How Can We Increase Women’s Participation in Infrastructure Projects?

On construction sites, it is more common to see men working than women. With the aim Clara1of improving the gender balance in construction, the World Bank is implementing gender strategies in urban transport projects in Colombia. These have  led to the increased participation of women in infrastructure projects.

Gender discrimination not only has a negative impact on women’s income; it also impedes companies and society from making use of the special skills that women contribute to the economy. The implementation of a gender equality strategy in the Bucaramanga Integrated Mass Transport System– Metrolínea – revealed the advantages of including women in this type of project and provided lessons that could be shared with other systems, sectors and projects.

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Presentation: World Bank COVID-19 Response & Procurement

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As part of the response to the COVD-19 crisis, the World Bank Group has announced that it expects to deploy up to $160 billion over the next 15 months by boosting health spending, strengthening social safety nets, supporting the private sector, and countering financial disruptions. It was announced that World Bank Group emergency operations to fight COVID-19 have reached over 100 developing countries.

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COVID-19: How the World Bank is helping countries procure critical medical supplies

In the global crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Bank is helping CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647client countries respond. The World Bank Group will deploy up to $160 billion over the next 15 months to support COVID-19 measures that will help countries respond to immediate health consequences of the pandemic, support households and firms, and bolster economic recovery. Our first package of fast-track emergency health financing launched on April 2, 2020, and we are working with our borrowers as they move to implement emergency projects. A key component of this implementation is client access to critical medical equipment and supplies.

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Procurement Training #2

The Private Sector Liaisons are proud to present the second (2) of four (4) World Bank procurement i-love-procurement2training webinars.

World Bank troubleshooting procurement webinar provides information about the troubleshooting process for projects tendered by the client countries of the World Bank Group. The presenter is Marghoob Bin Hussein Senior Procurement Specialist.

We encourage you to view the recording of the webinar here: https://1930181.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/1_bbk9429j

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Five reasons why you should check out this procurement database

In today’s digital environment, while information can be free to access, it is also widely gppd_blog_imagedispersed, hard to find, and difficult to verify. According to Statista, as of 2019 there was an estimated 1.72 billion websites with varying levels of publicly accessible information. Searching for relevant, useful, and reliable information can become a frustrating mission, especially when related to public procurement.

It was based on this premise that the World Bank developed the Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD). The GPPD is a first of its kind knowledge product that convenes in a single platform data on different countries’ procurement laws, systems, and performances across the world.  Everyone from policy makers, procurement practitioners, government officials, NGOs, academics, members of the private sector, civil society and citizens have instant access to public procurement system information from 218 countries and independent territories. Having this data concentrated in a single publicly accessible location is one of many assets of the GPPD.

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Procurement Training Webinars

The Private Sector Liaisons are proud to present the first of four World Bank procurement i-love-procurement2training webinars.

World Bank contract bidding process webinar provides information about the bidding process for projects tendered by the client countries of the World Bank Group. The presenter is Nancy Bikondo-Omosa Senior Procurement Specialist.

We encourage you to view the recording of the webinar here: https://1930181.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/1_bbk9429j

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eC2: Mozambique Primary Health Care Strengthening Program – Procurement Audit of the Health Sector

Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank seeks a firm to carry out an audit of the procurement and contract management on a sample basis. The audit will assess the procurement processes in the Ministry of Health of Mozambique and the Central Warehouse of Medicine and Health Supplies (CMAM) in order to determine whether economy efficiency and value for money are being achieved. The audit shall also recommend any measures to improve the effectiveness of procurement and contract management. The audit will cover the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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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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eC2: Technical and Specialist Advice on Medical Diagnostic Imaging Procurement

Deadline:  23-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) pexels-photo-356040.jpeg

Objective: The qualified firms will provide support and technical assistance in reference, but not limited, to the following: Development of un-biased technical Specifications (technical content); Advise on input/output-based specifications; Advise on medical equipment service specifications; Advise on industry technical standards, trends and developments; Advise on specific issues and problems; Provide research papers or presentations where requested by the Bank; Advise on specific points on Bids/Proposals when requested; Provide information and assessments on the impact on competition; Advise on project development/design/optimization; Advise on procurement market/procurement strategy/procurement approach; Advise on bid evaluation models/approaches Advise on contractual conditions; Advise on the setting of contract management/performance standards/KPIs; Advise and support project implementation; Advise and support contract management and implementation

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