This session will highlight the latest developments in climate-smart cooling innovation and work by IFC’s award-winning TechEmerge Program to pilot, de-risk, and accelerate the adoption of sustainable cooling technologies in emerging markets. TechEmerge and its partners will discuss initial results and lessons learned from more than 70 field tests currently underway in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, conducted in collaboration with some of the world’s most promising cooling innovators and leading local companies.
Deadline: 26-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The scope of the assignment shall cover the major topics that need to be considered by policymakers and regulators when establishing a new market for offshore wind development. These shall include, but not be limited to, the following points:
Deadline: 29-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC seeks expressions of interest from firms to quantify, qualify and articulate the state of women in eCommerce, and the potential for eCommerce platforms to contribute to closing gender gaps through jobs, skills development and access to finance. This research aims to serve as a foundation of knowledge when building and growing gender-equitable eCommerce platforms in Africa and South East Asia.
Deadline: 30-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC seeks to procure a firm to research the business case for gender-lens investing for private equity (PE)and venture capital (VC)funds in emerging markets. Gender-lens investing, the use of gender as a category of analysis in investment decision making, is relatively small, but the market for integrating gender into the investment selection process is growing in both size and sophistication. Women are heavily under-represented when it comes to PE fund managers, angel and VC investors, and as fund investees. Yet, we also know that financial performance of companies is correlated to gender diversity. Limited representation of women may be hurting fund performance portfolios. PE/VC funds play a critical role in enterprise growth, job creation, innovation, and financial security and can play a catalytic role in closing economic participation gaps between men and women. The research will support IFC efforts to close gender gaps in access to jobs and assets.
MIGA a member of the World Bank Group came to the Netherlands the 21st of June to give a presentation about their activities. MIGA contributes to the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity by facilitating private investment into developing member countries and supporting projects that bring broad developmental impact. MIGA-supported investments help bring jobs, innovation, technology, and skills transfer.
The objective of this study is for IFC to better understand the global and country level structure of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain market to define interventions by IFC that might help lead to enhanced access, affordability and quality of pharmaceuticals in emerging markets.
IFC Press Release
by John McNally
Antalya, Turkey DC November 24, 2015— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced an initiative to provide much needed financing and advice to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially to those in difficult to reach segments and in fragile markets, by lending through emerging market banks and other financial intermediaries.