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.
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.
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and World Bank Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the desire to carry out activities conducive 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).
Deadline: 15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016—Climate change presents prodigious challenges to developing countries but also tremendous opportunities. A key part of the World Bank Group’s approach to the global climate change agenda lies in helping these countries cope with the challenges while exploiting the opportunities.
Deadline: 03-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Consultant will assist REA and WBG with the following tasks: Administrative and technical support in the implementation of the Program. Field visits to sub-projects to verify on their implementation status. Gather information and manage database on the program and sub-projects.Support sub-projects in fulfillment of CDM requirements on monitoring and reporting. Search for new sub-projects to be included into the Program.
Any other tasks that may be separately agreed but excluding legal advisory services.
Deadline: 25-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank (WB), with funding from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), is providing technical assistance to improve early grade literacy and school readiness in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific under the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Programme. Under pillar 1 of PEARL, the World Bank is supporting the Ministry of Education and Training (MET) of Tonga to develop, monitor and evaluate implementation of the early literacy instruction pilot program. The pilot of interventions started at grade 1 during the 2015 school year. The early literacy instruction pilot program is planned for implementation in both grades 1 and 2 in Tonga.