Competitiveness for JET First Call for Proposals
22 grants have been selected for funding under Competitiveness for JET's first call for proposals. The 18 regional and 4 global grants span across Competitiveness for JET's four core themes and three cross-cutting themes of Gender, Digital, and Climate.
At the country and regional levels, the grants will support governments with private sector competitiveness related topics that advance the Jobs & Economic Transformation (JET) agenda, while also maintaining technical support in helping countries respond effectively to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic crisis. At the global level, Competitiveness for JET will support knowledge generation and research that will strengthen World Bank operational interventions.
- Promoting the growth of higher value-added industries in North Macedonia, improving the productivity of the existing businesses, and aligning sectors with the European Green Deal North Macedonia.
- Providing policy recommendations on key issues affecting trade performance, competitiveness, and insertion in global value chains in Ukraine
- Conducting a regional study on the relationship between technology adoption, productivity growth, and jobs for the design of productivity-enhancing COVID-19 responses in the ECA region.
- Designing business data management for agile policymaking and efficient regulatory delivery in Moldova.
- Enhancing the investment protection environment to increase investment retention and expansion to support the creation of a conducive investment climate in Iraq.
- Providing technical assistance in West Bank and Gaza to increase economic opportunities for IT service firms through improved market access for SMEs, promoting firm linkages and facilitating FDI.
- Providing analytical and advisory support to the Government to identify priority reforms that strengthen the business enabling environment in Lebanon.
- Catalyzing green competitiveness and environmentally friendly investments as a means for economic growth in Jordan.
- Promoting the use of technologies that both raise productivity and generate better jobs for more people, including lower-income, lower-skilled workers in Senegal.
- Backing the government’s national strategic framework for a more diversified and inclusive tourism sector and leveraging the potential of emerging blue economy opportunities in Cabo Verde.
- Laying the empirical and knowledge-based foundation for a comprehensive WBG supported program aimed at strengthening firm capabilities to participate in a new automated, streamlined and quality compliant international trade regime in Liberia.
- Promoting economic transformation and jobs through accelerated adoption of innovative digital technology, with a particular focus on women entrepreneurs in Comoros.
- Measuring firm-level technology adoption to understand constraints to innovation and productivity as key drivers of growth, structural transformation and job creation in Ethiopia.
- Assessing key binding constraints to private investment and growth in high value-adding goods and services sectors, with a specific focus on and constraints to firm technology adoption and investment climate in Mongolia.
- Supporting the improvement and acceleration of digital technology adoption among SMEs and the deployment of digital technology hubs for SMEs and priority sectors in Cambodia.
- Providing technical assistance to key elements of the reform agenda which is focused on recovery, growth and competitiveness in El Salvador.
- Advising the government on their private sector structural reform agenda to enable firms to enter, invest and compete on a level playing field, and unlocking new sources of green competitiveness in Ecuador.
- Informing public investments and promoting private investments in green recovery and growth in Peru.
- Supporting the development of analytical tools and providing policy advice on decarbonization, circular economy, green technologies, and green investments, globally.
- Sharpening guidance and expanding the evidence base on effective measures to support competitive and inclusive digital economies, globally.
- Generating knowledge for the World Bank clients and staff on operationalizing blockchain and tokenization of value chains to facilitate understanding of how decentralized internet can redefine peer-2-peer transactions and market power relations, globally.
- Supporting knowledge dissemination and peer-2-peer exchange in investment climate related topics including green competitiveness, digital economy and gender, globally.