Statistics Netherlands (CBS) starts unique initiative for Big Data research

cbsWith the launch of a Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS), CBS is initiating cooperation of an unprecedented scale in the field of Big Data. The CBDS involves national and international parties from government, the business world, science and education all
working together in the area of Big Data technology and methodology for the production of official statistics. The CBDS is launched officially on 27 September 2016.

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eC2: E-learning course on Forest Landscapes and Climate Change in Forest Investment Program countries

Deadline: 19-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington DForestry.C.)

The Forest Investment Program (FIP) seeks to produce a focused but comprehensive online course which compiles and presents in a user friendly format both technical and practical information and knowledge to support practitioners in the design and implementation of sustainable forest and landscape management activities in FIP countries. The course should present in an integrated way the range of issues and topics at play in sustainable forest and landscape management interventions.

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eC2:Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB): Preparation of Training Material for Participating Financial Institutions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Deadline: 15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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The objective of the assignment is to develop training material to support and guide Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) involved in CAMP4ASBs Regional Climate Investment Facility. The training will focus on raising awareness on climate change challenges and climate-smart solutions primarily in the agriculture sector as well as on the nascent opportunities for developing green financing market.

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Reconstructed Village Canal Boosts Crop Output in Rural Community

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Farmers in a rural community in Kandahar Province are seeing an increase in landproductivity since the rehabilitation of the village’s NSP (National Solidarity Program)water canal.
  • The project to improve and extend the village water canal was supported by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development the Government of Afghanistan’s flagship program for rural development. Around 3,877 mall-scale development projects in Kandahar Province have been carried out in areas such as water and sanitation, irrigation, electricity, transportation, education, livelihoods and rural development.
  • NSP is supported by the International Development Association, the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, and Japan Social Development Fund

STHE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN MIS FOR THE AGRICULTURAL & AGRARIAN INSURANCE BOAR

Deadline: 15-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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improvements and MIS/IT system implementation at the AAIB. The IT improvements and MIS/IT system implementation are part of a larger project with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the AAIB to improve the national agriculture insurance scheme in Sri Lanka.

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Breaking Down Barriers: Unlocking Africa’s Potential through Vigorous Competition Policy

  • A new report finds that reducing the price of food staples by 10% could lift nearly half a million people out of poverty in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia alone.
  • African countries have much to gain from promoting competitive markets. Cartels, anticompetitive business practices, and rules that shield markets from competition are significant issues that increase prices for a variety of products.
  • Competition authorities have made progress in recent years, but many challenges remain. A starting point is to remove barriers to competition in critical sectors, such as cement, fertilizers and telecommunications.

IFC report: From Companies to Markets

Global Developments in Corporate Governance

The report draws on the expertise of the IFC Corporate Governance Group, members of the IFC Corporate Governance Private Sector Advisory Group and many other practitioners in this important field, providing a fascinating and detailed accounting of the range of changes that have taken place in the past few years as the corporate governance agenda has been elevated.

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The content is based on discussions that took place in May 2015 during the practice group meeting on codes and standards.

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eC2: Training and Advisory Services Mobilization for Rural Water Supply PPP

Deadline:  15-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The assignment will build on the approach developed by the WB and IFC during the pilot initiative (Benin small scale piped water schemes inclusive business support project – P132114) and lessons learned during the post implementation phase with the four existing subsidized PPP concessions in Gogounou, Sakété and Zogbodomey, with a view to improve the overall sustainability of public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements for PWS.

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New Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects After July 1, 2016

The World Bank has a new, modern and business-friendly Procurement Framework. This i-love-procurement2modernized approach means greater focus on value for money, more ways bidders to differentiate bids, and more opportunities for dialogue and discussion.

World Bank procurement staff are based in 72 countries to support borrowers throughout the procurement process. Staff work with governments to achieve the highest bidding and contract management standards to get the best development result.

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eC2: Support for Implementation of Indonesia WAVES

Deadline: 10-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Indonesia is a partner country in the Global Partnership program (GPP) for Wealth world money smallAccounting and Valuation of Ecosystems (WAVES). The WAVES GPP promotes implementation of natural capital accounting (NCA) following UN Statistical Division (UNSD)s 2012 Standard for System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA 2012). Indonesia WAVES Program development objective is to strengthen the capacity of Government of Indonesia to regularly and systematically (i) implement NCA, and (ii) use the developed accounts in policy analysis in natural assets utilization and development planning. WAVES Program will provide technical assistance support to achieve the programs intermediate outcomes and increase capacity to compile, understand, and use NCA to inform development planning.

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