Follow up: Webinar on “How to Complain?”

Thursday June 8, 2017 from 08:00am – 10:00am Washington, DC , the World Bank held a indexPrivate Sector Webinar on “How to Complain”.

We attended the webinar and have included the Complaint Webinar PowerPoint Presentation and the Complaint guidance document.


The 2016 Procurement Framework has enhanced the mechanism for handling of procurement-related complaints. The enhancements are aimed at providing fair, timely and meaningful relief to complainants while avoiding undue delays and disruptions to project implementation.


The webinar was conducted by the following staff:

  • Diomedes Berroa, Lead Specialist
  • Belita Manka, Senior Counsel Registration.

Vouchers that Make Having a Baby Safe and Cheap for More Ugandan Women

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  • A UShs4,000 (US$1) voucher covers antenatal visits, delivery, and post-natal care
  • Vouchers are intended for poorer women in two mostly rural regions of Uganda
  • Even the cost of assisted births, such as Caesareans, are covered

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Disaster risk management a top priority on the international stage this week

How many school children can be endangered by the schools themselves? The answer was over 600,000 in metropolitan Lima alone.

In the region, fraught with frequent seismic activity, nearly two-thirds of schools were highly vulnerable to damage by earthquakes. Working with the Peruvian Ministry of Education (MINEDU), the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) conducted a risk assessment that ultimately helped make an estimated 2.5 million children safer and paved the way for a $3.1 billion national risk-reduction strategy.

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Online: Friday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.


Cities are Where the Future is Being Built

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am ET/ 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm ET/15:00 – 16:15 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank


Boosting Revenues, Driving Development: Why Taxes Are Critical for Growth

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time:1:00 pm – 2:00 pm/ 17:00 – 18:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank


Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

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Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm/ 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

eC2: Can Tho land value capture exercise for sale of land and/or development rights

Deadline: 10-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Public investment in infrastructure upgrades, flood risk management and resettlement of informal dwellers will facilitate creation of private, economic value. Alienating publicly-owned sites and selling additional development rights that would enable denser development on existing private parcels would enable the city to capture and leverage the some of the private value created by the public sectors investments. To unlock this additional economic value, the city, engaging with World Bank and technical consultants should identify: an appropriate strategy that takes into account existing constraints, institutional capacities and market context.
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Online: Wednesday Highlighted! Spring Meeting Events.


Jumpstarting the Next Revolution in Food and Agriculture

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Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm ET/ 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank

Chief Economists Roundtable: The Road to 2030 – New Challenges, New Solutions

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Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET/ 17:00 – 18:00 GMT ET
Location: MC13-121, World Bank

eC2:Consultant Services for the Development of Regional Infrastructure Development Fund Project Development Facility (RIDF-PDF)

Deadline: 01-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENA

The objective of this consultancy assignment is to support the structuring and operationalization of a PDF linked to RIDF. The PDF will support SNGs in project identification, planning and preparation, thereby building a strong pipeline for RIDF

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eC2:Development of curriculum and training materials for a PhD program in Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Deadline: 20-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The goal of the assignment is to develop an international level capacity for training of professionals at a Ph.D. level in Russia in Educational Measurement and Evaluation area. Specific objectives of the assignment are to establish a Ph.D. (Philosophy Doctor) program in Educational Measurement and Evaluation.

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eC2:Identifying the Role of the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Honduras

Deadline: 28-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The study will identify climate risks associated to the areas of intervention for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in the country that are relevant to the private sector (water management and infrastructure, agriculture and food security, meteorological knowledge management and climate data). Based on the identified risks, the study will consider how the private sector, including commercial banks, can protect themselves from those climate risks as well as deliver essential products and services to help communities and businesses tackle climate challenges. The study will also analyze the existing enabling environment and market barriers that prevent the private sector from engaging in climate adaptation. Moreover, the study will identify potential private sector investments.

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eC2:Firm for Data and Capacity Assessment of Selected Municipalities in Nepal

Deadline: 28-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Data collections

Specific objectives include:
1) Individual assessments and summary report of 20 municipalities including what tabular and spatial data exists, what format this data is in, how existing data is being used, what data must still be collected, what technology, including equipment, is currently being used to apply the data to the planning process of the municipality;
2) Study of data standards/specifications being used for collection and maintenance of data pertaining to cadastral, critical infrastructure, land use, etc. as well as broader planning and hazard/risk assessments;
3) Recommendation on what municipal services could be linked with geospatial data; and,
4) Preparation of a strategy for enhancement of technical capacity and equipment for different types of municipalities.

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