World Bank seeks consultant to evaluate, expand Central Asia energy, water program

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The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to evaluate the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program and provide data to guide the program in the future. Responses are due November 27.

The World Bank has been active for several years in urging hydropower-rich Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to work with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to balance water and energy needs of downstream and upstream countries.

The Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program aims to improve diagnostics and analytical tools to support the countries of the region in well-informed decision-making to manage their water and energy resources, strengthen regional institutions, and stimulate investments.

The bank now seeks a consultant to review baseline, analytic and advisory activities of the program, and completed activities against targets specified in trust fund support of the program. The consultant also is to develop a forward-looking evaluation to identify existing and anticipated limitations in the program's conceptual design and organization.

A lengthy list of requirements for the consultant include familiarity with the context of the energy and water sectors in Central Asia, at least six years' experience in energy and water sector evaluation, and experience in fields of international waters, energy development and irrigation.

Expressions of interest and attachments totaling less than 5 megabytes are to be submitted in English by November 27, electronically via the World Bank's eConsultant2 Internet site, A solicitation notice is available on the website under Business Opportunities, Solicitation No. 1163595.

The bank intends to invite a short-list of individuals to submit proposals, subject to availability of funding. Information on the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program may be obtained from the World Bank's Internet site under

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