Central banks impact our daily lives in many ways with their role to promote economic and financial welfare of citizens, but their operations are even more critical during a crisis.Central bank reserves provide an essential buffer against uncertain economic outcomes and help protect against economic shocks to promote trade, maintain price stability, and attract foreign investment. Effective reserve management supports the broader mission of central banks to set targets for unemployment, inflation, and interest rates to ensure a healthy economy with full employment and favorable conditions to promote investments and the conducting of business.
Deadline: 22-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct in-depth cleaner production assessments in 15 factories, located in Dhaka and Chittagong of Bangladesh and provide implementation support for 6 months. PaCT is hence looking for an international consulting firm that has a local presence in Bangladesh or to conduct the assignment. Interested firms may also associate with a local firm, with strong technical competencies.
Deadline: 26-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Scope of work – Module 1: Support in the preparation of a NRW Corporate Strategy;
– Module 2: Support in establishing a reliable database and baseline in terms of NRW, including consolidating the operational, commercial and business units diagnostics, as well as hydraulic simulations and water balances; – Module 3: Support in the preparation of a NRW management plan (strategic, tactical and operational levels), as well as of a corresponding staff training plan; – Module 4: Support in the design of a NRW Control Program for the Recife Metropolitan Region, over the course of the next 10 years, including the use of performance-based contracts and innovative/smart technologies and approaches;
– Module 5: Delivery of a Staff Training program based on the results of activities undertaken under Module 3.
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Deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform cities planning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work: As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The main obj. is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.
World Bank Group President David Malpass: Speech at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
You can watch the replay of the event here
Thank you, Jens. And thanks to Frankfurt School and the Bundesbank for hosting me virtually. I look forward to engaging with you and taking questions from students, who will be future business leaders in a post-COVID world. I’m here to set the stage ahead of the IMF and World Bank Group’s Annual Meetings, which will focus primarily on COVID and debt, and will also engage partners in urgent discussions on human capital, climate change, and digital development.
Deadline: 27-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how to mainstream energy efficient cold storage along agri-food chains in Rwanda. Specific activities include: (1) conduct a diagnostic of the cold storage sector in the agri-food chain in Rwanda, by mapping stakeholders, examining operations and maintenance of cold storage equipment and facilities, assessing demand, identifying barriers to uptake, and developing suggestions of sustainable business models; and (2) conduct a stocktaking of international best practices in efficient cold storage along the agri-food chain that could be applied to Rwanda. The consultant should have strong knowledge of agriculture and energy-efficient cold storage technologies (ideally with local knowledge in Rwanda) and demonstrated experience conducting similar studies in Africa. A strong local presence or partnerships with companies/individuals in Rwanda is required.
Deadline: 08-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this contract is to gather evidence on how DGM projects provided meaningful benefits to women in the key gender (in)equality domains of economic opportunities, access to and control over productive assets, voice, and agency. The contract will also collect evidence on how DGM empowered women during the intervention process. A selected firm is expected to conduct a study and produce a report which will be based on the research findings, as described below.