Handbook Doing Business with the World Bank Group and fact sheets

The Netherlands embassy in Washington, D.C. published the handbook, “Zakendoen met de Wereldbank Groep” to provide interested Dutch companies and organizations a basichandleiding introduction to the World Bank Group. We have updated the handbook with new information on the current procurement framework. Besides the handbook we also created fact sheets which include information on project cycles as well as Bank jargon which will be good to know when working with the World Bank Group.

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Deadline:  05-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington Dwater.C.)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Global Innovation Fund (GIF) intends to co-
finance the services of a consultancy to investigate and, if merited, pilot a technology innovation platform for the water/wastewater sector in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). This project is intended to enable technology transfer and innovation in water utilities and the water sector.

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eC2: Flood Risk Management Plan for the Sava River Basin – Int’l Firm

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

The overall objective is to improve the quality and effectiveness of joint flood and drought management and forecasting capacities in the SRB. This particular projects component aims at fostering cooperation among the countries which share the Sava RB through preparation of the Sava FRMP. Sava FRMP shall ensure a coordinated planning of measures and support the implementation of joint activities of the countries cooperating in SRB aimed at creating the conditions for sustainable flood protection in the basin.

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eC2:Capacity and Needs Assessment on Disaster Risk Management for the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD)

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

The overall objective of this Assignment is to support the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD) under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in increasing the institutional capacity and effectiveness of risk identification and emergency preparedness and response operations, by conducting a capacity and needs assessment and developing a roadmap for various departments within the CoESCD that are involved in risk identification and emergency preparedness and response, such as the Information Management Analytical Center, Crisis Management Center, Search and Rescue Center, and the Methodical-Training Center.

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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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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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eC2:Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB): Preparation of Training Material for Participating Financial Institutions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Deadline: 15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to develop training material to support and guide Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) involved in CAMP4ASBs Regional Climate Investment Facility. The training will focus on raising awareness on climate change challenges and climate-smart solutions primarily in the agriculture sector as well as on the nascent opportunities for developing green financing market.

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Reconstructed Village Canal Boosts Crop Output in Rural Community


  • Farmers in a rural community in Kandahar Province are seeing an increase in landproductivity since the rehabilitation of the village’s NSP (National Solidarity Program)water canal.
  • The project to improve and extend the village water canal was supported by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development the Government of Afghanistan’s flagship program for rural development. Around 3,877 mall-scale development projects in Kandahar Province have been carried out in areas such as water and sanitation, irrigation, electricity, transportation, education, livelihoods and rural development.
  • NSP is supported by the International Development Association, the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, and Japan Social Development Fund

Newsletter: Best Practices, Tool and Events NL for World Bank – September, 2016

This morning the third edition of 2016 NL4WorldBank newsletterwas published.
In this edition the focus is on Ecofys; A Dutch companies success story as well as the MoU signed bij Netherlands Statistics and the World Bank Group,  a new tool introduced by RVO and a couple of important upcoming events! 
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eC2:East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety and Disaster Resilience

Deadline: 18-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HYDRO

The WBG is currently carrying out a Global Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety (P156243). The aim is to better understand the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks to manage and assure safety of communities downstream of dams in various global country contexts. A Global Coordinating Consultant has been appointed under the parent project and is facilitating the compilation of the global case studies based on a pro forma template.

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