Call for Proposals: Fragility Forum 2020

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  • When: March 2-4, 2020
  • Where: 1818 H St. NW, 20433 Washington, D.C.
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  • Call for proposals: Open until November 22
  • Registration for participants: Opens on November 1, 2019

The  Fragility Forum is a high-level event organized by the World Bank Group which brings together practitioners and policymakers from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience on engaging in environments affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV). Over three days, the Forum aims to provide an opportunity to harness the collective brain trust of stakeholders coming from government, international institutions, donor agencies, private sector, civil society, academia and media to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of development approaches to achieve lasting impact. The Forum has been held three times previously, in February 2015, March 2016 and March 2018. The Fragility Forum 2020 will focus on implementation: the concrete approaches that are needed to maximize our collective impact and more effectively respond to dynamic, multidimensional, and global challenges affecting countries around the world. 

Fragility Forum Event

Doing Business 2020–Sustaining the pace of reforms

Regulation exists to protect workers, public safety, businesses, and investments. ButDBR2020 inefficient or inadequate regulation can stifle entrepreneurial activity and business growth and impact the ease of doing business. It takes over 200 hours to complete export border requirements for maritime transport in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. In contrast, it takes only 10 hours in Singapore. Border compliance costs for export at seaports in Gabon average over $1,600, but just over $300 in Mauritius.

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eC2: Trade Facilitation West Africa Communications and Awareness

Deadline: 11-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) trade-lpi-2018-warehouse-shutterstock

Develop an informed, regionally effective communications strategy and tactical plan (in writing) by: Researching and mapping which tactics are the most suitable for the market/region/audience. Organizing and facilitating meetings and/or workshops between TFWA Program communications focal points and representatives of various institutions with an interest in the regions trade facilitation agenda to inform its approach. Ensuring the strategy and plan incorporate priorities of the various TFWA Program stakeholders while also ensuring consistency with TFWA Program objectives, targets, and communications guidelines and graphic standards. Seek approval for the above strategy and plan and rework the approach as needed.
Execute the approved tactics to Bank-level standards.
Provide ECOWAS/UEMOA with the tools required to take over and implement the communications plan in the long term.
Produce progress reports at agreed intervals (per each task order).

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How Statistical Capacity Building projects benefited Sudan

The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) Administrative Unit at the cbsDevelopment Economic Data Group (DECDG) launched a new blog series “TFSCB: Statistics for a Better World” earlier this year to share the impacts of the World Bank’s TFSCB in low- and mid-income countries over the last 20 years.

One of the projects that benefited from the TFSCB was the Sudan Statistical Capacity Building project.

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eC2: Acceleration Services for AG Tech Project in Vietnam

Deadline: 29-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)scaling-up-innovations-in-agriculture-lessons-from-africa-780x439

As part of its efforts to build its leadership in providing access to ag tech solutions to smallholder farmers that help improve their overall agricultural production practices and sustainability, IFCs Ag Tech Vietnam project aims to: 1) develop and apply ag tech innovations in up to 3 crops in Vietnam to inform precise farming response resulting in reduced input use and costs; and 2) roll out a commercially viable model for smallholder farmers usage of Ag Tech services and achieve scale.

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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.)


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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