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Building disaster resilience among the vulnerable

Natural disasters cause billions of dollars in losses each year, but the damage estimatesfiji_disaster_2_1000 don’t tell the full story of their impact. The gravity of any loss depends on whom it affects, and the poorest people typically bear a much larger brunt of a natural disaster’s consequences.  With climate change bringing more frequent and severe natural hazards, ensuring a resilient recovery for all requires a better understanding of the impacts that policies can have – and particularly on the most vulnerable people. Experience shows that a wide range of relatively low-cost and effective measures can save lives and protect hard-earned development gains in the wake of disasters. 

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eC2: TECHNICAL & E&S CONSULTANTS for Port PPPs, Europe PPP team

Deadline: 06-Jul-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

The Government of Serbia (the IFCs Client) aims to attract private investment through a Public-Private Partnership for the development of the Danube riverway corridor port(s). The Client will be assisted by IFC in structuring and implementing the project(s). IFC is hereby seeking the assistance of a Technical Environmental & Social Consultant (the Consultant) for the structuring and tendering of a concession for the ports. The Consultant will report directly to IFC. IFCs advisory mandate will be implemented in two phases and the Consultant will work alongside IFC and the other specialized consultants (legal, etc.), as will be further described in RFP to be sent to short-listed candidates.

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eC2: Baghdad Water Security Strategic Plan

Deadline: 27-Jun-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water_hero

The World Bank Group would like to invite eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

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eC2: Study on Climate and Natural Hazard-Induced Migration in Vietnam

Deadline:  20-Jun-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)global-warming-climate-change-tree_1big_stock2

Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Given Vietnams concentration of both population and industry in low-lying coastal areas and river
deltas, sea level rise poses a particular risk to continued development in the country.
The World Bank East Asia and the Pacific (EAP1) is conducting a Study on Climate and Natural Hazard-Induced Migration in Vietnam. The objective of the research is to better understand how vulnerable population groups in urban and rural settings projected to see high climate induced in- and out-migration are particularly (and differently) affected by climate change, what adaptation measures are currently being employed, and what policy makers and government programs might do to reduce barriers or facilitate opportunities for more effective and inclusive adaptation to climate change. In so doing, the research would help to better understand and respond to disaster risks, to reduce the number of people adversely affected by disasters, and to promote adaptation that leverages community resilience. The World Bank East Asia and the Pacific (EAP1) is looking for a qualified and experienced research firm or organization based in Vietnam to carry out the analytical work. If you encounter technical difficulties while uploading documents, please send an e-mail to the Help Desk at wbgeconsultant@worldbank.org.

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Behind the Mission: Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP)

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group for those who demonstrate a passion for international development and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across our institutions. Young professionals are recruited from around the world with various academic and professional backgrounds relevant to the World BankIFC and MIGA

June 15, 2022 
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eC2: Exploring the Links between Climate Change, Migration and Livelihood in Forest Communities in Vietnam

Deadline: 20-Jun-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Forestry

Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Forests play a crucial role in averting climate catastrophe. The World Bank East Asia and the Pacific (EAP1) is conducting a study on Exploring the Links between Climate Change, Migration and Livelihood in Forest Communities in Vietnam. The objective of this analytical work is to understand the links between climate change impacts, migration, and livelihood strategies among forest communities in Vietnam. It will examine the impacts of climate change on forest communities, which include identifying differential vulnerabilities faced by forest communities and exploring communities perceptions, experiences, and responses toward climate change impacts in relation to livelihood strategies (including through migration), food security, and other areas of interest. This in turn would help in identifying

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Stagflation Risk Rises Amid Sharp Slowdown in Growth

War in Ukraine leading to higher inflation, tighter financial conditions

WASHINGTON, June 07, 2022—Compounding the damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has magnified the slowdown in the global economy, which is entering what could become a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report. This raises the risk of stagflation, with potentially harmful consequences for middle- and low-income economies alike.

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Tackling the jobs challenges of coal transition

COP26 helped focus global attention on the challenge of transitioning out of coal. In recent1543136737_a282ca38fe_hero-k months, however, the war in Ukraine has led to a rise in coal use, as a short-term replacement of Russian oil and gas. But in the medium term, both advanced and developing economies will need to accelerate the coal transition to meet Paris Agreement targets. Decisive actions and financial resources are essential, but success will ultimately depend on effective policies to deal with the resulting disruption to jobs, reflected in the call for a “just transition.”

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