Corruption is one of the most vexing problems confronting us today: it causes
Notes: Higher values of Control of Corruption variable imply lower corruption. WGI stands for Worldwide Governance Indicators. Year 2018 values are shown. Source: Worldwide Governance Indicators and World Development Indicators
misallocation of resources and holds back investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and productivity. It can have important distributional implications as its effects may fall more heavily on some agents than others.
At the same time, levels of corruption vary across countries, even among ones at roughly the same level of economic development (figure 1). Why is corruption higher in some places than others? Answering this can help identify what leads to corruption. This is an essential first step in designing polices aimed at curbing this undesirable practice.
Deadline: 17-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To address both the skills gap and the gender gap, IFC, in partnership with construction
company Rhodes PNG, is exploring the possibility of establishing a technical training college for women in PNG. Rhodes PNG has identified a site located at their Napa Napa campus, outside of Port Moresby, and have indicated they are interested in donating that site for use as a womens technical training college. IFC is now at the stage of conducting a detailed market assessment which will feed into the development of a detailed business plan for the proposed training college (Womens TVET project).
The objective of this assignment is to conduct a landscape analysis and market study to assess the feasibility of the proposed Womens TVET Project. It will include an assessment of the industry demand for skills and commitment toward supporting improved supply of skilled workers; , the current training supply in PNG; as well as the challenges and opportunities for women to access more and better training, and ultimately to access jobs. This assignment also aims to raise awareness of the project and obtain initial buy-in from industry.
Outputs under this assignment will be use to canvass potential investors and inform a go/ no go decision prior to developing a full business plan
Deadline: 16-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this study is to carry out an engineering pre-feasibility analysis of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in the “Foz do Rio Itajai” metropolitan area in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The project consists in the implementation of a greenfield BRT system with a network of five BRT corridors and six priority bus lanes, which is expected to support a ridership of 525,000 passenger trips per day by 2030. The objective of this study is to: (i) review and validate existing pre-feasibility engineering studies, (ii) further develop the preliminary project design, (iii) estimate capital and operational costs; and (iv) provide technical recommendations for the subsequent phase.
Deadline: 03-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: Based on a financial and economic analysis of different technology options, forecasted energy demand and energy resource potentials, the proposed activity will use proven methodologies to spatially identify and prioritize areas that should be electrified either: (i) by extension of the national grid, based on the national governments generation and transmission development plans (including plans for imports); or (ii) through the provision of decentralized energy systems such as mini grids (diesel, hybrid diesel-renewables or renewables -especially small hydro-) and individual systems (e.g. solar home systems and appliances). It will provide three main outputs: (i) capacity development by working closely with Afghan government ministries as partners; (ii) detailed short-term (less than five years) plan for five provinces that will consist of investment options based on detailed power sector planning in several provinces; and (iii) country-wide prospectus using the detailed provincial prospectus, describing detailed steps for how it could be extrapolated to a country-wide plan.
Deadline: 07-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The purpose of the study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Health System and identify key gaps and challenges in provisioning, financing and consumption of health services in the state. The report is also expected to provide clear description of the state of the health system in UP, identify challenges faced by the public and private providers and recommend potential areas of private sector participation
Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the most economic, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable dredging levels for key ports and shipping routes on Lake Victoria. Improving transportation on Lake Victoria is key to strengthening the Tanzanian Central Corridor, and is a priority for the Governments of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake plays a pivotal role in connecting land-locked countries (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) via its shipping and railway network and is a key part of the intermodal supply chains along the Northern and Central corridor linking to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports. However, in recent years port infrastructure and consequently maritime operations on Lake Victoria have declined significantly. Continue reading →
Deadline: 21-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The main purpose of the current Assignment is to obtain an updated market assessment, traffic, and revenue projections for Mexican Ports, based on recent developments in the region, as well as expected evolution of global trade and the changes underway in the international maritime industry.
The Consultant shall prepare 15 year, traffic and revenue forecasts for the Mexican port terminals covering the period (2017-32).
Deadline: 22-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is assisting Local Government Authorities in Tanzania to implement a number of investments through PPP, in particular those projects that would not require any public funding (aside from land contributions) and might generate new sources of revenues for the LGAs.
As part of the project preparation, the Word Bank is seeking a firm to undertake studies that will assess the viability of the projects in light of the economic, legal, financial, market, socio/environmental, affordability and value for money factors. The studies will allow the LGAs to determine the projects viability, whether they should pursue a PPP solution for the selected facilities, and what form of PPP should be developed. The Local Government Authorities will be the Contracting Authority (CA) for the PPP projects.
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activity will assess the viability of a large-scale solar rooftop PV program in Turkey. The activity would include: (i) review of existing policies and solar resources, and experience with rooftop solar PV programs globally; (ii) market assessments in the public, commercial and residential building markets; (iii) prefeasibility studies in the viable markets; and (iv) development of a roadmap, with recommendations on the policy, regulatory, institutional, programming and incentives needed to realize these markets.
Deadline: 09-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Cross-border payments in East Africa comprise a significant and growing part of regional GDP. Agriculture related cross-border transactions alone surpass 60 million transactions and USD 900 million in the region annually. USAID estimates that 95% these transactions are made through the physical exchange of cash. The total size of the informal payments sector in the region remains unknown. However, the types of solutions available for cross-border transactions are becoming more varied. Person to Person (P2P) remittances through digital financial services already account for USD 1.3 billion per year within East Africa.