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World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

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The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

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Meet 3 young leaders tackling youth unemployment

Globally, unemployment is hitting young people the hardest. The ILO estimates that insider7-2_002youth unemployment rates are 300 percent higher than unemployment rates for adults over 25 years old, and higher than unemployment among any other age group. To add to this, many youth are also not enrolled in education or training.

But young people are not standing by and waiting for opportunities to come their way. Many of them are actively engaged in tackling the challenge—not just for themselves but for youth in their communities too.

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eC2: Developing a Pay-as-you-Go Solar Policy and Regulatory Handbook for Governments (Phase 1 of 3)

Deadline: 09-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)energy

As a business model which provides electricity and financing leveraging mobile technology, PAYG is affected by regulations in the electricity, finance, import, data protection, and telecom sectors. Existing policy frameworks have yet to be designed to take PAYG business models into account because evolution has outpaced regulation. Governments are only beginning to understand the sector and its potential. Limited government awareness of and support for PAYG means there is a risk of new regulation or interpretation of existing regulation that handicap the PAYG market. On the other hand, an enhanced regulatory environment could help to accelerate sector growth by de-risking investment and encouraging additional commercial financing. The overall objective of the project is to create a government guidance toolkit, which helps countries to develop an enabling policy and regulatory framework for the PAYG sector. The phase 1 objective is to develop an initial toolkit.

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eC2: Conducting an Organizational Review on Natural Disaster Pooling Fund Management

Deadline: 09-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The Government of Indonesia has prepared a national Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) strategy with the overarching mission to protect state finances and the population through sustainable and efficient risk financing mechanisms that meet disaster-related expenditures in a planned and timely manner, and that deliver well-targeted and transparent assistance following shocks.

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Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis

The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, waterand more uncertain than previously thought and require urgent attention.

While much attention has focused on water quantity – too much water, in the case of floods; too little water, in the case of droughts – water quality has attracted significantly less consideration. Quality Unknown shows that urgent attention must be given to the hidden dangers that lie beneath the water’s surface:

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World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

Continue reading

Inclusive and Trusted Digital ID Can Unlock Opportunities for the World’s Most Vulnerable

Juan and his family fled their home during Peru’s 1995 insurgency. Like many other ID4DPeruvians, they left behind all of their possessions, including their IDs and other documents. Without an ID, Juan—along with 3 million other Peruvians whose civil registration records were lost or destroyed during this period—was unable to enroll in school or access basic social services.

Mariam, a cross border trader from Uganda, struggled to earn a livelihood because of the difficulty she faced in crossing the border to buy and sell goods in Kenya. Without the necessary IDs, she could not pass through regular border crossings and was forced to travel long distances in dangerous areas that left her vulnerable to theft and exploitation.

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World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

Continue reading

World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

Continue reading