World Bank warns of ‘learning crisis’ in global education

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WASHINGTON, September 26, 2017 – Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just a wasted development opportunity, but also a great injustice to children and young people worldwide.

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Dar es Salaam Flood Risk Evaluation and Scenarios Dashboard

Deadline: 07-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Objective:  Design and implement a probabilistic flood loss evaluation for the city of Dar es Salaam and Flood Hazard and Risk Scenarios Dashboard for use by basin and municipal authorities as well as local universities. The risk model is expected to evaluate hazard, vulnerability and losses to flooding including storm surges at river basins and possibly ward administrative boundaries for the entire metropolitan area. This is expected to cover 400km2 with more details areas of interest to be defined in the terms of reference. The scenarios dashboard is intended as a decision making and planning tool for local authorities and universities to visualize and query the hazard and risk information and generate selected flood risk scenarios include reference climate scenarios. Design and development is expected to follow an iterative process with government stakeholders and academia and include a strong focus on training and knowledge transfer. Outputs will include detailed loss evaluations reports for the municipal authorities as well as the training in and handover of a locally appropriate Scenarios Visualization Dashboard.

 

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eC2: Geohazard risk management and resilient road asset management in Nepal

Deadline: 06-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The main objectives of the proposed technical assistance are to inform the prioritization of future climate and seismic resilient investments in road assets in Nepal. The objective will be achieved through applying a climate and seismic vulnerability assessment on Jumla-Surket road and bridges in central Nepal, proposing mitigation measures and improving climate and seismic resilient design, construction and maintenance standards for national roads and local roads.

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eC2: Assessing the current losses and improving the economic analysis of the costs of the on-going climate related catastrophic forestry events based on international experience

climate.jpgDeadline: 16-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank seeks consultant services to carry out two analytical activities under Component 1: a. Review the amount of damage in terms of damaged and destroyed forest stock and other losses (e.g. erosion, soil loss, loss of non-timber forest products, impact on wildlife and game), how the clear up, salvage and recovery operations were planned and are being implemented. b. Improve the economic analysis of the costs of on-going climatic related catastrophic forestry events, e.g. fire, wind, snow, ice.

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Annual Meetings 2017: join the World Bank Live!

Next week, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) take place from upcoming October 10 to October 14  in Washington DC. During this meetings the Board of Governs of the attentive organizations will debate in the field of topics associated with poverty reduction, international economic development and finance.

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In order to make these meetings accessible for the wide audience, World bank Live will daily stream several events in different languages such as English, Spanish, French and Arabic.  The subjects of the Flagship events of the Annual Meetings vary from Human Capital Summit to digital economy and education. If you are interested within accompany the dialogues through the broadcast of Worldbank live, check out the whole program here and join the World Bank’s Live online event. You are also able to submit questions before the events. Below you will find a short selection of these upcoming events concurrently with the Annual Meetings 2017.

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eC2: Firm to support the evaluation and identification of pipeline of cities for structuring PPPs for public street lighting in Brazil

ledlampenDeadline: 11-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is seeking a consultant/firm to conduct pre-feasibility studies for an initial pipeline of cities that may be interested in developing PPPs. The goal of this work will be to identify approximately 10 cities that are ready to move the phase of a full feasibility study and structuring of a PPP with WBG and CEF support. The consultant will be asked to avail of the research and tools already conducted by the World Bank in this sector, including inter alia the pre-feasibility studies from Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, the Lighting Brazilian Cities report, and the CityLED Tool. The consultant will also be asked to make use of public information about the cities to be studied.

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eC2: PKH MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION STATUS MONITORING INFORMATION SYSTEM TOOLS

Deadline:  11-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Water crisis:  Child sitting on cracked earth near drying water

The purpose of this consultancy is: a) To develop a compilation tool of PKH beneficiary maternal and child nutrition status information to be supplied to local governments for monitoring and planning purpose, particularly related to health service capacity building and community level water and sanitation development, early childhood education; and b) to develop policy options on the complementarity of incentive mechanisms and facilitation structures across different social and development programs to improve multisector convergence at local level and develop a strategy to enhance synergy and complementarities. The consultancy firm will develop the strategic system to use such tools to improve the capacity of program actors. The development process should be in line with PKH indicators especially on addressing the maternal and child health in relation with the first thousand days movement initiative and that the strategy will focus on management data information system with main target audience being District Health Office, Puskesmas staff, Subdistrict and Village Head, PKH facilitators, village health kader (kader posyandu)

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eC2: Rural Electrification Strategy for Togo

Deadline: 17-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

IFC is seeking support on the development of a high-level rural electrification strategy to be delivered to the Government of Togo. The objective of this engagement will be to outline a clear vision and compelling strategy for achieving universal electrification in Togo, with a focus on off-grid systems. In this context, three specific analyses will be undertaken, namely: (i) identification of the high-level market potential for mini-grid and off-grid systems; (ii) articulation of potential business models that would be applicable in the context of Togo, covering private sector-led approaches, public-private partnership approaches, and public sector-led approaches; and (iii) indication of associated financing requirements, both concessional and commercial. This work will largely rely on existing data, specifically the parts of the country that have already been identified as likely to rely on off-grid systems for electrification at the short to medium terms.

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RFI: Distributed ledger technology or blockchain services

Deadline: 31-Oct-2017 at 5:00:00what-is-the-blockchain PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank Group (WBG) invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) for distributed ledger technology or blockchain services. Through this RFI, WBG intends to identify parties that want to work on hands-on activities to discover and explore the possibilities of distributed ledger technology and / or blockchain services in the context of the world’s most pressing development challenges. Through this collaboration, WBG is providing an opportunity for interested parties to shape their own roadmaps with respect to these technologies and services by working with a large, mature, international organization.

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Heads of UN and World Bank Announce Initiative to Ramp Up Finance for Climate Action

NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres World Bank buildingand World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced plans to accelerate the flow of finance for climate action through a new platform dedicated to identifying and facilitating transformational investments in developing countries.

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