Watershed protection is a complex challenge that needs a multi-sectorial approach. Innovative and interactive tools, such as the new World Bank Spatial Agent app, is one solution, according to Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep, a Global Lead for Watersheds with the Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice.Harshadeep, also the leader of the Spatial Agent app team, believes the app’s interactive maps and charts can help to us explore multi-sectoral synergies in a spatial development context. The data can promote collaborative efforts for sustainable and environmentally sound watershed management.
Deadline: 26-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The goal of this work is to re-assess and update CGAPs understanding of how policymakers in low capacity and low income countries take in information and knowledge that helps them perform and adapt. This work would help CGAP and its partners re-affirm and/or update our assumptions about how regulators, supervisors and other policy-makers build their capacity and how organizations supporting capacity building can or should reach this audience. The task would be to undertake a well-constructed perspective gathering exercise through needs analysis of a carefully selected group of policymakers representing different regional, hierarchical and demographic profiles that reflect well CGAPs and its partners target audience(s) in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. This perspective gathering conducted through desk research, surveys, interviews and the like would be further complemented by insights collected from a range of partners and other stakeholders.
Deadline: 03-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This pilot will engage a program manager to (a) select around 8 existing agricultural aggregator schemes in Mozambique and support them with subsidies to incorporate around 4,800 additional out-growers (in total);and (b) design and implement a rigorous cost-benefit evaluation of the financial and economic sustainability of the schemes and of their impact on job creation and farmer incomes, over a 30 month period. The program manager will work in close cooperation with a supervisory committee of World Bank Group staff and technical experts, who will sign off on the choice of aggregators, the amount of incremental subsidy per new out-grower incorporated; and on the evaluation methodology.
Deadline: 28-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of Indonesia is currently developing several plans to develop waste-based power plants as part of an effort to resolve acute urban waste problems in major cities in Indonesia, including in Tangerang City. Two Presidential Decrees (Perpres), Perpres nos. 3/2016 and 18/2016, were recently issued to accelerate the development of waste-to-energy (WtE) plants in major cities in Indonesia.
Deadline: 19-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In Vietnam, urbanization and industrial growth increasingly creating pressure for efficient use of limited resources. While industrial parks are key for Vietnam’s continuing economic growth, there has been no systematic efforts to promote eco-friendly and resource efficient practices in industrial Parks (IPs).
August 28 to September 2, 2016 , world leaders, development professionals and water experts gathered in Stockholm for the world’s leading annual event on water and development- World Water Week 2016. A recap of the 5 most viewed blogs written by the World Bank Group.
Deadline: 17-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this Project is to report on best practices to help developing countries leverage and apply technically and financially-viable, tested and proven ICT-enabled solutions for early warning systems (EWS) and emergency operation centers (EOC) for disaster risk management (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, drought, floods, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions). As an initial phase, this project will focus on ICT solutions used by infrastructure operators (i.e., river management and hydropower dams, roads, railways) and national and local governments for EWS and EOC