World Bank ranked among top positions in the International Aid Transparency Index (IATI)

Today, we at the World Bank are honored to be in one of the top positions in aid_transparency_index_2020the International Aid Transparency Index (IATI), an independent measurement of aid transparency. This ranking demonstrates our strong commitment to transparency, timely and effective information disclosure, and Open Data.

The transparency of development finance data is even more important now, as we enhance our support to countries addressing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. High quality and timeliness of development data allows for better coordination of such a response, more efficient resource use and a better-informed decision-making process.

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Fiscal Year-End Update to Governors of the World Bank Group

TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE WORLD BANK GROUP0Dear Governors,

I hope this finds you well, safe, and healthy during these very difficult times. I have enormously appreciated your support over the past year, and our warm and constructive interactions. Face-to- face meetings have become harder over recent months, so at our fiscal year-end, I wanted to provide an update on World Bank Group (WBG) deliveries, as well as other efforts over the past year. I would like to focus in particular on the COVID-19 emergency response, the Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the world’s poorest countries, and progress made on debt transparency since the Development Committee on April 17. I would also like to update you on a few organizational, leadership, and governance matters.

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Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 2020

Name of the event: Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 20202 (O2LAC Virtual 2020)ENG + IDB LOGO_TW (1)
Format: Web seminars (webinars) and one-on-one business matchmaking meetings
Place: Online, hosted in a virtual platform
Editions: 7 in-person editions of the Outsource2LAC series
Latest edition: Made in the Americas Global Digital Services Summit (MITA GDS) powered by Outsource2LAC in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 2019 (in-person)
Organizer: The Inter-American Development Bank through its Integration and Trade
Sector and ConnectAmericas.com1

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eC2: Support Hydrological Modeling of the Vrbas and Drina River Basins

Deadline: 20-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Qiangtang River Basin

The objective of this assignment is to support the World Bank in providing technical assistance on hydrological modeling, based on global standards and good practices, to Western Balkan countries that have committed several of their own staff (from the National Hydrometeorological Agencies) and engaged external experts to pursue development of the South-East European Multi-Hazard Early Warning Advisory System (SEE-MHEWS-A).

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eC2: Consultancy Service for the Indonesia Sustainable Landscape Management Multi Donor Trust Fund (SLM MDTF) to support the operationalization of the BPDLH

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) indonesia

The primary objective of this Consultancy is to provide advisory, capacity, and technical assistance to support the operationalization of the BPDLH through strategic, operational and technical inputs to build strong institutional frameworks that allow the BPDLH to receive and disburse domestic and international green finance in an effective and impactful way. This will include support in developing a strong institutional framework and governance system, set of policies, procedures and instruments that will enable BPDLH to effectively operationalize its mandates. The firm will also need to support BPDLH in the development of communications and stakeholder engagement strategies and assist in the design and operationalization of a monitoring and evaluation strategy. The support should also look to assist the Steering Committee of BPDLH to be able to play strategic tole to support the operationalization of the BPDLH, including define its role in the governance system of BPDLH. The firm wi

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Opening the gateway between the Dutch water sector and West African countries

On 29 June 2020, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the World Bank signed a Senegal-Tremeau-WACAProgram-900x450Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support West Africa’s efforts to build coastal resilience. Developed under the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program, this marks an important step towards making Dutch expertise in coastal and flood management available to West African countries. Bianca Nijhof, Managing Director at NWP, and Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa at the World Bank, sealed the agreement and highlighted how effective coastal management and nature-based climate solutions are at the nexus of economic development and poverty reduction.

The impact of the coronavirus on foreign investors: Early evidence from a global pulse survey

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely impacted multinational enterprises CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647(MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, jeopardizing these firms’ contributions to crucial development outcomes. In addition to bringing capital to developing countries, MNEs are key drivers of global trade, accounting for about 80 percent of total exports. FDI can drive economic transformation by introducing new technologies and best practices in developing countries.

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eC2: Consultancy Service for the Indonesia Sustainable Landscape Management Multi Donor Trust Fund (SLM MDTF) to support the operationalization of the BPDLH

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Shrimp pond in Vietnam

The primary objective of this Consultancy is to provide advisory, capacity, and technical assistance to support the operationalization of the BPDLH through strategic, operational and technical inputs to build strong institutional frameworks that allow the BPDLH to receive and disburse domestic and international green finance in an effective and impactful way. This will include support in developing a strong institutional framework and governance system, set of policies, procedures and instruments that will enable BPDLH to effectively operationalize its mandates. The firm will also need to support BPDLH in the development of communications and stakeholder engagement strategies and assist in the design and operationalization of a monitoring and evaluation strategy. The support should also look to assist the Steering Committee of BPDLH to be able to play strategic tole to support the operationalization of the BPDLH, including define its role in the governance system of BPDLH.

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How Can We Increase Women’s Participation in Infrastructure Projects?

On construction sites, it is more common to see men working than women. With the aim Clara1of improving the gender balance in construction, the World Bank is implementing gender strategies in urban transport projects in Colombia. These have  led to the increased participation of women in infrastructure projects.

Gender discrimination not only has a negative impact on women’s income; it also impedes companies and society from making use of the special skills that women contribute to the economy. The implementation of a gender equality strategy in the Bucaramanga Integrated Mass Transport System– Metrolínea – revealed the advantages of including women in this type of project and provided lessons that could be shared with other systems, sectors and projects.

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Climate Finance Drives Action on the Ground

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  • Climate finance, along with falling renewable energy prices, is enabling developing countries to expand and diversify their energy supply.
  • A new report identifies eight ways policymakers can drive clean, resilient growth, including through innovation and climate intelligence products.
  • An effort to create a new market for rooftop solar in India has mobilized $4.4 billion in commercial financing.

 

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