Staying focused on better outcomes for the world’s poorest people

Global growth remains subdued, with the pace of investment and trade softening, and DC_presdownside risks persisting due to policy uncertainty, trade tensions, financial volatility, and rising debt. The World Bank Group, in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, can help emerging and low-income countries bolster potential growth, increase their resilience to shocks, boost domestic revenues, and continue building policy buffers. The two organizations have an important role to play in addressing the increase in debt vulnerabilities, and they can help countries meet a range of challenges to the international financial system, including tackling corruption.

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Study tour to the Netherlands offers new insights on nature-based solutions

Last week, government officials and specialists from Albania, Georgia, Ghana, Liberia groepWB_1and Romania came to the Netherlands for a World Bank study tour on nature-based solutions organized by the Netherlands Water Partnership. One of the participants was Ivane Vashakmadze, Tourism Expert and World Bank Consultant from Georgia. In his blog, he shares his experiences and his lessons learnt on nature-based solutions.

eC2: Consultancy Services for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Policy, Institutions, and Regulation Assessments

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The scope of the consultancy services shall include but not be limited to the following:
i. Analyze the role of PIR in achieving better water and sanitation outcomes e.g. in terms of access, quality of services, resilience, inclusion, efficiency and sustainability to name just a few. The challenges and opportunities for doing so will be highly country-specific and the objective of this work is to anchor the diagnostic and reform proposals in those local contexts. The diagnostic should also develop evidence on how PIR is supporting or undermining progress in desired WSS outcomes. ii. Prepare an action plan for addressing the challenges identified in the diagnostic. Propose a menu of activities for each country that directly address the PIR weaknesses and leverages reform opportunities.  iii. Develop key messages and communication products based on the country assessments: Draw out key messages, lessons, and insights that could be relevant for a global PIR agenda. Develop presentations, blogs and briefs and other communication materials to disseminate findings and advocate for more attention on PIR at national and international fora.

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World Bank Live Events Oct. 18/19

Watch the events below live

October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 | 9:00 ET, 13:00 GMT

2019 Annual Meetings Plenary

October 18, 2019 | 11:00 ET, 15:00 GMT

Jobs and Economic Transformation

 

 

October 19, 2019

 

 

eC2: Flood and Coastal Risk Assessment and Priority Investment Planning for Greater Banjul

Deadline: 30-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Specific objectives of this assignment will be to:
(1) Undertake data collection, building on existing baseline data and information, to describe the physical and build environment of Greater Banjul;
(2) Analyze and assess the flood and coastal risks for the Greater Banjul area and identify areas most at risk (hotspots); and
(3) Undertake a participatory investment planning process to identify priority areas of intervention that support urban resilience

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Building strong, inclusive economies and achieving successful country outcomes together at the 2019 Annual Meetings

Nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015, thanks to kick-off-blog-2broad-based economic growth and inclusive approaches to development. But progress is stalling, and we face an urgent challenge; today, one in 10 people still live in extreme poverty.

ANNUAL MEETINGS 2019

World Bank Live 2019

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eC2: Development of Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for Garment Factories

Deadline: 24-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Readymade-Garments-Industry-of-Bangladesh

The objective of this assignment is to develop a Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for garment factories in emerging markets to help companies identify where they are positioned on all key dimensions of overall productivity, as compared vis- vis-à-vis best in class and define progression milestones from the starting position to best in class.

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World Development Report 2020

World Bank Live

If you can’t be at the Meetings in person, we’ve got you covered with World Bank Live, the World Bank’s digital platform for live-streaming and engaging with global audiences. Block out time now to watch our events live, and in case you miss it, you can still catch up with your favorite events on our events recap page or watch a replay. Don’t forget to tune in to our Global Voices interviews with top-notch global development influencers, as well as our short 30-second challenge videos with experts sharing their knowledge on all things global development.

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Building strong, inclusive economies and achieving successful country outcomes together at the 2019 Annual Meeting

Nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015, thanks to kick-off-blog-2broad-based economic growth and inclusive approaches to development. But progress is stalling, and we face an urgent challenge; today, one in 10 people still live in extreme poverty.

To boost action and accelerate progress towards tackling development challenges and reducing extreme poverty, delegates from our member countries, observer organizations, civil society, private sector, and media will convene at the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

This year’s events will take place in Washington, D.C. from October 14-20, 2019.

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