WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 – SCOPEinsight, the leading provider of assessment and analysis tools that measure the level of professionalism of farmers, has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets, to promote global professionalism in agribusiness through use of the SCOPE tools. Through this partnership, IFC will support SCOPEinsight to develop its internal capabilities and promote the SCOPE assessment tools in its advisory engagements with agribusiness clients.
With the launch of a Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS), CBS is initiating cooperation of an unprecedented scale in the field of Big Data. The CBDS involves national and international parties from government, the business world, science and education all
working together in the area of Big Data technology and methodology for the production of official statistics. The CBDS is launched officially on 27 September 2016.
Deadline: 12-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to identify creditworthy public (municipal and regional), private and mixed-ownership water utilities in Colombia, which have realistic chances of becoming IFC investment and advisory clients (criteria to be provided further). A consultant will collect comprehensive in-depth information on these utilities as per TOR. In addition, a brief review of the institutional and regulatory environment pertaining to the water sector in Colombia will have to be prepared.
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today issued the following statement upon being appointed by the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors to a second five-year term, beginning July 1, 2017:
“I am humbled to have the honor of serving a second term as the head of this great institution. I am grateful to our Board for giving me the opportunity to continue building on our successes.
Deadline: 11-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of Lesotho (GoL) is interested in developing a framework to attract private sector participation. Previously, GoL has developed a draft PPP Policy and regulations and is now seeking consultant support to review these existing and related documents and assist in formulating an updated PPP Policy and drafting the PPP law and regulations.
IFC’S GLOBAL IMPACT – Looking Back … To see Ahead
Across the world, our investment and advice helped the private sector create jobs, strengthen infrastructure, and address the most urgent development challenges in emerging markets.
This report marks the end of the IFC-led SheWorks global private sector partnership to advance employment opportunities and improve working conditions for more than 300,000 women by 2016. It consolidates the knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned during the two-year SheWorks partnership so that other companies committed to investing in women’s employment can benefit as well. The report also captures, on an aggregate level, the progress made by SheWorks member companies towards realizing their commitments.