Deadline: 29-Mar-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation hereinafter referred to as WBG invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Expression of Interest (REI) for digital platform (comprising a backend decision-making mechanism and a pluggable frontend implementation) that would boost decision making in agriculture finance. This REI is issued for the purpose of obtaining information concerning market conditions and vendor (or consortium of vendors) capability in order to allow the World Bank / IFC to better understand what is currently available on the commercial market place in order to enhance advisory client solutions.
Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The objective of Component 2 on Disaster Risk Identification and Monitoring within the Programmatic Approach is to support the Government of Serbia, in particular the Serbian water sector institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture, in generating actionable flood risk information and to strengthen (flood) risk assessment methodologies. Serbia completed a preliminary flood risk assessment in 2011 and defined 99 flood prone areas throughout the country. Following this, 25 out of those 99 flood prone areas were mapped during the Study of Flood Prone Areas in Serbia (SoFPAS) project finalized in 2012.
Deadline: 21-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the assignment is to support the government in establishing a foundation for mainstreaming climate resilience considerations in the road transport sector management in the Republic of Serbia by developing an effective methodology for assessing vulnerability of the road transport network to the climate related risks, providing set of recommendations for improvements of the current practices and capacities of key stakeholders, piloting of the proposal, and setting the path for development of structured and systematic response plans. The assignment should provide a foundation for sustainable technical, legislative, institutional, and managerial framework for climate resilience monitoring and planning of the road transport network. The proposed vulnerability assessment methodology and recommendations for improvement of the road asset management will be piloted and tested on 250km of roads in Valjevo region, but it is expected to be applicable to the entire country.
Blog by Tony Verheijen, Dutch national who is currently World Bank Country Director in Serbia, and previously Sector Manager of the Public Sector and Governance department in South Asia. This blog was published on December 15, 2014 on the World Bank website.
“Greetings! Sir, we purchased a property worth 11,000 Euros. We paid a tax for the purchase of 800 Euros and paid a bribe of 400 Euros for property registration”.
Citizens from the Pakistan Province (state) of Punjab – population of over 100 million citizens – send numerous SMS messages similar to this to Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, on a daily basis. Messages are then processed and consolidated feed-back on government services is posted on a public dashboard for everyone to see. But, more importantly, they provide Punjab’s administration (and the Chief Minister himself) with real time data about the delivery, quality, and efficiency of various public services. The key is, of course, that Sharif and his government follow up on the information they gather: fixing service delivery problems where they arise, rewarding bureaucrats for the good work and/or punish them for the lousy one.