New International Partnership Established to Increase the Use of Energy Storage in Developing Countries

A global partnership convened by the World Bank Group to fostindex.jpger international cooperation to adapt and develop energy storage solutions for developing countries

VANCOUVER, May 28, 2019 – On the occasion of the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial, a new international partnership has been established to help expand the deployment of energy storage and bring new technologies to developing countries’ power systems. The Energy Storage Partnership (ESP) comprises the World Bank Group and 29 organizations working together to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries.

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eC2: Bio-Medical Engineer and Medical Planner to Develop Generic Technical Specifications

Deadline: 13-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank is seeking to hire a consultant team to assist the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) in updating/ preparing generic technical specifications for medical equipment to ensure that the procurement is efficient, competitive and generates value-for-money and are in line with the relevant international standards. The generic specifications should be developed considering the local context particularly capacity, condition and service load of the various health facilities (at different tier of the system) where these equipment will be used.

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Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019

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  • Global electrification rate reached 89 percent; the number of people without electricity access dropped to around 840 million, compared to 1 billion in 2016 and 1.2 billion in 2010.
  • Under current policies, an estimated 8 percent of global population will not have access to electricity in 2030, 90% of them will be in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Stronger political commitment, long-term energy planning, increased private financing and adequate policy and fiscal incentives will be crucial to achieve universal access.

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Facing substantial investment needs, developing countries must sustainably manage debt

With just over ten years until 2030, developing countries face important and complex debt-socialmedia2.jpgchallenges around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Not least of which is how to finance the investments needed to achieve them.

Estimates suggest that developing countries face a $2.5 trillion annual financing gap to meet the SDGs. Other studies conclude that the challenge of meeting this annual financing gap is substantial in low-income countries, which would require additional annual spending of 15.5 percentage points of GDP in 2030, focused relatively evenly on infrastructure and education and health.

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eC2: Lighting Africa, Nigeria – Consumer Education: Below the Line Phase 3

Deadline: 03-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe and reliable lighting.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in June 2020, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final year, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement a below-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products to at least 500,000 additional households in Nigeria by June 2020.

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eC2: Individual Consultant for Tanzania Pharmaceutical Competitiveness Strategy and Action Plan

Deadline: 06-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The Light Manufacturing Component of the Tanzania Business Enabling Environment Support project (the project) is focused on supporting Tanzania to develop the competitiveness of its manufacturing sectors. Implemented by the World Bank Group and funded by the Government of Canada, the project works with public and private organizations to address the fundamental challenge of growing Tanzania’s manufacturing sector by facilitating the implementation of competitiveness initiatives and promoting investment in higher value-added manufacturing, acting as a catalyst for the acceleration of the country’s industrialization and its integration into global value chains. The work is being implemented over a period of four years in three phases.
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Technology for Social Good in India

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  • Mobile-based applications adopted in World Bank projects in India are helping farmers make informed decisions.
  • Technology is making it easier for health workers to track growth in children; it is providing doctors critical information about patients.
  • Digitization is making municipalities more accountable and accessible.

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eC2: ETHIOPIA SUGAR SECTOR HIGH-LEVEL ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL ASSESSMENT

Deadline: 04-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sugarcane

The objective of this assignment is to help the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) identify and better understand any major environmental and social (E&S) risks, challenges and opportunities impacting the sugar sector as a whole and in particular, existing and planned/ greenfield State Owned Enterprises in the sector, and make recommendations at a strategic level on how such E&S risks and challenges can be managed and how any positive effects can be optimized. The findings of the study will provide the GoE and its development partners with relevant high-level information to develop, on a sound basis, a roadmap for reform and privatization of the sugar sector.

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eC2: Market level Assessment – Central Africa Republic

Deadline: 03-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The objective of this study is to perform an assessment of financial inclusion in Central Africa Republic (CAR)and the state of play and potential of digital financial services across the CAR in order to understand the opportunities for digitization of financial transactions in the country.
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eC2: Lighting Africa, Nigeria – Consumer Education: Above the Line Phase 4

Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe and reliable lighting.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in June 2020, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final year, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement an above-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products to at least 500,000 additional households in Nigeria by June 2020.
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