Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2019 Multilateralism: Past, Present, and Future

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the archived-image-Bretton-Woods-Conference.jpg World Bank’s Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best-known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

The next conference will take place on June 17–18, 2019 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Multilateralism: Past, Present, and Future”. The 2019 ABCDE conference will be part of a series of events scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference.

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eC2: FIRM CONSULTANT FOR OUTGROWER TRAINING AND COACHING IN FEED AND LIVESTOCK

Deadline:  07-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

IFC is looking for Out Grower training and coaching firm consultant to start its livestock out grower development project in Raya Azebo District and neighboring woredas in Ethiopia where in the 1st phase of the project, at least 1000 farmers (out growers) (a)adopt good animal husbandary practices, (b) produce proper animal feed for themselves and supply to feedlot, (c) deliver animals that meet export market requirements by end of December 2019.

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eC2: Technical Assistance to Support Enhancement and Deployment of the SAKTI Application

Deadline: 11-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)financial-inclusion-gender

The Bank is now looking for a firm that is capable of providing technical assistance to Director General Treasury in the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia in the enhancement and deployment of SAKTI application to over 24,000 spending units of the central government through the following:

a. Quality enhancements to the user interface, data interchange connectivity, and security of the current Client-Server application to a Web-Enabled one
b. Technical assessment of SAKTIs capability in providing and supporting functionality for FMIS (SPAN) and as a long-term solution for SPAN;
c. Preparation of a Training Plan for about 100,000 users of SAKTI across more than 24,000 spending units across country that is consistent with the web-enabled version of the application and its deployment plan.

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This is What it’s All About: Protecting Biodiversity in Africa

This story is part of a series that will run ahead of the third edition of the One Planet untitledSummit which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 14, 2019. The Summit brings together global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and civil society, to help accelerate and focus attention on climate investments in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The Summit will focus on promoting renewable energies, fostering resilience and adaptation and protecting biodiversity in Africa. Follow #OnePlanetSummit for live updates and tune in live on March 14.

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Setting up early warning and response systems to prevent violent conflicts and save lives

As highlighted in the UN-World Bank report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to guineaPreventing Violent Conflict, the number of violent conflicts has increased since 2010, thus raising the question of how violence and its escalation can be prevented. Conflict prevention mechanisms exist. Let’s take a look at Early Warning and Response Systems (EWRS), but first, what is early warning and early response?

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eC2: Tanzania EMS – Health Impacts of Emergency Response and Post-Crash Medical Care

Deadline: 04-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Impact Evaluation
Since this pilot is preceding proposed larger roll-out of the program across Tanzania, it is critical to understand how effective the pilot is in improving trauma care and reducing morbidity and mortality, and if other strategies could be implemented in conjunction with the pilot that would make them more effective. The Development Impact Evaluation unit at the World Bank is proposing to conduct an impact evaluation, funded by UKaid, of this pilot. There is currently little rigorous evidence on the impact of post-crash interventions on morbidity and mortality outcomes. What little evidence exists is only focused in developed country settings where implementation and results may be very different. An important contribution of this study is to bridge this gap and allow policymakers to have evidence on how post-crash interventions work in achieving the goals of greater access to emergency transport, improved on-scene primary care, reduced delays in accessing medical care, and ultimately lower morbidity and mortality in low income countries such as Tanzania. The evaluation can directly contribute to decisions about if and how policy makers scale the program to the country level.
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Scaling up innovations in agriculture: Lessons from Africa

For too long the narrative surrounding Africa’s agri-food sector has been one of limited scaling-up-innovations-in-agriculture-lessons-from-africa-780x439.jpgopportunity, flat yields and small farms. It’s true that Africa is still producing too little food and value-added products despite recent efforts to increase investment, and that agricultural productivity has been broadly stagnant since the 1980s as shown in the 2018 African Agriculture Status Report.

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eC2: Program Evaluation for the Environmental and Social Standards in Water Resources Development (Hydro E&S Advisory)

Deadline: 07-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

IFC is seeking a consultant (s) from a firm with relevant monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expertise to undertake an end of program evaluation and to provide recommendations for future strategy and program design.
Purpose and use of the Evaluation
The purpose of the evaluation is threefold:
1. To assess and report on program results;
2. To identify lessons for IFC and its partners; and
3. To inform future strategy and program design.

The primary users of the evaluation are DFAT in-country staff and in Canberra, IFC Head Office and in-country staff, partner governments and implementing partners.

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eC2: FIRM CONSULTANT FOR OUTGROWER TRAINING AND COACHING IN FEED AND LIVESTOCK

Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) untitled

IFC is looking for Out Grower training and coaching firm consultant to start its livestock out grower development project in Raya Azebo District and neighboring woredas in Ethiopia where in the 1st phase of the project, at least 1000 farmers (out growers) (a)adopt good animal husbandary practices, (b) produce proper animal feed for themselves and supply to feedlot, (c) deliver animals that meet export market requirements by end of December 2019.

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eC2: Improving policies and regulations for water efficiency in South African agribusiness clusters

Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of this consultancy is to identify and ensure buy-in to policy, regulatory or procedural interventions by public institutions to support the uptake of water efficiency initiatives by businesses in the projects target agri-processing clusters. The scope of work would include:

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