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eC2: Consultancy Service for the Indonesia Sustainable Landscape Management Multi Donor Trust Fund (SLM MDTF) to support the operationalization of the BPDLH

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) indonesia

The primary objective of this Consultancy is to provide advisory, capacity, and technical assistance to support the operationalization of the BPDLH through strategic, operational and technical inputs to build strong institutional frameworks that allow the BPDLH to receive and disburse domestic and international green finance in an effective and impactful way. This will include support in developing a strong institutional framework and governance system, set of policies, procedures and instruments that will enable BPDLH to effectively operationalize its mandates. The firm will also need to support BPDLH in the development of communications and stakeholder engagement strategies and assist in the design and operationalization of a monitoring and evaluation strategy. The support should also look to assist the Steering Committee of BPDLH to be able to play strategic tole to support the operationalization of the BPDLH, including define its role in the governance system of BPDLH. The firm wi

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Opening the gateway between the Dutch water sector and West African countries

On 29 June 2020, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the World Bank signed a Senegal-Tremeau-WACAProgram-900x450Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support West Africa’s efforts to build coastal resilience. Developed under the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program, this marks an important step towards making Dutch expertise in coastal and flood management available to West African countries. Bianca Nijhof, Managing Director at NWP, and Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa at the World Bank, sealed the agreement and highlighted how effective coastal management and nature-based climate solutions are at the nexus of economic development and poverty reduction.

The impact of the coronavirus on foreign investors: Early evidence from a global pulse survey

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely impacted multinational enterprises CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647(MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, jeopardizing these firms’ contributions to crucial development outcomes. In addition to bringing capital to developing countries, MNEs are key drivers of global trade, accounting for about 80 percent of total exports. FDI can drive economic transformation by introducing new technologies and best practices in developing countries.

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eC2: Consultancy Service for the Indonesia Sustainable Landscape Management Multi Donor Trust Fund (SLM MDTF) to support the operationalization of the BPDLH

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Shrimp pond in Vietnam

The primary objective of this Consultancy is to provide advisory, capacity, and technical assistance to support the operationalization of the BPDLH through strategic, operational and technical inputs to build strong institutional frameworks that allow the BPDLH to receive and disburse domestic and international green finance in an effective and impactful way. This will include support in developing a strong institutional framework and governance system, set of policies, procedures and instruments that will enable BPDLH to effectively operationalize its mandates. The firm will also need to support BPDLH in the development of communications and stakeholder engagement strategies and assist in the design and operationalization of a monitoring and evaluation strategy. The support should also look to assist the Steering Committee of BPDLH to be able to play strategic tole to support the operationalization of the BPDLH, including define its role in the governance system of BPDLH.

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How Can We Increase Women’s Participation in Infrastructure Projects?

On construction sites, it is more common to see men working than women. With the aim Clara1of improving the gender balance in construction, the World Bank is implementing gender strategies in urban transport projects in Colombia. These have  led to the increased participation of women in infrastructure projects.

Gender discrimination not only has a negative impact on women’s income; it also impedes companies and society from making use of the special skills that women contribute to the economy. The implementation of a gender equality strategy in the Bucaramanga Integrated Mass Transport System– Metrolínea – revealed the advantages of including women in this type of project and provided lessons that could be shared with other systems, sectors and projects.

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Climate Finance Drives Action on the Ground

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  • Climate finance, along with falling renewable energy prices, is enabling developing countries to expand and diversify their energy supply.
  • A new report identifies eight ways policymakers can drive clean, resilient growth, including through innovation and climate intelligence products.
  • An effort to create a new market for rooftop solar in India has mobilized $4.4 billion in commercial financing.

 

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Debt Service Suspension Initiative could save countries around $12 billion

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!

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NL Success: IFC TechEmerge East-Africa

We are excited to announce 3 Dutch Companies are shortlisted for the IFC TechEmerge Health East-Africa: Qtracer, CarePay and SwyMed.index

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.

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eC2: Indonesia Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy Communication Consultancy

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) indonesia

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.

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Climate Finance Helps People Adapt to Change

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  • 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.

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