On 1 November I started my new job as Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group. I am incredibly proud to represent the Netherlands and 12 other countries at this important global institution. I cannot think of a mission more important than ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity and achieving the sustainable development goals. I have seen the World Bank achieve results all over the world, most recently when I worked in Mali.
Funding for 2021-2025 includes a significant boost for adaptation and resilience
Washington DC – 3 December, 2018 —The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recognizing mounting climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods, especially in the world’s poorest countries. The plan also represents significantly ramped up ambition from the World Bank Group, sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.
Deadline: 30-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking to engage a consultancy firm (the Consultant) to assist with the development of a Project Design Document for Implementation of the PNSW (the Services).
The objective of this consulting assignment is to complete the preparatory work for the establishment and operation of the PNSW based on the existing GOPs decisions and policy and following the recommendations made in the Blueprint and other products (Risk Management, Business Process Analysis, Port Community System) and consolidate them into an actionable Implementation Plan.
The Implementation Plan will form part of the final deliverable of this project, the full Project Design Document (PDD).
Deadline: 22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In Ghana, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, recently begun an Invest Ghana: Agribusiness Competitiveness advisory project, with an objective to create new markets for private investment in the agribusiness sector in Ghana. The project is under the umbrella of the Invest West Africa program, a regional initiative financed by USAID, and implemented by IFC. The project aims to mobilize new private investment in the agribusiness sector, and stimulate targeted regulatory reforms linked to private sector participation. In this context, IFC is seeking to recruit a consulting firm to assist the project team to identify the most promising competitive agribusiness opportunities in Ghana, selected based on a robust assessment of market opportunities and competitive advantages across key value chains. An important aspect of the assignment will be to match the opportunities identified with clearly defined, viable and applicable business models (or business strategies) in the Ghanaian context.
Each Fall, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. This year’s events will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 8-14, 2018. Start planning your #WBGMeetings experience. Connect, engage and watch to take full advantage of everything the #WBGMeetings has to offer.
World Bank Live brings these meetings straight to you wherever you are in the world! We will be live-streaming several events in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, so don’t forget to add them to your calendar and join the conversation!
Visit the World Bank Group Events website here.
Deadline: 18-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking a firm to conduct an assessment of the economic impact of cruise tourism in Fiji. The objective of this study is to support the Government of Fiji in estimating the direct and indirect impact of cruise tourism, and to assess the investments required to support growth of the cruising sector. The results of this assessment will be used by government and industry to support further strategic development of cruise tourism and to identify opportunities to increase its positive impacts.
Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Assignment Description: Through this assignment, IFC seeks to create a synergy of all the Banks subsidiary (Banks, Microfinance, Insurance) institutions, to develop an integrated solution for addressing the financing, payment, and insurance needs of value chain actors, especially cooperatives and farmers. The product development firm will be expected to define and lead the entire product(s) development cycle including needs assessment, product(s) concepts design and evaluation, business modelling, actual product(s) development, product(s) documentation, testing, training design, and commercialization strategy framework.
Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.
Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC seeks to procure the services of a consulting firm to conduct stakeholder mapping and needs assessment as part of work that aims to improve water efficiency in South Africa’s agri-processing sector by promoting water and energy efficiency technologies and practices, alternative water resource development, water reuse and recycling, and improved wastewater management. The stakeholder mapping and needs assessment will result in mapping of firms, identification of opportunities for improving water efficiency (and related energy efficiency), an assessment of knowledge needs and gaps, an assessment of the policy and regulatory environment, and prioritization of interventions to support an enabling environment for water efficiency (expected to focus at the municipal level).
Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been approached by one of the state governments in India to structure affordable housing development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) based on their Affordable Housing Policy for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Group (LIG) beneficiaries. The Project comprises of the design and construction of affordable housing units on a greenfield sites in up to 6 cities. In this context, IFC is seeking to hire specialized team of Technical Consultants, which will assist IFC with all the technical and design aspects of AH units, detailed break-up of the site development for residential and commercial uses, along with their cost estimates, development of performance specifications for the private sector, reviewing and assimilating elements of housing finance in the transaction structure, analyzing the existing policy framework to optimize the project capacity and project design, analyzing the issues related to providing access to housing finance to beneficiaries, evaluation of how to most efficiently ensure subsidies are flowing to needy beneficiaries, define technical criteria for qualification and technical evaluation of the applications and shortlist bidders. The detailed terms of reference shall be shared later with the shortlisted entities.