Deadline: 27-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Under the Africa Health Markets for Equity project, the World Bank Health in Africa initiative seeks to recruit Enumeration Agencies to support the identification and enrolment of the poor onto health insurance in the demonstration districts through use of a Proxy Means Test tool in the Volta Region – Ho-Adaklu-Anyigbe-Ziope Districts. The tool will run an algorithm that will provide an immediate categorization of the household as poor (eligible for free NHIA enrolment) or non-poor (ineligible). The data collected will also be used to build the GNHR database in the selected districts. Enumeration Agencies will recruit the necessary human resources for the collection of data.
The Netherlands Embassy in Accra, Ghana and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency are contemplating a Dutch Water sector trade-mission to Ghana this year. The goal of the mission is to facilitate contacts between the Ghana and the Dutch Water sector.
The mission is only meant for Dutch companies therefor the information available is only in Dutch. To read more click here.
Deadline:09-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IFC Health in Africa initiative of the World Bank Group seeks to recruit an Enumeration Agency to undertake the identification and enrolment of extreme poor into NHIS in three demonstration districts in Ghana through application of a Proxy Means Test tool.
Deadline: 01-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The first step in setting up this experiment is to conduct a listing of up to 12,000 households in business areas of Accra Metropolitan Area and surrounding localities, in order to constitute a sample frame. We will then identify within this frame a sample of 3,000 households that include at least one woman running a small business and implement the baseline survey among these households.
Article originally posted on the World Bank website on July 30, 2015. The project website for the Ghana Sankofa Gas Project can be found here, which also features the detailed Project Appraisal Document.
The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a record investment of $700 million in guarantees for Ghana’s Sankofa Gas Project – a transformational project that will help address the country’s serious energy shortages by developing new sources of clean and affordable natural gas for domestic power generation.
The Board approved a unique combination of two guarantees for the Project – an IDA Payment guarantee of $500 million that supports timely payments for gas purchases by Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and an IBRD Enclave Loan guarantee of $200 million that enables the project to secure financing from its private sponsors. Together, the guarantees are expected to mobilize $7.9 billion in new private investment for offshore natural gas, representing the biggest foreign direct investment in Ghana’s history.
The exploration and commercialization of the gas will be carried out by two private investors, Eni of Italy and Vitol Group of the Netherlands
Mark your calendars: May 31 – June 05, 2015 – Ghana & Senegal
The PSLO Network invites you to mark your calendars for a follow-up PSLO Mission to Senegal and Ghana, organized by PSLOs for Belgium Johan Malin and Alexander Herring. The Mission will include meetings with World Bank and IFC representatives, Government Implementing Agencies, and Business-to-Business meetings with local companies.
By Daan Marks, advisor to the Dutch Executive Director at the World Bank
Traveling always makes me reflect on my life and surroundings. When I travel to Belgium (which is not too often), I realize that the Dutch transportation system is actually pretty good. Now that I live in the US, I have come to realize how efficient the Dutch public sector actually is. Last September I traveled to Senegal and Ghana and it made me realize how privileged I am to have a toilet. It is just a different dimension. The face of extreme poverty, and inequality, is obviously confronting. It is also frustrating to see that mismanagement and corruption put a halt on much needed social and economic development.
The economic perspective
Recent GDP figures show that the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa are generally on the rise (or ‘Africa rising’, as some have dubbed it). I think this picture is somewhat misleading. Given the very low starting point and rampant population growth, African countries need these high growth rates to raise living standards above subsistence levels, while absorbing the growing labor force. My guess is that GDP per capita growth is much less impressive, and that figures on GDP per worker do not show significant productivity growth. Simultaneously, the challenges remain immense: poverty figures are still shockingly high in many countries, the outbreak of Ebola shows the lack of capacity in the poorest countries, conflict and fragility continue to hamper economic development in Mali, Central African Republic and South Sudan and uneven growth and therefore rising inequality are leading to increased social instability.