In May 2015, the Netherlands and the World Bank Group signed a “Food for All” Partnership agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to increase knowledge, support job creation, and secure the long-term sustainability of agriculture in developing countries. “Food for All’’ brings together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands.
Since SCOPEinsight was founded in 2010, they have pioneered in developing innovative, universally-applicable assessment tools that measure the level of farmer professionalism in emerging markets. SCOPEinsight believes farmer professionalism is the key to structural transformation of the agricultural sector, and by providing business intelligence they aim to increase transparency in the agricultural market, lower investment risks, and increase business opportunities for stakeholders in and around the agricultural value chain.
with an economic value of over US$3 billion per year.
A World Bank study puts , half of which occurs in developing countries. Water utilities suffer from the huge financial costs of treating and pumping water only to see it leak back into the ground, and the lost revenues from water that could have otherwise been sold. If the water losses in developing countries could be halved, the saved water would be enough to supply around 90 million people.
Sustainable development, including environmental sustainability, is at the core of the World Bank Group’s strategy. Policy lending has been a major part of the World Bank’s lending operations for decades, but recently the number of policy lending operations with environmental goals has increased, supporting policy actions across a broad range of subsectors.
This Learning Product seeks to offer lessons from experience to help inform stakeholders on how to design and implement this instrument, outlining some of the tensions and tradeoffs that must be grappled with in design. The main audience is Bank operational teams helping governments to prepare and implement DPF with environmental goals.
How to bid, finding opportunities, what makes a successful bid!
In this video, Christopher Browne, Chief Procurement Officer of the World Bank shares reasons why businesses should consider bidding on World Bank projects, where to find opportunities to bid, key innovations under the World Bank’s new Procurement Framework, and advice for developing a successful bid. Starting in 2016, the World Bank is implementing a new Procurement Framework. Value for money, sustainable development and integrity are the vision of the new approach. The new Framework will help clients get better development results as it gives the World Bank the space and capacity to significantly increase its support to help countries develop their own procurement systems. For the first time, the World Bank will allow any contract award decisions to be based on criteria other than lowest price, including quality and sustainability.
Deadline: 05-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This assignment aims at supporting Rivers State to conduct an assessment of the urban sanitation situation for the city of Port Harcourt and to develop appropriate sanitation solutions for improving the standard of fecal sludge removal, transport and disposal services by developing sustainable and affordable fecal sludge management solutions at city level and in low incomes areas. These solutions will inform the future development of a comprehensive and integrated sanitation master plan for the whole city. The present assignment is divided into two (2) components as follows: Component 1: Updated diagnostics and preliminary recommendations at city level and in low income areas; and, Component 2: Detailed pilot project design in selected areas.
Deadline: 28-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to support the GoP in the formulation of the RRSP program through the technical and logistic preparation of the development of the Business Case & Knowledge, Scope, Content & Approach, Execution Processes & Modalities, Monitoring & Evaluation Framework, and Consultative Process.
The firm will liaise between the GoP and the World Bank and other Development Partners through close interaction and engagement with the inter-agency RRSP Steering Committee and the inter-agency Technical Working Groups and DENR Program Development Secretariat.