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  •      Bank Operational Summaries

    Early information on projects from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, & the African Development Bank
    Monitor opportunities in the pipeline – from conceptualisation through financing and approval – by tracking projects organised by region, country and sector. Summaries are updated monthly for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and quarterly for the African Development Bank, and made available to subscribers here.


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    • Empowering Women Through Procurement: Moving Beyond the 1%


      On 24 March 2017, UN Development Business,
      in association with the Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network (CBW), hosted its third annual panel discussion on procurement and women's economic empowerment, during the 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. See more here.




    • 15 May - 16 May 2017, Abuja, Nigeria
      Are you engaged with infrastructure projects in energy, power, transport, telecommunications, natural resources or heavy industries? Then you cannot afford to miss Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)  high-level summit in Abuja. The event will provide an invaluable platform to public and private sector players to convene, interact, exchange inside knowledge, view opportunities, review recent success stories, study innovative solutions and chart the way forward. 




    • SEMINARIO-TALLER: POLITICA ENERGETICA
      PARA EL DESARROLLO SUSTENABLE
      Y EL USO DEL MODELO LEAP

      5 - 16 June 2017, Bariloche, Argentina

      Organizado por el Departamento de Energía de la Fundación Bariloche (IDEE/FB) y con el apoyo del Stockholm Environment Institute SEI-US, permitirá a los participantes ampliar sus conocimientos en el campo de la política energética y aprender a utilizar el modelo LEAP. Abierto a participantes de todo el mundo y el mismo será dictado en idioma español.

      Informes, Inscripción y solicitud de Formularios (de inscripción y beca): Enviar e-mail a: idee@fundacionbariloche.org.ar, antes del 2 de Mayo de 2017.

      IDEE/FB http://www.fundacionbariloche.org.ar / LEAP-SEI-US http://www.energycommunity.org/



    • INVITATION TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR
      Seminars on the new Procurement Framework
      Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)

      As part of the implementation of the World Bank's new Procurement Framework, the Bank is hosting a series of seminars for the private sector. These focus on the practical implementation of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, the new procurement documents, and enhanced procurement processes. A schedule of the seminars will be posted on the World Bank website soon.

      For more details, click here.




    • Access New Projects from AIIB on
      UN Development Business


      We are excited to announce new project opportunities from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are now accessible through UN Development Business.

      With a current membership of 57 countries, the AIIB is a modern knowledge-based institution focusing on the development of infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia, including energy and power, transportation and telecommunications, rural infrastructure and agricuclture development, water supply and sanitation, environmental protection, urban development and logistics.

      Please visit www.aiib.org for more information.


    • CGDF
      The Corporate Governance Development Framework
      has a new website serving
      as a platform for knowledge
      sharing and collaboration for development institutions.
      It is a reference point for the international financial community on corporate governance initiatives and achievements.

      Visit the site for information, case studies and training on governance practices.

      http://cgdevelopmentframework.com/


    • We Support WEPs
      Development Business supports the Women's Empowerment Principles,
      a joint initiative of the UN 
      Women
       and UN Global Compact providing guidance to businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

      Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasize the business case
      for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe. UN Development Business encourages all companies to sign the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs and implement the Principles throughout their business. For more info, please contact weps@unglobalcompact.org




    • Development Business (DB) has launched a strategic alliance with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with the goal of assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the global procurement marketplace. 

      For nearly 100 years the ICC has been the umbrella organization for many SMEs, mobilising them in a collaborative manner and guiding them to manage the disruptions in the global economy. 

      With the debates on the post 2015 agenda gaining momentum and the primacy of SMEs in development achieving greater traction, this partnership will accelerate progress towards a better informed private sector which is well prepared to bid for public sector procurement. 


    • UN Development Business (DB)  has launched its collaboration with the Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network (CBW) , which as the lead organisation for women in business in the Commonwealth works with governments through the Commonwealth Secretariat and the private sector through the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and which is mandated to drive women's economic empowerment across 53 member nations. This comes at a critical juncture when the success of the MDGs is being assessed,  particularly, but not exclusively MDG number 3 which seeks to promote gender equality. At the same time it will further a UN priority of assisting SMEs in gaining a stronger foothold in the global procurement marketplace.  DB and the CBW are joining forces to expand its networks with the aim of making tangible/measurable inroads in 2015 and beyond. 

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      Development Business is pleased to announce its partnership with WEConnect International,  a corporate based non-governmental organization which identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.  This collaboration will serve a dual  purpose - Support Millennium Development Goal # 3 which  aims to PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN and  to assist in furthering  a UN priority of assisting  SMEs in the global procurement market.


    • The Inter-American Development Bank announces
      the twelve finalists for the 
      2015 Infrastructure 360º Awards

      The IDB Private Sector Infrastructure Sustainability Awards, or the Infrastructure 360° Awards, seek to identify, assess and reward sustainable infrastructure investments made by the private sector and public-private partnerships in the IDB´s 26 borrowing member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
      Read more


    • MakingIt: Industry for Development Issue 20

      While the world can celebrate many successes since the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs, there still remain remarkable differences between and within countries, regions and societies.  Experiences continue to show that integrating women and youth into the mainstream lead to greater living standards and social cohesion.

      The current issue analyses the many challenges to shared prosperity and provides recommendations for  long-term sustainable development.


    • The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of world economic, social and environmental issues. Since 1962 it has been keeping policy makers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data.  
      To read more, click here.


    • Bidding for public sector contracts? Please answer a few questions and share your experience and challenges. Your feedback will help us improve our services.


    • The World Bank's Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level.


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