The preparation of a new IBRD project: Sustainable Fisheries Development Project (SFDP) is underway. One of the key objectives of SFDP is to help achieve sustainable intensification of aquaculture (shrimp aquaculture/mariculture) to overcome sectoral challenges, such as limited application of good aquaculture practice (GAP), disease outbreaks and low productivity. In this context, the objective of the consultancy is to provide recommendations for enhancing sustainability of Vietnams aquaculture industry under SFDP and beyond, focusing on the following four priority areas: 1) Improving shrimp aquaculture value chain (facilitating adoption of advanced technology, compliance with certifications, and effective support provision to small-scale farmers); 2) Modeling the carbon/environmental footprint of different shrimp aquaculture models; 3) Conducting a SWOT analysis for mariculture species (mollusks and crustaceans); and 4) Providing inputs into governments FS of SFDP. The assignment would be conducted by a firm or a team of experts, including at a minimum: a) team leader/international aquaculture expert; and b) shrimp aquaculture value chain expert; c) environmental management expert; and d) mariculture expert.
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The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries is critical to protecting lives, building human capital, and stimulating economic recovery. The current crisis is exacerbating inequalities throughout the world and, without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further. Ensuring developing countries can access, as well as safely distribute vaccines, calls for strong partnership and cooperation at the national, regional & global levels. This event will explore:
Deadline: 15-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking to hire a Consultant (firm) to carry out an assessment of the regulatory conditions regarding the inland waterways (IWW) sector in Ukraine. The objective of this activity is to analyze how national and sector-level policies, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks are affecting the workings of the sector at an operational level, its development, growth, its overall competitiveness and its ability to attract investments. The key is to establish if the current policy and regulatory landscape is hindering investments, if so, in what ways and in what areas, and to propose specific recommendations to remove the identified barriers. The assessment will include both a holistic analysis of the regulatory environment of IWW sector and will deep-dive into its constituent markets separately: the inland waterways network, the river fleet (freight and auxiliary), infrastructure (docks, anchorages, navigable canals in water areas, navigable locks, fairways, signaling systems, etc.), service infrastructure (river ports, river terminals), navigation and surveillance.
- Fair distribution of data can help ensure fair pay for farmers
- Digital agriculture can help improve yields and cut down on food loss and waste
- Digital agriculture allows consumers to choose healthier, more environmentally friendly food
The proposed activity is to provide the analytical underpinning to inform the design and implementation of household solar off-grid electrification, productive uses of energy and electrification of public facilities in rural areas, including research on the most vulnerable segments of the population (poorest of the poor, women, refugees and host communities). It will also inform the development of an enabling environment for the uptake of studied technologies.
World Bank Group President David Malpass called on the world to move urgently toward opportunities and solutions that achieve a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a speech today that advances the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings.
“Our collective responses to poverty, climate change, and inequality will be the defining choices of our age.”
Mr. Malpass delivered the speech virtually at the London School of Economics; it was followed by a discussion with students, moderated by Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics.
Deadline: 21-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan, intends to undertake a diagnostic / pre-feasibility study of upto 4 sites across the KP province to develop 300-500 beds hospital(s). The study is expected to evaluate preliminary i) technical and environmental & social viability of the site ii) healthcare service demand and gap iii) investor review and iv) capital and operating cost estimate. IFC intends to appoint a consortium of international and local technical and environmental & social consultant to undertake this study.
The outcome of the study would enable the KP government to undertake the project(s) under Public Private Partnership mode.
The lingering pandemic has dealt the global economy an unprecedented shock, and the recovery is likely to be slow and uneven. The current crisis is exacerbating inequalities throughout the world and, without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 has made clear the need to establish a better way to handle the debt-financing needs of developing economies. And for a sustainable future, solutions are most urgently needed in developing countries, where the investment gap is deepest, and people are most disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. So, what will it take to shape a resilient recovery that works for people and the planet?
This year’s Spring Meetings events will be held in a virtual format on April 5-11. All events and programs will stream daily on live.worldbank.org. Replays of sessions will also be available the day they air. Here’s everything you need to learn how to follow our activities.
The objective of the assignment is to produce a publication (“primer”) on Zero Carbon Buildings (ZCBs) that provides insights and recommendations on how to shift towards ZCBs in World Bank Group (WBG) client (low- and middle-income countries) projects and programs. The assignment will include (a) development and production of a primer on ZCBs and (b) delivering one presentation of the key insights and recommendations from the primer in a (virtual) event. The primer is expected to be about 100 pages long, with the first part focused on compiling and synthesizing existing information and the second part focused on recommendations to the WBG and its clients (on good practice policies and regulation for ZCBs; recommendations for implementing ZCBs; costs and benefits of ZCBs; and case studies with lessons-learned).