Introducing the new representative at the Inter-American Development Bank: Jesse Willem d’Anjou

On September 12, Jesse Willem d’Anjou started as Counselor at the Board of the Inter-d' Anjou Jesse Willem JESSED@IADB.ORGAmerican Development Bank, having previously held the position of senior policy officer at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs since February 2019. 

“My surf explorations in many parts of the world after finishing secondary school opened my eyes with regards to the unequal distribution of assets and opportunities, among people as well as countries. Reorienting (global) financial flows only marginally or structuring them differently, public and private, can have massive effects in this respect. This is what I have passionately focused on throughout my career in the private, academic and public sector. Development finance can play a critical role for many of the current global challenges we face, climate change, but also rising inequalities, migration, food security and even wars. However, only if organized effectively and in partnership with others, all stakeholders in their own role whereby everybody gains.”     

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Using technology to promote youth employment: How to develop digital solutions

untitled.pngHow and when can we use technology to design and implement youth employment programs? We should ask ourselves whether investing in digital solutions is worth the time and money before deciding to include a digital component in our projects, because as much as technology can be transformative and help provide solutions, it is both expensive and time-consuming. Furthermore, we need to make sure we fully understand the problem that we are trying to solve.

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eC2:Develop Early Warning System (EWS) Model for Financial Conglomeration

Deadline: 12-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Objective: Conduct diagnostic review of existing prerequisite in developing of an Early Warning System Model FCs Early Warning model and dashboard that incorporate the following: a. Non-financial entities (wider group) b. Identification of institutions and areas within institutions where problems occurs or are likely to emerge

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eC2: Scoping for gender & private sector engagement opportunities in three Sub-Saharan Africa countries- DRC, Cote d Ivoire, Mozambique

1_VKgpfpebYFgjXAUoKewFVgDeadline:  08-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC would like to conduct a private sector gender analysis in three countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote DIvoire and Mozambique. This work will interrogate the role of the private sector in enabling equal opportunities for women to participate in economic development and the gaps thereof. In doing so, it shall consider various gender dimensions in relation to the private sector. These diagnostics will feed into the design of a private sector focused multi-year, multi-sectoral gender program to be led by IFC.

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eC2:Strengthening Sub-national Government Capacity to Promote Economic Empowerment and Prevent Violence Against Women

Deadline: 26-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The project to which this consultancy is linked to aims to strengthen the capacity of sub-national governments in Piaui, Brazil, particularly the State Coordination for Women Policies (CEPM) and the newly created municipal Organizations of Policies for Women (OPMs), to design, implement and evaluate policies aimed at (i) increasing women empowerment and agency and (ii) preventing violence against women. In order to achieve those objectives, the project is divided into three main components: (i) Development of a toolkit of evidence-based policies to prevent violence against women; (ii) Capacity building activities; and (iii) Dissemination.

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Disaster risk management a top priority on the international stage this week

How many school children can be endangered by the schools themselves? The answer was over 600,000 in metropolitan Lima alone.

In the region, fraught with frequent seismic activity, nearly two-thirds of schools were highly vulnerable to damage by earthquakes. Working with the Peruvian Ministry of Education (MINEDU), the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) conducted a risk assessment that ultimately helped make an estimated 2.5 million children safer and paved the way for a $3.1 billion national risk-reduction strategy.

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Deadline: 02-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

This activity is to support the Government of Senegal to conduct the preliminary assessment of the potential for PPP (i) in the urban transport in the Greater Dakar Area and (ii) in the road sector throughout the country through the rapid assessment of the characteristics of the urban transport sector and the national road networks, existing legal, institutional and administrative framework, current urban transport and road management systems, travel demands, traffic volumes, vehicle fleets, expected traffic growth, etc.

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WBG Corporate Procurement Presentation

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 the World Bank Group corporate proci-love-procurementurement team held a information session webinar. The webinar was used to explain the updates, changes and to answer any questions about corporate procurement at the World Bank. We have attached the presentation and included contact information.

WBG Corporate Procurement Information Session Presentation


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Updated! Handleiding ‘Zakendoen met de Wereldbank Groep’

The Netherlands embassy in Washington, D.C. recently updated the handleiding, “Zakendoen met de Wereldbank Groep,” to provide interested Dutch parties new information concerning the procurement rules, and other tips and tricks on how to do handleidingbusiness with the World Bank Group.

The handleiding will provide those who are interested in contracting with the World Bank a first impression of how this large organization works. It discusses the differences between consultations and goods and works, and explores the position of the World Bank as a contract party.

One aspect that is not always well understood is the project cycle of the World Bank, and which party is responsible for each phase of the cycle. Here, the role of borrowing countries becomes more important, which the handleiding explains in greater detail.

Lastly, the document shows you where you should go to find procurement notices, and where you will find the project pipeline. It finishes with a number of tips and tricks that have been shared with us over the years.

The publication is meant to be dynamic, and will be updated with feedback and new developments regularly. We would like to receive your feedback through The handleiding is available in Dutch only.