7 reasons for land and property rights to be at the top of the global agenda

This week, more than 1,500 development professionals from around the world are madagascar-farhatgathering at the World Bank’s annual Land and Poverty Conference, discussing the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance.

Secure property rights and efficient land registration institutions are a cornerstone of any modern economy. They give confidence to individuals and businesses to invest in land, allow private companies to borrow – using land as a collateral – to expand job opportunities, and enable governments to collect property taxes, which are necessary to finance the provision of infrastructure and services to citizens.

Unfortunately, a mere 30% of the global population has legally registered rights to their land and homes.

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eC2: West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program: Call for innovation to Private Sector Engineering Firms

Deadline: 15-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Launched by the World Bank in partnership with IFC, the WACA Call for Innovation will try to seek solutions for the six WACA countries to reduce the impacts on down drift coastal erosion of port infrastructures, either by retrofitting existing port infrastructures or by building new ones. The solutions can be both passive (a proper design of ports) or active (with e.g. a sand by-pass system). The solutions must ensure their feasibility in the West Africa coastline context.
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eC2: DATA FOR ROAD INCIDENT VISUALIZATION, EVALUATION, AND REPORTING (DRIVER) ENHANCEMENTS

Deadline: 18-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Ethiopia-Road-Construction

The objective of this contract is to enhance the DRIVER platform by taking feedback from users into account and addressing needs identified by the World Bank.

This work will be undertaken under the grant offered by the Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership, supported by Government of Japan, for the activity Open Source Road Safety Platform, for Philippines, Lao PDR and Vietnam.

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eC2: Core Capacities for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

Deadline: 08-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Financial Education

The World Bank, under its Early Learning Program, is providing support for strengthening early grade reading under the Early Works Programs. The key objective being to support the capacity building of a work force of competent instructors ready to prepare prospective ECCE teachers. They are expected to prepare teachers who will appreciate and support all domains of child development in a school set-up. The support builds on the achievements of the Revitalizing Education Development in Sierra Leone under which 300 ECCE teachers were trained and follow-up coaching and mentoring is currently ongoing. The grant will support the development of new courses by adding globally recognized content, methodologies, strategies and materials. The program will also support coaching and mentoring for the college instructors to improve their instructional practices. The key objectives of the consultancy are to (i)upgrade course content and (ii) coaching and mentoring of students and staff.

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10 Years of Green Bonds: Creating the Blueprint for Sustainability Across Capital Markets

The phone call to the World Bank Treasury came out of the blue: in late 2007, a group of imagesSwedish pension funds wanted to invest in projects that help the climate, but they did not know how to find these projects. But they knew where to turn and called on the World Bank to help. Less than a year later, the World Bank issued the first green bond—and with it, created a new way to connect financing from investors to climate projects.

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The World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference: 20 years on

In 1999, when a few enthusiasts agreed to meet annually in an effort to base Land-Conference-2017.jpginterventions on land, on solid empirical evidence rather than ideology, few would have expected this effort to have such a lasting impact. Twenty years on, the small gathering has morphed into a conference, bringing together over 1,500 participants from governments, academics, civil society and the private sector to discuss the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world.

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eC2: Software development firm hiring for Myanmar Agricultural Inputs Reforms for Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) Chatbot Development

Deadline: 03-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

3. Scope of Work

3.1 Based on the objectives above, the firm shall propose the technology to be used to develop the Chatbot, training modules, GAP data collection and surveys (knowledge retention and feedback loops), etc.

3.2 Open source technologies, not requiring annual licenses, etc. shall be considered and prioritized in the development of the GAP Chatbot, as IFC will own the Chatbot and may use this tool in other projects.

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eC2: Support to Moldova Food Safety Agency on designing a raw milk monitoring program

Deadline: 31-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

With this assignment, the Moldova ICR Project (#600467) is looking to provide follow-up Kalf in stalsupport to the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA), the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure (MEI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), in designing a Raw Milk Monitoring Program (RMMP) that is aligned to EU requirements. The task is a continuation of a previous engagement with ANSA on the development of an Action Plan for gaining EU market access for milk and dairy products, where the absence of the RMMP has been identified as an important barrier to access EU markets.

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eC2: Support to the Design of the Operations Control Center (OCC) for SPTRANS

Deadline: 04-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The activities to be completed by the Consultant under the TORs support activity. lu-local-bus-franz_bous-flickrSpecifically, they support the development of a new management platform for bus operations by SPTrans (SP Municipal Bus Authority) in the context of a new Operations Control Center (OCC) to be implemented. Bus operation across the city of Sao Paulo is concessioned to private operators, under the supervision of SPTrans. There are opportunities for improving the monitoring of the services and management of contracts through the development of a communication platform that allows for operators and SPTrans to interchange critical information, such as fines and operational data, and allow for real-time management of operations, as well as feed on-time information to users, such as alterations in schedule/routes and service cuts. Currently, several steps on these processes occur manually, reducing reliability of information and generating unwanted costs.

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