Deadline: 13-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank’s Complex Water Systems (COWS) Initiative has the objective of facilitating the Bank managements and task teams access to analytical expertise for supporting engagements on challenging and high-priority complex water systems. COWS supports the World Bank Group-wide priority engagements that require technical expertise, for understanding and providing solutions to the challenges involving multiple sectors, parties, and time scales.
This report marks the end of the IFC-led SheWorks global private sector partnership to advance employment opportunities and improve working conditions for more than 300,000 women by 2016. It consolidates the knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned during the two-year SheWorks partnership so that other companies committed to investing in women’s employment can benefit as well. The report also captures, on an aggregate level, the progress made by SheWorks member companies towards realizing their commitments.
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.
The content is based on discussions that took place in May 2015 during the practice group meeting on codes and standards.
Around the world today, more and more people have access to water supplies. But making sure that these supplies are sustainable is still a problem. To try and solve this, some new initiatives are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to try and improve the way that water supplies are monitored and maintained.
Africa remains a region with enormous potential for private investors despite economic headwinds and reduced liquidity that are creating challenges in managing risks and mobilizing partners around investments.
In a report released March 22, 2016 in partnership with the Africa CEO Forum, IFC concludes that even in difficult economic and risk environments, methods of financing that better mitigate risk can be more widely adopted to fund successful investments on a larger scale in Africa.