After Ebola, Liberia’s Health System on Path to Recovery

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  • More medical training and equipment mean Liberia’s medical services have improved since the 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 4,800 people in the country
  • As a result, triage and isolation facilities in a hospital in Sinoe county helped contain a meningococcal outbreak in May 2017
  • The World Bank is one of a number of donors focusing on building up Liberia’s capacity to respond to future pandemics

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Connecting Climate Change and Health for Better Development

Climate change is already having real, measurable impacts on human health, and those 1525609725_52c22eae3d_zimpacts are expected to grow. Low- and middle-income countries are seeing the worst effects as they are most vulnerable to climate shifts and least able to adapt given weak health systems and poor infrastructure. The good news is that the cumulative impacts of climate change on health have been extensively discussed for decades and understanding is growing.

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Counting the uncounted: 1.1 billion people without IDs

The World Bank Blog: Vyjayanti T Desai

An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity, accordingid4d-global-dataset to the 2017 update of the World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Global Dataset.

Identification matters

How do we prove who we are to the people and institutions with whom we interact? Imagine trying to open your first bank account, prove your eligibility for health insurance, or apply for university without an ID; quality of life and opportunities become severely restricted.  An officially-recognized form of ID is the key enabler – critical not only for exercising a wide range of rights but also for accessing healthcare, education, finance, and other essential services. According to the World Bank Group’s latest estimates, this is problematic for an estimated 1.1 billion people around the globe.

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eC2: IT Framework Tender

The World Bank just released a Request for Expression Of Interest (REOI) to indexpre-qualify suppliers interested in participating on a follow on solicitation to award contracts for the provision of IT Implementation, Development and Support Services that encompasses the three broad components as specified above.

Details: Notice to Business Opportunity for IT Services for the World Bank

Tender: If you are interested in obtaining more information, you must click in the link provided below: https://wbgetenderingext.worldbank.org/wbget/index.html

Please note that you must register in the eTendering system to be able to obtain access to the documentation.

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eC2:Sustainable Community Engagement for Public Private Partnerships

Deadline: 26-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

The objective of these terms of reference is to formulate a model community engagement framework for local government (LGA) PPP in Tanzania, provide provisions for the Model LGA PPP Agreement ( PPPA) to implement this model framework and provide a module for the draft LGA PPP operating guidelines for the practical application of community engagement and in particular this framework to PPP projects in Tanzania. The framework will be based on global best practices adopted in community engaged PPPs and will embody the lessons learned from different country engagements (both successful and failed), for example the World Banks citizen engagement for smart cities program and IFC’s stakeholder engagement: a good practice handbook for doing business in emerging markets.

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As Natural Disasters Rise, Countries Call for Action on Resilient Crisis Recovery Planning

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  • Each year, natural disasters, compounded by climate change and conflict, cause more than $500 billion in losses
  • Yet governments, supported by the World Bank, increasingly understand that investing in disaster recovery enables them to “build back better”
  • The international community sees the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) as a call to action on recovery to make countries even more resilient to disasters

eC2:Framework for Deployment of Solar-Energy Storage Solutions

Deadline: 23-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

The chosen consultant (or consortium of consultants) must have suitable experience with the technology (e.g. storage technology, global industry standards), markets (industry leading technology suppliers, market trends) and tendering processes (e.g. development of bid documents, management of competitive tenders, and understanding of bankability requirements). They should also have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to non-technical audience. People with prior experience of working in reputed national and/or international energy storage companies, especially on implementation of grid-connected energy storage solutions, would be given preference. The team with domestic/regional experience to spend significant time in field, backed by team with international experience in energy storage firms for quality assurance and as an advisory panel. Any changes to the proposed team members during actual execution of the assignment shall not be permitted (barring exceptional circumstances if justifiable). The short-listed consulting firms are encouraged to propose names of actual execution team against proposed positions

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eC2:Carbon Pricing Simulation Tool Phase 1 (PMR Policy Analysis Work Program)

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

The objective is to develop Carbon Pricing Simulation Tool (CPST) to support policy makers in modeling GHG emissions and economic impacts of carbon pricing instruments (such as carbon taxes, emission trading schemes, and carbon markets), as part of NDCs and against the backdrop of international climate policy scenarios. The CPST will help analyze the role of carbon pricing alongside other actions.

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Vouchers that Make Having a Baby Safe and Cheap for More Ugandan Women

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  • A UShs4,000 (US$1) voucher covers antenatal visits, delivery, and post-natal care
  • Vouchers are intended for poorer women in two mostly rural regions of Uganda
  • Even the cost of assisted births, such as Caesareans, are covered

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