Deadline: 11-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The objective of the assignment is to develop a handbook on digital financial services and agriculture initiatives, focusing on Sub- Saharan Africa. The handbook should serve as a practical tool for implementing DFS and agri projects on the continent. The handbook will assess failures and successes within partnership structures, and aggregate best practices from a variety of implementations at the intersection of DFS and smallholder farming. While there is a myriad of DFS and agri implementations and publications, IFCs handbook should aim to interpret and consolidate available information and translate it into actionable steps DFS providers can take to deploy successful financial or non-financial services for smallholders.
Over 100 countries included actions related to land-use change and forests in their nationally determined contributions to fight climate change
The World Bank is supporting countries in their efforts to harness the potential of forests to reduce poverty, better integrate forests into their economies, and protect and strengthen the environmental role they play
Forest-focused initiatives in China, Mexico and Mozambique are showing positive results, but more is needed to accelerate climate action and deliver on the Paris Agreement
Next week, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) take place from upcoming October 10 to October 14 in Washington DC. During this meetings the Board of Governs of the attentive organizations will debate in the field of topics associated with poverty reduction, international economic development and finance.
In order to make these meetings accessible for the wide audience, World bank Live will daily stream several events in different languages such as English, Spanish, French and Arabic. The subjects of the Flagship events of the Annual Meetings vary from Human Capital Summit to digital economy and education. If you are interested within accompany the dialogues through the broadcast of Worldbank live, check out the whole program here and join the World Bank’s Live online event. You are also able to submit questions before the events. Below you will find a short selection of these upcoming events concurrently with the Annual Meetings 2017.
Technology and the internet are probably the first things that come to mind when you think about the future of work for young people; not agriculture or farming. This makes historic sense, as agriculture sheds labor when countries develop. And the traditional ways of producing food do not look particularly sexy. Yet, technology and the internet are also opening up opportunities for agriculture, and urbanization and changing diets are calling for new ways to process, market and consume our foods. So, can agriculture provide job opportunities for youth?
Deadline: 04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC plans to assist a large domestic buyer to increase the quantity of malt barley procured from local smallholder farmers by aggregators such as cooperatives or “lead farmers”. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of approximately 80 aggregators so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and/or smallholder farmer clients.
Deadline: 05-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking for a Consultant to help assess the impact of an investment project in Uganda, financed by IFC and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
The project is expected to be a senior loan to a bank in Uganda focused on the micro and small market segments. The purpose of the project is to support the expansion of the banks lending program to micro enterprises owned by women and in the agriculture sector.
When I was growing up in rural Nigeria in the ‘80s and ‘90s, agriculture was already a central part of my life. As a child, I gained farm experience working with my father, who was a veterinarian. My mother, a teacher, would send me off to school each day with the parting words, “Go out there and be the best amongst equals.” This is still the motto by which I try to live.
Deadline: 05-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) WBG is seeking to hire a Firm to review and support needed revisions of the Myanmar Seed Regulatory Framework in order to develop implementing regulations regarding seed certification, licensing and enforcement procedures. As well, the firm shall develop a capacity building program and provide the necessary training to government officials, farmers and members of the private sector.
Deadline: 29-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The primary objective of this evaluation are to assess the development impact of the Cargill-IFC programs (ScopeInsight, Coop Academy, and Doni Doni) and to provide information, lessons, and recommendations that can be used to improve the design of future programs.