eC2: Promoting in-depth Cleaner Production in the Textile Sector in Bangladesh

Deadline:  22-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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The purpose of this assignment is to conduct in-depth cleaner production assessments in 15 factories, located in Dhaka and Chittagong of Bangladesh and provide implementation support for 6 months. PaCT is hence looking for an international consulting firm that has a local presence in Bangladesh or to conduct the assignment. Interested firms may also associate with a local firm, with strong technical competencies.

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How to follow @WorldBank #AMCS2020

Screenshot_2020-10-03 SplashWe’ve got you covered! Here’s a checklist that you can use to enhance your experience this year. So, start planning. Here are six ways to follow and engage with what our World Bank Group activities at the Annual Meetings have to offer.

Here’s a rundown of some of the events that we’ll be live streaming:

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Online: Annual Meeting Schedule

Even before the pandemic, we’ve got you covered with World Bank Live. It’s the World Bank’sScreenshot_2020-10-03 Splash digital platform for live-streaming and engaging with global audiences. Block out time now to watch our events live. You shouldn’t also miss our live show – your chance to put questions to experts live – and we’ll be talking to Country Directors who will explain the challenges their countries face and how the Bank’s work with partners on ground is making a difference to people in every region.

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2020 Annual Meetings

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc around the world and dealt a major setback to WBLdecades of development outcomes.

Taking place fully virtually this year, the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings will center around “Supporting a Resilient Recovery.” Leaders from government, business, international organizations and civil society along with a diverse group of experts, will discuss the path ahead for developing countries.

The Meetings will take place from October 12 to 18.

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eC2:  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -Improving Urban Resilience of Coastal Cities in the Caribbean through Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Planning

Deadline:   21-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

The objective is to provide professional expertise to develop a comprehensive urban resilience plan for the select coastal cities in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, which aims to,
1.Study approaches for improving urban infrastructure planning to achieve resilience goals in coastal cities for the sustainable concurrence of the urban space with natural environment;
2.Help urban practitioners better understand the integration of green with existing grey infrastructure and contextually inform cities planning strategies; and
3.Forge an urban vision to identify infrastructure need and investment opportunities for the cities in the selected coastal areas.
Scope of Work: As part of the EU-GFDRR/WB Regional Resilience Program for LAC, the project will focus on carrying out diagnostic work related to urban resilience in selected coastal cities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The main obj. is to develop an integrated vision for building resilience and sustainability into infrastructure.

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eC2:  Study on Energy Efficient Cold Storage in Agriculture in Rwanda

Deadline: 27-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how to mainstream energy efficient cold storage along agri-food chains in Rwanda. Specific activities include: (1) conduct a diagnostic of the cold storage sector in the agri-food chain in Rwanda, by mapping stakeholders, examining operations and maintenance of cold storage equipment and facilities, assessing demand, identifying barriers to uptake, and developing suggestions of sustainable business models; and (2) conduct a stocktaking of international best practices in efficient cold storage along the agri-food chain that could be applied to Rwanda. The consultant should have strong knowledge of agriculture and energy-efficient cold storage technologies (ideally with local knowledge in Rwanda) and demonstrated experience conducting similar studies in Africa. A strong local presence or partnerships with companies/individuals in Rwanda is required.

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Reversing the Inequality Pandemic: Speech by World Bank Group President David Malpass

World Bank Group President David Malpass: Speech at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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Introduction

Thank you, Jens. And thanks to Frankfurt School and the Bundesbank for hosting me virtually. I look forward to engaging with you and taking questions from students, who will be future business leaders in a post-COVID world. I’m here to set the stage ahead of the IMF and World Bank Group’s Annual Meetings, which will focus primarily on COVID and debt, and will also engage partners in urgent discussions on human capital, climate change, and digital development.

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Annual Report 2020

eC2:  DGM and REDD+ GENDER STUDY

Deadline: 08-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)rw_gender_ag_blog

The objective of this contract is to gather evidence on how DGM projects provided meaningful benefits to women in the key gender (in)equality domains of economic opportunities, access to and control over productive assets, voice, and agency. The contract will also collect evidence on how DGM empowered women during the intervention process. A selected firm is expected to conduct a study and produce a report which will be based on the research findings, as described below.

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Building a resilient and inclusive recovery: World Bank Group Annual Meetings to focus on the path ahead for developing countries

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc around the world and dealt a major setback to ~ai-e1a5e571-84d0-4e46-be18-9fdf3fd42133_decades of development outcomes. Last spring, we successfully championed a moratorium on debt for the world’s poorest countries and launched a fast, broad-based response to COVID-19. We are financing emergency operations in over 111 countries – home to 70% of the global population- which has been the largest and fastest crisis response in the World Bank Group’s history.

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