eC2: Support Private Sector Participation in LGUs Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

Deadline:  28-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the assignment is to undertake the following: (i) support the province in preparation for the DBO/DBL through capacity building and perform collaborative activities with national government agencies through NEDA to ensure that WSS subprojects are in sync and within the implementation reforms that will be instituted under the currently approved PWSSMP, specifically the achievement on the KPIs and proper operationalization of the Unified Resource Allocation Framework (URAF); (ii) strengthen technical and economic analysis of the projects; (iii) assist in the market survey to ensure robust interests of the private sector; and (iv) support the preparation of an O&M plan .

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Doing More with Less – Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation

New World Bank research shows that governments across the world are pouring money Subsidies-780-439--1-into water and sanitation subsidies but all too often that funding doesn’t flow to those who need it most. However, subsidies can be powerful and progressive tools in delivering water and sanitation when they are designed in smart and targeted ways and implemented effectively.

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eC2: PREPARING WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR GHANA

Deadline: 10-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The main objective of the assignment is to: Update and consolidate the Water Sector Strategic Development Plan, the National Environmental Sanitation Strategy and Action Plan and other relevant WASH plans and prepare a National WASH Program Document with indicative cost break down and implementation framework for i) rural WASH; ii) urban WASH; iii) institutional development, iv) M&E and v) funding. It is expected that a WASH sector Institutional review will be conducted with considerable overlapping and its findings will inform the WASH program development. This will suggest that the program will have several phases with the first phase focusing on issues requiring immediate attention and the subsequent phases addressing the suggestions from the institutional review.

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eC2: Improving access to sustainable water and sanitation services in rural areas of Punjab.

Deadline: 24-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The World Bank is assisting the government of Punjab in improving access to sustainable water and sanitation services in rural areas. The project will provide water and sanitation infrastructure as well as a range of behavior change interventions at the household and community levels. Assessment will be for 28-30 selected villages across project tehsil. Study villages will be provided to the firm. Study villages will be provided to the firm. Key areas of work of this assignment are:
1. Assess ground water availability and quality for domestic use, from a technical, cost effectiveness and resource sustainability perspective.
2. Examine shallow aquifer characteristics on canal banks to determine the reliability of canal water as a source of ground water recharge for water supply provision.
3. Advise on the minimum distance between adjacent tube wells on canal bank (for the pre-identified canals) and optimum rate of abstraction for resource sustainability.
4. Conduct a shallow groundwater salinity assessment
5. Conduct Water Quality testing
6. Feasibility study report capturing the various scenarios and technological options, and the preliminary cost estimates;
7. Preliminary designs of all the technological options for the selected villages detailing the technical requirements, and financial and economic analyses.

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Year in Review: 2019 in 14 Charts

As this decade comes to an end, the world has seen progress on many fronts. The poorest countries have greater access to water, electricity, and sanitation (i.e., a toilet). Poverty and child mortality have fallen. Technology has spread far and wide so that there are now more mobile phones than people. But we’ve also broken some of the wrong kinds of records. In 2019, more people were forcibly displaced than any other time in history. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit an all-time high and biodiversity is declining at an accelerating rate. These charts highlight some remarkable achievements and the serious challenges that remain as we head into 2020.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Policy, Institutions, and Regulation Assessments

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The scope of the consultancy services shall include but not be limited to the following:
i. Analyze the role of PIR in achieving better water and sanitation outcomes e.g. in terms of access, quality of services, resilience, inclusion, efficiency and sustainability to name just a few. The challenges and opportunities for doing so will be highly country-specific and the objective of this work is to anchor the diagnostic and reform proposals in those local contexts. The diagnostic should also develop evidence on how PIR is supporting or undermining progress in desired WSS outcomes. ii. Prepare an action plan for addressing the challenges identified in the diagnostic. Propose a menu of activities for each country that directly address the PIR weaknesses and leverages reform opportunities.  iii. Develop key messages and communication products based on the country assessments: Draw out key messages, lessons, and insights that could be relevant for a global PIR agenda. Develop presentations, blogs and briefs and other communication materials to disseminate findings and advocate for more attention on PIR at national and international fora.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Policy, Institutions, and Regulation Assessments

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The scope of the consultancy services shall include but not be limited to the following:
i. Analyze the role of PIR in achieving better water and sanitation outcomes e.g. in terms of access, quality of services, resilience, inclusion, efficiency and sustainability to name just a few. The challenges and opportunities for doing so will be highly country-specific and the objective of this work is to anchor the diagnostic and reform proposals in those local contexts. The diagnostic should also develop evidence on how PIR is supporting or undermining progress in desired WSS outcomes. ii. Prepare an action plan for addressing the challenges identified in the diagnostic. Propose a menu of activities for each country that directly address the PIR weaknesses and leverages reform opportunities. iii. Develop key messages and communication products based on the country assessments: Draw out key messages, lessons, and insights that could be relevant for a global PIR agenda. Develop presentations, blogs and briefs and other communication materials to disseminate findings and advocate for more attention on PIR at national and international fora.

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Understanding the “new rurality” in Latin America and what it means to the water and sanitation sector

Despite the urbanization trends seen in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC), it seems 23845439171_fb7b1102e1_othat the rural population in LAC is decreasing in relative terms. In 2001, official figures indicated that 125 million people in LAC resided in rural areas representing 24% of the total LAC population. In 2013, this value decreased to 21% (130 million out of a total population of 609 million inhabitants), and it is estimated that by 2030, the rural population will decrease to represent 16.5% of the total (CEPAL, 2014).

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eC2: Strategic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Services and Systems in Kerala

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a strategic assessment of the Solid Waste solid wasteManagement (SWM)services, policies and systems in Kerala to inform the design of the proposed Kerala Urban Service Delivery Project (KUSDP). The consultant will be required to undertake a strategic assessment of policy, institutional, governance, technical/service delivery and financial aspects and provide recommendations on the potential solutions/models to fill the existing gaps to inform the project design of KUSDP.

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