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yesterday at 15:44. Facebook
Rarely is there a free ride when it comes to financial sector development. Join World Bank Lead Economist in Europe and Central Asia, David Gould, as he explores ways in which countries can manage trade-offs in economic development with help from his latest report, "Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia." Learn more: [ Wrld.bg Link ] ...
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yesterday at 03:10. Facebook
How are children growing up around the world, and what are their obstacles to achieving their full potential?

In Northern Lao PDR, we followed young children to find out the challenges they face in their early years. Get the findings in our snapshot series here: bit.ly/2gx14vs
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12/05/2016 at 21:15. Facebook
Worldwide, natural disasters claimed 1.3 million lives between 1992 and 2012, with earthquakes accounting for 60% of disaster deaths in low- and middle-income countries. The good news is that most of those deaths can be prevented.

Let’s build the infrastructure that no hurricane can erase

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12/05/2016 at 11:21. Facebook
Local governments are getting creative in using technology to reach out to and engage with their citizens. Read about this example: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Speak up, citizens of La Paz! Barrios de Verdad is listening

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12/04/2016 at 11:41. Facebook
Learn about a new project that will help generate electricity in #Ghana in 2017 and provide approximately 10% of the country's total capacity. [ Wrld.bg Link ]

To skip or not to skip (the grid): larger and smaller energy PPPs

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12/03/2016 at 11:01. Facebook
What are the average number of students per teacher? Take a look: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Chart: What are the Average Number of Students per Teacher?

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12/03/2016 at 02:48. Facebook
Women who marry before they are 18 have a higher chance of experiencing domestic violence. More and better laws protecting girls and women from child marriage and domestic violence are needed worldwide: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #16days #WomenBizLaw

Women, Business and the Law - Creating Economic Opportunity for Women - World Bank Group

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World Bank
12/02/2016 at 18:39. Facebook
What does innovation, inclusion, resilience and opportunity look like around the world? For the 11th year, @CGAP Photo Contest winners offer a striking perspective through photography. Take a look: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

CGAP - 2016 CGAP Photo Contest

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World Bank
12/02/2016 at 11:39. Facebook
Public procurement is the process of purchasing goods, services or works by the public sector. Can it be used as a policy tool to make markets more competitive, and thus improve the quality of government services? [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Is public procurement a rich country’s policy?

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Since 1970, #Africa has experienced more than 2,000 natural disasters, with just under half taking place in the last decade. This is how we can make the continent resilient:

On the road to resilience: Reducing disaster and climate risk in Africa

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World Bank
12/02/2016 at 03:10. Facebook
Early childhood is the most important phase in life. It helps determine the health, well-being, behavior and professional achievements of children when they become adults.

In Northern Lao PDR, where we monitored a group of children, early development is undermined because of a lack of basic services. This is how we’re addressing it: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Snapshots of Early Childhood Education in Northern Lao PDR

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World Bank
12/01/2016 at 20:04. Facebook
Violence against women and girls (#VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to the equal participation of women and men in international development. Learn how the World Bank Group is working to address this global epidemic.
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12/01/2016 at 19:01. Facebook
Indigenous Peoples in LAC experience poverty levels more than twice those found among other Latin Americans, and they are 10% to 25% less likely to have access to piped water and 26% less likely to have access to improved sanitation.

Learn how we are helping to close the water supply and sanitation coverage gap in LAC’s Indigenous communities:
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Reaching the last mile in Latin America and the Caribbean: How to provide sustainable water supply and sanitation to Indigenous Peoples

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12/01/2016 at 11:24. Facebook
Climate change, natural disasters, forced displacement… Our cities are facing unprecedented risks of stresses and shocks, and leaving them undressed is a sure way to drive tens of millions urban dwellers into extreme poverty. What can cities do? Here are 3 new ways to make our cities more climate-smart, resilient and sustainable for all: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

COP 22: Three New Ways to Help Cities Reach Their Climate Goals

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12/01/2016 at 06:45. Facebook
As South #Africa moves forward on the progressive path of “HIV treatment for all” and rolls out differentiated chronic care models, data science and data systems engineering can play a transformative role in making it happen. Applying innovative data solutions to tracking the HIV response can help mitigate shortfalls. [ Wrld.bg Link ] #WorldAIDSDay

Using viral load and CD4 data to track the HIV response in South Africa

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World Bank
12/01/2016 at 03:10. Facebook
Cambodians are working hard to improve their country. So what do they wish for the most?

Hear the voices of every day Cambodians as they discuss ways to end poverty and share prosperity widely throughout the country. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
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11/30/2016 at 19:26. Facebook
Did you know 70% of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities? Here are 3 new ways that can help cities promote low-carbon, climate-smart growth: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

COP 22: Three New Ways to Help Cities Reach Their Climate Goals

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World Bank
11/30/2016 at 15:09. Facebook
Equal pay is one way we can make gender equality a reality, via United Nations Development Programme - UNDP
Population density is one of the most important statistics for development. See why keeping data on it matters:

What can you do with a high-resolution population map?

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11/30/2016 at 03:10. Facebook
The poor and disadvantaged often don’t own insurance and suffer the most when a disaster or family illness strikes. Most people in #Thailand are uninsured, even though the insurance market has been growing significantly faster than the GDP.

To help people have access to and gain awareness of the importance of insurance for their health and property, we’ve signed a new agreement with the Thai...
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