In South Asia, the case for road safety investment is stronger than ever

The global road safety crisis has reached epidemic proportions. Every year, according to in-hyderabad-traffic-nietnagel-flickr.jpgthe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, some 1.35 million people lose their lives on the road , and millions more sustain serious injuries that often result in permanent disability.

Despite growing awareness, the numbers keep creeping up. The situation is particularly alarming in low and middle-income countries, where economic growth has boosted vehicle ownership and road construction, but road safety action hasn’t kept pace.

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As South Asia’s heat rises, living standards decline

This summer, at 42.6°C, July 25 was the hottest day ever in Paris. Halfway across the shutterstock_287040998globe, Delhi recorded its hottest day at 48°C on June 10.

Over the past decades and across the planet, such high temperature extremes have become more prevalent—and will likely get worse as severe heatwaves are expected to be more frequent and last longer. 

South Asia, which covers just about three percent of the world’s land area, is home to a quarter of its population.

And sadly, rising temperatures will hit hard the region and its people.

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eC2: Counsultancy Services to Support Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project

Deadline: 19-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENA

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 Infrastructure Project (P163418) and the Urban Governance and Federalism ASA (P165231).

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What holds back about half of the world’s population from using the internet?

eC2: Update national methodology for Flood Hazard & Risk Mapping (FHRM)

Deadline: 16-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The objective of this assignment is to update the national methodology for Flood Hazard and Risk Mapping to respond to requirements from the EC regarding the integration of Climate Change and the emerging need to incorporate an approach to assess the risk of Pluvial Flooding. The consultant will be required to implement the following tasks:
Task 1. Refine the flood hazard and risk mapping method to include pluvial flooding and flash floods.
Task 2. Refine the methodology to assess coastal flood hazard.
Task 3. Refine the methodology to incorporate Climate Change allowances in the flood risk assessments.
Task 4. Vulnerability and risk assessment.

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eC2: Assessment of the Supply Chain Finance Market in Indonesia

Deadline: 08-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)women-finance-blogpost

Supply Chain Finance SCF can be defined (Global SCF Forum 2016) as the use of financial instruments, practices and technologies for optimizing the management of the working capital and liquidity tied up in the supply chain of manufacturing and service sectors. The Supply Chain Finance Market Development program in Indonesia will support the development of the SCF market in Indonesia, providing clarity on opportunities and best practices for banks and non-banks alike. The study (project) will gauge the business, financial, market and regulatory environment to facilitate development of financial product through dialogue between important stakeholders, regulator, financial institutions, corporates and SMEs.

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

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
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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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