In Senegal, a call to invest in people and the planet

SenegalFor three days this month, the West African nation of Senegal was in the spotlight of global efforts to combat climate change and improve education in a rapidly changing world.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Senegal’s President Macky Sall co-hosted a conference in Dakar to replenish the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) – a funding platform to help low-income countries increase the number of children who are both in school and learning.

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eC2: Improvement of seven solid waste disposal sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina Prefeasibility, Preliminary design and Preliminary environmental and social analysis

Deadline:    19-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

Objective:  The scope of this assignment includes study of seven (7) waste disposal sites in various locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and provide recommendations on closure, rehabilitation, and upgrade to reduce/ minimize the environmental impact and/or establishment of new landfill capacity. The Consultant should be alert to the difference in the environmental characteristics of the study area in each case and their physical, biological, cultural property and socio-economic conditions.

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Can cryptocurrencies and blockchain help fight corruption?

business-3085138_0Blockchain and cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin could transform the way we make payments and do business. They also hold great promise as a method of fighting corruption.

Technological advances have made it possible to dramatically increase the accountability and transparency of public financing to reduce corruption.

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eC2: India, Uttar Pradesh Health Sector Study

Deadline:  07-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective:  The purpose of the study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Health System and identify key gaps and challenges in provisioning, financing and consumption of health services in the state. The report is also expected to provide clear description of the state of the health system in UP, identify challenges faced by the public and private providers and recommend potential areas of private sector participation

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eC2: Efficiency of county health systems in Kenya

maternal-and-child-healthcare-shofco-dec18-4489Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct an in-depth analysis of county health systems to better understand the causes of (in) efficiencies in four selected case study counties and identify potential mechanisms to improve performance. The study is expected to take place between March to August 2018.

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eC2: Learning from and Operationalizing The Japanese Experience In Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management

Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Objective:  Assignment to develop a series of Knowledge Notes on integrated urban flood risk management, including technical and implementation, institutional and financial aspects, based on the Japanese experience, case studies, and examples. Notes will include:

  1. Key technical elements of solutions employed in Japan
  2. Key process elements of the decision-making and prioritization steps
  3. Key political economy elements of the narrative

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RFI: DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY OR BLOCKCHAIN SERVICES

what-is-the-blockchainDEADLINE: February 28, 2018 @ 5.00 PM EST (Washington, DC)

The World Bank Group (WBG) invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) for distributed ledger technology or blockchain services. Through this RFI, WBG intends to identify parties that want to work on hands-on activities to discover and explore the possibilities of distributed ledger technology and / or blockchain services in the context of the world’s most pressing development challenges. Through this collaboration, WBG is providing an opportunity for interested parties to shape their own roadmaps with respect to these technologies and services by working with a large, mature, international organization.

Press Releases: World Bank Bond Highlights Investor Focus on Sustainable Development Goals.

pexels-photo-261949.jpegSwedish Insurance Group Folksam invests in World Bank bonds to raise awareness for health, gender, responsible consumption and production, and climate.

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 – The World Bank (IBRD) has issued a US$350 million bond that raises funds for its development activities around the world, while highlighting four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The sole investor in the bond is the Folksam Group, one of Sweden’s leading insurance and investment management companies.

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eC2:Market assessment of the needs of MSMEs in Egypt

imagesDeadline: 08-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  The main objective of the market research is to (1) Size/quantify the business opportunity for FIs by segment and sector (2) Identify/quantify the demand/needs for financial services of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), (3)Define/identify the key areas for intervention for FIs and quantify impact of doing so.

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Schools are teaching 10 million girls to code; gender equality is a real possibility

hadi_feature_photoToday, for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate the progress made towards reducing the gender gap in computer science, and we urge schools worldwide to help balance the scales in this critical 21st century subject.
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