eC2: Quantifying the social and economic benefits of road safety interventions and guiding fragile cities on road safety interventions

Deadline: 17-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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This activity aims to show the benefits and costs of improvements in road safety in specific interventions in especially unsafe locations in Greater Freetown, dis-aggregated by sex, locations, type of mode, age, user-type, at minimum. The activities to be delivered by the firm is divided in the following tasks:

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eC2: Egypt Solar Auction, West Nile – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 04-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

Accordingly, IFC is looking to appoint a technical and E&S consultant to support on the 200MW first round of auction. The consultant will be required to (i) conduct technical, commercial, and environmental and social due diligence on the Project; (ii) support in auctioning or tendering the Project; and (iii) assist in the evaluation and selection of the winning bidder up until commercial close.

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eC2: Tanzania Probabilistic Flood Risk Evaluation and Scenarios Dashboards

Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Assignment Description: The overall purpose of this initiative is to provide the Government and people of Dar es Salaam (and possibly Zanzibar City) with the evidence-based data, information and analysis tools to help significantly reduce the negative impacts of flooding within the city. This will be achieved through the development of a robust and science-based understanding of flood risk, and by providing a platform of evaluation and communication tools that supports incorporation of risk information into all levels of decision making. This platform will comprise a dashboard system that provides both customized and flexible access to data and tools for a range of use cases. It will support a systematic and more strategic approach to flood risk reduction, contributing to a more appropriate and sustainable response at a range of institutional and government levels, leading to more justifiable public and private investment. An outline of the scope of work is attached. A more detailed Terms of reference will follow in the request for proposals.

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eC2: Scaling Solar Uzbekistan – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 02-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Uzbekistan to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 100MW of utility scale solar PV power on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social (E&S) consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: Evaluation of a potential site (or sites); review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected site, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping in line with IFC Performance Standards; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, bid evaluation). Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.

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Annual Embassy Klompen Cup

Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands Embassy World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Liaisons organize the annual networking event “Klompen Cup” (Pictures).  It is a street soccer 4-on-4 tournament, 10 minute games played right outside the embassy.  We assemble teams with (Dutch) colleagues from the respective institutions; WB, IFC, IADB, and IMF to compete for the coveted “Klompen Cup”. IMG_2815.JPG

The tournament is not only for the soccer-addicts – everyone is invited, and even encouraged, to join in. We welcome anyone as a player, but spectators are very much welcome as well. Extra incentives to support a team (or to just watch a few games) are the drinks and snacks served on the second level of the parking garage, overlooking the playing field as well as the ample opportunity to network with Dutch staff from the different institutions.

We thought that this year we would share the pictures with you…and if you are ever in Washington, D.C. at the end of May / beginning of June let us know!

Vincent & Stephanie