Five Things You Need to Know About Social Sustainability and Inclusion

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice (GP), formerly known as the Morocco-gender-2Social Development GP, has a new strategic direction that focuses on creating more inclusive societies, enhancing the empowerment of citizens, and fostering more resilient and peaceful communities.
  • Social sustainability is also about expanding opportunities for all people today and tomorrow. Together with economic and environmental sustainability, it is critical for poverty-reduction and shared prosperity.
  • The Environmental and Social Framework is an integral part of social sustainability.

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eC2: Indonesia: policy recommendations on operationalization of a national urban flood resilience program and technical study on social inclusion

Deadline: 13-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)floods

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, exposed frequently to a range of hazards. Floods dominate the natural hazard figures in most metropolitan areas, often accounting for almost half of all events occurred. Over sixty percent of Indonesias districts are exposed to a high risk of flooding, caused by a range of factors including rapid urbanization and poor construction practices; poor drainage design and insufficient (or infrequent) maintenance; increasing effects of climate change (e.g., sea level rise); and coastal infrastructure that needs upgrading. A balanced and cross-sectoral approach to urban flood risk management, encompassing both structural and non-structural measures and green infrastructure, is needed to address these challenges. Increased and systematic investments to reduce urban flood risk need to be integrated with urban development projects, as well as the institutionalization of a maintenance and improvements regime of urban drainage and flood infrastructure. Since 2018, the World Bank has been providing technical assistance to the government of Indonesia in support of a national urban flood resilience program that addresses the above.

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eC2: Social Inclusion and Youth Development Survey

Deadline:  25-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

The services include implementation of surveys that will include modules on: household characteristics; access to and perceptions of local infrastructure; access to and perceptions of education; social networks, social capital, and collective action and associations; local governance; the daily activities and interactions among youth; use of IT and social media; gender; and violent extremism. The survey must be implemented using CAPI system and will cover approximately 5,000 households. The sample will be distributed nationally in Tajikistan using a standard 2-stage approach wherein stratification ensures sufficient sample distribution by region and rural/urban areas. The team plans to oversample respondents in some districts and towns.

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