Recap: Compliance Event

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the World Bank Group held a joint event on

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Compliance and Integrity on February 1st, 2019 in The Hague. The event focused on taking a practical approach and shedding some light on specific issues and questions. The World Bank explained the major do’s and don’ts when working with the Bank and what it means to be under investigation.

The event was well attended and well received by the audience which comprised mainly of the Dutch private sector. The insights and openness of the participants helped the audience understand the issues that arise and more importantly how to proceed in those cases.

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The recovery of St. Maarten: Opportunities for Dutch companies

St. Maarten was violently hit by hurricane Irma in 2017 which prompted the Dutch untitledgovernment to provide funds to help with the recovery. The Dutch government contributed 550 million euros of which EUR 470 million placed in a trust fund, managed by the World Bank Group, and EUR 80 million used for emergency aid and other activities needed to offer immediate relieve to the people of St. Maarten.

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Opportunity knocks: A capital increase for the World Bank

On 1 November I started my new job as Executive Director at the Board of the World koenBank Group. I am incredibly proud to represent the Netherlands and 12 other countries at this important global institution. I cannot think of a mission more important than ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity and achieving the sustainable development goals. I have seen the World Bank achieve results all over the world, most recently when I worked in Mali.

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Refugee crisis: What the private sector can do

There are about 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, of which moreimg_3069 than 25 million are considered refugees. Almost 85 percent of them are hosted by low or middle countries with limited resources such as Jordan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Turkey, and Bangladesh. These countries face enormous challenges in meeting the needs of refugees while continuing to grow and develop themselves.

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eC2: Project Officer: Empowering Women in the Private Sector

Deadline:  20-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Senegal-Woman-at-Well-800

The objective of this assignment is to provide on-the-ground coordination and implementation support for IFCs gender team to ensure Project activities are delivered in a timely manner and objectives are achieved. The appointment is for an initial probationary period of 60 working days. It is expected that upon satisfactory completion of the probation period the contract will be extended up to 150 days per year upon agreement between IFC and the Project Officer. The position can be filled on a part-time (3 days per week or shorter work hours 5 days per week) basis.

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13 Private Companies Compete in $13 Million World Bank Climate Auction

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Auctions bring together buyers and sellers to agree on a price for goods or services that are otherwise difficult to value. In climate finance, reverse auctions can be used to produce the biggest bang for the buck – by engaging private companies to compete against one another for scarce public climate funds to deliver the most emission reductions at the lowest cost.

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Technical Consultant: Java 3 Gas Fired IPP

Deadline: 13-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero) of the Republic of Indonesia intends to light-bulb-297489_640implement the Java 3 800MW combined cycle gas-fired Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) project in Gresik, East Java (the “Project”) on build-own-operate-transfer basis.

PLN is planning to select an experienced private sector developer to finance, construct and operate the Project through a competitive selection process. An experienced technical consulting firm is required to assist in carrying out technical and environmental and social (“E&S”) due diligence and provide technical expertise in preparation for the Projects competitive selection process, from feasibility up to commercial close of the Project.
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