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As incomes rise, farm employment drops

Globally, the proportion of people working in the agriculture sector has seen a steady farmers_working_in_their_fields_in_guinea.jpgdecline. However, looking at global averages is not enough to understand this trend, as this decline has not been evenly distributed. We break down the world population into two groups (measured through either income or consumption expenditure): the bottom 40% (the poorest people in any given country) and the upper 60% of the income distribution.

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eC2: GAFSP Private Sector Window Cambodia Impact Evaluation – Baseline

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)TF - GAFSP

IFC is looking for an experienced evaluation firm to help conduct the baseline study of an impact evaluation of a project both IFC and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are investing in. The operation is in Cambodia and is in the agribusiness sector. The objective of the evaluation is to assess impact on beneficiary income, yields, and food security. The intended methodology is quasi experimental design. IFC invites firms with strong background in impact evaluations to submit expression of interest. Experience with evaluations in the agribusiness sector in Asia required.

IMPORTANT, please note: EOI should be submitted in one document per firm and not exceeding 40 pages total including all annexes and CVs.

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eC2: GAFSP Private Sector Window Madagascar Impact Evaluation – Baseline

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)TF - GAFSP

IFC is looking for an experienced evaluation firm to help conduct the baseline study of an impact evaluation of a project both IFC and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are investing in. The operation is in Madagascar and is in the agribusiness sector. The objective of the evaluation is to assess impact on beneficiary income, yields, and food security. The intended methodology is quasi experimental design. IFC invites firms with strong background in impact evaluations to submit expression of interest. Experience with evaluations in the agribusiness sector in Africa required.

IMPORTANT, please note: EOI should be submitted in one document per firm and not exceeding 40 pages total including all annexes and CVs.

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World Bank partners with LinkedIn to research the relationship between international connectivity and economic activity

This year’s World Bank World Development Report uncovers new insights on the wdr-2020-landing-image-with-map.jpgrelationship between international connectivity and economic activity.

Thanks to technological improvements, the costs to transport goods, people, knowledge and capital between countries have declined. This environment has changed the underlying structure of global economic production: we’re seeing an increasing number of multinational corporations; higher degrees of specialization of various stages of production; and rising levels of trade of intermediate goods (the parts and materials imported to make products for consumption domestically and abroad) between developing countries.

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eC2: Collecting household survey data to measure the impact of floods on household welfare in the Dominican Republic

Deadline: 22-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The World Bank is seeking a firm to carry out a geo referenced household survey to contribute to analysis of floods risks and household welfare in the Dominican Republic. The survey instrument will collect data on the living standards, the perceptions of flood risks, and adaption to floods in the country. The consulting firm will work closely with the World Bank team to develop the appropriate sampling frame and methods, and will have responsibility to deliver survey implementation, including, inter alia: identifying and training enumerators and supervisors; pilot testing the survey methodology using the agreed upon data collection technology; and ensuring quality control through effective arrangements for field supervision and data collection and household follow-ups. Deliverables will include clean and formatted survey data, a data codebook in English, and written reports.

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eC2: Pakistan (Sindh): Public-Private Dialogue Platform Facilitator/Coordinator

Deadline: 22-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

The World Bank recently completed a study in Pakistan (Sindh Province) through the Private Health Sector Assessment in Pakistan (P164409) and shared the Policy Note For Better Quality and More Integrated PHC Services in Sindh Province: Options Paper with the provincial government counterparts and key stakeholders. This report highlighted that a platform for continuous dialogue between the private and public health sectors is currently absent in the Sindh health system, and could provide a useful entry-point for discussions and sustainable partnerships. In this light, the World Bank, in collaboration with the GoS will support the engagement of key stakeholders through facilitating a Public-Private Dialogue Platform (PPD). This structured forum, will initially be supported by the World Bank, and will consist of quarterly meetings of a consultative group organized in workshop-style discussions, allowing for short presentations to introduce topics or share background information.

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Build, Employ and Protect: Using Social Protection to Invest in People in a Changing World

In a small community off the coast of Sierra Leone, Salamatou Bangura often struggled to gil-improving-social-networks-for-ugandan-farmers-feed her children. Though she worked long hours buying and selling seafood from the local fisherman in her village, until recently, it wasn’t enough. “I couldn’t afford to cook every day,” she recalls.

That all changed when she began to receive $10 every month through a social safety net program for extremely poor households. Bangura began using the money to put food on the table, pay school fees, and invest in her business. And when tragedy struck, and the family home burned down, Bangura used the money to rebuild, all the while ensuring that her children remained well-fed and in school.

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eC2: Scoping and Design of Integrated Data Platform.

Deadline: 10-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Data-for-Development_cover-image_web

The World Bank (WB) is supporting the Government of Indonesia to develop a programmatic response to the challenges of sustainable urbanization. City Planning Labs (CPL) is one such Bank Executed Technical Assistance initiative that aims to support municipal governments to build capacity for a data-driven approach to city planning, enabling the development of smart, inclusive, and sustainable cities. Given the success of the interventions in two Indonesian cities namely Kota Semarang and Kota Denpasar, CPL has received multi-year support from the Indonesia Sustainable Urbanization (IDSUN) Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) to scale-up the initiative.

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Where does the money go? Examining public spending in Afghanistan

Public spending in Afghanistan is equal to more than half of the economy’s output.210415_kabul_national_institute_of_management_and_aministration_nima_003 Government and international partners spend around $11 billion, in an economy that produces around $19 billion of output per year .

With such high levels of public spending, it’s worth understanding where all that money is going. We try to provide some answers in our new Public Expenditure Update. Continue reading

New World Bank online course tackles the future of work, preparing for disruption

The ever-increasing pace of the development of artificial intelligence is having a shutterstock_425107195profound impact on the workforce. Jobs that have been performed by humans for decades or centuries are becoming obsolete when robots enter the jobsite.  At the same time, new jobs become available that previous generations could not even fathom. Failure to prepare for these changes can have catastrophic impacts on economies.

Based on the 2019 World Development Report, the World Bank’s new course on the Future of Work will explore the various changes that result from advances in technology, what this means for the current and future workforce, and how we need to prepare for these changes.

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