility to a similar one, or from one system to another. Profile energy use patterns: Determine the time and relationships of energy use such as the electricity demand profile. Inventorize energy use: Prepare a list of all energy-consuming loads/efficiencies in the audit area and measure their consumption and demand. Identify Energy Management Opportunities (EMOs): Include operational and technological measures to reduce energy usage. Assess the benefits: Measure the potential energy and cost savings, along with any other benefits.

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eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html  

Tender notification: # 1257724

Assignment Countries:

  • PK – Pakistan

eC2: Private Health Sector Assessment in Sindh Province, Pakistan

Deadline:  01-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective: (1) assess the status of healthcare provision by private sector entities (for profit and non-profit), including payment mechanisms. (2) analyze the level of private health sector regulations. (3) identify possible options for public private partnerships and service contracting to improve primary health care

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eC2:Assessment of Contribution of IFC Power Generation Investments to Economic Growth and Employment in Pakistan

Deadline:  25-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  Renewable-energy

Objective: The study will assess the relationship between IFC investment in electricity generation, and employment and economic growth in Pakistan. It will have the following two components: 1. At the macro level, the study shall assess quantitatively the impact of the IFC investments on employment and economic growth (including access, prices, reliability). 2.At the micro level the study will focus in detail on 2 projects (selected by the IFC) to quantify their impacts and outline the channels through which these projects had an impact.

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