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Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 13:30-15:00 GMT/ 9:30-11am ET or convert time
Location: Washington DC
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today issued the following statement upon being appointed by the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors to a second five-year term, beginning July 1, 2017:
“I am humbled to have the honor of serving a second term as the head of this great institution. I am grateful to our Board for giving me the opportunity to continue building on our successes.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has introduced a new tool for small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s): business vouchers. Dutch SME’s can apply for a voucher, which they can use to purchase specific services from experienced consultants. It is a pilot project of the Dutch government, meant to complement the services the government already provides and to increase the competitiviness of Dutch SME’s when doing business with international organizations. The pilot runs until the end of 2016.
Interested in learning more about Health Coverage and the Role of the Private Sector in Africa? Follow the live stream FRIDAY which includes speaker World Bank President Jim Kim, Japan President Shinzo Abe, President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.
The World Bank is adopting a new policy governing procurement in projects financed by the Bank. Join communications officer Pabsy Pabalan and Robert Hunja, World Bank Director for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, as they delve into the new system.
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Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 9-11 a.m. ET/13:00-15:00 GMT or convert time
In March, the Dutch companies Steward Redqueen (impact measurement & strategy) and TTC Mobile (innovative survey technology) joined forces and won IFC’s tender for the ‘Agri Commodity Traders Evaluation project. It’s a challenging exercise which focuses on assessing the development impacts of IFC agriculture commodity trader projects. The aim is to better understand the contribution to the development of commodity trading agents in different environments; such as key export-oriented vs. domestic market-oriented crop, transition economy vs. developing economy, and crops which involve smallholder farmers (e.g. coffee, cocoa, tea) vs. large estates producers (e.g., grains, oilseeds). The project started in April 2016 and its finalization is planned in Q1 2017.
The Netherlands Embassy emphasizes the importance of establishing a partnership to raise the chances of winning WBG tenders. A prime example is the Steward Redqueen and TTC Mobile partnership. Both companies have contacts in different departments within the World Bank Group, but had never worked together until the end of 2015. Through the embassy both parties learned of the publication of the ‘Agri Commodity Traders Evaluation’ tender on eConsultant2. After the liaisons put the two companies in touch, both TTC Mobile and Steward Redqueen realized that by collaborating they would have a good chance at winning the tender. Their unique collaboration resulted in winning the tender.
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