Published on http://www.worldbank.org, June 19, 2019
- Resilient infrastructure is about people. Particularly in developing countries, infrastructure disruptions are an everyday concern that affects people’s well-being, economic prospects, and quality of life.
- There is a significant economic opportunity from investing in resilient infrastructure: the overall net benefit of doing so in developing countries would be $4.2 trillion over the lifetime of new infrastructure.
- For infrastructure investors, governments, development banks and the private sector the message is clear: rather than just spending more, also spend better
It can enable schools and hospitals, businesses and industry, and access to jobs and prosperity. In developing countries, however, disruptions to infrastructure are an everyday concern, reducing opportunities for employment, hampering health and education, and limiting economic growth.
In low and middle-income countries, direct damages from natural hazards to power generation and transport alone cost $18 billion a year, cutting into the already scarce budget of road agencies and power utilities. But the main impact of natural shocks on infrastructure is through the disruptions they impose on people and communities, for instance, businesses unable to keep factories running or use the internet to take orders and process payments; or on the households that don’t have the water they need to prepare meals or on people unable to go to work, send children to school, or get to a hospital.
Deadline: 01-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is now seeking a consulting firm to build upon CRP4R tool, develop the
version 2.0 and tailor it to the context in Haiti for the implementation of Project P163490. The new tool should also contemplate how to incorporate into the prioritization exercise feeder road segments chosen through Local Mobility Plans (LMPs) in the area of influence of the Project. This new feature of the model, using two different layers of choice, will necessitate several iterations with the Team.
Deadline: 16-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to accelerate the development of Kenyan MSME road contractors to enable them to submit more qualified bids and win more contracts in public sector road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance. The Kenya SME Road Contractors project would like to scale up the business skills of MSMEs engaged in road construction activities, with the aim of increasing their opportunities in the sector.
The overall objective of the assignment is the delivery of a business management training Program which will target Kenyan road contractors registered with Kenya National Construction Authority (NCA) in the categories NCA3 NCA6 to enhance their business management skills and capabilities to strengthen the efficiency of their business operations. This will include training on practical bidding skills and project management.
Deadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of a selected LGU (1 province) in dealing with climate/disaster risks faced by local transport infrastructure and pilot an institutionalized coordination process with the national agencies to better inform local roads planning, using a learning-by-doing approach. Based on this activity, technical notes/guidelines will be prepared for the ongoing provincial roads program to benefit all participating LGUs. LGUs are the implementing units under the provincial roads program, and hence increasing their technical capacity in dealing with climate resilience for local roads will improve the performance and development impact of the provincial roads program.
Deadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the assignment is to determine the best course of action to encourage sustainable participation of private sector in the management and financing of Tunisias highway network.
As sub-objectives, the study will:
1. Determine the appropriate institutional structure to manage private investment in Tunisias highway network, including reviewing whether the current operational model of STA is fit-for-purpose. Based on the questions below, prepare operational recommendations and an action plan, that would answer the following questions: i) How effective and efficient is the current management of the highway assets? ii) should STA retain all its responsibilities (e.g. construction; O&M; tolling)? iii) would another structure be better? iv) what does international best practice say?
2. Determine broader sector investment needs to achieve service levels needed by the economy and the users;
3. Identify a pipeline of viable PPP projects in highway sector and prepare a road map for their preparation and implementation.
Deadline: 06-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activity aims to enhance climate resilience of the Kenya’s national road networkthrough:
- Conducting vulnerability assessment of priority national road corridors;
- Development of Guidelines for the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment;
- Development of Guidelines for Climate Resilience Audit of road engineering designs;
- Pilot climate resilience audit of a road engineering design.
The duration of the assignment is about 6 months.
Deadline: 31-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Description of the Assignment:
(i) Carry out a comprehensive vulnerability assessment in a selected road network to identify the spots or sections that are vulnerable to weather conditions and climate change and identify a set of actions that can be implemented through CREMA type contracts
(ii) Review the current road asset management system within the Ministry of Public Works to recommend a set of actions to internalize better risk reduction measures to climate events within the road project cycle.
(iii) Review current practices in the country and the sector to respond to climate related events and disasters with the objective to strengthen response measures in terms of processes, financing and human resources to reestablish connectivity and the conditions of the road network in light of the best practices globally and in the region.
(iv) Design a framework under which the results of the recommended actions to build resiliency in the road network would be measured against current practices in other sections
Africa’s future depends on its roads:
- An adequate and reliable road network will be key to Africa’s economic and social development. Good-quality road connections can greatly expand access to jobs, markets, schools, and hospitals. For rural communities, in particular, a road is often an essential lifeline that links isolated villages to economic opportunities and services.
- The low density and poor condition of the existing road infrastructure are a serious impediment to the region’s growth. Currently, only 1/3 of rural inhabitants live within two kilometers of an all-season road–the lowest accessibility in the developing world. Moreover, insufficient funding of routine maintenance accelerates the deterioration of the network, leaving many roads in poor condition.
- As part of a broader effort to expand and upgrade its transport network, Africa will see substantial investment in road infrastructure over the next decades. When combining both regional initiatives and country-level masterplans, capital investment in the road sector will average about $4.6 billion a year, for a total of $78 billion through 2030.