eC2: Support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) for Proliferation of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra – Thane

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

IFC is extending support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) and would like to engage specific Technical Consultants who would support IFC in conducting review of the existing process of rooftop solar proliferation, identify gaps, provide recommendations and assist in development of IT architecture and application/tool to support adoption of rooftop solar by consumers. The actual proliferation implementation will be done for Thane as of now.

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Investing in Institutional, Human and Social Capital to Build Morocco’s Future

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Moroccan flag over Djemaa El Fna Square in Marrakech, Morocco
  • The Morocco Economic Memorandum 2017 builds on the Kingdom’s assets to propose an ambitious albeit realistic pathway to achieving upper middle-income status in the next 25 years.
  • Promoting a more open and inclusive society is one of the key pathways Morocco must take to achieve stronger economic growth, enhance job creation, and gradually close the development gap with more advanced countries.
  • The Memorandum also seeks to address the issue raised by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, in his 2014 Throne Speech on how intangible capital could become the “fundamental criterion in the development of public policies so that all Moroccans may benefit from their country’s wealth”.

In Senegal, a New Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting

Ndeye Ngom is a first-time mother in Senegal’s Fatick region, 150 kilometers southeast of scale-1000x1000Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. And like any parent, upon hearing the news that her daughter, 9-month-old Khady Faye, was underweight, Ndeye grew immediately worried. “I panicked when they told me the baby is malnourished,” Ndeye remembers. “This is not a disease we know.”

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eC2: Solar PV Consultant

Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-energy

The candidate will assist the team on the World Banks engagement in renewable energy sector and specifically on the three projects mentioned above. Such activities will include implementation support to the Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop and Shared Infrastructure for Solar Park projects as well as preparation of Innovative Solar Power and Hybrid Technologies project.

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Lagging lands, violent lands

Today, over 2 billion people live in lagging and violent lands with the processes ofeconomic isolation and violence closely linked. In Africa, close to 600 million people live within 90 minutes of violence. The issue of “lagging lands, violent lands” was examined at a World Bank seminar on April 22. The session focused on identifying options for stimulating sustainable and inclusive economic growth in lagging lands and urban spaces to bridge economic and social divisions and mitigate conflict and human vulnerability. An integrated policy framework combining the main thrusts of the World Development Report (WDR) 2009 on Reshaping Economic Geography and the WDR 2011 on Conflict, Security, and Development was at the core of diagnosing challenges and identifying solutions.

Competitiveness Boost Urgently Needed to Meet Africa’s Demographic Challenges

DURBAN, South Africa, May 4, 2017—Without urgent action to address stagnating psd-africa-competitiveness-report-2017-levels of competitiveness, Africa’s economies will not create enough jobs for the young people entering the job market, according to a report released today. If current policies remain unchanged, fewer than one-quarter of the 450 million new jobs needed in Africa in the next 20 years will be created.

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Moving Away from Humanitarian Appeals to Managing Droughts in Ethiopia

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  • The World Bank has approved another $100 million for a program in Ethiopia that focuses on long-term practical measures to prevent famine.
  • Despite these measures, this year’s widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has badly affected Afar and Somali pastoralists in eastern Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia routinely supports people during prolonged droughts like this one, but has issued an appeal for international aid this year.

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eC2:Formative research. Social and behavioral change communication to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors in rural Cambodia

Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the assignment is to assist the MRD and key stakeholders in the rural WASH sector to develop a SBCC package to promote improved WASH behaviors. This requires completion of the following tasks:
1) conduct rapid, qualitative research on handwashing with soap (HWWS);
2) develop an overarching umbrella brand to be used for all future WASH campaigns including branding guidelines;
3) develop a behavior-specific campaign to promote latrine adoption and HWWS among rural Cambodians that includes training manuals, activity guidelines and outreach tools (both print and audiovisual);
4) conduct training to government staff on how to use and train others in the use of the tools;
5) conduct launch event of campaign materials.

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eC2: Support to Reforms and Governance in the Health Sector in Ukraine Consulting services: Independent Anticorruption Capacity Development and Monitoring for the SPIH project

Deadline: 12-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Independent Anticorruption Capacity Development and Monitoring for the SPIH project

The preference will be given to local NGOs or consortiums of NGOs and non-for-profit organizations, but participation from other types of organizations is not limited.

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