eC2:Case Studies and Technical Guides for Resilient Infrastructure PPPs

Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

The Project consists of two components: Knowledge Development and Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination. The first component will study the evolution of disaster resilient PPP projects and the contractual and procurement structure that has impacted on private investment. The second component will consist of workshops where lessons learned will be discussed and shared among stakeholders. The final Technical Guides will be produced combining the case studies and the outcome of the workshops, disseminated through several channels to feed into PPP project preparation and standardization of PPP documents.

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eC2:Developing an early warning system for forest fire in Mozambique

Deadline: 18-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Forestry

This consultancy will develop an early warning system for forest fire in Mozambique. The system will be based on four sources of information: 1) near real time monitoring of satellite images from Meteosat, MODIS and Suomi-NPP; 2) characterization of the fire regime in Mozambique, based on analysis of historical satellite images; 3) effect of season and climate on fire risk, based on the Fire Weather Index and 4) geographical modeling of fire risk and intensity.
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eC2 : Consultant for Development of Integrated Utilities Infrastructure at Purbachal New Town, Dhaka, Bangladesh under PPP Model

Deadline: 24-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

To assist IFC for this project, IFC intends to hire an International Technical Consultant to advise IFC on the techno-commercial-E&S due diligence and shall work in coordination with IFC and its other advisers, dedicating sufficient qualified resources to meet the deliverables and the timetable. Continue reading

eC2: Business Case Development and Financial Feasibility of Agri-water projects, Mexico

Deadline: 24-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

waterThe 2030 Water Resources Group, hosted at IFC, has
signed MoUs with the Mexican Government (Conagua) and the Consejo Consultivo del Agua (CCA – a multistakeholder platform of senior business, academic and NGO leaders) to form working groups to tackle the most pressing water challenges the country faces Continue reading

World Bank Board Approves New Environmental and Social Framework

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2016 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) that expands protections for people and the environment in Bank-financed investment projects. The safeguards review included the most extensive consultation ever conducted by the World Bank. It concludes nearly four years of analysis and engagement around the world with governments, development experts, and civil society groups, reaching nearly 8,000 stakeholders in 63 countries. The framework is part of a far-reaching effort by the World Bank Group to improve development outcomes and streamline its work.

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$81 Billion Mobilized in 2015 to Tackle Climate Change – Joint MDB Report

Manila, Philippines, August 9, 2016 – Climate finance totaling $81 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2015. This included $25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further $56 billion from other investors.

The latest MDB climate finance figures are detailed in the 2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, prepared by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with MDB partners: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG), and the World Bank Group (WBG).

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Technical Consultant: Philippines Hydro Power Projects Business Case

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

Each Business Case would identify any major technical/operational, legal, environmental and social issues, including options to address such issues, and improve operations; define the scope and possible privatization structure of each Project; test these for financial viability and the corresponding impact on valuation and stranded debt/costs, and identify the legal, regulatory and policy framework applicable for the privatization of each Project. Each Business Case will be developed with a view to determine the general terms and conditions under which a privatization would be viable. A profile of each HPP can be found in the PSALM website http://www.psalm.gov.ph.

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Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending

Sustainable development, including environmental sustainability, is at the core of the World Bank Group’s strategy.  Policy lending has been a major part of the World Bank’s lending operations for decades, but recently the number of policy lending operations with environmental goals has increased, supporting policy actions across a broad range of subsectors.

This Learning Product seeks to offer lessons from experience to help inform stakeholders on how to design and implement this instrument, outlining some of the tensions and tradeoffs that must be grappled with in design. The main audience is Bank operational teams helping governments to prepare and implement DPF with environmental goals.

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eC2: Analysis of the Current Use of the Lands of the State Forest Fund, Legal Framework and Economic Viability of Different Plantation/Tenure Models

Deadline: 06-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)land-administration-page

This assignment is to analyze:
1) Current land use of the forest fund to identify areas suitable for plantation establishment in collaboration with the private sector and local communities;
2) The legal, regulatory, institutional and fiscal framework for the establishment of forest plantations in collaboration with the private sector and local communities to identify, and make recommendations to address, the bottlenecks and constraints;
3) Economic viability of different feasible plantation/tenure model

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