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#Brazil has been battling a deep recession since 2015. The effects of the ongoing economic crisis are becoming apparent, with #poverty rates recently rising for the first time in a decade. As the country works to reignite its engines of growth, our recent study shows that social assistance programs like Bolsa Família could be transformed to be a social #safetynet to help many Brazilians stay...
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Protecting the “New Poor” During Brazil’s Economic Crisis
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Ensuring adequate nutrition prenatally and in the first two years of life helps to maximize a child’s intelligence and brain development and enable them do better in adult life. Learn how Jawtno Program is helping improve nutrition and cognitive development for over one million poor children in Bangladesh: [ Link ]
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yesterday at 03:10. Facebook
Over 90% of the poor in #Cambodia live in the countryside. There, only 37% of these communities have access to sanitation, while 44% have access to clean water.

Improving access in these areas would have a huge impact – which is why the country recently made improving basic service deliveries a key development priority: [ Link ]

Enhancing the Quality of Public Service Delivery in Cambodia
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02/26/2017 at 19:56. Facebook
Tech​nology​ is ​changing the landscape of today's workforce. What can governments do to prepare for an​ age of ​automation in the job market? [ Link ]
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02/26/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
Have a little time on your hands? Here's a video playlist you can binge watch this weekend!

Interested in stories on development? These projects from #China, #Kenya and #Palestine are changi
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02/26/2017 at 11:20. Facebook
In 2013, deaths linked to #airpollution cost the world $225 billion in lost #labor income, alone. It's an economic issue, too [ Link ]
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02/25/2017 at 18:29. Facebook
After spending 27 years at the World Bank a just-retired Senior Director, Gloria Grandolini, reflects on why it is important for young people to be passionate about international development.

Keep the passion
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02/25/2017 at 17:17. Facebook
Security of land tenure helps create #jobs & reduce #poverty. See how #Myanmar improves governance for prosperity: [ Link ]
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02/24/2017 at 20:41. Facebook
Automation is hitting jobs across different sectors and pay grades. Is this the end of work as we know it?

Replacing work with work: New opportunities for workers cut out by automation?
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02/24/2017 at 03:10. Facebook
How does a country go from having major infrastructure problems and high illiteracy, to building a high-income economy in 50 years?

Watch our East Asia and Pacific Vice President, Victoria Kwakwa share how #Singapore did it:
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02/23/2017 at 19:58. Facebook
Can a soap opera change lives or even save lives? A study in we did in #Nigeria has found that young people who watch MTV Shuga are twice as likely to get tested for HIV and 14% less likely to have more than one sex partner at a time.

Plus, infections of the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia dropped by 58% in young women who took part in the study. The show was developed by the MTV...
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02/23/2017 at 10:53. Facebook
In order to defend ourselves against outbreaks, we have to think about financing pandemic preparedness. This post has some useful tips--->[ Link ]

The first line of defense against outbreaks is to finance pandemic preparedness at a national level
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02/22/2017 at 20:24. Facebook
What's the impact of private sector investments on jobs?
Let’s Work -- a global partnership of over 30 organizations, is piloting tools that can help Development Finance Institutions answer this question. Read about it here:
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Understanding value chains to drive job growth
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02/22/2017 at 11:10. Facebook
Small informal buses carry millions of people every day in developing countries, but are often criticized for being confusing, unsafe, and contributing significantly to air pollution and congestion.
While attempts to formalize bus services have met limited success, we are now witnessing a different, more organic kind of change driven by readily available technology such as mobile phones and...
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02/22/2017 at 02:30. Facebook
Did you know that Islamic finance can help end extreme poverty, enhance shared prosperity, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Because Islamic finance advocates for fair distribution of income and wealth it can help reduce worldwide income inequality, and it can also help bring access to financial services to people who are currently excluded. Our new report with the Islamic...
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02/21/2017 at 10:59. Facebook
#Bangladesh has one of the highest prevalence of malnutrition in the world. Thanks to a new program, we’ll help 600,000 young mothers and more than a million children receive proper prenatal care, counseling and nutrition information: [ Link ] #ProsperBangladesh #stopstunting
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02/21/2017 at 02:29. Facebook
Inspiring story of how we all can defy gender stereotypes, via ONE

Female scientist defies gender stereotypes to fight malaria in Kenya
Over the past decade and a half, #Africa has experienced rapid economic growth. But the share of manufacturing in GDP has stagnated. Can the continent grow its manufacturing sector and create jobs -- What do you think? Now read what we think---> [ Link ]

Can Africa grow its manufacturing sector & create jobs?
We want to hear from YOU: What data and research does your country need to achieve its development goals? Our chief economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack, will answer to your questions in a Facebook live on @WorldBankAfrica, Feb 22, at 10:30 AM (ET).

Leave us your questions and comments below for a chance to have them answered! Use #AfricaKnowledgeFest if you are on Twitter.
Innovations in information and communication technologies have fundamentally changed the nature of work and created new digital job opportunities in South Asia and beyond. So what are the relevant training and learning opportunities to get started in the digital economy? [ Link ]

The ABCs of digital jobs in South Asia