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quinta-feira, abril 27, 2017

Consultores preparam projetos para porto da Beira

A empresa de consultoria ambiental e de engenharia, Antea Group, vai realizar um estudo de viabilidade no âmbito de um projecto destinado a melhorar o acesso ao Porto da Beira, o segundo maior porto de Moçambique, que serve a região, incluindo o Zimbabwe, o Malawi e a Zâmbia. Trabalhando como parte de um consórcio junto à consultoria de engenharia canadense Consultec, os especialistas em mobilidade urbana MOVE Mobility e a empresa de consultoria de parcerias público-privadas Tetra-Tech, IP3, Antea Group fornecerão uma gama de serviços, incluindo levantamento geotécnico e hidrológico, avaliação do impacto social (ESIA) e estudos de tráfego.

Resultado de imagem para moçambique mapaO projeto está sendo financiado pelo governo holandês do Programa Develop2Build (D2B), que oferece apoio de governo para governo na criação de projetos de infra-estrutura.
Parte do Plano Director Beira 2035, espera-se que a via de acesso portuário irá melhorar a segurança rodoviária e condições de vida na área, atrair investidores e estimular o desenvolvimento económico e industrial.

Antea Group awarded Mozambique feasibility contract          27 April 2017 
Netherlands-headquartered environmental and engineering consultancy, Antea Group, is set to perform a feasibility study as part of a project aimed at improving access to Beira Port, Mozambique’s second largest port, which serves the wider region, including Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.
Working as part of a consortium alongside Canadian engineering consultancy Consultec, urban mobility experts MOVE Mobility and Tetra-Tech owned public-private partnership advisory firm, IP3, Antea Group will be providing a range of services including geotechnical and hydrological surveying, a preliminary environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) and traffic studies.
The project is being funded by the Dutch government’s Develop2Build (D2B) Programme, which offers government-to-government assistance in setting up infrastructure projects.
Part of the Master Plan Beira 2035, it is hoped the port access road will improve road safety and living conditions in the area, attract investors and stimulate economic and industrial development.

domingo, abril 23, 2017

Chile - renegotiating PPPs

Corruption and renegotiation – lessons from Chile


Chile’s concession programmes clearly bring to the fore how persistent renegotiations can put in doubt the legitimacy of a relatively successful public-private partnership (PPP) programme. The country now has a successful and mature highway concession system despite the teething problems that were experienced. This was after Chile realised the magnitude of corruption and arbitrary renegotiations of their PPP projects. 
A law   passed way back in 1991 allowed  the Chilean government to award concessions for projects in roads, seaports, airports, water and sanitation, hospitals and prison services. Over 50 projects with a cumulative value over $11 billion had been awarded at the end of 2007.
PURCHASING & SUPPLY: Nyasha Chizu
The concession programmes on roads awarded between 1993 and 2007 were classified into three segments. 
  1. The first segment was the Pan-American Highway, which was sliced and diced into eight sections of double lanes spanning across 1 500-kilometre stretch. The design of the Pan-American Highway was such that the tolls per kilometre would be standard despite the practice differences in demand across each segment.
  2. The second segment was comprised of 13 inter-urban highways and a number of local roads 
  3. The last segment involving five urban highways in Santiago.

Lack of expertise to manage concessions and the non-availability of an external regulatory framework was the major shortcoming. This led to the lead agent, the ministry of Public Works to relax the enforcement of contracts. Corruption cases started to rise in 2002 in the ministry of Public Works PPP unit. The unit was poorly resourced and continued to lose skills due to the low salaries that were offered by the Chilean government.
The PPP unit of the government then started to engage diverse institutions to provide non-existent services. The diverse institutions would then contract the employees of the Chilean PPP unit. The moonlighting allowed the PPP unit to retain staff on the motivation for services in the private sector. This brought about inefficiencies that committed the Chilean budget for several years.
This situation was compounded by the conflict of interest of the PPP unit staff that was now compromised to provide independent assessment on the work they were involved in the moonlighting exercise. The discovery of such corruption was far reaching to the extent of nearly causing the resignation of that country’s President, who had been the Minister of Public Works during the execution of the contracts.
The President only managed to disconnect himself by agreeing to a total reform of public hiring practices. Public Works minister Carlos Cruz was, however, not spared and was condemned to several years in prison.
The Chilean law had quality management mechanism that required that projects must be established within the time limits and, thereafter, provides uninterrupted quality of service consistent with the bid accepted. The ministry of Public Works was then responsible for supervising the construction and operation of the PPP arrangement.
Additional works ordinarily prompted renegotiations and the government deliberately avoided them even when it had an impact to increase welfare. In Chile’s case, renegotiations were called for when the project scope varied and the law provided a framework for such renegotiations which were rampant between 2001 and 2007. At the end of 2007, 50 concessions awarded between 1993 and 2007 had been renegotiated over 144 times every two and half years.
Renegotiations in Chile were a means of increasing concessionaire’s revenue or to compensate for additional works. The government had an option to pay directly, through tariff increases or term extension. The renegotiations had no immediate impact on the public budget, but had profound implications on future public liabilities. This then led to a major reform of the legislation to reduce corruption and renegotiations.
Nyasha Chizu is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply writing in his personal capacity. 

