eC2: Europe and Central Asia Regional Water Security Initiative: Development of an Assessment Methodology and preparation of Diagnostic reports

Deadline:   14-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Objective: The objective of the assignment is to identify and benchmark current and future challenges around water security in the Europe and Central Asia region; and, to develop a methodology to prepare country and regional water security assessments as well as to provide country specific recommendations. The assignment will also support (a) the assessment and description of a broad story of current and future water security (taking into account inter alia climate change and changes in socio-economic development patterns) that is relevant to policy makers both within and outside of the water sector; and, (b) through the development of the referred platform, contribute to discussions around potential actions to enhance water security and reform agendas through the definition of best-fit practices and international comparison.

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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