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: Analytical and Advisory Services to the World Bank Group/ identification of Blue Growth Opportunities and Constraints 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.)download (1)

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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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 on fisheries and aquaculture activities under a Blue Economy Strategy in Central America

Deadline: 31-May-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)download (1)

The World Bank has received funding from the PROBLUE Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PROBLUE MTDF), which supports the sustainable and integrated development of marine and coastal resources in healthy oceans. Funds from the PROBLUE MTDF to support the PROBLUE CA will finance advisory services and analytics (ASA) designed to promote regional collaboration, information-sharing, and knowledge across SICA member countries (regional activities), management of the blue economy in El Salvador and Honduras (country specific activities), and on inclusive and sustainable coastal transformation in the Gulf (Gulf of Fonseca activities).
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Risk insurance builds climate and disaster resilience in Central America and the Caribbean

With co-financing from a World Bank administered multi-donor trust fund (MDTF), the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) offers sovereign insurance for earthquakes, tropical cyclones, and excess rainfall to Caribbean and Central American countries. Currently, 19 countries in the Caribbean and 3 in Central America have memberships that through the years translated into 54 payouts totaling $245 million benefiting over 3.5 million people.

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