eC2: Preparation of baseline reports for the Water Global Practice results framework

Deadline: 05-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Water GP has defined an innovative results framework (RF) to track combined results from activities funded by the GWSP multi-donor trust fund and World Bank-financed operations. This results framework has been defined in partnership with donors to the GWSP to allow them to track the additionality of funding they provide to the multidonor trust fund. In a spirit of integration with WB operations, the RF was designed as a comprehensive framework for the WGP as a whole. Underlining the RF, the WGP has identified five priority themes where emphasis is critically needed to achieve the SDG for water (SDG 6) and contribute to many other SDGs which are so closely interlinked with the achievement of a Water-Secure world for all. These five themes are areas where countries need to redouble their efforts and in some cases, revise their strategies to increase their chances of meeting the water SDG: they include sustainability, inclusion, institutions, financing and resilience.

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How community-based early childhood programs can impact child development

250 million children under the age of five in the developing world are failing to reach amerecd_0their full development potential. Faced with this challenge, governments and donors across the globe have turned to early childhood education and development (ECED) services. These are a cost-effective way to overcome the developmental losses associated with growing up in a disadvantaged environment. The services can be delivered in different ways, such as through kindergartens and community-based playgroups.

But how effective are these, in practice?

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Somali Authorities Make Urban Resilience a Priority

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  • The Government of Somalia is ramping up their efforts to increase urban resilience with the aim of reducing instability.
  • Local governments across the country are spearheading inclusive urban development with the help of the World Bank.
  • Preparations are underway for a larger scale, World Bank supported infrastructure project

Improving Weather Forecasts Can Reduce Losses to Development in Africa

ADDIS-ABABA, September 12 2017‒“Hydromet” or weather, water, and climate servicesafr-improving-weather-forecasts-can-reduce-losses-to-development-in-africa-780x439 affect the decisions people, communities, and governments make every day. A family at their farm, a shopkeeper in a store, or a government worker on a dam, all need accurate, timely information to make well-informed day-to-day decisions. This can come from something as simple a river gauge, which warns of rising water levels, to more advanced weather forecasting systems alerting an entire country of the approach of a cyclone.

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eC2: Roadmap and action plan for implementation of the market based instrument for greenhouse gas reduction for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector in India

Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GAS

The assignment includes, but not least, scoping of the MSME sector, identifying suitable MBI(s) and recommends an optimum policy package, roadmap and action plan for implementation, and proposing critical design elements of MBI(s). In the assessment, the Consultant needs to take into consideration various elements on the sectors, such as emissions profile, contribution to India’s NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability to national circumstances. The proposed MBI should be based on the work of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s SME program and potential links and design convergence with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme should be explored while reviewing policy and design options.

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eC2: Innovative approaches to Public-Private Partnerships in smart grid investments: Best practice experiences from government collaboration with utilities

Deadline: 02-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-energy

The proposed work consists of three tasks: (i) an analysis of innovative approaches to Public-Private Partnerships in smart grid investments and the role of the public sector; (ii) Recommendations for application of PPP models for smart grid investments and identification of a project/project concept pipeline, and; (iii) Dissemination of study findings report, slide deck and supplementing material through internal and external outreach to target audience. The final output will be a report and slide deck. The report will emphasize experiences from ongoing smart grid PPP projects in developed and developing countries and must provide practical guidance on the design, preparation and implementation of smart grid projects that can be used by government officials, utility managers and World Bank Group staff.

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eC2: Technical expert team for Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization Project

Deadline: 27-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (KUIDFC) is the implementing agency for the Project and the Urban Local body (ULB) Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation will play a pivotal role in overseeing the transition to continuous water supply and subsequently ensuring that the service levels are sustained over the long term. To improve service delivery, KUIDFC and HDMC have entered into a twelve year performance based contract with a professional operator. The operator will be responsible for planning (one year), managing the transition to continuous water supply (three years) and sustaining the service delivery (eight years). The Project (KUWSMP) will be implemented over the first six years of the contract to ensure that service delivery is sustained for at least two years after transition to continuous supply. The World Bank has also received a request for inclusion of Kalaburgi and Belgavi into the Project through Additional Financing for which preparation is ongoing.

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eC2:Global Facility for Growth and Development (GFGD) Initiative

Deadline: 27-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)banknotes_640

The activities include supporting the global and country-specific analytical work meant to underpin World Banks “budget support” lending operations/projects and advisory services. Knowledge activities share knowledge and practical experiences on growth and development from countries that made a rapid and sustained economic transition. Project activities support country specific analytical work and project lending by making technical experts an integral part of the WBGs teams that undertake country specific economic work and lending operations.

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eC2: Improving Post-Disaster Damage Data Collection to Inform Decision Making

This assignment is to review the existing situation in post-disaster damage information collection and prepare a conceptual design for an improved tool and IT architecture. This assignment is for two phases: (i) to evaluate existing damage assessment and data collection methodologies as well as provide an overview of new and innovative tools and methodologies for improving damage data collection, their experiences and challenges; and (ii) to develop the conceptual design for an improved solution, including generic specifications and model architecture, and the customized specifications for Armenia to move into implementation. This assignment will design the infrastructure and variables for a generic version of such a tool which can be customized to countries around the world and different applications. It will also develop the customization for this tool to the context of Armenia, as well as the roadmap to move into implementation. The current focus in terms of natural hazards should be on tropical cyclones, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. In a later phase, other natural hazards may be added.

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Three critical ingredients for successful education reform

Over the past decades, education investments in the developing world have led to jaimeindiaunprecedented enrollment rates. Yet, even with these historic investments, children sit in classrooms every day without learning. More than a schooling crisis, we face a learning crisis. Despite progress in countries as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia and Peru, millions of children leave school without knowing how to read a paragraph or solve a simple two-digit subtraction.

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