eC2: Climate Resilient Industries Framework Development

Deadline: 14-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: World Bank is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified firms with relevant expertise to: 1) conduct an analysis, review, and presentation of case studies on good practices and lessons learned on how to strengthen resilience of industrial sectors in face of disaster and climate change impacts, and 2) develop a framework to apply and scale the know-how captured in the industrial resilience case studies and from other sources through World Banks operations in partnership with client government partners.

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eC2: Treasury and risk management support to electricidade de Mozambique

Deadline: 23-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is looking into supporting Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) to increase the efficiency of its operational processes. The objective of the Technical Assistance (“TA”) assignment(the Project) is to strengthen EdMs treasury and risk management functions and to build capacity and skills within EdM. The Project will be conducted onsite at the EdMs offices in Maputo, Mozambique.

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eC2: Consultancy Services to Support Urban Governance Team

Deadline: 12-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The consultant will be responsible to provide technical and management support to the Bank team in the urban and federalism program in Nepal. The support will be particularly focused on the activities of the Nepal Urban Governance and Integrated Infrastructure Support (P163418) project and the Urban Governance and Federalism ASA (P165231).

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Flooded rivers: taking a bird’s eye view

Floodplains are attractive areas for development, with over 2 billion people living within the world’s 10 largest river basins. Yet, they are also at particular risk from overflowing rivers. Globally, river floods affect more than 21 million people. By 2030, due to climate change, population growth, and rapid urbanization, this number could rise to 54 million.

How can we enjoy the benefits these locations bring, without putting ourselves at unnecessary danger from floods?

While it is impossible to fully eliminate flood risk, actions can be taken to minimize the impact.

A proactive river basin-wide approach to flood risk management may be one of the solutions.

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Scaling up climate investments will require innovation in five key areas

 
Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.

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The Tech Revolution That’s Changing How We Measure Poverty

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on July 27, 2017.

The world has an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. But, without good poverty data, it is impossible to know whether we are making progress, or whether programs and policies are reaching those who are the most in need.

 

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Partnerships, cornerstone to achieve Indonesia’s sustainable peatland restoration targets

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org.

“Peatlands are sexy!” They aren’t words you would normally associate with peatlands, but judging from the large audience that participated in the lively discussion on financing peatland restoration in Indonesia at the “Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter” conference, held May 18 in Jakarta, it seems to be true. The observation was made by Erwin Widodo, one of the speakers in the World Bank-hosted panel discussion at the event.

2018 Young Professionals Program. Apply before July 28!

Always wanted to work for the World Bank? The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a good starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. Image

For more than 50 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017.

 

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Bangladesh: A STEP towards better Employability

To ensure better employment opportunities for the Bangladeshi labor force, in both local

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and overseas job markets, skills development and vocational education has to be aligned with the market demand. The Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) aims to strengthen public and private training institutions to improve the quality of skills training and employability of trainees, both at home and abroad, including those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Challenges

Bangladesh economy has been registering steady economic growth of around 6 percent over the past decade.  As local and global economic shifts continue toward industry and services, demand for skilled manpower is expected to rise at home and abroad. A labor-surplus country, the Bangladesh government is increasingly focusing on workforce development through technical and vocational education training (TVET). This is a timely response as the country prepares to accommodate and capitalize on the ongoing demographic dividend. However, poor training quality, low employability and inadequate wages plague the TVET sector, requiring interventions for addressing these issues.

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Breaking the Cycle of Crisis

Thirty years ago, a million people in Ethiopia died in one of the worst famines in modern history – a disaster caused by conflict and drought.

Today, conflict and drought are again contributing to a crisis that has put 20 million people in four countries on the brink of famine. This time, Ethiopia is not among them.