BSA has helped private sector national and multinational firms, municipalities, donor agencies, and governments worldwide develop optimal solutions for their specific problems. BSA staff can provide the following management and technical expertise: the development of public-private partnerships, energy efficiency management, industrial process treatment, industrial and municipal solid waste management, infrastructure development, privatization, facilities management, environmental impact assessment, training and technology transfer.
The firm has received recognition from donor agencies and industry clients for its work globally in the areas of infrastructure finance, information technology, market creation, and government relations.
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BSA and its affiliates strive to provide its clients with a single-window operation. Our multi-disciplinary global team of project managers, business consultants, infrastructure specialists, legal advisors and financial experts can be deployed to work on projects worldwide. As a result, no project is too complex, and no location too remote for our project teams.
In the area of Global Climate Change (GCC) modeling, mitigation, and abatement, we have considerable in-house expertise. For example, our staff members assisted the Global Environment Facility (GEF) review and improve public-private initiatives aimed at mitigation of climate change impacts, such as planning, capacity building, institutional strengthening, training, research, and education. We have focused on country and national obligations under various international agreements. The team collected information on each country’s climate change activities in relation to GEF guidelines and milestones through twelve country visits, five country case studies, and two regional case studies. The final recommendation report was discussed with GEF, the World Bank, the UN, and other agencies as a basis for developing strategic policy. These recommendations are being implemented.
BSA staff worked with the Ukraine Ministry of Power to develop a portfolio of non-fossil fuel projects that could lead to GHG emission reductions. The projects that were evaluated included a district heating system in Kiev, a wind power project in Crimea and a power plant upgrade. The team developed and used the “Global Overlay Analysis”, and developed the related software for the schedule of rates, to determine the technical, financial and economic feasibility of various options. This pioneering effort led to the adoption of this methodology by the World Bank/GEF for project evaluations worldwide.
For the Asian Development Bank (ADB)/GEF, our principals identified and evaluated the economic viability of initiatives to mitigate the impact of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea (DPR and ROK), Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, as required by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. We developed and implemented national and regional least-cost GHG abatement strategies to promote environmentally sustainable economic development. This contributed to developing a portfolio of bankable GHG mitigation projects that could be financed by public and private international institutions. More than 60 projects were evaluated and prioritized in the power, forestry and renewable energy sectors. We established a regional clearinghouse for collection, analysis, and dissemination of state-of-the-art information on climate change issues. In addition, our team established national clusters to provide technical expertise, creating synergy and coordinating ongoing activities and programs in environmental management. As part of this exercise, we developed extensive training materials and conducted training on modeling, analysis, and benchmarking.