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Globally 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted each year! Read this post to learn how we can help end food waste:

Campaign Art: Food Waste
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yesterday at 18:23. Facebook
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is currently at the World Economic Forum where he is sharing his vision for investing in early childhood development (ECD) and the economic benefits associated with it:
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yesterday at 11:37. Facebook
The Zambia mineral value chain is complex - but even complex systems can have simple solutions. Thanks to the Minerals Value Chain Monitoring Project (MVCMP), Zambia is using new solutions to better leverage its mineral wealth: [ Link ]

Innovative solutions for resource mobilization in Zambia
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01/17/2017 at 19:37. Facebook
While sovereign wealth funds (SWF) have a limited role in climate finance and green investment, some countries are pondering whether their SWFs should be more pro-active in green finance? [ Link ]

Will Sovereign Wealth Funds Go Green?
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01/17/2017 at 15:53. Facebook
#Africa's population could reach up to 2 billion people by 2050. Can rapid population growth be good for economic development? [ Link ]
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01/16/2017 at 22:22. Facebook
What makes you happy? Go ahead and share with UNFPA!
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01/16/2017 at 11:58. Facebook
43% of children under 5 living in low and middle-income countries are underdeveloped due to extreme poverty and stunting. Business leaders have called investments in early childhood “the social, moral, and economic imperative of our time.” Here’s why investing in #EarlyYears and economic prosperity are fundamentally linked. [ Link ]
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01/15/2017 at 19:26. Facebook
We are already on board to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Eight of those goals are underpinned by finance, but none can be reached if the global financial system is in turmoil. Read how climate change, migration, correspondent banking and cybercrime are putting unprecedented and unforeseen pressures on global financial markets: [ Link ]

Envisioning the global financial system in a decade
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01/14/2017 at 19:12. Facebook
Extreme weather events have made #agriculture a victim of #climatechange, but it is also part of the problem, accounting for 19 to 29% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

More than ever, financial investments are needed to boost the sector’s resilience, but where will the money come from? Here are some possible solutions through climate finance: [ Link ]

Making climate finance work in agriculture
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01/14/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Ending extreme poverty means limiting entry barriers for individuals and community livelihood groups to access skills, technology, finance, and technical assistance to promote self-employment -- Like this success story from #Nepal: [ Link ]

For the differently abled by a differently abled – an inspiration from Tamil Nadu, India
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01/13/2017 at 14:50. Facebook
In 2013 2114, about 80% of female employed workers in #Afghanistan were unpaid family workers. We believe that Agriculture is one of the surest ways of lifting women in this country, out of poverty. Learn how we are working with the government to change that:

For rural Afghan women, agriculture holds the potential for better jobs
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01/12/2017 at 19:21. Facebook
Our 2017 Global Economic Prospects report shows that this year, global growth will rise to 2.7% from post-crisis low of 2.3% as #commodity exporters improve -- but for many emerging, developing economies, weak investment weighs on growth prospects. Find out why in the report, here: [ Link ]
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01/12/2017 at 11:08. Facebook
Here are some indicators of poverty:

1. Nutrition
2. Child Mortality
3. Years of School

Read the rest, here---> [ Link ]

#2 from 2016: The 2016 Multidimensional Poverty Index was launched last week. What does it say?
One of the key challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Congo is limited access to finance and lower education rates.

Read what it means to be a female entrepreneur in this country: [ Link ]

What Does It Mean to Be a Woman Entrepreneur in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Southern Africa has been hit by its worst drought in 35 years. An estimated 32 million people are food insecure.

Learn how cash transfer programs are being used to respond to the effects of the drought – providing health and education services to families and supporting a sustainable recovery: [ Link ]

Safety Nets Are Becoming Game Changers in Disaster Response in Southern Africa
Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy commodity exporters.
Get more details in our January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report:---> [ Link ]

Global Economic Prospects
It’s time to transform the way people move in cities. How can we transform transportation to create a sustainable future? Learn about sustainable mobility by tuning in to #TTDC17. Watch LIVE Thursday & Friday: [ Link ]

New World Bank event: Transforming Transportation 2017 | Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All
Protecting our water sources brings a wealth of benefits such as improving the health and well-being of 1 billion people. See other benefits, below:

Protecting our water sources brings a wealth of benefits
Introducing: TCdata360 -- an initiative of the World Bank Group's Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, which helps countries achieve our twin goals, ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, through rapid and broad-based economic growth, centered on strong contributions from the private sector. Check it out, below:

TCdata360 - Open Trade and Competitiveness Data
Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development? This 5-week MOOC brings together a diverse range of experts to provide a comprehensive overview of citizen engagement. Enroll in this course for FREE to learn how citizens can engage in both policymaking and public service delivery. Course starts on February 7: [ Link ]