Lifelines for Better Development

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  • Resilient infrastructure is about people. Particularly in developing countries, infrastructure disruptions are an everyday concern that affects people’s well-being, economic prospects, and quality of life.
  • There is a significant economic opportunity from investing in resilient infrastructure: the overall net benefit of doing so in developing countries would be $4.2 trillion over the lifetime of new infrastructure.
  • For infrastructure investors, governments, development banks and the private sector the message is clear: rather than just spending more, also spend better

Mini Grids for Half a Billion People: Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers

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  • Mini grids have the potential to provide electricity to as many as 500 million people by 2030, with the right policies and about $220 billion of investment to build around 210,000 mini grids.
  • Over the past decade, mini grid costs have declined significantly, while the quality of service has increased. The per kWh cost of mini grid electricity is expected to decrease by two thirds by 2030.
  • Significantly more mini grids will need to be deployed in the top 20 electricity access deficit countries – from 10-50 mini grids currently deployed each year per country to over 1,600.

eC2: Individual Consultant for Tanzania Pharmaceutical Competitiveness Strategy and Action Plan

Deadline: 06-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The Light Manufacturing Component of the Tanzania Business Enabling Environment Support project (the project) is focused on supporting Tanzania to develop the competitiveness of its manufacturing sectors. Implemented by the World Bank Group and funded by the Government of Canada, the project works with public and private organizations to address the fundamental challenge of growing Tanzania’s manufacturing sector by facilitating the implementation of competitiveness initiatives and promoting investment in higher value-added manufacturing, acting as a catalyst for the acceleration of the country’s industrialization and its integration into global value chains. The work is being implemented over a period of four years in three phases.
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eC2: ETHIOPIA SUGAR SECTOR HIGH-LEVEL ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL ASSESSMENT

Deadline: 04-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sugarcane

The objective of this assignment is to help the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) identify and better understand any major environmental and social (E&S) risks, challenges and opportunities impacting the sugar sector as a whole and in particular, existing and planned/ greenfield State Owned Enterprises in the sector, and make recommendations at a strategic level on how such E&S risks and challenges can be managed and how any positive effects can be optimized. The findings of the study will provide the GoE and its development partners with relevant high-level information to develop, on a sound basis, a roadmap for reform and privatization of the sugar sector.

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eC2: Support to harmonization of Azerbaijan seed certification regulations and procedures with international standards

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

The objective of the IFC Azerbaijan Investment Climate and Agribusiness Competitiveness Project, is to support the Government of Azerbaijan [GoAz] to diversify and increase the competitiveness of the economy in line with its strategic objectives. The agribusiness component of the project aims at enhancing the market competitiveness of the agribusiness sector as a first priority in diversifying the economy by: (i) enhancing access to quality seeds, and (ii) streamlining regulatory frameworks along agribusiness value chains.
The objectives of the current assignment are to support the Government of Azerbaijan in: (i) harmonizing domestic seed certification rules, regulations and procedures with international OECD seed schemes; and (ii) carrying out capacity building activities on the new seed certification procedures for the National Designated Authority (NDA).
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Stand with us to help make land rights a reality for millions of women around the world

In March 2019, the World Bank and several other development organizations launched s4hl_image_4_0Stand For Her Land,” a global advocacy campaign that aims to realize women’s equal access to land and properties worldwide. Let me share with you why this is important.

For more than 25 years, the World Bank supported over 50 countries in reforming land and property registration systems through modernizing laws and regulations, strengthening institutions, and issuing titles for all properties to lawful land owners. They often use land titles to access credit to improve their land and dwellings – and expand businesses or open new ones, generating jobs, boosting productivity, and increasing incomes. Furthermore, research has shown that secure land and property rights provide incentives for people to invest in agricultural land.

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Small Investment, Big Difference: Managing Accumulated Waste in Yemen

Before the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, 10-year-old Raheeb Al Kamali used to play yemenfootball in a playground with his friends every afternoon in the AlTawahi District of Aden. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were his sporting heroes. He would run across the playground kicking the ball, imitating his heroes. Undoubtedly, it used to be the best part of his day. To play for Yemen’s national football team one day was his dream.

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eC2: Support for the improvement of daily balancing system in Gas Distribution Operators and further synchronization with the Transmission System Operator

Deadline: 03-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)gas

The objective of this assignment is to provide support to the national energy regulator of Ukraine, in the assessment of existing daily balancing system for gas distribution system operators (DSOs) and its further synchronization with the transmission system operator (TSO) including, among other things, adequate metering, aggregation, reporting and reconciliation of daily volumes along the gas supply chain from the TSO to DSOs and final users of gas. The assignment will support the implementation of agreed reform actions and as needed, provide just-in-time advice to the Regulator on matters related to the improvement of the daily balancing system for transmission and distribution. Continue reading

eC2: Renewable Energy and Storage Development in Zanzibar

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

The objective of this work is to enable the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and battery storage into the Zanzibar electricity grid, thereby contributing to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibars (RGOZ) efforts in energy security, diversification of supply options and financial and operational sustainability. The study will provide guidance to Zanzibar on the techno-economic underpinnings for developing and integrating variable renewable energy technologies into the power system, and the possible implications on structuring of the ownership of storage and solar as a PPP.
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