segunda-feira, abril 10, 2017

Solicitação de Estudos de Caso: Mini-redes nos PALOP

Solicitação de Estudos de Caso: Mini-redes nos PALOP27 DE MARÇO 2017 
No âmbito do acordo assinado com o RECP, a ALER está neste momento a traduzir o documento Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit para português e a complementar o documento com novos estudos de caso de mini-redes nos PALOP.

Neste sentido, vimos por este meio solicitar a todos os que tenham informação sobre projectos de mini-redes nos PALOP que nos enviem toda informação existente sobre os mesmos através do email geral@aler-renovaveis.org, afim de os podermos incluir no website e no documento Mini Grid Policy Toolkit e assim contribuir para a divulgação dos projectos lusófonos nesta área.

A título de exemplo, o Estudo de Caso "Monte Trigo" em Cabo Verde poderá ser consultado aqui. Todos os novos estudos de caso deverão seguir esta mesma estrutura.
ALER
Agradecemos desde já a colaboração de todos para esta compilação!
Apoiar a promoção dos mercados das energias renováveis ​​nos Países de Língua Portuguesa
A ALER e o RECP - Programa África-UE para a Cooperação nas Energias Renováveis assinaram um acordo de cooperação para apoiar a promoção dos mercados das energias renováveis ​​nos Países de Língua Portuguesa.

No âmbito do acordo, ambas as partes irão cooperar para contribuir para o desenvolvimento amplo e sustentado do mercado das Energias Renováveis ​​(ER) em África. O objectivo específico é a mobilização das empresas Europeias e Africanas de ER para o desenvolvimento conjunto de negócios na área das ER nos mercados Africanos de Língua Portuguesa.
O acordo prevê diversas actividades a fim de reunir stakeholders Africanos e Europeus a operar no mercado das ER, proporcionando uma plataforma para criação de negócios e projectos nos países Africanos de Língua Portuguesa. As actividades previstas incluem a tradução para Português de documentos relevantes, a recolha e divulgação activa de informação sobre as ER nos mercados Africanos de Língua Portuguesa e dos serviços e instrumentos de apoio internacionais, e a organização de eventos informativos e de matchmaking.

O projecto tem a duração inicial de 16 meses, e estará em vigor até Dezembro de 2017.
http://www.aler-renovaveis.org/pt/comunicacao/noticias/solicitacao-de-estudos-de-caso-mini-redes-nos-palop/ 

domingo, abril 09, 2017

Eletrificação rural - como fazer

E se as mulheres de meia idade das aldeias mais remotas de África aprendessem  a fabricar, instalar e fazer manutenção de sistemas eléctricos solares domésticos, nas suas casas, nas suas aldeias? 
Veja como se faz "electrificação rural por conta própria", na Índia, em Africa... 


https://youtu.be/8oS2iUFvdTE

domingo, março 19, 2017

Bens Transacionáveis e Desenvolvimento Sustentável

Eis um artigo preciso e conciso de Daniel Bessa sobre Investimento e crescimento em Portugal:  

"Portugal precisa de crescer, para isso precisa investir.  O crescimento é uma condição necessária, mas infelizmente (investir) não é suficiente para (crescer)".

... O Estado tem de investir em infraestruturas reprodutivas, serviços públicos de interesse económico geral, que gerem crescimento, isto é que respondam à procura ... As empresas têm de investir em ... bens e serviços ... transaccionáveis, que se consigam vender nos mercados globais...

ver mais em http://expresso.sapo.pt/opiniao/opiniao_daniel_bessa/2017-03-18-Investimento-em-Portugal

sábado, março 18, 2017

European Development Days 7-8 JUNE 2017

Bruxelas, 7-8 JUNE 2017

European Development Days 

Monitoring São Tomé e Principe

Deadline:
Mar 27, 2017
Location:
Sao Tome and Principe
Languages:
Portuguese
Opportunity type:
Contract - Less than 4 months
Minimum work experience:
From 6 years
Sectors:
Monitoring & Evaluation
Expected starting date:
Apr 1, 2017
CCM Consulting Group Worldwide

