Today on World Refugee Day, we hear once again that the number of people forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution has increased to 65.6 million by the end of 2016, according to UNHCR’s latest Global Trends report.
These numbers have served to galvanize attention to the severity of this crisis, providing momentum for the global community to take action. At the same time, these numbers have caused anxieties among many hosts, especially in OECD countries. Taking center stage in the political debate, it has raised questions over their ability to support all of those fleeing conflict, at times leading to fear and rising anti-refugee sentiments.
Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet — will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financial futures of people in the poorest countries by boosting investment and de-risking development.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity, according to the 2017 update of the World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Global Dataset.
How do we prove who we are to the people and institutions with whom we interact? Imagine trying to open your first bank account, prove your eligibility for health insurance, or apply for university without an ID; quality of life and opportunities become severely restricted. An officially-recognized form of ID is the key enabler – critical not only for exercising a wide range of rights but also for accessing healthcare, education, finance, and other essential services. According to the World Bank Group’s latest estimates, this is problematic for an estimated 1.1 billion people around the globe.
Deadline: 05-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment is to assist the Government of Angola in defining the options and the strategy for structuring a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the province of Cabinda.
The expected results of the activity are to:
(i) Draw Lessons from Other PPPs in the Water Sector in Angola;
(ii) Undertake an assessment of Cabinda water utility operations;
(iii) Carry out a stakeholder engagement analysis;
(iv) Prepare options and strategy for structuring a PPP scheme in Cabinda;
(v) Support the preparation of the preferred PPP project option; and
(vi) Provide lessons learning and capacity building support