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Strategy for Integrating Human Rights into World Bank Projects

Background

In terms of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity[1], the World Bank is arguably the single most important international financial institution. However, the bank’s operational policies do not prioritize its engagement within the international human rights framework or provide assistance to its member countries in complying with their human rights obligations. 1,262 more words

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Why gender equality in doing business makes good economic sense

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on November 17, 2016.

Women today represent about 50 percent of the world’s population and, for the past two decades, about 50 percent of the labor force. 873 more words

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eC2: Experts for supporting implementation of the Procurement Framework

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

In order to support clients in preparing the Procurement Strategy for Development for the Project (PPSDs), the World Bank intends to identify a global virtual pool of experts to scope and guide the Borrower for preparing the PPSD. 153 more words

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Inside the parlous Mile 12 Market…

Dying slowly from air pollution, traffic congestion, bad food

By Tope Templer Olaiya, Metro Editor

WELCOME to Lagos, the Centre of Excellence and perhaps, ‘Disorder’. 2,399 more words

eC2: ESMAP Consulting Opportunities

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank.  It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. 157 more words

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eC2: Study on Payment Infrastructure in East Africa

Deadline: 09-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Cross-border payments in East Africa comprise a significant and growing part of regional GDP. Agriculture related cross-border transactions alone surpass 60 million transactions and USD 900 million in the region annually. 300 more words

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Soros hacked, thousands of Open Society Foundations files released online - Video

Originally published August 2016: More than 2,500 files from the raft of organizations run by billionaire George Soros have been leaked by hackers.Saturday’s leak, published by… 449 more words

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