The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The bank is based in Washington, D.C. and provided around $61 billion in loans and assistance to "developing" and transition countries in the 2014 fiscal year. The bank's stated mission is to achieve the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity. Its five organizations are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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  • Deliver Safe, Clean Water for Africa

    Many water utilities are working hard to expand access, but most haven’t kept up with the growing demand or the maintenance on aging infrastructure. Leaving only a third of urban residents with piped water to their homes. Increasing access to a safe water supply will require more investment in utility infrastructure, while improving the capacity to operate and maintain services. Invest in water ut...

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  • Step into the Future of Climate Finance with #Innovate4Climate

    If you want to be part of the future of climate finance, join us in Barcelona for the #Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week from May 22-25. Discover how the best global minds from the private sector, governments, finance, and technology are working together to accelerate Climate Action: http://wrld.bg/LSU9309J4GF Join the conversation on Twitter by using the #Innovate4Climate hashtag and fo...

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  • Solar Water Pumping 101 - How to Protect Solar Panels from Theft

    Solar water pumping provides clean and safe drinking water in a sustainable and efficient way. But one of the concerns for solar pumping has been losing the solar panels to thieves. On World Water Day, let’s share some ways to protect your solar panels from theft so that you can continue enjoying the benefits of solar pumping. Know more: http://www.worldbank.org/solarpumping

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  • Voices from the Heart of the Forest: Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Speak About REDD+

    Local communities are among a forest’s most important stewards. For indigenous and forest-dependent peoples, these ecosystems mean food, livelihoods and, sometimes, a path out of poverty. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, known as REDD+, which provides incentives for developing countries to protect their standing forests, is one example of how countries can protect nat...

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  • Visualizing Price Levels, Standards of Living and Size of Economies in One Chart

    The video provides a tutorial to help understand a multidimensional comparison between GDP, GDP per capita, and price levels of world economies based on the 2011 results of the International Comparison Program (ICP). The ICP is a worldwide statistical initiative led by the World Bank under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Commission, with the main objective of providing comparable pr...

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  • Old: The January 2017 Global Economic Prospects forecasts a subdued recovery in 2017 after the weakest year since the financial crisis. The pickup in growth is expected to come from the receding of obstacles that have recently held back growth among commodity exporters, and from solid domestic demand in commodity importers.  Major emerging economies—including Russia and Brazil—are anticipated to recover from recession as commodity prices bottom out.

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  • In Hot Water: Adapting to Climate Change in Kiribati

    Rainwater harvesting systems can provide safer and more reliable access to water for many people in Kiribati. This is just one of the activities being rolled out through the Kiribati Adaptation Program to help local communities better prepare themselves for the impacts of climate change. Tags: East Asia and Pacific, Kiribati, Pacific Islands, water, water access, water systems, rain, rainwater, ra...

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  • REDD+ Mozambique: Empowering Rural Communities Towards Sustainable Forest Management

    With 70% of forest cover, Mozambique has promoted a system of forest concessions, community management and forest governance. Charcoal is still produced from native forests, leading to immense pressure on natural resources, and way beyond its regeneration capacity. It has proven effort on how to make the forest sector contribute to its national development plans, help grow the economies, reduce ru...

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  • REDD+ Republic of Congo: Engaging Communities in Sustainable Forest Management Brings Benefits

    The Republic of Congo is highly dependent on forest resources for livelihoods. Despite being the second most valuable natural resource after oil, forests contribution to the national economy is relatively low. Deforestation and degradation rates, although low by international standards, have been rising rapidly in recent years. They are predicted to accelerate further as the country attempts to de...

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  • India: Mysuru's SMART Public Bus Transport for Livable Cities

    The city of Mysuru in Karnataka, India is successfully using new technology to transform its city bus services into a modern, safe, and efficient system, making it attractive for commuters to use public transport. The Intelligent Transport System (ITS) uses GPS enabled mini-computers to monitor the speed and coordinates of each of the 400+ city buses and also allows passengers to track their arri...

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  • Mapping Zanzibar Using Low-Cost Drones

    The Zanzibar mapping initiative is creating a high resolution map of the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, over 2300 km2, using low-cost drones instead of satellite images or manned planes. The Zanzibar Commission for Lands will use the maps for better planning, land tenure and environmental monitoring.

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  • Swaziland: Supporting the Country's Bravest Little Citizens

    The families of orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland will soon be able to access a social assistance grant to help them meet their basic needs. The Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Cash Transfer Pilot, is the first program of it’s kind in Swaziland that’s dedicated to supporting these little citizens as they grow up, from infancy to adulthood. The government of Swaziland will use t...

