Get creative: Join the World Bank Group and Financial Times’ blog writing competition for high school students

Do you often wonder what kind of job you will have when you grow up? Do you think get-creativeyour school is preparing you for the work you may do in the future? What will classrooms and teachers of the future be like? Do you think there are better ways to learn? Do you have inspired and imaginative ideas to re-invent education? Are you between the ages of 16 and 19 and currently enrolled in high school or a secondary education institution?

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Lack of Health Care is a Waste of Human Capital: 5 Ways to Achieve Universal Health Coverage By 2030

When Cecilia Rodriguez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune UHC2disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, eight years ago, she had a major revelation. She realized that what she was promoting as director of a primary health care facility in Chile was very different than what she actually needed as a patient.

In response, she founded the nonprofit Fundación Me Muevo with her sister, who also has rheumatoid arthritis, to support people affected by the chronic condition. She also became a patient advocate — Me Muevo is part of a growing movement of patient-led organizations in Chile. “Health care systems tend to be geared towards treating acute illnesses and are rarely organized to help patients with lifelong diseases,” Cecilia says. “We called the NGO Me Muevo (‘I move’) because we learned that with this condition you have to keep your body moving, but also because ‘I move’ means ‘I take action.’”

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eC2: FLOOD RISK AND COASTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE TOCUMEN RIVER

Deadline: 20-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

This consultancy assignment focuses on the carrying out of a comprehensive flood and coastal risk assessment for the Tapia and Tocumen River basins. The flood hazard and risk analysis should provide information that could help inform urban planning, including options for identifying areas unsuitable for urban expansion. It is important to note that this work will produce a general overview assessment of flood risk and an analysis of risk mitigation options. Further detailed site-specific analysis will be conducted by the country authorities when determining specific vulnerability, risk and mitigation actions, as well as cost estimate as and when they decide to pursue further action.

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eC2: Development of a generic damage evaluation and claims management platform for disaster-related losses – Conceptual development project with applications to Indonesia, Morocco, Philippines and Vietnam

Deadline: 27-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 29098244797_4d265740f6_k

The World Bank through the action of the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) team supports a number of countries in their efforts to understand and to manage the risks and costs of natural disasters.
In order to anticipate needs for damage assessment and claims management systems, the World Bank DRFIP is now exploring the development of a comprehensive claims management platform, which would consist in a generic framework for damage and loss assessment, and claims handling, processing and monitoring, illustrated through four country case studies (Indonesia, Morocco, Philippines and Vietnam).

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eC2: Hydro-economic Modeling and Analysis to Inform River Basin Planning and Investment in Bangladesh

Deadline: 17-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

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.

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Meet Team International Organizations at RVO in the Netherlands

The Team International Organizations (TIO) of RVO in the Hague helps Dutch companies logo rvo 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.

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Job opportunities Trust Fund St. Maarten / World Bank

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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 untitledBank 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.

Other current job opportunity’s on Sint Maarten:

  • Communication Officer
  • Engineer
  • Supervision of Works Philipsburg and Simpson Bay Police Stations (Phase I)

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The recovery of St. Maarten: Opportunities for Dutch companies

St. Maarten was violently hit by hurricane Irma in 2017 which prompted the Dutch untitledgovernment 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.

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Save the date: February 1st, Compliance Event

The World Bank Group has strict policies with regards to fraud and corruption. At times

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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.

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Opportunity knocks: A capital increase for the World Bank

On 1 November I started my new job as Executive Director at the Board of the World koenBank 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.

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