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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Meet Team International Organizations at RVO in the Netherlands

The Team International Organizations (TIO) of RVO in the Hague helps Dutch companies logo rvo that are interested in projects financed by multilateral development banks and international organizations. TIO is focused solely on organizations in which the Netherlands is shareholder or member: ADB, AfDB, AIIB, EBRD, EU, EIB, IADB, UN, and World Bank Group.

TIO functions as the first point of contact for Dutch companies and advises on how the Banks work and how to be effective at doing business with these organizations. Companies can contact us with questions about procedures and priorities, and accompaniment in partner tracks. We also organize seminars and trade missions on current opportunities.

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eC2: Supporting Cabo Verde- Emergency Preparedness and Response Diagnostic

Deadline:  31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Government of Cabo Verde in assessing and identifying systemic opportunities to develop and improve the overall Emergency preparedness and response system (EP&R). The final expected deliverables are a user-friendly comprehensive diagnostic report, matched with an EP&R investment Plan. The diagnostic provides an objective, data-driven analysis of the functionality of emergency preparedness and response capacities. It is to be used as a foundation for engagement on emergency preparedness and response. This will be based around the five components of emergency preparedness: (i) legal and institutional framework, (ii) personnel, (iii) facilities, (iv) equipment and (v) information. Under each component, the consultants will focus the inquiry on recent progress and potential areas for improvement within the EP&R system. They will also make actionable recommendations on how to address the identified gaps and on that basis, build an EP&R Investment Plan.

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Newsletter March 2018: Creating a Better World

untitledWe are excited to bring you the first 2018 edition of the NL4WorldBank newsletter, Creating a Better World which was published the on the 14th of March.

In this edition we feature a ” meet and greet “ with Sophie Peeters who works for the Blockchain Lab at World Bank Group. The Lab will be prominent in future articles and newsletters because we will be highlighting innovation which entails Blockchain, AI and Cyber Security.

Next week the Land & Poverty event will be kicking off which has prominent Dutch representation, please let us know if you will be attending. Another interesting event taking place at a later date is the Water and Sanitation Mission in June. This mission gives Dutch companies the opportunity to get to know everything the World Bank and other IFI’s are working on in water.

And for your convenience we have updated and listed all the NL relevant events for the year, enjoy!

Those subscribed to the newsletter automatically received it in their inbox. If you did not receive the newsletter, you will find it here . If you would like to automatically receive the next newsletter when it is published, please subscribe here.

WBG Corporate Procurement Presentation

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 the World Bank Group corporate proci-love-procurementurement team held a information session webinar. The webinar was used to explain the updates, changes and to answer any questions about corporate procurement at the World Bank. We have attached the presentation and included contact information.

WBG Corporate Procurement Information Session Presentation

Website: www.worldbank.org/corporateprocurement

General questions email: gprocurement@worldbank.org

eConsultant2 questions: wbgeconsultant@worldbank.org

 

eC2: Scaling Solar Ethiopia – Resource Measurement Campaign

Deadline: 07-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-energy

The Scaling Solar program (see http://www.scalingsolar.org) aims to accelerate the roll-out of competitively priced, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power in Sub-Saharan Africa through a coordinated, packaged and largely standardised joint World Bank Group (World Bank, IFC, and MIGA) solution based on a templated Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction. To date, four countries have signed up to the program and more countries are expected to follow shortly. In relation to Scaling Solar Ethiopia, IFC intends to hire a firm to provide reliable on-site measured solar resource data for an expected 3 separate sites in Ethiopia for a period of 1 year. The firm is to install, manage and maintain solar resource measurement stations at these sites in order to provide bankable solar resource data in line with the details to be provided in the terms of reference.

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Industrial Commodities Prices to Surge in 2017: World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2017— The World Bank is forecasting strong gains for
industrial commodities such as energy and metals WB HQin 2017, due to tightening supply and strengthening demand.

In its January 2017 Commodity Markets Outlook, the World Bank is holding steady its crude oil price forecast for the year at $55 per barrel, a 29 percent jump from 2016. The energy price forecast assumes members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers will partially comply with an agreement to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output.

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Tips on how to work with the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group project cycle takes years, getting involved in the proces requires a lot of patience; below a number of helpful tips:

  • Build a large network including all relevant stakeholders; local government project authority, (local) World Bank staff and offices, local business, and the Dutch embassies.
  • Follow projects and follow-up with (local) World Bank Staff on a regular basis.
  • Be patient and approach from a problem solving perspective within the country of execution.
  • If possible create a consortium with a local company in country of execution.
  • Maintain regular contact with local and federal government agencies discussing future projects.
  • Visit the World Bank Group HQ in Washington, D.C. with concrete deliverables and examples of executed projects.
  • When in Washington, D.C. be sure to be up to date on the recent developments concerning procurement, structure and general news.
  • Is something unclear? Don’t assume. Ask.

 

Updated! Handleiding ‘Zakendoen met de Wereldbank Groep’

The Netherlands embassy in Washington, D.C. recently updated the handleiding, “Zakendoen met de Wereldbank Groep,” to provide interested Dutch parties new information concerning the procurement rules, and other tips and tricks on how to do handleidingbusiness with the World Bank Group.

The handleiding will provide those who are interested in contracting with the World Bank a first impression of how this large organization works. It discusses the differences between consultations and goods and works, and explores the position of the World Bank as a contract party.

One aspect that is not always well understood is the project cycle of the World Bank, and which party is responsible for each phase of the cycle. Here, the role of borrowing countries becomes more important, which the handleiding explains in greater detail.

Lastly, the document shows you where you should go to find procurement notices, and where you will find the project pipeline. It finishes with a number of tips and tricks that have been shared with us over the years.

The publication is meant to be dynamic, and will be updated with feedback and new developments regularly. We would like to receive your feedback through was-ea@minbuza.nl. The handleiding is available in Dutch only.