Since the COVID-19 outbreak, developing economies have suffered unprecedented capital outflows. The World Bank Group has created a virtual one-stop for the latest information about Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI). It highlights the potential savings for each eligible country—both in dollar terms and as a percentage of GDP. Explore the data!
We are excited to announce 3 Dutch Companies are shortlisted for the IFC TechEmerge Health East-Africa: Qtracer, CarePay and SwyMed.
53 tech companies from 20 countries that have been selected to attend the virtual TechEmerge Health East Africa Innovation Summit (date to be confirmed; possibly Aug/Sept. 2020).
In total, over 415 tech companies from 50 countries applied to the TechEmerge Health East Africa program. Applications went through a competitive evaluation process supported by a global network of ~30 independent expert advisors. 53 tech companies across multiple categories were identified to have market-relevant solutions that may meet the needs of participating East Africa healthcare providers (“Providers”). There are ~25 leading Providers in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia participating in the program, serving over 6.5 million patients across 285+ facilities, with 2,850 beds.
Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is looking for a communications consultancy firm to produce both written and visual communication products as well as support events that capture the impact of the programs and share the data and knowledge produced by the team. The firm should be based in Jakarta and deliver specific communications products in close coordination with the World Banks ENB communications team. The broad scope of work includes developing a range of high quality and tailored communication products and services to support the teams sustainable landscape and oceans agenda. While the ENB team will request specific materials (as outlined below), the consulting firm’s is also expected to support the ENB Communication Specialist/Coordinator in developing a robust communication plan to disseminate, increase awareness, visibility and profile of the program, including in providing strategic support and advice on potential risk and issues management.
- With tailored solutions, World Bank Group is helping countries confront the economic and environmental impacts of climate change.
- A growing number of countries have established social safety nets to protect the vulnerable, while climate-smart agriculture projects address the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change.
- Investing in job creation and livelihoods, both in the short term and the longer term, will be a priority for a sustainable recovery from the pandemic.
Deadline: 14-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Considering this and future growth outlook in traffic volumes, it will be crucial to include in upgrading of the section the proper resilience measures in the design. Vulnerability assessment will make certain that the design of the road section incorporates disaster-proven standards to ensure proper drainage and resilience to heavy rainfall, flooding, and landslides as well as other hazards. Hence, the proposed component will include (i) carrying out of an assessment to identify the vulnerable points of the pilot road section to extreme weather conditions; (ii) verification and recommendation of amendments to the existing design to integrate resilience measures before completion of the works; and (iii) development of an instrument for DRM control and monitoring for the section, which could be later extended to other major corridors.
The pandemic is an important reminder of how precious and productive an investment human capital is. One year after the launch of the World Bank’s Africa Human Capital Plan, there has not only been a significant scale-up, but also a shift in World Bank support to African countries.
Deadline: 09-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the consultancy is to assess market opportunities and challenges for the adoption of efficient electric cooking in Myanmar. The activity will take stock of the inventory of electric cooking appliances in Myanmar and Southeast Asia for grid and off-grid technologies taking into consideration the customer profile, willingness to pay and local cooking characteristics and assess challenges and opportunities for market development. The assignment will include the assessment of policy and regulatory environment for efficient electric cooking development, demand and supply side analysis, and recommend an inventory of efficient cooking appliances suitable for grid and mini-grid in Myanmar and business models to meet local demand.
I would like to share publicly my thoughts on racism and the horrific events of the last few weeks. I’m aided in this by the deeply emotional and thoughtful dialogue taking place within the World Bank Group, including powerful blogs, messages, conversations and town halls.
We’ve agreed to speak out, which I will try to do though I know I won’t be able to find the right or strong enough words.
Deadline: 06-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking a consultant to support its program on the development of the Ukrainian dairy sector through advisory support to more than 140 dairy farms on improving their dairy farm management practices and through implementing educational programs aimed at improving farmers` awareness about the best dairy farming practices and systems as well as at building up the capacity of more than 5,000 dairy farm specialists through technical and practical trainings between August 2020 and December 2022.