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Qualification et Compétences
  • Une formation de niveau supérieur (BAC+4) en économie, droit, administration publique ou domaine équivalent
  • Portugais: Excellent en lecture et oral
  • Maîtrise des outils informatiques
  • Connaissance souhaitable des méthodologies « qualité » (ISO, TQM, …)
Expérience Professionnelle Générale
  • Une expérience d’au moins 6 ans dans le domaine du développement des capacités des autorités nationales relatives à la mise en oeuvre des projets de coopération
Expérience Professionnelle Spécifique
  • Une expérience d’au moins 6 ans (dont 2 ans en Afrique Subsaharienne) dans l’identification et la formulation des projets de développement des capacités (Cellules d’Appui à l’Ordonnateur National, Facilité de Coopération Technique …) dans les pays en développement
  • Une expérience dans une évaluation d’un projet de caractéristiques similaires au cours des deux dernières années sera considérée comme un atout
  • Une expérience dans l’évaluation des thèmes transversaux promus par l’UE sera considérée comme un atout
  • Une bonne maitrise des procédures du FED
In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on DevelopmentAid.org.
Veuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web DevelopmentAid.org.

UK, Brexit and the Current Account Deficit

The "gaping current account deficit" is part of the explanation of Brexit, hidden in plain sight, or is it site.

United Kingdom Current Account to GDP

domingo, março 05, 2017

Game over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis



George Papaconstantinou, former Finance Minister of Greece (2009-2011), presents and speaks about the topic of his new book Game Over - The inside story of the Greek crisis. The presentation explores the Greek Crisis and the broader lessons for Europe and the Eurozone
The event, organised by the Hellenic Observatory at LSE, took place on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at the LSE’s Old Theatre. Hellenic Observatory www.lse.ac.uk

Six years since the Greek crisis erupted, Europe has been fundamentally transformed, while Greece is in its third bailout, still in severe social and economic decline. The book of former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou tells the breath-taking story of this unprecedented period, and prompts a broad discussion on the decisions taken during the crisis and on the direction of Europe  and the Eurozone today.
Why were the causes overlooked for so long by European authorities and the financial markets, and why  the consequences so severe?
Were other solutions available?
Would Greece and Europe have been better off if the country had left the Euro?
Why were the experiences of other Eurozone (Cohesion)  countries like Portugal, Ireland and Spain so different from those of Greece?
Did European, Eurozone  and global institutions, and the creditors and debtors respond appropriately?
Have the Eurozone institutions been  since reformed adequately and are there now in place safeguards to ensure an external debt crisis  cannot happen in the Eurozone  again?
These questions and the themes discussed in the book are extremely relevant today as Europe grapples with its continuing economic problems and the rise of populism.

domingo, janeiro 15, 2017

PPA Água em Cabo Verde, 14-Fev, Salvaterra de Magos

O Seminário Público “Cabo Verde e o Sector da Água”, insere-se no âmbito da terceira missão inversa do projeto P3LP, que acolherá vários gestores e técnicos de Cabo Verde e que será repartida entre Lisboa e o Ribatejo de 13 a 17 de Fevereiro.
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A PPA tem particular gosto em receber técnicos e responsáveis de Cabo Verde para com eles partilhar experiências nos planos técnico e institucional.
Em concreto, realizar-se-á uma sessão de apresentação desta delegação no dia 14 de Fevereiro, 3.ªfeira, no Centro de Interpretação e Educação Ambiental do Cais da Vala, em Salvaterra de Magos, aberto a todos os interessados.
Pode consultar o programa aqui.
Uma vez mais, a participação nesta sessão será livre de encargos mas sujeita a inscrição e confirmação prévias via e-mail: geral@ppa.pt

ODS Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável

Conheça os resultados dos Objetivos do Milénio ODM 2000-2015 e os novos desafios dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável  ODS 2015-2030.    
Trabalhando juntos vamos fazer grandes porgressos nos países da Lusofonia! 

Fonte:  
http://www.guiasdeportugal.org/index.php/12-projetos/267-objetivos-de-desenvolvimento-sustentavel

segunda-feira, dezembro 05, 2016

Impact Investment Africa

Investimento orientado para o impacto consiste de investmentos com bons retornos financeiros E bons retornos ESAG -  económicos, sociais, ambientais e de governação 

http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?bctid=5235985873001