Transnational organized crime (TOC) is a widespread phenomenon that leaves no region untouched. Illegal trafficking—TOC’s most lucrative manifestation—has taken multiple forms, ranging from the most traditional trade in narcotics and weapons to smuggling counterfeited medicines and endangered wildlife. As these illicit flows cut across multiple national borders, they become interconnected with local security, political, social, and economic dynamics. At times, they are so embedded that the line between licit and illicit is significantly blurred. The same applies when TOC intersects with conflict situations.
Amy Pickering laughs when she thinks of all the things that went wrong with the impact evaluation she recently completed of a water chlorination project in the slums of Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka: delays, monsoons, and more delays.“It was the hardest project I’ve ever done,” says the seasoned research engineer, now a professor at Tufts University, who was working on a project funded through the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund.
Clean water is an issue in Dhaka and other overcrowded cities in the region, where contamination by bacteria can lead to high rates of diarrhea, harming children’s growth and health. For Pickering, who specializes in water quality and diarrheal disease, the challenge was finding a water treatment technology that could work without electricity and operate in Dhaka’s extreme weather.
Deadline: 27-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in about 100 countries, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation are among key missions of IFC.
Deadline: 05-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The Assignment is a market study of the Temperature Controlled Logistic (TCL) sector in Nigeria, Kenya and Côte D’Ivoire. TCL services would include storage/transportation/distribution, together with other value added services, of food/perishable products in a temperature controlled environment.
Deadline: 23-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC is looking into supporting Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) to increase the efficiency of its operational processes. The objective of the Technical Assistance (“TA”) assignment(the Project) is to strengthen EdMs treasury and risk management functions and to build capacity and skills within EdM. The Project will be conducted onsite at the EdMs offices in Maputo, Mozambique.
Deadline: 15-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The World Bank Group (WBG) is looking for a survey firm to carry out a baseline survey data collection activities planned for an impact evaluation (IE) of a project focused on childcare provision in garment factories in Cambodia. The project aims to improve childrens early childhood development indicators, mothers and childrens well-being and mothers productivity. The baseline survey will consist of 2 modules: one administered to mothers, and another one to children. Both modules will include a sample size of approximately 600 respondents (600 mothers, and 600 children). Data for both modules will be collected at the factory worksites, daycares and residences (for control group children). The respondents will be located in the following geographic locations: Phnom Penh and Kandal and Kampong Speu Provinces.
Deadline: 11-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop a 7-month consumer awareness above-the-line (ATL) strategy and design for Lighting Africa Kenya II’s consumer education campaign in Kenya targeting the different relevant segments. This ATL strategy will primarily involve the choice, selection and media placement in appropriate channels for the program’s consumer education campaign to support its current target market and clients.
Deadline: 31-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: To this end, IFC will recruit a marketing/communications firm to design and implement a campaign to educate consumers about the opportunities that quality-verified off-grid solar products present, and assist them in making informed purchasing decisions. The main objective of the campaign is to increase sales of high-quality solar products, to support creation of a sustainable commercial market for these products in Myanmar. The campaign should reach rural consumers primarily, as well as urban consumers at the township level and other stakeholders such as urban-migrated family members of villagers, through a broad range of marketing and public awareness activities tailored to address the specific needs of low income households. The campaign will include multiple delivery channels, drawing on the experience from other Lighting programs and adapting them to the Myanmar market.
The Annual Meetings 2017 organized by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have come to an end. Last week, more than 13.000 people from 180 different countries, including their Board of Governs, spoke about different topics varied from agriculture, to human capital, infrastructure and economic growth. Below you will find a daily recap of the Annual Meetings 2017, which include a certain topic in the sense of a interview, panel discussion, speech or experts Q&A session.
Deadline: 05-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is seeking to recruit an international technical consultant for structuring and implementation of an airport concession tender. The airport is in a EU member state and has capacity of ~5m passengers annually. Additional project information will be disclosed to the shortlisted companies. The work of the technical consultants is to be divided into two main phases. Phase 1 transaction structuring will encompass a technical analysis of all aspects of the project, including traffic projections, capital investment program, and environmental and social issues. Phase 2 will consist of the transaction implementation and will require from the technical consultant to assist in the successful tendering of the project by providing input to the technical annexes of the project documents, assistance with the bidders due diligence and evaluation of their technical offers.