eC2: Kenya PPP Support Program: Preparation for Manual and PPP Pipeline Screening

Deadline: 23-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

Preparation of Governance and Operational ManualPPPs

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the GoK to prepare a governance and operating manual for the PFF. The core governance structure of the Fund and the scope of work as stated in the terms of reference, among other things, will define the services and deliverables of the consultant firm.

PPP Pipeline Screening

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the GoK to screen a pipeline of potential, viable PPP projects, and deliver a series of concept notes/ material for 10 of the most promising projects.

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Spring Meetings: Attend the first LIVE ONLINE event on Gender

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Can’t attend the Spring Meetings in person? Attend the Spring Meetings LIVE Online! The first LIVE ONLINE event is on Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions, April 18th at 2:30pm ET / 18:30 GMT.

To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic. Nearly 1 billion women and girls across all countries and cultures will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence experienced by women and girls is an obstacle to development gains, as it impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality. Award winners will share their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.

Click here to check out all live online events next week! 

Empowering Women in the World

Empowering Women in the World | Voices  : Submitted by Kristalina Georgieva (CEO World Bank )

When women do well, everyone benefits. Giving women access to better jobs and financial security are keys to ending poverty. Gender gaps harm the entire economy. We know that when women control the finances, they tend to spend money on the things that matter most – essential food and water, school fees and health care for the family. It’s amazing what small changes can do – a mobile money account opens up the ability to get small loans, buy insurance, and make payments. The World Bank is working to empower women around the world, supporting women entrepreneurs in Pakistan and supporting women and their families with cash cards in Lebanon.

To find out more tune in to my conversation with Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard at 11:25 on April 7. Our conversation is part of the Women in the World Summit.

eC2: Assessment of floating PV potential for Pakistan

Deadline: 15-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), is scaling+solar+main+bannerseeking a qualified consulting firm to undertake a market assessment of floating PV.

The purpose of the proposed study is twofold: 1. assess the commercial readiness of floating PV in general, as well as the key issues and potential business models; and 2. identify suitable sites in Pakistan.

The proposed terms of reference (TOR) are attached.

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eC2: Small Hydropower Mapping in Lao

Deadline: 18-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank (WB) is initiating a new technical assistance activity focused on Renewable esmapEnergy Resource Mapping in Laos, with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The initial focus will be on small hydro mapping, with other components potentially added in the future depending on funding availability and client demand.

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New seminar on Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)

As part of the implementation of the World Bank’s new Procurement Framework, the i-love-procurement2Bank is hosting a series of seminars for the private sector. These focus on the practical implementation of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, the new procurement documents, and enhanced procurement processes. A schedule of the seminars will be posted on the World Bank website soon.

Topic: Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)
By popular demand, the Bank is repeating the first seminar (delivered in December 2016). This focuses on the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs). This seminar is being offered on two separate dates.

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eC2: Preparation of a Kenya Electricity Sector Investment Prospectus for 2017-2020

Deadline: 16-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya is mandated to develop and promote esmapenergy technologies in the country. The mission of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is to facilitate provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, competitive, reliable and secure energy services for national development while protecting the environment. The Ministry’s vision is to promote equitable access to quality energy services at least cost while protecting the environment.

The overall objective of this consultancy is to facilitate the development and publication of Kenya’s electricity sector investment plan for the period 2017-2020, to meet the stated goals and objectives on energy provision, as well as adhere to international best practice.

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eC2: Assessment of Battery Energy Storage Applications in the West African Power Pool Utilities and Countries

Deadline: 23-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The work under this project will be done through the three major tasks described below:solar-energy
1. Feasibility study of energy storage for frequency support in WAPP power system

2. Assessment of energy storage applications in WAPP countries (on grid systems and off-grid mini grids, building/factory storage, etc.)

3. Financial assessment of incorporating energy storage for grid support

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NEW! World Development Report 2017

Main Messages World Development Report 2017

Ineffective policies can persist, while potentially effective policies are often not adopted. WDR 2017 coverThe World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law explores why some policies fail to achieve desired outcomes and what makes other policies work. The main messages of the WDR 2017 are:

  • Successful reforms are not just about “best practice.” To be effective, policies must guarantee credible commitment, support coordination, and promote cooperation.
  • Power asymmetries can undermine policy effectiveness. The unequal distribution of power in the policy arena can lead to exclusion, capture, and clientelism.
  • Change is possible. Elites, citizens, and international actors can promote change by shifting incentives, reshaping preferences and beliefs, and enhancing the contestability of the decision making process.
  • Three guiding principles for rethinking governance for development are:
    1. Think not only about the form of institutions, but also about their functions.
    2. Think not only about capacity building, but also about power asymmetries.
    3. Think not only about the rule of law, but also about the role of law.

Download full report here.

 

eC2: National Student Assessment, Bangladesh

Deadline: 26-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The National Student Assessment (NSA) 2011, 2013 and NSA 2015 assessed the learning for-better-early-childhood-care-and-education-in-sri-lankaachievement of the aforementioned pupils relative to the learning outcomes prescribed in the primary curriculum. Other objectives were: to investigate differences in pupil achievement by key system, school and pupil factors {e.g., division, district, school type, locality (urban v. rural), and gender}; to examine the relationships between achievement and factors such as school size, class size, pupil-teacher ratio, attendance rate, teachers’ qualifications and training, training of school managers, and frequency of inspection; and to draw implications for improvements in teaching and learning through enhanced policy actions, planning and management, and teacher education. It is expected that relevant Government of Bangladesh (GoB) line agencies will utilize the findings and recommendations in order to inform educational planning of sub-components such as teacher professional development and curriculum reform.

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