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Introducing new representative at the IDB: Bjorn Kuil

On August 1st Bjorn Kuil started as Senior Counselor at the Board of the Inter-American Development Bank, having previously held the position of senior policy officer at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs since October 2013.  “Throughout my career in the public and private sector I’ve come to realize that finance can leverage relationships, mitigate risks, and plays an important catalytic role...." 



Spring Meeting 2019

The 2019 Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will be convened in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 12, and will close on Sunday, April 14. The Spring Meetings will feature the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee plenary sessions. Other events begin early in the week on Monday, April 8.

Recap: Compliance Event

To create more awareness of the World Bank Group compliance and sanctions rules, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organised a compliance event for the Dutch private sector on February 1st, 2019. The event was held at the RVO headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Sint Maarten launches recovery project opportunities website

In 2017 Sint Maarten was violently hit by hurricane Irma which prompted the Dutch government to provide funds to help with the recovery by establishing a trust fund with the WBG. Since the inception of the trust fund we have been reporting on the project developments and the opportunities arising for the private sector.
The government of St. Maarten has now officially launched a website dedicated to jobs and opportunities funded by the trust fund for the recovery efforts. A list of current opportunities can be found at 
Data for Development Impact - blog Haishan Fu

We know that high quality development data is the foundation for meaningful policy-making, efficient resource allocation, and effective public service delivery. Unfortunately, even as new technology makes more data and wider uses of data possible, there are still many blank spaces on the global data map. A paper by my colleague Umar Serajuddin et al. (2015) describes this phenomenon as “ data deprivation”, finding that as of just a few years ago, 77 countries still lacked the data needed to adequately measure poverty.

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Battery storage Installation in Senegal. Preparation of tender documents and implementation support
Deadline: March 20th.

The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services
Deadline: March 24th.

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