How Low Human Capital Can Limit Productivity Improvements. Examples from Turkey and Peru

Comparing two middle-income countries is not unusual, but two that are geographicallystudent1 far and are apparently different is less common. However, both Turkey and Peru have had the highest growth in their respective regions in recent years, aspire to become high-income economies in the next decade, depend on trade. Both countries face downside risks if structural changes—in the education and training system, and the economy more broadly—are not made to ensure that contributions to economic growth come from improvements in productivity. Both countries recognize there is a large gap between their productivity levels and the global productivity frontier, and both have growing populations that are not adequately equipped to meet labor market needs, with average productivity levels. Given these (similar) challenges, both countries have as their development goal, central to their development agenda, to improve productivity to continue growing in a sustainable manner.

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eC2: Technical Support for Impacts Assessment and Management of the Renewable Energy Sector Projects in the EMENA Region

Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The IFC on behalf of its Renewable Energy Sector Projects in the EMENA Region is looking for the consultant, which will assist IFCs EMENA team to evaluate client projects, and support IFCs investment team, monitor the performance of client projects against IFC Performance standards and build work with IFCs EMENA team to build capacity with clients and other stakeholders as required.

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eC2: Rooftop Solar PV Market Assessment for Turkey

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. solar-energyThe 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.

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eConsultant2: Infrastructure Risk Assessment in Turkey

Deadline: 21-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Consultancy will be responsible for carrying the High-level Critical Turkey InfraInfrastructure Risk Assessment (CIRA) for the Cukurova Region. In order to achieve this, the Consultancy will manage the consultation process with stakeholders; facilitate discussions, organize and moderate workshops; collect data and conduct analyses; and, prepare draft and final documents for approval.

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Turkey health sector development project approved

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has Hospitalapproved a financing of €120 million / $134 million to the Health System Strengthening and Support Project of Turkey.

The objective of the Health System Strengthening and Support Project for Turkey is to improve primary and secondary prevention of selected non-communicable diseases, increase the efficiency of public hospital management, and enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health for evidence-based policy making.

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eConsultant2: Municipal PPP Market Study for Turkey

public-Private-PartnershipThe implementation of PPPs at sub-national level has been limited. IFC looks to support PPP development at sub-national level by providing advisory services to sub-national entities, with a focus on infrastructure. A wide spectrum of urban infrastructure and services is covered, including:
– water and wastewater: infrastructure expansion or rehabilitation, loss reduction program, installation of meters, contracting with and/or operations of private utilities etc.
– solid waste: collection, treatment and disposal, waste to energy, role of private providers of waste services etc.
– roads and public transport: new road construction or rehabilitation of existing roads, buses, rail, metro lines etc.
– health and education facilities, including schools, hospitals etc.

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