How the World Bank is using data to better detect fraud and corruption

Last month, we marked International Anti-Corruption Day with a nod to the ways in bid_analysiswhich data tools are helping the World Bank and its partners detect and prevent fraud and corruption. I thought some elements of that discussion were worth sharing here.

The core mandate of the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) is to investigate fraud and corruption in contracts financed by the World Bank. Where allegations of misconduct are substantiated through our Sanctions System process, companies may be banned from participating in future Bank-funded projects. This system is in place to protect scarce development resources from graft and duplicity; put simply, money that is supposed to help build schools and hospitals should not end up in the pockets of corrupt individuals.

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World Bank Job Fair

Join us on Monday, February 3, 2020 for this special job fair to learn about over 100 FCV_image_lastexciting positions that the World Bank is looking to fill by June this year.

As part of a recruitment drive to increase its support for countries dealing with fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), the World Bank Group invites applications from qualified candidates interested in international development. The majority of positions will be located in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and East Asia.

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eC2: Evaluation of the 2030 Water Resources Group Model & Lessons Learned for Achieving the SDGs

Deadline: 02-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Launched in 2008, the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) (http://www.2030wrg.org) aims to help countries facilitate collective action among government, the private sector, and civil society to improve water resources management. 2030 WRG does so by: (a) creating the wider political economy conditions and momentum for change in water sector reform; (b) facilitating collaboration and awareness building within the water resources community, including the private sector; and, (c) improving the design and implementation of a comprehensive and innovative set of policies, programs and projects in selected countries or regions in order to increase their water security.

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TechEmerge Health Apply NOW!

WHY APPLY? tech

  • Innovators will have access to a robust network of East Africa health systems and potential users/buyers of technology.  Over 20 private healthcare providers in East Africa have signed on to the program (multi-specialty hospitals, primary care clinics, labs, pharma retailers, insurers), predominantly in Kenya, but with select providers from Ethiopia and Uganda.
  • TechEmerge offers a pool of up to $1 million in grant funding to support matched pairs. Pilot partners will receive ongoing support and advice during pilot implementation – mitigating financial and operational risks associated with market entry for innovators and reducing adoption risks for local healthcare providers.
  • As the East Africa pilots advance, IFC will evaluate future investment opportunities to help scale the solutions.

 

eC2: Mpatamanga Hydropower Environmental and Social Specialist Advisor

Deadline: 10-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The Government of Malawi (GoM), acting through its Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining (MoNREM) requires the technical services of an Environmental and Social Consultant firm or consortium of firms / experts (Consultant) to complete the Environmental and Social Impact assessment process, and deliver a Final ESIA report, including the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the 350 megawatt (MW) hydropower project (HPP) at Mpatamanga Gorge on the Shire River in southern Malawi.

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How to rekindle productivity growth, in five charts

There has been a broad-based slowdown in productivity growth since the global untitledfinancial crisis, affecting the majority of advanced economies and emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs).  Productivity growth is the primary source of lasting income growth, which in turn is the main driver of poverty reduction. Whereas the one-quarter of emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) with the fastest productivity growth have reduced their extreme poverty rates by an average of more than 1 percentage point per year since 1981, poverty rates rose in EMDEs with productivity growth in the lowest quartile. The broad-based slowdown in labor productivity growth over the past decade has raised concerns about progress in achieving development goals.

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eC2: Digital Financial Services and the Digitization of Agricultural Value Chains

Deadline: 10-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of this study is to perform an in-depth assessment of the current state and potential of digital financial services in Iraq to better understand the opportunities for digitization of financial transactions in the country. This study will additionally provide detailed insights into opportunities for digitization of financial transactions in the agricultural value chains and improving agri-finance.

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Debt Report 2020 Edition I

For the first time, the Debt team at the World Bank Development Economics Data Group image(DECDG) will publish online a new series of Debt Reports, at regular intervals, over the course of the year. Their aim is to provide users with analyses of evolving trends and development related to external debt and public debt in individual countries and regional groups, with primary emphasis on low- and middle-income countries, and to keep users abreast of debt-related issues and initiatives.

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