WASHINGTON DC, APRIL 11th, 2019.- Senior representatives of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the World Bank today signed an agreement for USD 7,000,000 to support developing countries’ efforts in mobilizing much-needed public domestic resources to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.
The four-year agreement aims at boosting domestic resource mobilization while strengthening tax policy and administrative capacity in selected countries in North, Western, and Central Africa, as well as in the Middle-East. Some countries that may benefit from this agreement include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte D’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Assignment Description: The overall purpose of this initiative is to provide the Government and people of Dar es Salaam (and possibly Zanzibar City) with the evidence-based data, information and analysis tools to help significantly reduce the negative impacts of flooding within the city. This will be achieved through the development of a robust and science-based understanding of flood risk, and by providing a platform of evaluation and communication tools that supports incorporation of risk information into all levels of decision making. This platform will comprise a dashboard system that provides both customized and flexible access to data and tools for a range of use cases. It will support a systematic and more strategic approach to flood risk reduction, contributing to a more appropriate and sustainable response at a range of institutional and government levels, leading to more justifiable public and private investment. An outline of the scope of work is attached. A more detailed Terms of reference will follow in the request for proposals.
Deadline: 08-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Assignment Description: IFC has developed a methodology, drawn from its ESG standards and adjusted to the circumstances of emerging market capital markets. The IFC ESG methodology for capital markets extracts the most material issues from IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards and Corporate Governance Methodology to identify environmental and social, sector-specific, and corporate governance performance indicators for ESG due diligence of issuers of debt securities in emerging markets. A risk-weighted assessment methodology based on these performance indicators allows for their weighting by risk tolerance, permitting users to focus due diligence on the issues of most significance to them, and to then make risk-based decisions before buying securities. IFC seeks to identify ESG data provider/s to support IFC with collecting and analyzing ESG information, as defined by the IFC performance indicators, for emerging market corporates. IFC will use this information to benchmark emerging market issuers using its risk-weighted methodology.
WASHINGTON, January 30, 2017 – A new World Bank policy report urges developing countries and international development agencies to rethink their approach to governance, as a key to overcoming challenges related to security, growth, and equity.
The 2017 World Development Report: Governance and the Law explores how unequal distribution of power in a society interferes with policies’ effectiveness. Power asymmetries help explain, for example, why model anti-corruption laws and agencies often fail to curb corruption, why decentralization does not always improve municipal services; or why well-crafted fiscal policies may not reduce volatility and generate long-term savings.