The preparation of a new IBRD project: Sustainable Fisheries Development Project (SFDP) is underway. One of the key objectives of SFDP is to help achieve sustainable intensification of aquaculture (shrimp aquaculture/mariculture) to overcome sectoral challenges, such as limited application of good aquaculture practice (GAP), disease outbreaks and low productivity. In this context, the objective of the consultancy is to provide recommendations for enhancing sustainability of Vietnams aquaculture industry under SFDP and beyond, focusing on the following four priority areas: 1) Improving shrimp aquaculture value chain (facilitating adoption of advanced technology, compliance with certifications, and effective support provision to small-scale farmers); 2) Modeling the carbon/environmental footprint of different shrimp aquaculture models; 3) Conducting a SWOT analysis for mariculture species (mollusks and crustaceans); and 4) Providing inputs into governments FS of SFDP. The assignment would be conducted by a firm or a team of experts, including at a minimum: a) team leader/international aquaculture expert; and b) shrimp aquaculture value chain expert; c) environmental management expert; and d) mariculture expert.
Deadline: 15-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking to hire a Consultant (firm) to carry out an assessment of the regulatory conditions regarding the inland waterways (IWW) sector in Ukraine. The objective of this activity is to analyze how national and sector-level policies, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks are affecting the workings of the sector at an operational level, its development, growth, its overall competitiveness and its ability to attract investments. The key is to establish if the current policy and regulatory landscape is hindering investments, if so, in what ways and in what areas, and to propose specific recommendations to remove the identified barriers. The assessment will include both a holistic analysis of the regulatory environment of IWW sector and will deep-dive into its constituent markets separately: the inland waterways network, the river fleet (freight and auxiliary), infrastructure (docks, anchorages, navigable canals in water areas, navigable locks, fairways, signaling systems, etc.), service infrastructure (river ports, river terminals), navigation and surveillance.
- Fair distribution of data can help ensure fair pay for farmers
- Digital agriculture can help improve yields and cut down on food loss and waste
- Digital agriculture allows consumers to choose healthier, more environmentally friendly food
World Bank Group President David Malpass called on the world to move urgently toward opportunities and solutions that achieve a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a speech today that advances the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings.
“Our collective responses to poverty, climate change, and inequality will be the defining choices of our age.”
Mr. Malpass delivered the speech virtually at the London School of Economics; it was followed by a discussion with students, moderated by Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics.
The lingering pandemic has dealt the global economy an unprecedented shock, and the recovery is likely to be slow and uneven. The current crisis is exacerbating inequalities throughout the world and, without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 has made clear the need to establish a better way to handle the debt-financing needs of developing economies. And for a sustainable future, solutions are most urgently needed in developing countries, where the investment gap is deepest, and people are most disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. So, what will it take to shape a resilient recovery that works for people and the planet?
This year’s Spring Meetings events will be held in a virtual format on April 5-11. All events and programs will stream daily on live.worldbank.org. Replays of sessions will also be available the day they air. Here’s everything you need to learn how to follow our activities.
Join World Bank Group President David Malpass, ahead of the Spring Meetings, at the London School of Economics as he discusses what is needed to build a green, inclusive, and resilient recovery from the pandemic. The crisis has worsened inequality and disproportionately impacted the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children.
In his conversation with Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, President Malpass will share his thoughts on accelerating a recovery that tackles growing inequalities and improves livelihoods.
Join us for the live conversation on March 29.
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International Finance Corporation invites Proposals from Offerors interested in creating of a cloud-based ICT solution, including the implementation and customization of a Food Safety Checklist Toolkit that meets its requirements.
Deadline: 01-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to conduct In-depth Cleaner Production assessments at 23 textile wet-processing units in Bangladesh.The overall goal is of this assignment is to enhance the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the textile wet processing sector in Bangladesh. The program will focus on water as the primary driver for change but will also address energy and chemical use (water-energy chemical nexus) for an integrated approach to resource efficiency.The proposed assignment shall be conducted by a consortium of 1 local firm, and 1 international firm, or by 1 international firm having a very strong local presence (with strong technical local team).
Deadline: 31-Mar-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
These Terms of Reference (ToR) are for a Consultant (Firm) to implement a baseline quantitative data collection for a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) in Mozambique.
The primary goal of this consultancy is to collect data on the entrepreneurial behavior, business success, and the personal and household attitudes and behavior of 1,700 women business owners that form part of this study, and on 850 spouses/partners/significant others of 850 of the 1,700 women business owners, for a total of 2,550 surveys.
This data collection will be conducted in the context of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Bottom-up vs. top-down interventions to foster female entrepreneurship in Mozambique. The evaluation will be led by the World Banks Africa Gender Innovation Lab; the World Bank Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice; the University of Warwick and Leuphana University of Lueneburg (henceforth the World Bank research team). The analysis of the data collected will be conducted by the World Bank research team, not the Consultant.