Preventing and controlling corruption: A modern approach to procurement

Supporting good governance and addressing corruption are integral to the Bank’s modern_procurement_blogdevelopment work. Introduced in July 2016, the World Bank’s Procurement Framework plays an important role in this effort by emphasizing value for money (vfm) and fair competition and the highest level of integrity to encourage the participation of the best-performing suppliers. VfM means the optimal combination of quality, whole-life costs and sustainability. This approach also enables selection of innovative technologies to address complex development challenges.

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eC2: Development of national methodology for identification and designation of Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWBs)by further development of the national approach

Deadline: 07-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

This assignment aims at the development of a national methodology for identification and designation of HMWBs by further development of the existing national approach and adaptation of most recent international best practices. The methodology should comply with the Water Framework Directive and the relevant Common Implementation Strategy Guidance documents and should simultaneously consider the local specifics and the identified deficiencies during the previous cycles of River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs). It should largely (at this stage for 3rd RBMP) be based on available data regarding the various modifications and any appraisal guidance for them and any findings of such appraisals. A testing of the methodology with application of the “mitigation measures” methods for all types of physical modifications and uses of the surface water bodies is planned within the frame of the assignment by the use of readily available data.

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5 facts about jobs and economic transformation in IDA countries

What are the pathways people follow to better jobs? Economies grow when more people pathwaystobetterjobs-72ppi-pngfind work, when they get better at what they do, and when they move from low-productivity work to better, higher-productivity jobs. Our newest report `Pathways to better jobs in IDA countries’ takes a closer look at how people benefit through jobs in the process of development. It identifies how the available jobs change with economic transformation and shows how the structure of labor markets differs between low, lower-middle, and middle-income countries. It points to key challenges in ensuring that workers can transition between sectors, between locations, and between self- and waged employment.

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eC2: Vietnam Climate Smart Urbanization

Deadline: 05-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)climate

Vietnam is urbanizing at a rapid pace. Cities, particularly those in low-lying delta areas are especially vulnerable to extreme weather events and impact of climate change. The rapid pace of urbanization is expected to intensify the economic costs related to extreme events. Urbanization in Vietnam has also been accompanied by rising air and water pollution, inadequate solid waste management and wastewater treatment, urban sprawl, and loss of green space threatening urban livability. Cities are also major users of energy and major contributors of GHG emissions. The proposed activity is being carried out in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam to enhance climate smart urbanization in the country.

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From Data Day to a Data Decade

The World Bank’s inaugural Data Day had something for everyone and was a huge win top_6.pngfor data: more than 1,000 participants voted with their feet and their time to show their commitment for data—and that’s a commitment we share. Here’s what we learned from our first Data Day:

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eC2:Determination of the capacity of water bodies to take nutrient pollution

Deadline: 02-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)waterkraan-nieuws-header

The assignment comprises of three main activities:
Activity 1: Identification and quantification of the factors determining the self-purification ability of different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters
Activity 2: Identification of the impact of different concentrations of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus forms) on the ecological status of the different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters
Activity 3: Development, testing and validation of methodology/mathematical models for determining the capacity of different types of water bodies of categories river, lake and transitional waters

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eC2: Dairy Farm Engineering Consultant

Deadline: 02-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) z

IFC is hiring a Consultant (a firm), which will support the Project team on the evaluation of two existing dairy farm facilities and on providing conceptual designs as well as the drawing and specification for the selected designs of two small-scale dairy farms in Ukraine.

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Shedding light on the informal economy: A different methodology and new data

In Mozambique’s three largest cities (Maputo, Beira, and Nampula), informal informal_economy_image01businesses—those operating outside formal licensing and registration procedures—outnumber formal firms by a factor of 9 to 1. The World Bank’s Enterprise Analysis Unit recently published surveys of informal businesses in Mozambique, conducted in collaboration with the country management unit and colleagues from the Finance, Competition, and Innovation Global Practice. These surveys were designed to mirror the standard World Bank Enterprise Surveys, which cover the formal sector, but were tailored to better understand the unique conditions in which informal firms operate. Thanks to recent methodological innovation in sampling techniques, these surveys now also provide an estimate of the total number of informal businesses.

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Paying for development – Governments are sitting on a ‘goldmine’

Four years have passed since the launch of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable sceneDevelopment Goals. Mobilizing the necessary resources remains central to its success. Investments in human, social, and physical capital are at the core of sustainable and inclusive growth – and represent an important share of national budgets.

At the World Bank Group we have been at the forefront of the so-called Financing for Development (FfD) agenda to leverage public, private, international, and domestic sources of capital to help reach the global goals.  A short primer on our efforts–which builds on the 2015 Development Committee paper Billions to Trillions – Transforming Development Finance–can be found in the brochure entitled Financing for Development at the World Bank Group.

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Spring Meeting Speakers

The 2019 Spring Meetings and related events will take place in Washington, D.C. from Monday, April 8, through Sunday, April 14.Spring

Christine Lagarde the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank will be very active at different events as speakers but besides the high level persons you can imagine hundreds of speakers have been ask to give presentations on numerous interesting topics. Click to find out more about these speakers.