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.
IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture RVO, Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, The Hague – 28 October 2016
RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.
Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this consultancy is to design and conduct a workshops in both mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar that will improve fluency with geospatial data across government in order to support and improve geospatial capacity in Tanzania and in particular understanding of open geospatial data. This will provide skills development for data collection and management, help participants improve the content and quality of geospatial datasets and strengthen the knowledge of open geospatial principles and standards.
Deadline: 21-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The project consists of the creation of technical guidance/ tool that can be used by Bank teams to provide technical advice to countries on the early screening of projects for implementation as PPPs.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) employ about half of the workforce in developing countries. SME growth may thus raise incomes for many low-income households. But SMEs often face significant constraints to growth relative to large firms ranging from excessive red tape to limited access to finance.
In this talk, Miriam Bruhn will discuss empirical evidence on commonly used policies for SME growth. Miriam will cover policies that work and policies that don’t in the areas of regulation, access to finance, and business practices. Encouragingly, evidence from Mexico, Georgia, Peru, and elsewhere shows that there are a number of programs that governments can implement to support SME growth. She will also highlight implementation challenges and caveats for some of these policies.
How to join! 12:30 – 2:00 PM, November 8, 2016