The 2019 World Development Report (WDR) will look at the changing landscape of work and explore the implications for future labor markets. Increasing automation, the rise of the gig economy, and shifts in global trade and investment, as well as demographic change and urbanization, are all shaping demand and supply for different skillsets. The Report will analyze the impact of these forces, showcase data on returns to experience, and consider how individuals, companies and governments can respond. Consultations will open in February 2018 upon release of the briefing materials. More information will be posted on the Consultation Hub in the coming weeks.
Consultations for Solomon Islands Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2018-2023
The World Bank Group has launched a preparation process for its new partnership framework with Solomon Islands. The process involves consultations with different stakeholders, including the government, civil society academia, donor partners and the private sector, to exchange views on the country’s development opportunities and how the World Bank Group can help address them.
Share Your Views
The World Bank Group is currently refining its new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Solomon Islands for July 1 2018 to June 30, 2023. The CPF will guide the Group’s program for the country and gauge its effectiveness in boosting shared prosperity.
The main purpose of the Solomon Islands CPF is to support Solomon islands in enhancing its economic resilience through inclusive growth while considering economic geography and state fragility. The CPF will selectively support Solomon Islands’ Medium-Term Development Plan: 2016-2020 and incorporate key elements of the Systematic Country Diagnostic.
The central government and relevant line ministries were closely consulted with during the drafting of the first version of the CPF and follow up consultations have included bilateral meetings and wider roundtable consultations with civil society organizations and academia, donors, provincial government, ministers, and the private sector. These discussions are an important part of the formulation of the final version of the CPF and the online consultation is the final element of the consultation process.
The objective of the online consultation is to seek broader feedback and comments from all interested parties, locally and internationally, on the presentation of the CPF (attached in the MATERIALS section on the right). We expect to hear views from various groups and individuals to finalize the document and make it more relevant for the country, as well as to use these views as an instrument to measure progress in achieving our objectives in the country.
Some questions to consider in your feedback:
Are the CPF objectives adequate?
Are the identified risks to the CPF implementation adequate?
What role should the World Bank Group play in supporting Solomon Islands’ development?
Are the CPF proposed areas of engagement appropriate?
What should the WBG do differently?
Please send your comments, questions or suggestions to Alison Ofotalau, Operations Analyst with the World Bank, Solomon Islands at firstname.lastname@example.org.