We 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.
And for your convenience we have updated and listed all the NL relevant events for the year, enjoy!
On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 the World Bank Group corporate procurement 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
General questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
eConsultant2 questions: email@example.com
Deadline: 07-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
WASHINGTON, January 24, 2017— The World Bank is forecasting strong gains for
industrial commodities such as energy and metals in 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.
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.
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 business 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The handleiding is available in Dutch only.
Deadline: 02-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To reach these objectives, the firm will be expected to carry out the following activities
(a) Process monitoring/evaluation of the programs, including assessing which procedures proved difficult/problematic and why and making practical and concrete recommendations on how to improve the programs;
(b) Spot-checks to give external validation on the monitoring and reporting data;
(c)In-depth and tailored investigation to delve issues identified through preceding monitoring activities, just-in-time evaluation and technical support to respond to emerging issues/demands, and operational research/feasibility study to delve how the programs can be further improved;
(d)Technical support/assistance to the implementers (MoE at different levels) of the programs including with the aim of building their capacity for M&E.
Deadline: 23-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this study is to assess specific issues in Danube Basin region regarding: (i) implementation, (ii) outcomes; and (iii) sustainability (mostly from the point of view of affordability) of the UWWTD in the Danube Region. While the study will primarily base its assessment in the experience of current EU members countries within the Danube River Basin in the directive implementation, the work is expected to also benefit EU candidates and potential candidate countries from the region (meaning almost all other countries of the region). In this first stage, the study will not seek to answer all of those questions conclusively, but rather to provide sufficient elements needed to initiate an in depth discussion on achievement and appropriateness of UWWT directive implementation in DRB. In parallel, the study will also seek to document specific good practices that might show how to improve implementation efficiency.