eC2: IFC Research on Women & Ecommerce in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 29-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) woman

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.

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eC2:Research: Business Case for Gender Lens-Investing in Private Equity in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 30-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) gender_accelerating_womens_economic_empowerment_780x439

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.

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MIGA – event: Presentation

MIGA a member of the World Bank Group came to the Netherlands the 21st of June to miga.pnggive 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.

MIGA Presentation FY17

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eConsultant2: Study on private pharmaceutical distribution in emerging markets

Deadline: 13-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Hospital

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.

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IFC, Netherlands Boost Support to Emerging Market SMEs

IFC Press Release
by John McNally

Antalya, Turkey DC November 24, 2015— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and IFC and the Dutchthe 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.

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