Betting on Bankability: Picking up the pace of Manila’s Light Rail Transit system

When the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project reached financial close in March 2016 it was a landmark event for the Philippines and for Southeast Asia. It is an achievement for an enormous project worth some US$1.1 billion to go ahead in a region with not much of a track record of large-scale transport Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The project’s winning formula is a combination of at-times difficult ingredients: government responsiveness, a balanced risk profile, and project bankability. Continue reading

Deltares and the World Bank: examples of close collaboration in the Philippines

Deltares is a leading independent institute for applied research and high-end consultancy, operating worldwide in the field of water and subsurface. More than 800 specialists develop innovative insights to make living safe, sustainable and economically successful. Through many collaborative missions, seminars and projects Deltares shares its breakthroughs on Flood Risk Management, Environment, Water and Subsoil Resources, Delta Infrastructure, Adaptive Delta Planning and advanced Software Products with the World Bank.

Through the Water Partnership Program (WPP, a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Governments of the Netherlands) Deltares has supported the World Bank in the Philippines by providing technical assistance on dredging operations in river basins, developing advanced flood inundation models (using Lidar datasets) meanwhile capacitating local engineers in advanced modeling techniques. Another project included a coastal engineering study to prevent flooding in Manila and carrying out detailed assessments on upgrading of pumping stations in Manila.

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eC2:Development and Launch of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Open Data Portal

Deadline: 17-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Financial Education
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
The primary objective of the engagement is the development and launch of the PSA open data portal/website to provide access to the public on all data products of PSA.
The contractor will be responsible for delivering the following:
1.Development of PSAs open data portal;
2.Curation of PSA data;
3.Development of a maiden data dashboard or visualization within the same portal;
4.Training for PSAs internal users on managing the portal; and
5.Events management for the launch of the portal.

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econsultant2: Private health markets analysis in East Asia

Deadline: 15 October 2015

The purpose of the study is to assess the Hospitalnature of private health markets and identify private sector players and opportunities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. In addition to a detailed analysis of private health markets, the study also includes a mapping of the main private sector players, including hospitals, diagnostics, primary care providers, medical technology and equipment, pharmaceuticals and long-term elderly care.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the IFC have recently established a research platform to support private sector analysis in developing economies in East Asia and the Pacific. DFAT and IFC recognize the need to better understand the role of the private health markets in East Asia and to identify opportunities to support private sector projects that deliver developmental impact and reach low-income segments.

See full tender here: # 1201450 Private health markets analysis in East Asia

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

Tender notification: #1201450

Assignment Countries:

– Vietnam
– Indonesia
– Cambodia
– Myanmar
– Philippines

Energy Access for the Urban Poor Program case study on low-income community engagement in slum electrification/nontechnical loss reduction.

See full tender here: #1178000 Energy Acces for the Urban Poor Program case study on low-income community

Expression of Interest Deadline: 04-Jun-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

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

Tender notification: # 1178000

Assignment Countries:
• ZA – South Africa
• LK – Sri Lanka
• PH – Philippines
• MY – Malaysia