Deadline: 17-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Water Global Practice (Water GP) in the South and South East Asia region (Water for SEA) of the World Bank is working on the Bangladesh Water Platform and Strategy Development, which involves both analytical and partnership efforts. The objective of this World Bank activity is to: develop a medium-term strategic framework for the World Bank to assist Bangladesh achieve enhanced GDP growth and human capital development through effective water sector management via adaptive delta management (ADM) approach, and establish a mechanism to lead and coordinate investment and knowledge activities with all the Bank GPs that carry out water or water-related lending projects, diagnostic/analytical work, or policy advice work. Part of the analytical work includes conducting Hydro-economic Modeling and Analysis to Inform River Basin Planning and Investment in Bangladesh. The consultancy objectives and activities are twofold: (1) Undertake national-level analysis; and (2) Undertake River Basin Planning (RBP) and Investment analyses for the Jamuna River.
The Team International Organizations (TIO) of RVO in the Hague helps Dutch companies that are interested in projects financed by multilateral development banks and international organizations. TIO is focused solely on organizations in which the Netherlands is shareholder or member: ADB, AfDB, AIIB, EBRD, EU, EIB, IADB, UN, and World Bank Group.
TIO functions as the first point of contact for Dutch companies and advises on how the Banks work and how to be effective at doing business with these organizations. Companies can contact us with questions about procedures and priorities, and accompaniment in partner tracks. We also organize seminars and trade missions on current opportunities.
Sint Maarten Interim Recovery Committee (IRC) is now hiring a Project Manager for the Emergency Debris Management Project to work closely with VROMI, VSA, and World Bank through the entire project cycle (works, technical assistance, etc), and organize and supervise all activities related to the project. If you know of any suitable candidate in your network, we’d much appreciate you forwarding the job posting to them.
St. Maarten was violently hit by hurricane Irma in 2017 which prompted the Dutch government to provide funds to help with the recovery. The Dutch government contributed 550 million euros of which EUR 470 million placed in a trust fund, managed by the World Bank Group, and EUR 80 million used for emergency aid and other activities needed to offer immediate relieve to the people of St. Maarten.
The World Bank Group has strict policies with regards to fraud and corruption. At times
it is obvious what is accepted and what’s not, but every company runs the risk of being confronted with compliance questions. This could be due to a local partner getting compromised or a local authority is putting you in a difficult position. How can you protect your company from compliance issues, especially when working in “difficult” markets? What should a solid company compliance program entail? How do you engage your supply chain?
The World Bank Group and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency are organizing a joint Compliance event on February 1st, 2019 in The Hague. The event promises to take a very practical approach and will be focused on shedding some light on the above highlighted issues and questions. The World Bank will be explaining the major do’s and don’ts when working with the Bank and what it means to be under investigation. Of major value will be the exchange of practical experiences discussing ways to avoid compliance issues.
On 1 November I started my new job as Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group. I am incredibly proud to represent the Netherlands and 12 other countries at this important global institution. I cannot think of a mission more important than ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity and achieving the sustainable development goals. I have seen the World Bank achieve results all over the world, most recently when I worked in Mali.
Funding for 2021-2025 includes a significant boost for adaptation and resilience
Washington DC – 3 December, 2018 —The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recognizing mounting climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods, especially in the world’s poorest countries. The plan also represents significantly ramped up ambition from the World Bank Group, sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.
Deadline: 24-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Bank is seeking the services of a firm to carry out activities for the inclusive preparation of Gender Strategy and Action Plans (GSAPs) for the following Regional Economic Communities (RECs): The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); The Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS); and The Southern African Development Community (SADC). They have expressed the need for support for developing comprehensive and effective guidelines for mainstreaming gender considerations into disaster risk management policies, plans of action and programs. Tasks include preparation of individual Inception Reports for each REC; gender analysis and stakeholder consultations; REC-level discussions and feedback events; and finalization of customized Gender Strategies and Action Plans in Disaster Risk Management for each REC.
Deadline: 18-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The main objective of this study is to prepare a drought mitigation investment plan informed by a comprehensive assessment of climate induced drought risks for Sindh province. Identification of drought prone areas at regional and local scales as well as adaptive and mitigation interventions will be recommended based on scientific drought assessment. Along with other methods, this study will explore the remote sensing potential in terms of data and methods in order to quantify drought and assess drought features. Satellite data driven quantitative and spatio-temporal approach will be investigated for the development of the study resulting in data that could be used for generating climate change scenarios through the Global Climate Change Model.
Deadline: 31-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To enhance connectivity and attract more public and private investments for
infrastructure in ASEAN, MPAC 2025 recommended the establishment of a rolling priority pipeline list of potential ASEAN infrastructure projects and sources of funds.
The Initial Pipeline consists of 16-20 projects submitted by the ASEAN Member States and selected and prioritized by the World Bank based on a screening and scoring process assessing key project factors such as strategic relevance, impact on regional connectivity, environmental and social impact, project feasibility, and the contracting agency’s implementation capacity.
In the next phase, the World Bank will undertake a financing options analysis of each of the projects in the Initial Pipeline to determine the best procurement option for the project i.e., to determine whether the project should be publicly funded, privately financed or funded/financed through a Public Private Partnership. Where a project already has a robust and recently conducted pre-feasibility or feasibility study, the information and data required to undertake such analysis should already be available. However, for those projects that do not have such a study available, it will be necessary to undertake the relevant studies and review.