Deadline: 06-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The general objective of the assignment consists of establishing a term funding platform through capital markets for the renewable energy industry to provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given renewable energy project or portfolio, at the same time that the diversification of innovative financial products is increased, with advantageous cost, such Green Bonds and Asset Backed Securitization, to fund its operations over the mid- to long-term, aiming to attract a broader range of investors to the renewable energy market. As a first step, the main task consists of a detailed feasibility study to assess the viability of securitizing the underlying cash flows or power purchase agreement (PPA), of a given renewable energy portfolio of projects.
Deadline: 07-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is implementing a project in Jamaica in partnership with the European Union, working with small and medium enterprises to create stronger links with export markets. As part of a strategy to access the U.S., Canadian and EU markets, IFC is seeking a Specialty Foods Distribution Firm (the Consultant) to identify and secure distribution opportunities as well as provide technical support to the firms in structuring its operations to meet the needs of the target markets on a sustained basis.The Consultant will work closely with Jamaican manufacturing firms to promote the flavors of the cuisine to these channels, U.S. Chefs and distributors. As part of the assignment, the Consultant will focus on (i) working with firms to develop a strategy to enter markets with a brand that is positioned to sell its products to mainstream consumers in everyday categories; (ii) educate firms on how to do business with sophisticated buyers; and (iii) facilitate transaction sales in the identified markets.
More Countries Expand Carbon Pricing Efforts
BARCELONA, May 23, 2017 – The number of carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled has almost doubled over the past five years, according to Carbon Pricing Watch 2017, a new publication released at the Innovate4Climate Summit today.
Since 2016, eight new carbon pricing initiatives have been put in place – three at a national level and five at a subnational level.
Deadline: 30-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to deploy an alternative marketing solution, namely interactive text messaging marketing, based on a combination of behavioral research and data analytics. The firm selected will conduct deep-dive interviews and focus groups with both current and potential product users and analyze transactions patterns. Based on those findings, the firm will design a marketing campaign implemented through text messaging to Mobile Money clients.
Deadline: 04-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In October 2016, IFC launched a report on Unlocking Value: Alternative Fuels for Egypt’s Cement Industry. The study has identified the current status of co-processing in Egypt, analyzed the potential appetite for alternative fuels (AFR), highlighted impediments to market growth, and recommended potential solutions throughout the waste supply chain to ensure a sustainable market solution tailored to the Egyptian context, one solution in particular which was highlighted was to address key regulatory barriers. IFC seeks to appoint a local legal consulting firm to i) analyze existing solid waste laws and regulations in Egypt relevant to alternative fuels, ii) recommend required changes to existing laws and regulations or new laws and regulations to create favourable regulatory environment to alternative fuels, iii) participate in stakeholders workshops and meetings to present and discuss findings and iv) draft the policy and regulatory language (both English and Arabic).
Earlier this month, development banks from around the world took stock of where they stand and where they see their efforts having the greatest impact at a meeting organized by the World Bank and Brazil’s development bank, BNDES.
As the world struggles
in narrowing that gap. They can help to crowd-in the private sector and anchor private-public sector partnerships, particularly for infrastructure financing.
A deep dive into the quadruple helix that makes the Netherlands ‘smart’
The Smart Cities KSB and Royal Netherlands Embassy jointly organized a Smart Cities study tour to the Netherlands from May 8th-12th, 2017. City officials, officials from the national government, and urban planners from Bangladesh, Macedonia, Morocco, South Africa and South-Eastern Europe spent five days engaging with Dutch innovators and practitioners from the government and private sector on smart urban management, smart mobility, smart energy transition, PPP-structures, and citizen engagement, among other things.
Deadline: 05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objectives of the assignment are to: (i) assess the performance of the CTC and identify physical and non-physical impediments along the corridor; (ii) identify priority policy actions and investments to improve the corridor competitiveness, multimodal transportation and logistics; and (iii) carry out stakeholder consultations to build consensus of public and private stakeholders in Azerbaijan and Georgia on priority measures and disseminate the findings to a wider audience through workshops and media coverage.