Industrial Commodity Prices to Rise in 2017: World Bank

Press release: Oil prices to average $55 per barrel in 2017, rise next year

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017— The World Bank is forecasting higher prices for World Bank buildingindustrial commodities, principally energy and metals, in 2017 and next year.

The World Bank in its April Commodity Markets Outlook is holding steady its crude oil price forecast for this year at $55 per barrel, increasing to an average of $60 per barrel in 2018. Rising oil prices, supported by production cutbacks by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC states, will allow markets to gradually rebalance. These oil price forecasts are subject to downside risks should the rebound in the U.S. shale oil industry be greater than expected.

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eC2 : Green Growth Investment Fund Africa (GGIFA) Project Pipeline Analysis

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GFF

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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eC2: Basin-wide studies in the Jhelum-Poonch Basin, Pakistan for Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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eC2: Landscape Study of G2P payments

Deadline: 06-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank in a collaboration with TNP2Kis analyzing the early implementation of digital delivery for Indonesia social assistance programs through a landscape survey on financial inclusion. The objective of this survey is to stock take the success and challenges in implementing the payments and at same time to observe the readiness of some other locations that are not yet applying digital payment for the programs. In overall, the survey will conclude list of policy suggestions for GOI to improve and completely better off in executing digital payments to social assistance beneficiaries as mandated by the President Joko Widodo, and capable to achieve financial inclusion target set by the National Council.

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Online: Saturday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.

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State of the Africa Region

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Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am ET/ 14:00 – 15:30 GMT
Location: JB-1080, World Bank

Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth

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Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm ET / 16:00 – 17:15 GMT
Location: MC Atrium, World Bank

eC2:India – Energy Access Energy Survey

Deadline: 15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

World Bank-ESMAP would like to hire the services of a reputed firm which has extensive experience in household surveys. This firm will conduct the baseline surveys (household, community and community facilities) on energy access in the four states. In addition, enterprise survey will be conducted in two of these states- Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, and a mini-grid operator survey in Uttar Pradesh. The surveys will be representative state-wide for these states and will be administered in both urban and rural localities. The scope of work could change later, if needed, to include additional states.
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Online: Friday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.

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Cities are Where the Future is Being Built

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am ET/ 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm ET/15:00 – 16:15 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

 

Boosting Revenues, Driving Development: Why Taxes Are Critical for Growth

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time:1:00 pm – 2:00 pm/ 17:00 – 18:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

 

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm/ 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank