Upcoming BBL’s

Structural Change in Space: Employment Transition and Urbanization in Developing Countries
March 4, 2019
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00PMET
Washington, DC and Online

Smackdown Debate: How Credible Are the World Bank’s Global Poverty Estimates? How Can They Be Improved?
March 5, 2019
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00PM
World Bank, Washington DC

Corporate Debt: Lessons from Europe for Asia
March 6, 2019
TIME: 12:30pm – 2pm EST
World Bank, Washington DC

Human-Centered Business Model:Sustainable Business Practices for Sustainable Development Outcomes
April 11, 2019
TIME: 2:00-3:30 PM
World Bank, Washington DC

Follow up: Webinar on “How to Complain?”

Thursday June 8, 2017 from 08:00am – 10:00am Washington, DC , the World Bank held a indexPrivate Sector Webinar on “How to Complain”.

We attended the webinar and have included the Complaint Webinar PowerPoint Presentation and the Complaint guidance document.


The 2016 Procurement Framework has enhanced the mechanism for handling of procurement-related complaints. The enhancements are aimed at providing fair, timely and meaningful relief to complainants while avoiding undue delays and disruptions to project implementation.


The webinar was conducted by the following staff:

  • Diomedes Berroa, Lead Specialist
  • Belita Manka, Senior Counsel Registration.

Presentations New Procurement Framework

On November 2, 2016 the Netherlands Enterprise Agency organized an event focused on i-love-procurement2procurement at the World Bank Group in cooperation with the Netherlands’ Embassy in Washington, DC. The procurement event was geared to Dutch companies and organizations who have experience bidding for World Bank funded projects. The sessions were organized to address specific aspects of and bottlenecks in the WBG procurement process. During the interactive sessions the Dutch private sector shared their experiences and their tips and tricks in doing business with the World Bank.

We can share the following presentations:

Transport Mission Presentations

On February 1-4, 2016 representatives of Austria, Canada, Spain, the United States, and the Netherlands Ethiopia-Road-Construction organized a joint trade mission focusing on opportunities for the transportation sector at the World Bank Group (WBG), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The mission provided companies a great opportunity to meet key experts at the International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) in the transportation sector. The experts discussed current and upcoming projects involving rural and inter-urban road upgrades, urban transportation, railways, global road safety, as well as projects for port and aviation sectors. Companies were given insight in the requirements and constraints relating to projects, and ways of gaining access to projects funded by the multilateral banks. They learned how projects are launched and carried out and how their company can stay informed of upcoming projects.

We understand that these missions are not accessible for every company that is why we have decided to share two  presentations:

The first presentation includes general information about the World Bank Group discussing the different institutions that create the World Bank Group and a quick snap shot about the institutions history.

Click here to see the presentation.

The second presentation discusses the procurement process of the World Bank. As you may know the World Bank has revised its procurement policy document. We posted a great blog article  about this topic which lists the key changes.

Click here to see the presentation.

Please let us know if you have any questions about joining a mission in the future.