Toward Great Dhaka: Seize the golden opportunity

Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you bangladeshmapwould mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was unimaginable that East Shanghai, or Pudong, would one day become a global financial centre; that its futuristic skyline, sleek expressways, and rapid trains would one day be showcased in blockbusters like James Bond and Mission Impossible movies! It was also unimaginable that the Shanghainese would consider living in Pudong.

How wrong that would have been! Pudong is now hosting some of the world’s most productive companies, and boosting some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. And Shanghai has become China’s most important global city, lifting the entire hinterland with it.

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eC2: Identification and pre-feasibility of adaptation options for climate risk in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the consultancy is to perform an initial climate risk screening of AbidjanSibthe city, to select a sub-section of the coastal city of Abidjan to perform a comprehensive climate change risk analysis, within the target area of the City Integration Project. The result should lead to recommendation of detailed adaptation measures and to conduct pre-feasibility studies for the recommended measures. The results of the consultancy will provide required information to develop a full project document for the submission to the Green Climate Funds (GCF) for investment financing.

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One Year Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership

Water touches nearly every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supportspexels-photo-831890.jpeg healthy ecosystems and is fundamental for life. However, this critical resource can harm as well as help. Water-related hazards such as floods, storms, and droughts are responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters.  Climate change is expected to increase this risk and place even greater stress on scarce water supplies.

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eC2: Pre-Feasibility study for a financing facility in the Danube River Basin Region

Deadline: 08-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank ECA Water team is considering different options to support client Danubemapcountries in the development of special financing facilities for water utilities, with a focus on facilities extending targeted lending to utilities for increasing their operational efficiency directly impacting their financial situation. A regional, multi-country or national financing facility would aim to achieve the following objectives: i) provide financing for small investments resulting in efficiency improvements which can contribute to achieving long term sustainability of WSS services; ii) improve cost recovery and financial sustainability and utility creditworthiness; and iii) contribute to building up a commercial banking market for WSS utility lending by developing the skills of commercial banks to take municipal/utility risk. See attached TOR for further details. The Firm to be selected will undertake a feasibility study to support the design of such financing facility.

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eC2: PREPARE A STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE LAKE TANGANYIKA TRANSPORT AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM

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

Objective:  The assignment is intended to be undertaken by a very experienced and high-quality firm (or a consortia), familiar with undertaking assessments of this type, both in the region and internationally. The Consultant will be expected to provide approximately 10-person months of key staff inputs. The estimate of the key person requirements is only indicative and could be construed as skill mix requirements for these services. The contract for this assignment will be a lump sum contract, administered by the World Bank.

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Cities: 12 big moments of building sustainable cities and communities (#7-#12)

At the World Bank, our teams working on social development, urban development, disaster risk management, and land issues have endeavored with countries and cities worldwide throughout the year to achieve a common goal: building inclusive, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities for all. How did they do? From our “Sustainable Communities” newsletter, we have captured 12 moments that mark the major accomplishments and lessons learned in 2017—and inspire our continued work to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in 2018. Below the last 6 moments are described.

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eC2: Business case assessment for Bonsucro sustainability standard and improvement framework for sugar mills and smallholder value chains in India

Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC and Bonsucro are interested to undertake a business case assessment for Bonsucro sustainability standard and improvement framework for sugar mills and smallholder value chains in India.

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Why sustainable mobility matters

In the 1960s, the vision of future mobility was people with jet packs and flying cars – we believed these innovations wouldn’t be far off after the moon landing in 1969. Obviously, the reality in 2017 is somewhat different.

Today, we have congestion in cities, rural areas cut off from the rest of the world, and too many people without access to safe, efficient, and green transport. This stifles markets and hinders people from the jobs that will help them escape poverty. Without access to sustainable mobility, it will be much harder—if not impossible— to end poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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eC2: Model Framework for Municipal Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Deadline: 21-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is pursuing an initiative aimed at developing model processes and documentation to help municipalities deliver more cost effective and faster PPP. This initiative will set out model documentation for the following PPP structure: Design, build, finance, operation, maintenance and transfer of an asset where a private entity is asked to (a) design and build a new asset (or refurbish an existing asset),(b) finance the build,(c) operate and maintain the asset,(d) earn revenues from the operation of that asset (whether from users, from other associated commercial activities and/or from payments made by government for operating the asset; and with or without a revenue share paid by the private investor), and (e) hand the asset back to government at the end of the period. Building on successful municipal programs in countries like Tanzania, Kenya and Indonesia, this initiative will gather lessons learned and turn them into municipal PPP frameworks for developing countries.

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eC2: Marketing and Communication Firm – Lighting Myanmar Consumer Education Campaign

Deadline: 31-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: To this end, IFC will recruit a marketing/communications firm to design and implement a campaign to educate consumers about the opportunities that quality-verified off-grid solar products present, and assist them in making informed purchasing decisions. The main objective of the campaign is to increase sales of high-quality solar products, to support creation of a sustainable commercial market for these products in Myanmar. The campaign should reach rural consumers primarily, as well as urban consumers at the township level and other stakeholders such as urban-migrated family members of villagers, through a broad range of marketing and public awareness activities tailored to address the specific needs of low income households. The campaign will include multiple delivery channels, drawing on the experience from other Lighting programs and adapting them to the Myanmar market.

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