eC2: Legal COVID-19 PPP Rapid Assessment – Africa, Europe, Middle East

Deadline: 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647

To inform the Bank in the dialogue and support to governments with critical strategic short-term advice on the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, IPG and PPIAF are establishing this Rapid Response Program. The Program will help provide international best practice insights in the Banks dialogue with client countries regarding options for planning for the medium to long-term impacts on PPP portfolios and ensuring they have access to the latest information and advice on relevant topics.

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Europe and Central Asia: Health Systems, Safety Nets, and Support to Businesses All Critical to Protecting Lives and Livelihoods

WASHINGTON, 8 April 2020 – Decisive policy measures that prioritize investments in medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]health care systems and provide safety nets for people, especially the most vulnerable, are critical to mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Europe and Central Asia, says the Spring 2020 Economic Update for the region.

In addition, countries in the region can help sustain economic activity by supporting the private sector with temporary business credits, tax cuts, or tax payment deferrals. Small and medium enterprises that are impacted could benefit significantly from targeted government subsidies.

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Can technology help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on education systems in Europe and Central Asia?

The last few weeks have witnessed heightened awareness of the threat from the blog1-herooutbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As the virus spreads around the world, we also need to understand what it means for the education systems of Europe and Central Asia.

With the need to contain the virus, many countries are implementing measures to reduce gatherings of large crowds. Our schools are not immune to these actions, nor to the spread of the virus. Many countries have now implemented measures in their education systems – from banning gatherings to the temporary closing of schools.

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eC2: UKRAINE REGIONAL AIRPORTS STUDY

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in coordination with regional and city Airport_PPPadministration/council owners of the Lviv International Airport,Kherson International Airport,Chernivtsi International Airport and Zaporizhia International Airport is interested in exploring options to bring private sector financing and expertise into the rehabilitation, expansion and operations of the country’s airport sector, in order to improve service and reduce subsidies. to that end, the Global Infrastructure Facility, the International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are supporting the MIU and the regional and city administration/councils in conducting a preliminary assessment of options to attract private sector participation in the rehabilitation and expansion of the Airports. IFC and EBRD will procure and manage specialized technical and legal consultants for the assessment, supervise their work,and manage interactions with the public sector clients.

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Official opening of the Annual Meetings 2017

Today, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will officially be opened by the president of the World Bank Group: Jim Yong Kim.  Furthermore there will be held some more interesting events for 10/12/2017. Below there is more information about these events. Enjoy! You are even able to participate within these events through the World Bank Live.

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STUDY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KLOKOT PROTECTION ZONES PROJECT

Deadline:  18-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the Project is to support the development of measures for improved protection of the cross-border karstic aquifer of the Klokot water source, which is located in bordering area of the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Croatia.

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Modest Growth Amidst Growing Polarization in Europe and Central Asia

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org

BUCHAREST, November 22, 2016 – There will be a modest increase in GDP growth in 2016 Imagefor countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Low oil and other commodity prices in the eastern half of the region, a decline in investment rates in the European Union, and ongoing structural challenges in all countries are hampering growth in the region and contributing to an increase in populism and polarization, says the latest World Bank ECA Economic Update.

According to the report, launched today in Bucharest, Romania, the region is expected to grow a modest 1.6 percent in 2016 – up slightly from 1.4 percent in 2015 – but declines in both incomes and consumption will likely mitigate this modest growth. This trend is projected to continue into 2017 and 2018, with growth forecast at 1.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. Continue reading

Webinar: World Bank PPP learning event

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Europe and Central Asia
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 ( Tomorrow )
Time: 10:00AM EST – 3PM GMT
Speakers:
Name: Lorik Fejzullahu – Head, Central PPP Department Ministry of Finance, Kosovo
Name: Filip Drapak – Consultant, East and Central Asia PPP Transaction Advisory, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
Name: Shyamala Shukla -Senior Consultant, PPP Cross-Cutting Solution Area, The World Bank Group

World Bank Report on Aging

World Bank press release 10/03/2015

World Bank: Central Europe and the Baltics Need to Prioritize Active, Healthy, and Productive Aging

Read full article: here

This Report is part of the ongoing analytical work program at the World Bank on the topic of population aging. Within the EU, the World Bank is partnering with governments on aging-related policy research projects in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Latvia. Outside the EU, the World Bank is engaged actively in work on this issue in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and East Asia.

For an online copy of the report, please visit:

www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/Publications/ECA/aging europe.pdf