The World Bank Group last week announced it would make available a package of $12 billion — an unprecedented level of financing to help developing countries and businesses cope with the health and economic impacts caused by COVID-19. Much of that support will naturally be reactive, financing immediate measures designed to strengthen our response to a brand-new threat. But some of the financing will also be preventative — as it should be, if we are to learn our lessons from the past and strengthen our collective hand before the next bug hits.
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.
Deadline: 03-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands Embassy 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”.
Deadline: 11-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
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.