eC2: Development of Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for Garment Factories

Deadline: 24-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Readymade-Garments-Industry-of-Bangladesh

The objective of this assignment is to develop a Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for garment factories in emerging markets to help companies identify where they are positioned on all key dimensions of overall productivity, as compared vis- vis-à-vis best in class and define progression milestones from the starting position to best in class.

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World Development Report 2020

World Bank Live

If you can’t be at the Meetings in person, we’ve got you covered with World Bank Live, the World Bank’s digital platform for live-streaming and engaging with global audiences. Block out time now to watch our events live, and in case you miss it, you can still catch up with your favorite events on our events recap page or watch a replay. Don’t forget to tune in to our Global Voices interviews with top-notch global development influencers, as well as our short 30-second challenge videos with experts sharing their knowledge on all things global development.


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Building strong, inclusive economies and achieving successful country outcomes together at the 2019 Annual Meeting

Nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015, thanks to kick-off-blog-2broad-based economic growth and inclusive approaches to development. But progress is stalling, and we face an urgent challenge; today, one in 10 people still live in extreme poverty.

To boost action and accelerate progress towards tackling development challenges and reducing extreme poverty, delegates from our member countries, observer organizations, civil society, private sector, and media will convene at the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

This year’s events will take place in Washington, D.C. from October 14-20, 2019.

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Deadline: 21-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) west africa food security

Interested consulting firms (or consortium of firms) are expected to have:
Deeply understanding HACCP, GMP, GHPand international food safety management standards such as ISO22000, BRC, other relevant standards and relevant government regulations. Team Leader should have experience working in international food safety management standards (particularly for BRC Global Standards), food science, food technology/engineering, and food industry. At least one of team member is BRCs certified trainer and other one has excellent spoken and written proficiency in both English and Khmer languages.  Proven experience on conducting food safety gap assessments/audits
Previous working experience with the World Bank Group is a benefit.

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eC2: Agricultural Technologies and Supply Chain Innovations (AgTech) Project- Case 3: Precision Agriculture (Digitizing Livestock Farm in Ethiopia)

Deadline: 22-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) download

IFC intends to contract a Consulting Firm (the Consultant) who will design decision support systems for maximizing productivity and resource optimization, and set up dashboards that allow users to make intelligent decisions guided by the advanced technologies. The proposed technology solution should gather specific data (including, possibly, satellite data) on various factors that influence fodder production and livestock rearing: information on input application, farm management, meteorology, soil moisture, disease detection/prediction, crop monitoring and yield forecast/estimation. For livestock, the technology should include features (such as electronic IDs and machine vision) that monitor animals unique characteristics like age, growth, health, reproduction and pedigree.

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International Debt Statistics 2020: External Debt Stock of Low- and Middle-Income Countries Rose, but Pace of Increase Slowed

External debt stock of low- and middle-income countries rose 5.2% in 2018 to $7.8 ids-20192trillion, a slower pace of accumulation than in 2017, according to the World Bank’s International Debt Statistics 2020. Excluding the top ten borrowers (Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey) external debt stocks for low- and middle-income countries rose 4%.

Net debt inflows (gross disbursements minus principal payments) to low- and middle-income countries fell 28% in 2018 to $529 billion. At the same time, net financial flows (including both debt and equity) to low- and middle-income countries fell 19% in 2018, down 29% excluding China.

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The private sector—an engine for growth and stability in fragile countries

Fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) threaten to derail significant progress that has beenuntitled made in improving living standards and reducing poverty over the past decades. While extreme poverty is going down around the globe, it is increasing in countries impacted by fragility and conflict. The World Bank estimates that by 2030, almost half of the world’s poor will live in countries facing FCV challenges.

In countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence, the private sector plays a critical role in providing jobs and income.  Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can also help heal grievances stemming from economic exclusion. These countries likely already face high levels of public sector debt, so private sector investment can bring an infusion of capital without increasing the debt burden. But these volatile environments struggle greatly to attract and sustain the long-term private sector investment that is needed to help them break the “fragility trap.”

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eC2: IFC Grainpulse Uganda Smallholder Farmer Baseline Data Collection

Deadline: 19-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) farmers_working_in_their_fields_in_guinea

IFC is seeking to hire a Firm to collect baseline data from smallholder farmers for this specific project. To estimate the impact of the IFC Grainpulse project interventions on smallholder farmers, a farmer panel survey will be conducted, collecting baseline and endline data.  The objectives of this baseline survey are to: a) Create a profile of smallholder farmers, their household characteristics, including poverty and food consumption estimates as well as nutrition related indicators; farming practices; access to and utilization of agricultural inputs and services; access to finance; yields; sales; gender roles; and others. b) Establish a baseline for farmer livelihood and farming related indicators before the start of project implementation.Scope of work
Please note that the information noted here only refers to the baseline data collection for this project and that the Firm will be responsible for the implementation of all data collection activities linked to this initial survey round.

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The World Bank Group Exceeds 2020 Climate Targets for the Second Year in a Row: Here’s How It Was Done


  • In fiscal year 2019, the World Bank Group committed nearly $17.8 billion to climate-related investments, surpassing current targets for the second year in a row.
  • Three country snapshots illustrate some of the ways climate change considerations were integrated in the project design: building climate resiliency into transportation systems in Sierra Leone; improving irrigation to address food security in Pakistan; and mitigating flood risk in Vietnam’s urban infrastructure.
  • Going forward, the World Bank Group will invest and mobilize $200 billion in climate-related financing from 2021-2025, doubling what we did in the last five years and significantly ramping up support for adaptation.