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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2019 Annual Meetings Live- Recap

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Each Fall, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold the Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. World Bank Live brings the #WBGMeetings experience straight to you, wherever you are in the world.

As part of our Global Voices Interview Series, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag @SigridKaag from @MinBZ talked about empowering women and young people to achieve development goals: Rewatch

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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: 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.)

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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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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.)

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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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Building strong, inclusive economies and achieving successful country outcomes together at the 2019 Annual Meetings

Nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015, thanks to kick-off-blog-2broad-based economic growth and inclusive approaches to development. But progress is stalling, and we face an urgent challenge; today, one in 10 people still live in extreme poverty.

ANNUAL MEETINGS 2019

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eC2: Development of Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for Garment Factories

Deadline: 24-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Readymade-Garments-Industry-of-Bangladesh

The objective of this assignment is to develop a Combined Energy Efficiency and Productivity Assessment Tool for garment factories in emerging markets to help companies identify where they are positioned on all key dimensions of overall productivity, as compared vis- vis-à-vis best in class and define progression milestones from the starting position to best in class.

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