Introducing the online guide to the World Development Indicators: A new way to discover data on development

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national, regional, and global estimates, the WDI provides access to almost 1,600 indicators for 217 economies, with some time series extending back more than 50 years. The database helps users—analysts, policymakers, academics, and all those curious about the state of the world—to find information related to all aspects of development, both current and historical.

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eC2: Verification standard for land use climate funds – Definition of policies, processes and procedures

Deadline: 08-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) land-administration-page

The World Banks Forest and Landscapes Team within the Climate Funds unit (GCCFM) sits in the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solutions Area (CCSA); it manages carbon funds and facilities, worth over $1.3 billion. There are two main carbon funds/facilities in the land sector that seek to pilot climate result based finance at large scale level: BioCF Initiative of Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) and the FCPF Carbon Fund.
It is expected that a total of 23 Emission Reduction Programs will be included in the portfolio of both funds.First monitoring is expected to occur from 2019 onwards but before the funds can make payments, reported results need to be verified. However, more is needed to define the terms of the modalities and procedures for verification under both funds. This definition is critical for ensuring the quality and environmental integrity of ERs generated. The WB is seeking a firm to support in the definition of a verification standard.

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eC2: Design of a National Registry System to Support Cost-Effective Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Sri Lanka

Deadline: 29-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A carbon registry is required to perform two basic functions (i) determine the quantity of index carbon units held by account holders and (ii) enable the exchange of carbon units between account holders. with the support from the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), the Government of Sri Lanka aims to design a national registry system for recording project or mitigation action details, registration and approval, reporting of monitoring data, and the transactional features of carbon units. The registry is an essential tool through which the success of the mechanism will be measured and improved. It will be used for all reporting, collecting, and checking purposes, storing compliance data and identifying any cases of enforcement. It will also track the emissions and trading activity for registered users over the life of a particular scheme.

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MDB Climate Finance Hit Record High of US$35.2 billion in 2017

1395245055298An increase of nearly 30 per cent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks.

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year.

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eC2: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management to Sustain Local Infrastructure- A Case Study on Resilient Roads Planning.

Deadline:   05-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Ethiopia-Road-Construction

Objective:  The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of selected LGU/s in dealing with climate/disaster risks faced by local transport infrastructure and pilot an institutionalized coordination process with the national agencies to better inform local roads planning, using a learning-by-doing approach. The activity will revolve around three important areas: (a) high-resolution risk mapping based on existing hazard information; (b) a prioritization of corrective investments, including primarily those for roads improvement and flood management, based on life cycle approach; and (c) planning, design standards and asset management frameworks especially for local roads are reevaluated in light of future climate and natural hazard risks. The firm has to demonstrate experience working on previous assignments in the Philippines. Because of the capacity building component and learning by doing approach, international firms are encouraged to tap a local entity for this purpose such as a local firm, university, research/think tank group, NGO, or individual. The TA site is still to be agreed with government.

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Meet the Human Faces of Climate Migration

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  • A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.
  • With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.
  • The report identifies “hotspots” of climate in- and out-migration. These include climate-vulnerable areas from which people are expected to move, and locations into which people will try to move to build new lives and livelihoods

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Ec2: Climate / Natural Disaster Risk Insurance: review and validation of financial & pricing models

Deadline: 01-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is seeking a third-party company with expertise in financial modeling (Vendor) to analyze, evaluate and validate the pricing and risk selection of a submitted insurance portfolio of climate and natural disaster risks in select Emerging Markets (the Portfolio) against IFC pre-defined criteria.

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eC2: Evaluation of Local Stakeholder Engagement in the Climate Investment Funds

Deadline: 19-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The purpose of this evaluation is to better understand the extent to which CIF programs and their local stakeholder engagement (LSE) mechanisms have accomplished their goals and are achieving tangible benefits to end-beneficiaries; to inform enhancements and increase the effectiveness of CIFs LSE approach; and to identify successes, challenges, and lessons learned for the benefit of the CIF, multilateral development banks, and other climate finance mechanisms.

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eC2: Facilitated Learning on Transformational Change in the Climate Investment Funds

Deadline: 06-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The overall purpose of the Transformational Change Learning Partnership (TCLP), undertaken within the Evaluation and Learning (E&L) Initiative of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), is to increase the transformative impact of CIF investments and those of other funds by establishing a more systematic and robust understanding transformational change in the CIF context.

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World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020

K8860_pdfClimate change poses an enormous challenge to development. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make a sustainable future possible. At the same time, floods, droughts, sea-level rise, threats to water and food security and the frequency of natural disasters will intensify, threatening to push 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years alone.

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