eC2: Analysis of Best Practices for Benefit Sharing in Jurisdiction-Level Results-Based Land Use Programs

Deadline:  11-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Land-Conference-2017.jpg

Assignment Description: In order to provide knowledge and share lessons learned with countries preparing benefit sharing plans for jurisdictional forest and land use ER programs, an analysis will be undertaken to synthesize best practices for benefit sharing. In particular, this analysis will focus on results from benefit sharing at a large scale and draw upon lessons from programs focused on forests, land use, natural resources, and/or climate change.

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City Partnership Program (CPP) Launched to Foster “Best Practice” Approaches to Urban Development

Tokyo, March 23, 2016 – Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), partnership project of Japan and the World Bank Group, launched City Partnership Program (CPP) which aims to accelerate the urban development in developing countries by utilizing Japanese expertise on 6 key thematic areas: urban planning, urban service provision, urban management, social development, disaster risk management, and municipal finance.

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eConsultant2: Agro-logistics in Rajasthan

Deadline: 04-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The focus of this consultancy is on bottlenecks in agro-logistics. The goal Rajasthanis to identify gaps and develop agro-logistics strategies for specific value chains in Rajasthan.

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eConsultant2: Global Study on Climate Resilient Water Supply and Sanitation

Deadline: 17-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The aim of this study will be to identify the current
good/Senegal-Woman-at-Well-800best practices for climate resilient WSS. The selected consultant will be expected to identify common climate change scenarios that have affected/will affect water utility capacity for delivering services and identify more than one good practice per climate scenario (from both developed and developing countries).

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IFC Reach Survey streamlining

Deadline: 20-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

An annual Reach Survey of IFC clients International_Finance_Corporation_Logowhich lend to micro, small, and medium enterprises allows us to track financial institutions financing activity, and the development impact that IFC achieves through its private investments and advisory services in the financial sector.

IFC is in search of a consulting and technology service provider (Consultant) that will help to improve the efficiency and quality of the IFC Reach Survey process. Through the IFC Reach Survey Streamlining project, IFC intends to: Continue reading

AM15 event: Unleashing Private Investment in Renewable Energy

Annual Meeting 2015 event

Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Peru) / 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 16:00 – 17:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Pachacamac Room, Lima Convention Center, Lima, Peru & Online

Taking action to scale-up private sector investment in clean energy is crucial to ensuring power for growing economies, securing sustainable livelihoods, and addressing climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Successful NL / WB Clean Cookstove Webinar

Every year over 4 million people, mostly women and children, die due to air pollution caused by unhealthy cookstoves and other heat sources. webinar-met-worldbankOn Tuesday, September 29, your Netherlands Embassy’s NL4WorldBank team, in close cooperation with the World Bank Group, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the first ever Clean Cookstove Webinar to address this issue.

How it works

Geared towards the Dutch private sector, the webinar offered the participants the chance to pitch their companies’ cookstove or related product to a group of World Bank staff all working on cookstove projects across the world. Continue reading

Investing in agricultural risk management

By any measure, agriculture is risky senegal_sdgs_blogbusiness. It is also vital to ensuring food security and providing employment for 2.6 billion people worldwide, the vast majority of whom are subsistence farmers. Producing more than two-thirds of all food consumed worldwide on roughly half of the world’s arable land, these farmers are also the poorest, the most vulnerable, the most food insecure on earth.

The World Bank is spearheading a global initiative to promote a better understanding of agricultural risks, as well as effective pathways to improved risk management. In addition to enabling agriculture risk knowledge sharing through the FARMD platform, the Bank has worked with nearly 20 countries to help agricultural stakeholders better comprehend the complexity of risks. This knowledge aids the selection of risk mitigation, transfer, and coping investments.

Based on this experience, the Bank has developed the Agricultural Sector Risk Assessment (ASRA), Continue reading

World Bank Webinar: ‘Unleashing Private Investment in Renewable Energy’

evd__8324What solutions already exist and what needs to be done to stimulate further private sector investment in renewable energy?

At the 9th of October, a panel of global and regional investors, a renewable energy developer, and a senior government official will discuss how success can be scaled; and explore the specific actions to leverage public energy financing for scaled up private flows. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the discussion in a moderated conversation with Norway’s Foreign Minister Mr. Børge Brende.

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Successful NL / WB Clean Cookstove Webinar held on September 29

On Tuesday, September 29, your webinarNL4WorldBank team at the Netherlands embassy, in close cooperation with the World Bank Group, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, organized the first ever Clean Cookstove Webinar.

You will find the audio recording of the webinar here. The initial clip is a preview – click on ‘download’ to hear the entire recording.