Protecting Watersheds Through an Innovative Learning App

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.

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Insights: How Do Policymakers Learn and Adapt Today?

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, supervisorspolitics 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.

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Follow up: Webinar on “How to Complain?”

Thursday June 8, 2017 from 08:00am – 10:00am Washington, DC , the World Bank held a indexPrivate Sector Webinar on “How to Complain”.

We attended the webinar and have included the Complaint Webinar PowerPoint Presentation and the Complaint guidance document.


The 2016 Procurement Framework has enhanced the mechanism for handling of procurement-related complaints. The enhancements are aimed at providing fair, timely and meaningful relief to complainants while avoiding undue delays and disruptions to project implementation.


The webinar was conducted by the following staff:

  • Diomedes Berroa, Lead Specialist
  • Belita Manka, Senior Counsel Registration.

The International Finance Corporate (IFC) URGENT IT Jobs! Apply Now.

Closing date for vacancies: January 19thjob

The positions are based in Washington, DC.

· IT Analyst – Business Analyst- 162825
· IT Analyst – UXM Developer- 162826
· IT Officer – Database Developer and Data Modeler – 162827
· IT Officer – Technical Lead – 162828

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eC2:Mozambique Agricultural Aggregator Pilot

Deadline:  03-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

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.

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eC2:Tangerang Waste-to-Energy: Technical Consulting Firm

Deadline:  28-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washisolid wastengton 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.

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eC2: Clean Energy and Resource Efficiency Opportunities for Hi-Tech Parks in Vietnam

Deadline: 19-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

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).
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When It Comes To Disaster Preparedness, Communities Know Best

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  • In disaster-prone central Vietnam, community-based disaster risk management puts local villages and communities at the center of preparedness efforts.
  • The Government of Vietnam is spending $18.5 million on community preparedness training, drills and physical infrastructure construction chosen by communities across 100 communes in 10 provinces.
  • The training, infrastructure and public awareness raising efforts are increasing the resilience of local communities to disaster events such as floods, droughts and typhoons.

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WWW 2016: 5 Most Populair Blogs

­ 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.

eC2:ICT Solutions for Early Warning Systems and Emergency Operation Centers

Deadline: 17-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HurricaneIKE 2008BolivarPeninsula2-1

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

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