Fact Sheet: An Adjustment to Global Poverty Lines

Why did the World Bank decide to update the International Poverty Line, and why now?

As differences in price levels across the world evolve, the global poverty line has to be periodically updated to reflect these changes. Since 2015, the last update, we have used $1.90 as the global line. As of fall 2022, the new global line will be updated to $2.15.

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BlueTech for Waste: Innovation ChallengeAccelerating the sustainable management of chemicals and waste with innovative technologies in the Caribbean

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MAY 21st 2022 DEADLINE

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF)1 seeks to support innovative solutions that contribute to the sound management of hazardous Chemicals and Waste (C&W) to protect human health and the environment, and address climate vulnerability in the Caribbean region.

THE PROPOSED SOLUTIONS MUST:

  • Be innovative in nature and present a business model that has not been implemented before in the country or that adds an innovation component to an existing model.
  • Focus on reducing environmental pollution and climate vulnerability, thus, contributing to at least one of the following indicators:
    1. reduction, disposal/destruction, phase out, elimination and avoidance of chemicals of global concern and their waste in the environment and in processes, materials and products (metric tons of toxic chemicals reduced)
    2. reduction, avoidance of emissions of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to air from point and non-point sources
    3. reduction of marine litter.
  • Promote the social and economic inclusion of poor and vulnerable population; and
  • Contemplate a path for scalability or replication, as well as financial sustainability.

Coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Doing business with the International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) / Multilateral Development Banks (MDB’s)

After a bit of a break we are excited to share this latest Newsletter with you and reintroduce image8326522ourselves!

We hope all of you got through the COVID-19 pandemic safely and well. Although, life is getting back to (the new) normal, travel is still somewhat difficult and many offices are not fully open yet.

The World Bank Group Headquarters is currently at 50% capacity and slowly opening up to visitors again, the recent Spring Meetings were still held in a hybrid format. Nonetheless, business must go on albeit via email/Zoom/Teams etc.

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Staying the course for women’s economic empowerment in MENA

Our oceans are experiencing a range of problems caused by climate change and human20140128_indonesia_pamsimas_fishermen activity: rising temperatures, acidification, sea-level rise, habitat destruction, overfishing, marine pollution, and the introduction of invasive species.  These impacts are damaging ocean health and threatening the livelihoods of billions of people. They also point to a critical lack of governance globally of this precious resource.

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The Digital Revolution: Fostering Inclusion and Resilient Growth

As developing countries struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, digital solutions are enabling economic transformation and putting them on a path toward green, resilient, and inclusive growth. Private and public investment in digital solutions is bringing critical services to the poorest, creating jobs, strengthening small and medium businesses, enabling trade and services, and building resilience to shocks. At the same time, more than half the developing world remains digitally unconnected, and risks around privacy and cybersecurity are growing worldwide. 

The discussion about the digital revolution highlighted innovative ways countries are using digital technologies.  From digital financial services, to remote schooling, to more inclusive government services, digital solutions are accelerating more equitable and resilient growth. We heard from public and private sector leaders from around the globe about how safe and effective digital technology has become essential to development in the digital age.

eC2: Agricultural specialist / Agriculture Economist (Consultant)

Deadline: 23-May-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The International Finance Corporation: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.
We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges. In addition to its investment work, IFC provides advisory services to a number of its clients to support them in meeting specific development goals. IFCs advisory support to the financial sector is implemented via its Financial Institutions Group and is organized around the following main themes:
Innovation/Base of Pyramid: including Microfinance, Mobile Financial Services, Housing Finance, Rural Finance.
Banking Services: SME Finance, Sustainable Energy Finance, Insurance, Agri finance, Leasing, Trade Finance, Gender, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.
Financial Infrastructure: Credit Reporting, Collateral Registries and Secured Transactions, Securities

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eC2: Analytical and Advisory Services to the World Bank Group/ Seascape management arrangements in the Gulf of Fonseca under a Blue Economy Strategy in Central America.

Deadline: 31-May-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The objective of this assignment is to provide assessments, recommendations and advise to the World Bank Group to carry out dialogue and knowledge sharing support to the SICA in the creation of a blue economy enabling environment in Central America. The deliverables will enable the World Bank to support regional and national capacities and identify investment needs to foster sustainability, contribute to job creation, and to boost value addition in the Central America region and the Gulf of Fonseca in particular.

orld Bank Group’s City Resilience Program (CRP) is seeking a firm with specialized experience in incorporating resilience to natural hazards and climate change into the transaction design for fully or partially privately financed construction or renovation of major infrastructure assets and development or redevelopment of land in urban areas.
CRP does not intend to create a new knowledge resource; the focus is on developing an operational product that makes best use of existing toolkits to provide an actual service to WBG task teams.

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eC2: Analytical and Advisory Services to the World Bank Group/ assessment of marine and coastal pollution in the Gulf of Fonseca under a Blue Economy Strategy in Central America.

Deadline: 31-May-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The objective of this assignment is to provide assessments, recommendations and advise to the World Bank Group to carry out dialogue and knowledge sharing support to the SICA in the creation of a blue economy enabling environment in Central America. The deliverables will enable the World Bank to support regional and national capacities and identify investment needs to foster sustainability, contribute to job creation, and to boost value addition in the Central America region and the Gulf of Fonseca in particular.

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