While South Africa has a well-developed national framework for public-private partnerships (PPPs), cities experiences thus far with large-scale urban redevelopment — and, specifically, with competitively soliciting and iteratively structuring economically and socially beneficial arrangements for redevelopment of public lands with the private sector — have been limited.
The World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice (WGP) has published the Water Partnership Program’s Annual Report. The Netherlands is a longstanding strategic partner and has enabled the WPP to shape global water policy and strengthen water programs globally to help countries build resilience, protect the most vulnerable, and progress towards ensuring water security for all.
The World Bank Group is seeking an Agribusiness Specialist to support a newly created Livestock project. The project focuses on targeted regulatory and institutional reform that support improved regulatory good practice, improved institutional efficiencies and better access to markets and investment for stakeholders in the livestock value chain (primarily dairy and poultry).
The Government of Senegal (GoS) is considering a public private partnership (PPP) to increase the provision of clean water supply in the country, through the development of a sea water desalination plant with a production capacity of up to 100,000 cubic meters per day (the Project). To that effect, GoS has requested the assistance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to act as lead advisor for the Project.
The assignment will be executed in two main phases: 1) due diligence and transaction structuring; 2) tendering and selection of the private partner.
How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor
By Sasha Chavkin, Ben Hallman, Michael Hudson, Cécile Schilis-Gallego and Shane Shifflett
Beneath a gloomy white sky, more than 100 armed police poured into the slum of Badia East in the teeming megacity of Lagos, Nigeria. As they advanced, they cracked their batons on the unpaved streets and against the ramshackle walls of the shanties. “If you love your life, move out!” the officers shouted. Thousands of people grabbed what belongings they could carry and fled. Then a line of hulking excavators moved in, using their hydraulic claws to smash homes into pieces. Within hours, the neighborhood was a ruin.
Feike Sijbesma is CEO of Royal DSM, a health, nutrition, and materials company that has evolved from its original purpose (it was established by the Dutch government in 1902 to mine coal) into a science-based company that develops sustainable materials. It takes its name from the original Nederlandse Staatsmijnen, or Dutch State Mines.
Water security is emerging as the number one global risk in terms of development impact. While the impacts are felt most acutely in the arid, water scarce regions of the world, climate change and rapid urbanization have increased water scarcity for other regions, as well. Fast-growing cities in water-scarce environments are the most vulnerable.
On April 24, 2015, the World Bank Board of Directors will decide on the Morocco Clean and Efficient Energy Project. The project involves a total of $158 million, of which $125 million is provided by the World Bank. Here are the highlights of the project.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES (PDO)
The Project’s PDO is to improve the capacity of ONEE to supply and dispatch clean electricity and to meet the demand of targeted customers efficiently in the Project Area.
On Friday, April 24, the Board of Directors of the World Bank will decide on a proposed project in Morocco to improve primary health in rural areas, involving a total of $100 million from the World Bank, for a total of over $220 million.
The stated Project Development Objective is to expand access to primary healthcare in targeted rural areas in the Program Area. The operation will contribute to the Government’s health sector program by disbursing funds against achievements of the following key results: (a) expanding equitable access to primary care in rural areas; and (b) improving health system governance at the primary level.
Later this month, the Board of Directors of the World Bank is scheduled to decide on the Myanmar Agricultural Development Support Project. This project involves a total of $100 million. Below are the highlights of the project.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES (PDO)
The project development objective is to increase crop yields and cropping intensity in
selected existing irrigation sites in the Recipient’s Bago East, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions.