Doing business with the World Bank Group

The Dutch Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency have doing businessorganized a webinar series ‘Doing business with the World Bank’. The series started with a kick-off on 6 October. Koen Davidse, Executive Director at the Constituency Office at the World Bank Group, and Jan de Boer, Advisor to the Executive Director, gave presentations on the topic. Central theme of the first webinar was the World Bank COVID-19 response and its impact on its operations.

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What do we know about the relationship between air pollution and COVID-19?

The global COVID-19 lockdown to contain the spread of the virus has severely restricted economic activity, and reports are emerging from across the globe of blue skies becoming visible, in some cases for the first time in people’s lifetime. These improvements will likely dissipate as lockdowns are lifted, and economic activity resumes. Will the air once again become polluted, or is there a possibility for countries to use economic recovery programs to grow back stronger and cleaner? Discover in our latest analysis!

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Newsletter September 2019: Aid & Trade

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The newsletter ‘Aid & Trade‘ opens with the success story of Dutch company Philips.

Royal Philips has been working with the World Bank Group for over a decade joining forces on important projects like the human capital index and along with its industry peers has been invited by the World Bank to provide input on a guidance document for the Bank’s clients on understanding how to procure medical diagnostic imaging equipment.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)

August 1st the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) launched the new and improved RVOwebsite. This is part of a bigger communication strategy to provide more information and increase awareness of Dutch entrepeneurs/businesses and Netherlands Enterprise Agency activities. Through practical stories and interviews with the Dutch Network abroad and RVO, entrepreneurial successes are communicated using online platforms YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and online Dutch news paper Financieel Dagblad, around the world.

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DRIVE co-finances the installation of water connections in northeastern Mozambique

Under the DRIVE scheme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) will co-finance theDRIVE-schenkingsarrangement-Mozambique-header.jpg construction of a water treatment plant, water pipelines, water reservoirs and pumping stations near Nacala in northeastern Mozambique together with the World Bank. The drinking water company FIPAG is responsible for implementing the project.

On 30 November 2018, the Mozambique Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Osvaldo Machatine and the Dutch deputy ambassador Michiel van der Pompe signed a DRIVE grant arrangement amounting to €21,605,000. The World Bank will contribute the same of amount of financing to the project, which will be completed in approximately three years.

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