eC2: Technical Adviser on Electric Mobility

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) untitled

The candidate will serve as technical adviser for the future e-mobility center of expertise to: (1) provide analytical and technical support to the operations teams and clients, develop and implement e-mobility projects;(2) support the development of knowledge products; (3) prepare briefing notes and dissemination material; (4) provide input for the conceptualization and development of the e-mobility center of expertise; and (5) support efforts to expand in-house knowledge.

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eC2: Technical Advisor – wastewater treatment and reuse

Deadline: 24-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Waste water plant

The Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) unit of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is in discussions with the Government of Botswana (GoB) to engage as the lead transaction advisor to structure and implement a project to upgrade the existing Glen Valley Wastewater Treatment facility in Gaborone to enable water reuse, under a PPP model. In anticipation of its engagement, IFC is soliciting expressions of interest from Engineering Consulting Firms with specialized experience in secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment plant design and – in particular – wastewater reuse.

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eC2: Kenya Health Security Financing Assessment

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

This assignment is for a firm to conduct a health security financing assessment in Kenya. The purpose of the assessment is to support the national government develop financing strategies for prioritized national preparedness plans to strengthen financing systems that accelerate and sustain progress towards effective health security. The application of the tool promotes national policy dialogue around health security financing in both human and animal health and other relevant sectors and informs the development or refinement of health security financing strategies and instruments to improve International Health Regulations capacities.

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WDR 2020: Sneak preview

The next World Development Report (WDR) on Global Value Chains: Trading for untitledDevelopment is well under way. Check out our website for a sneak preview.

Since the Bank’s last report more than thirty years ago on Industrialization and Foreign Trade, the world has been transformed, mostly in positive terms from a development perspective. Several low and middle income countries can now participate globally thanks to global value chains (GVCs).

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eC2: Baseline and En-Line Surveys for Jobseekers

Deadline: 28-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

The primary purpose of the consultancy will be to implement baseline and end-line surveys of jobseekers who register to participate with ISKUR. This baseline will be important for a study of the impact of the employment support program and its component parts on employment and other outcomes of program participants and their families. The survey will be conducted with jobseekers in their homes, with the aim of collecting information on socioeconomic status and work, migration and education histories from the jobseeker, and basic demographic, employment and education information on other co-residing household members and important family members (e.g., educational attainment of parents and numbers, gender age and location of children).

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Blockchain: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help accelerate progress towards development

Blockchain has been called a pillar of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, comparing it to1 es4_Z6OdX80rv4UdXbcVRw technologies such as the steam engine and the internet that triggered previous industrial revolutions. It has the power to disrupt existing economic and business models and may prove particularly valuable in emerging market economies. According to experts, blockchain also holds great promise as a method of fighting corruption, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, where more smartphone penetration can facilitate the adoption of new technology.

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Measuring the statistical capacity of nations

Improving the capacity of national statistical systems (NSSs) has long been a part of the chart_0global development agenda. The NSSs play an important role in modern economies. They provide stakeholders, ranging from policy makers to stock market analysts and the general public, with the data on the country’s socioeconomic developments. At the international level, monitoring global initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires high-quality data that are produced consistently across different national statistical systems.

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eC2:Preparation of Feasibility Level Design and Cost Estimate of the Access Road for the Naoro-Brown Hydropower Project

Deadline: 16-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The objective of this assignment is to prepare a feasibility level design for the proposed (approximately) 60km section of the Naoro-Brown Hydropower Access Road with a Class 4 Bill of Quantities (BoQ) cost estimate.

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Revolutionizing mobility through blockchain

As digital technology continues to transform and reshape the transportation industry in-rickshaws-hyderabad-plamenj-flickrover the last few years, blockchain as a decentralized distributed technology has been embraced by other fields through various applications. It has found varied applications across banking, financial services, healthcare, e-governance, and voting.

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Digital technologies allow people to take on risks and explore new opportunities

In the era of digital technology, the structure of production as well as the interaction orange_fengjie_linebetween humans and machines is being redefined. The diffusion and application of digital technology can increase productivity in an unprecedented manner, with potential to reshape the role of humans in the function of production. Jobs are the drivers of development and pillars of resilience for people. Five years ago, the World Development Report (WDR 2014),  Risk and Opportunity – Managing Risk for Development, highlighted the role of enterprises in supporting people’s risk management by absorbing shocks and exploiting the opportunity side of risk. There have been heated debates on how technology may lead to risks, such as job loss and structural changes of employment. While the risks are real, the estimates of the impact of digital technology on employment vary widely, from substantial job loss for both skilled and the unskilled workers, to potential job gains thanks to the complementarity of humans and machines, as well as the income and wealth effect derived from higher productivity.

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