How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective from international agencies

We are living through unprecedented times. The impact of the novel coronavirus and its TCard COVID statdisease, COVID-19, has reverberated through every corner of the globe—taking lives, destroying livelihoods, and changing everything about how we interact with each other and the world.

At a time of crisis, governments more than ever must rely on timely, reliable data to make decisions to mitigate harm and support their citizens. What’s more, given the grave impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in our interconnected world, decisions made today will have consequences that will last far into the future, affecting people in every region and community. 

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eC2: China Agricultural Weather Index-based Insurance (WII) Project-WII Product Design and

Deadline: 28-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) afr-improving-weather-forecasts-can-reduce-losses-to-development-in-africa-780x439

The project team is seeking the services of a vendor/consultant with proven track records in designing successful agricultural Weather Index Insurance products in the China market, and having strong expertise in weather/loss data collection, processing, analysis, WII product modeling, pricing and conducting related research etc.

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Human capital and climate action: Outcomes that deliver for people and planet

There is now a wealth of evidence that ensuring a well-educated, healthy, and well-students_in_primary_seven_at_zanaki_primary_school_in_dar_es_salaam_tanzania_heronourished population can pay bigger dividends to the economy than investing in roads and bridges alone. The World Bank Group’s Human Capital Project, launched in 2018, aims to accelerate more and better investments in people as a key way to unlock greater equity and inclusive growth.

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eC2: Technical Consultant – Scaling Wind PPP

Deadline:  19-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC Advisory is looking to appoint an international firm as a technical consultant to replicate the Scaling Solar model through a new Scaling Wind product which further simplifies the technical requirements while still ensuring the highest quality of the resulting windfarms. IFC Advisory is seeking a Consultant (or consortium of Consultants) to adapt the technical requirements of the Scaling Solar documentation for wind. A parallel assignment is underway to modify the legal documents and it is expected that the present technical work will intersect with that effort.

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Coronavirus Live Series: Supporting Companies and Preserving Jobs through the Pandemic

The economic impact of #COVID19 will hit developing countries hard. What can be done to support companies and preserve jobs? Join IFC’s Chief Operating Officer, Stephanie von Friedeburg, for discussion on the topic.

 

eC2: Consultant for a Review of Operations of a Donor Funded PPP Program in ECA

Deadline: 25-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFCs Transaction Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is a donor-funded program, which provides technical assistance and advisory services to public-sector clients in countries in the ECA region, aiming to:
contribute to poverty alleviation, economic growth, and environmental improvement through PPP;

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Broad, fast action to save lives and help countries rebuild

Axel van Trotsenburg|

The COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory for every country in the world. It has unleashed both a global health emergency and an unprecedented economic crisis of historic magnitude. Even as the coronavirus continues to spread, the World Bank estimates that, between 2019 and 2020, the global economy will shrink by $4.2 trillion dollars.  That is substantially bigger than South Asia’s entire regional economy (which is about $3.5 trillion), and as if we somehow wiped both Germany and Belgium off the economic map. Worse still, the fall from where we expected to be in 2021 if COVID-19 hadn’t hit is closer to $7.5 trillion dollars—equivalent to 40% of the entire U.S. economy, as well as larger than the combined GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean plus the Middle East and North Africa.

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COVID-19: We’re tracking digital responses worldwide. Here’s what we see

Digital technologies are vital tools for helping people cope with stay-at-home orders and young woman with face mask using smartphone-GND-iStocksocial distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Digital technologies are instrumental in supporting health care systems, not only though telemedicine and COVID screening apps, but also through Big Data and artificial intelligence analytics for mobility patterns, epidemiological models, and contact tracing. And in many other sectors, digital is also the new normal for individuals, governments, and businesses around the world.

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