Deadline: 01-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The primary objective of this Consultancy is to take stock of baseline information for plastic waste leakage into rivers and seas to build a more harmonized regional monitoring, management, and policy framework for plastic waste reduction and enable a more circular economy model for plastics in the South Asia Region. The proposed assignment will document the current status of plastic pollution and its value chain (e.g. hotspots for marine plastic debris, waste composition, material flow of waste plastics), regulatory gap analysis, and identification of relevant stakeholders involved in the life-cycle of plastic and their needs, and possible recycling technology and innovations, etc.
Deadline: 08-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The program will consist of multiple projects with individual national or provincial governments in South Asia. IFC will provide capacity building support and advice to governments to effectively engage private sector in areas such as enhancing COVID-19 testing services, increasing availability of critical care and other type of hospital beds and isolation facilities to treat COVID-19 patients, etc. The support will be in the form of developing thought documents, recommending private sector engagement models, drafting model contracts and procurement agreements and short-term contracts, developing technical specifications. This is for a Technical consultant for the project. The technical consultant will provide technical and clinical advise and inputs to IFC for the program.
Deadline: 15-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank Digital Development Global Practice (DD GP) is engaging with countries across Asia to identify new opportunities for growth and inclusion from the digital economy. These engagements have resulted in most cases from ongoing policy dialogue or investment lending programs and they reflect an interest from these countries to identify the public policies and investments that can promote their national digital economies. At the same time, there are opportunities to be realized through regional programs that could improve connectivity, access to markets, and grow the regional digital economy. In addition, there are also ongoing engagements with countries across Africa in other engagements.
The global road safety crisis has reached epidemic proportions.
, and millions more sustain serious injuries that often result in permanent disability.
Despite growing awareness, the numbers keep creeping up. The situation is particularly alarming in low and middle-income countries, where economic growth has boosted vehicle ownership and road construction, but road safety action hasn’t kept pace.
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Over the last 12 years, Elsevier has closely collaborated with partners such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Dutch Organization for Internationalization in Education (NUFFIC) to support activities in emerging economies to enhance higher education and research, develop better science and technology, and improve local competitiveness. These efforts have allowed Elsevier and, specifically, the World Bank, to co-launch several regional and country initiatives and research metrics and evidence to contribute to promotion of discussions on research investment and collaboration.
every year to keep pace with its demographics. In Sub-Saharan Africa, despite a smaller population, the challenge will be even greater—15 million jobs will need to be created each year.
The South Asia region alone will need to create more than 13 million jobs
But whether an individual consumes—or not—nutritious food is contingent upon a myriad of factors, ranging from the availability of certain foods, how convenient they can be turned into meals, or simply, if they meet consumers’ tastes.
This blog is based on the report The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia — jointly produced with the Asian Development Bank, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency
One of the oldest, the Grand Trunk Road from the Mughal era still connects East and West and in the 17th century made Delhi, Kabul and Lahore wealthy cities with impressive civic buildings, monuments, and gardens.