Good Outcomes through Growth: Paths to Development Success: World Bank Group President David Malpass Remarks at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

It’s good to be back at the Peterson Institute. I’m eager to hear your views on the challenging subjects of growth and development. It’s a timely discussion, given the many immediate challenges facing the world, including Brexit, negative interest rates, trade frictions, and rising poverty rates in many developing countries. There’s a range of development issues to tackle, including barriers facing the private sector, full inclusion of women, and severe problems in health, education, the environment and infrastructure, to name several.

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eC2:Resource Efficiency Benchmarking of Red Meat Abattoirs in South Africa

Deadline: 03-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group (WBG), launched the Agri-processing Resource Efficiency (APRE) Project that has two core components:(1) provide advisory and implementation support to agri-processing companies on water efficiency measures, develop and disseminate replicable solutions and best practices together with sector aggregators; and
(2) work with public/private stakeholders in three localities on specific policy/regulatory measures to support water efficiency, convening public-private dialogues to reach consensus on them. Red meat processing is one of the priority subsectors for engaging under the first component of APRE program. IFC is seeking a consulting firm to help with the resource efficiency benchmarking of the red meat abattoirs in South Africa that aims to assess the gaps in the efficiency of the use of resources, with focus on water, and identify areas for improvements in performance and sustainability.

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2019 Embassy Klompen Cup

Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands picture klompen cupEmbassy World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Liaisons organize the annual networking event “Klompen Cup”.  It is a street soccer 4-on-4 tournament, 10 minute games played right outside the embassy.  We assemble teams with (Dutch) colleagues from the respective institutions; World Bank Group (WBG), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter American Development Bank (IADB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to compete for the coveted “Klompen Cup”.

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eC2: Integrating risk reduction in school infrastructure management in the Dominican Republic

Deadline: 11-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) school_children_in_bangladesh

Provide technical support to the Dominican Republic to integrate risk reduction in school infrastructure through (i) the preparation of a risk assessment and risk reduction intervention strategy, and (ii) identification of seismic retrofitting solutions for reinforced concrete buildings with short column problems known as pabellones SEE.

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Leveraging technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Billions of people are connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing  ziplinepower, storage capacity, and access to knowledge — foreshadowing stunning possibilities.  This potential is multiplied by technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, big data processing, the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, blockchain, etc.

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World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019

Paris, 12 December, 2017 – At the One Planet Summit convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group made a number of new announcements in line with its ongoing support to developing countries for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals.

 

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Statistics Netherlands and World Bank sign MoU

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and World Bank Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the desire to carry out activities cbsconducive to helping developing countries improve their statistical systems for collecting, processing and disseminating quality and timely data for evidence-based policymaking in order to achieve their national development goals as strive towards the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs).

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eC2:Cooperative Business Management Capacity Building Training program for Africa Improved Foods Limited (AIFL)

Deadline:  15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group (WBG), pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving peoples lives by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services.
The IFC wishes to publish an Expression of Interest (EoI) to contract a firm (locally based in Rwanda) to design and implement a cooperative business management capacity building program among cooperatives in Rwanda working with major off taker in the Maize and Soy subsector of Rwanda The program will initially cover 8 maize (and soy bean) growers cooperatives in Eastern province for at least two (2) years.
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How can water utilities provide reliable water to poor people in African cities?

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 targets“universal and equitablwater-www-logo-squarede access to safe and affordable drinking water for all”. However, in Africa’s fast-growing cities, just accessing water is a daily struggle for many poor families. While Africa’s urban population is expected to triple by 2050, the proportion of people with improved water supply has barely grown since 1990, and the share of those with water piped to their premises has declined from 43 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2015. Poor families bear the brunt of these inadequacies through poor health, the long time required to collect water, and higher costs when purchasing from on-sellers’

World Bank Board Approves New Environmental and Social Framework

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2016 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) that expands protections for people and the environment in Bank-financed investment projects. The safeguards review included the most extensive consultation ever conducted by the World Bank. It concludes nearly four years of analysis and engagement around the world with governments, development experts, and civil society groups, reaching nearly 8,000 stakeholders in 63 countries. The framework is part of a far-reaching effort by the World Bank Group to improve development outcomes and streamline its work.

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