Informed decision making requires timely and relevant evidence. This holds for national decision makers as well as development practitioners. Here at the World Bank, we have been working on creative solutions that lower the cost of project monitoring and create feedback loops. These feedback loops allow decision makers to assess the impact of their actions and to plan course corrections where needed. They also serve as incentive to act, since most decision makers wish to avoid the possibility of their inaction being exposed in future rounds of feedback and data collection. Feedback loops thus improve development outcomes through two pathways: by providing timely and actionable information and by functioning as an accountability mechanism. SWIFT and IBM are two examples of new tools that make this kind of regular feedback affordable.
Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank-GFDRR DRFIP is seeking support in the development of 4 interactive quantitative tools to support decision-making in financial disaster risk management. The tools will draw on current international best practice in user interface design, transparency and quality in coding, and probabilistic financial and actuarial analysis.
This consultancy covers the compilation and cleansing of data (from public sources); the development of quantitative methodology; and production (design, development, validation and testing) of 4 quantitative interactive tools in MS Excel. The quantitative tools will be generic tools that can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in many countries. The tools will allow decision makers to assess the liability and fiscal funding gap following a disaster, understand the financial implications of different DRF strategies, as well as answer questions about financial instruments and define relevant policy options.
Deadline: 24-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice (TCGP) within the World Bank Group
is seeking to hire an expert to assist in the development of a NQI value proposition in the following two areas (A)and (B):
(A) Developing a diagnostic tool(s) that assesses a country’s status quo and readiness for NQI reform
(B) Contribute to increasing knowledge of the project team through:
a) Design and conduct a training session about the developed diagnostic tool
b) Participate in dialogue among T&C staff to refine the NQI value proposition
c) Test the diagnostic tool in a selected pilot country