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  • New Digital Scorecard Shows Results and Performance Indicators of World Bank Group

    An overview of the new digital World Bank Group Corporate Scorecard, measuring results in long-term development outcomes, countries, and operational/organizational effectiveness, along with ties to the Sustainable Development Goals. Easily access key data on 70+ indicators that track our work. See the World Bank Group Corporate Scorecard: http://scorecard.worldbankgroup.org/ Read the blog: http:/...

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  • Cameroon: Incentivizing Hospitals to Improve Maternal and Child Health Care

    Cameroon’s Northwest region has some of the worst health and poverty outcomes in the country. Since 2011, with financing from the Government, IDA – the World Bank’s Fund for the poorest countries, and others, Cameroon has been improving those outcomes with a program called Performance Based Financing (PBF). Building on that work, in 2017, with the support of the Global Financing Facility (GFF), Ca...

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  • مباشر مع بابسي: رحلة في اليوم الدولي للمرأة

    تعالوا معنا في جولة افتراضية في البرازيل وغرب أفريقيا ومنغوليا للتعرف عن قرب على عالم المرأة هناك، بمشاركة المدير الأول بشأن المساواة بين الجنسين بالبنك الدولي، كارين جرون، وبابسي بابلان ماريانو. لماذا لم تترجم زيادة التعليم للنساء إلى فرص عمل مجزية، وما هي التحديات التي تواجهها النساء اللواتي يرغبن في دخول سوق العمل، وتلك التي تواجهن بالفعل، وكيف يمكن للرجال المساعدة في تمكين النساء؟ اكتشفوا في ه...

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  • Unleashing the Power of the Internet in Europe and Central Asia

    Today, the Internet is creating new opportunities for individuals and businesses across the globe. However, not everyone is benefitting equally. According to the Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia report, this need not be the case. If the right set of policies are established, digital dividends have the potential to be the driving force of...

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  • Le retour des abeilles

    A Adjingré, localité paysanne au centre du Togo, de nouvelles techniques apicoles protègent l'environnement et boostent l’activité des apiculteurs. Le miel se révèle beaucoup plus productif que toutes les autres cultures, ce qui encourage les paysans. Jadis, Koffi Anwi cultivait un champ de maïs qui lui rapportait 75 000 F CFA par an. Aujourd'hui, un bidon de miel de 25 litres se vend pour la même...

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  • L’anchois péruvien : vers une pêche plus responsable

    Le Pérou est le plus grand producteur de farine de poisson au monde. L'anchois péruvien – ou anchoveta – est utilisé pour produire la farine de poisson qui alimente les secteurs de l’élevage de bétail et de l’aquaculture. Ce petit poisson joue un rôle important pour de nombreuses communautés dans le monde. La réforme de la pêche à l'anchoveta, soutenu par la Banque mondiale depuis 2009, a mis un t...

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  • The Return of the Bees

    In Adjingré, a rural village in the center of Togo, new apiculture techniques are protecting the environment and increasing the harvest of beekeepers. Beekeeping has become more lucrative than other forms of agriculture, which has fueled the determination of farmers. Koffi Anwi used to cultivate a cornfield that produced 75 000 francs CFA per year. Today, he can sell a 25 liter jerry can of honey ...

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  • PabsyLive : la Journée internationale des femmes

    Rejoignez Pabsy et Caren Grown, chargée des questions liées à l’égalité des sexes à la Banque mondiale, et découvrez le quotidien de femmes au Brésil, en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Mongolie. Comment expliquer que les progrès en matière d’accès à l’éducation ne se traduisent pas par une hausse de l’emploi chez les femmes et une augmentation de leur salaire moyen ? Quels sont les défis auxquels les fe...

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  • Pabsy en vivo: Diario de viaje sobre el Día Internacional de la Mujer

    Únete a nuestra gira virtual al mundo de las mujeres y el empleo en Brasil, África Occidental y Mongolia al tiempo que conversamos con la Directora senior para cuestiones de género del Banco Mundial, Caren Grown y nuestra vlogger, Pabsy Pabalan-Mariano. Averigüe por qué ser una mujer más educada no necesariamente se traduce en mejores salarios y empleos y también sobre los retos que enfrentan ...

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  • PabsyLive: 国际妇女节虚拟之旅

    与世界银行负责性别平等事务的卡伦·格朗局长和主持人帕西一起来对巴西、西非和蒙古做一次虚拟之旅,走进女性的世界与工作,了解为什么女性教育水平提高了,却不能转化为更多、更好、工资更高的工作,了解女性进入职场面临的挑战,了解男性怎样能够帮助推动女性赋权。 #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

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