eC2: Structuring Business Model for Private Operation and Maintenance of First Line of the Quito Metro Project

Deadline: 07-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Quito-metro-Line-1

Objective: The World Bank intends to hire consulting services to: define the business model for private sector participation in the operation and maintenance of the PLMQ project that meets the policy objectives of the EPMMQ; outline the preliminary legal, funding, financing and institutional terms (preliminary structuring); produce the required analysis for consideration and approval of said business model by the relevant local authorities; and define the roadmap and scope of structuring.

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eC2:Technology Partner Required for Conversational Two-way Text Message Intervention to Improve Financial Behaviour in Zambia

Deadline: 09-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

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DIME is a global program in the Banks Research Group that carries out Impact Evaluations (IEs) to test innovations and find solutions to make policy work. As a bridge between research and development operations, DIME provides a substantial knowledge contribution by generating high-quality evidence across a set of strategic development areas. The IE Text Messaging for Behavior Change in Zambia is part of the DIME program and aims to use a novel text-messaging-based intervention to: 1) identify behavioral barriers that lead to low engagement with formal financial services amongst those using the services; and 2) test strategies to help people overcome those barriers to increase engagement and financial security. To implement this IE, DIME is seeking proposals for a technology partner to operate a two-way conversational text-message system to improve savings account usage and improve loan repayment rates for financial sector clients in Zambia

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eC2:Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in the Road Transport Management

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

The objective of the assignment is to support the government in establishing a foundation for mainstreaming climate resilience considerations in the road transport sector management in the Republic of Serbia by developing an effective methodology for assessing vulnerability of the road transport network to the climate related risks, providing set of recommendations for improvements of the current practices and capacities of key stakeholders, piloting of the proposal, and setting the path for development of structured and systematic response plans. The assignment should provide a foundation for sustainable technical, legislative, institutional, and managerial framework for climate resilience monitoring and planning of the road transport network. The proposed vulnerability assessment methodology and recommendations for improvement of the road asset management will be piloted and tested on 250km of roads in Valjevo region, but it is expected to be applicable to the entire country.

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Transport Mission Presentations

On February 1-4, 2016 representatives of Austria, Canada, Spain, the United States, and the Netherlands Ethiopia-Road-Construction organized a joint trade mission focusing on opportunities for the transportation sector at the World Bank Group (WBG), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The mission provided companies a great opportunity to meet key experts at the International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) in the transportation sector. The experts discussed current and upcoming projects involving rural and inter-urban road upgrades, urban transportation, railways, global road safety, as well as projects for port and aviation sectors. Companies were given insight in the requirements and constraints relating to projects, and ways of gaining access to projects funded by the multilateral banks. They learned how projects are launched and carried out and how their company can stay informed of upcoming projects.

We understand that these missions are not accessible for every company that is why we have decided to share two  presentations:

The first presentation includes general information about the World Bank Group discussing the different institutions that create the World Bank Group and a quick snap shot about the institutions history.

Click here to see the presentation.

The second presentation discusses the procurement process of the World Bank. As you may know the World Bank has revised its procurement policy document. We posted a great blog article  about this topic which lists the key changes.

Click here to see the presentation.

Please let us know if you have any questions about joining a mission in the future.

 

 

eConsultant2:Kenya Local Content Development Project

Deadline: 17-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The WBG is hiring an individual consultant as a project coordinator and technical lead with experience Free-BRT-Bus-rides-in-LAgosin developing and managing SME capacity development and local content projects. This individual will manage the project from the start, setting up a public-private oversight committee, undertaking stakeholder outreach, as well as designing, running, and monitoring the projects technical work.
 

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eConsultant2: Social impact assessment in Togo: road transport and logistics services sector reforms

Deadline:06-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

The assignment is to conduct a social impact assessment in Togo in order to estimate the cost and benefit of the proposed reforms in the road transport and logistics service sector in Togo, which will be undertaken as part of the forthcoming World Bank project.

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eConsultant2:STC Opportunity – Preparation of Transport Sector Handbook on Mass Transit.

Deadline: 15-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

STC Opportunity – Preparation of Transport Sector Handbook on Mass Transit. The GlobalIndia building Transport Group (CNGTR) of the Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department at IFC seeks the services of a Short Term Consultant (STC) for the preparation of a sector handbook covering Mass Transit. The level of effort needed is estimated as 60 working days. The assignment is scheduled to commence by March 1.
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eConsultant2: Urban Transport Master Plan in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Deadline: 09-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The main objectives of this project are to (a) inform the authorities in Chittagong of BRTC_double_decker_bus_03652measures to improve its urban transport system through the development of a master plan, and (b) prepare pre-feasibility studies for bus improvement projects as priority investment. These objectives will be achieved by conducting a thorough review of existing transport policies and projects, carrying out travel demand and traffic studies, developing a strategic-level urban transport master plan, developing a pre-feasibility study for short-term and long-term priority interventions, and developing an institutional restructuring proposal for an efficient and quality public bus service in Chittagong, and for transport management in general.

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ICYMI: Trade mission on transportation, Feb 1-4, 2016

On February 1-4, 2016 representatives of Austria, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Ethiopia-Road-Constructionand the United States will organize a joint trade mission focusing on opportunities for the transportation sector at the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Climate Friendly Transport in Developing Countries

On December 3, 2015 the World Bank published an article on the support Nigeria-Lagos-busof Multilateral Development Banks to climate friendly transport in developing countries. The first bus-based mass transport system in Lagos, Nigeria has proved to be a success.

Lagos, Nigeria, is the sixth largest city in the world. It is also the fastest growing and one of the most congested in the world. Commuting for Lagosians can be a serious challenge. Until recently, transport options to get to work were either small minibuses (the danfos) or larger minibuses (molues). Traffic was bad and transport expensive.

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