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Meeting global aspirations requires all hands on deck: not only policymakers and investors, but also technologists and innovators. With only $1.5 trillion now being invested, this means that we will need to close an investment gap of $2.5 trillion every year until 2030 in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Meeting global aspirations requires all hands on deck not only policymakers and

Is technology a third lever for financing the SDGs?

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World Bank
World Bank
06/24/2017 at 10:45. Facebook
Ethiopia is a country that has shown incredible resilience in the face of harsh climate shocks. The country was able to reduce poverty by half in the past 20 years. Our Chief Executive Officer, Kristalina Georgieva shares why aid to fragile states is a duty not an option: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Ethiopia is a country that has shown incredible resilience in the face

Forgotten No More: Aid to Fragile States Is a Duty Not an Option

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Munsif Ali
World Bank
World Bank
06/23/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
There are now 2.5 billion smartphones in the world, for 5.5 billion population of age 14 years and older. Read how new information systems have the power to change how governments can effectively target their services. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
There are now 25 billion smartphones in the world for 55 billion

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Sam Ssekabira
World Bank
World Bank
06/23/2017 at 14:22. Facebook
Psychometric scoring measures characteristics of predictive risk by incorporating key behavioral traits of an applicant for the credit risk assessment. Amie Vaccaro, Product Marketing Manager and Julia Reichelstein, Digital Lead of the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) will address questions and present the results of the Equity Bank Africa case study, where the application was used for...
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Solademi Oladipo
World Bank
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06/23/2017 at 02:10. Facebook
Lao PDR’s economy is projected to continue to grow at 7% annually for the next 3 years, but the poor remain vulnerable to shocks.

Reforms to health sector financing can improve the health and financial security of the population: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Lao PDRs economy is projected to continue to grow at 7 annually

Lao PDR's Reforms Can Strengthen and Sustain Inclusive Growth

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Jean Santu
Faeen Sadia
Jean Santu
World Bank
World Bank
06/22/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Can we quench energy’s thirst in a water-smart way?

Understanding the interdependent relationship between water and energy and how they work together — the water-energy nexus — is critical to building more resilient and sustainable energy systems. Using South #Africa as a case study, a new report takes a look at energy planning at the country level, exploring how water-scarce countries can...
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Can we quench energy’s thirst in a watersmart way

Thirsty Energy: Water-Smart Energy Planning in South Africa

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Ally Mshamu
World Bank
World Bank
06/22/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
Do you want to work at the World Bank? The Young Professionals Program is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. On June 22nd at 9am ET, representatives from Human Resources as well as Young Professionals in the program will take your questions live! Visit the YPP website for application information: [ Wrld.bg Link ]. Before the live chat begins, ask your questions in...
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06/22/2017 at 07:13. Facebook
#AirPollution kills 5.5m people a year prematurely, or one in 10 people worldwide. It is the fourth leading cause of premature deaths worldwide behind smoking, diet and obesity. Additionally, #AirPollution costs the world trillions of dollars a year and severely impedes development in many countries. Dirty air was found to cost the UK $7.6bn a year, France $8.1bn and Germany $18bn. The World...
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AirPollution kills 55m people a year prematurely or one in 10 people
Sameer Unhale
World Bank
World Bank
06/21/2017 at 19:55. Facebook
Do you want to work at the World Bank? The Young Professionals Program is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

Tomorrow on June 22nd at 9am ET, representatives from Human Resources as well as Young Professionals in the program will take your questions live! Visit the YPP website for application information: [ Wrld.bg Link ]. Before the live chat begins, ask your...
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Young Professionals Program (YPP)

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Chisanga Kawele
Zachary Kago Gichohi
Mary Namukose Wanda
World Bank
World Bank
06/21/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Child marriage affects a girl’s education, her health, her children, and her community. The economic costs also high, a new report finds. Join us and @ICRWDC in a live, online discussion: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #CostsOfChildMarriage
Child marriage affects a girls education her health her children and her

New World Bank event: At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

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Simon Wanyonyi
World Bank
World Bank
06/21/2017 at 10:04. Facebook
#Lebanon holds more refugees per capita than any other country. By integrating Syrians into its public schools, the country almost doubled the size of its education system. How did they manage this? [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Lebanon holds more refugees per capita than any other country By integrating
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Hager Ahmed Alrefaey
World Bank
World Bank
06/21/2017 at 07:29. Facebook
How can cities be made more sustainable and resilient?
Home to 55 percent of the world’s population, cities contribute an astounding 80 percent of global GDP. Each year, urban areas are growing by an average of more than 75 million people and contributing to more than 70 percent of energy consumption and energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Their high density of people and assets –...
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John Evans
John Hawuory
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 23:57. Facebook
Financial networks are vital for delivering assistance during a humanitarian crisis, yet financial systems aren’t always prepared to handle a crisis or a large influx of displaced people. Being able to provide quality financial services during humanitarian crises can improve people’s resilience and help sustain livelihoods. [ Wrld.bg Link ] #WithRefugees
Financial networks are vital for delivering assistance during a humanitarian crisis yet

Financial inclusion for displaced people yields societal and economic benefits for all

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Yeye Marko
Lauri Poirier
Noman Redhwan
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 20:20. Facebook
How can sustainable tourism help boost local business & promote growth? The World Bank is hosting the “Tourism Knowledge Exchange 2017: Delivering on Inclusion Through Tourism” - an event rich in discussion about the importance of #sustainabletourism for more inclusive and stronger economic growth. Tune in on June 21st 10:00AM EST to follow the conversation LIVE [ Wrld.bg Link ] #tourism4dev
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John Evans
Muhammad Fiaz Gul
Shelby Carvalho
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 16:28. Facebook
For many of the millions of people forced by 21st century conflicts to flee their homeland, the move to another country may not be as temporary as they would wish, but long-term, even permanent. In Africa, countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, Niger and Cameroon all host large refugee populations. Learn more, here: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #WithRefugees

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For many of the millions of people forced by 21st century conflicts
Bayu Dwihanto Kuncahyono
Caalchis Aliyyii
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
Some key facts about forced displacement:

1. There are over 60 million internally displaced people or refugees worldwide
2. Most of the people affected are in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
3. To build resilience, we are working with host communities to support service delivery and rehabilitation of community infrastructure. Learn more [ Wrld.bg Link ] #WithRefugees #WorldRefugeeDay
Some key facts about forced displacement:

Forced Displacement

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Richard Goode
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 13:44. Facebook
Important numbers to know this World Refugee Day #WithRefugees
Daniel Němeček
Scott Amos
Icey Ayusha
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 07:16. Facebook
Did you know that 22.5 million refugees were reported worldwide at the end of 2016, half of which were children? #Climatechange, #naturaldisasters and other risks are causing more instability. Thanks to our partners and their contributions to our IDA fund, the @WorldBank is doubling resources to address fragility, conflict and violence as well as the root causes of these risks before they...
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06/20/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
Women in the Middle East and North #Africa region have made a lot of progress in education and health over the last two decades. Unfortunately, conflict is threatening to undo all this success.

Countries must strengthen state institutions that protect women to ensure that women remain a key player in the rehabilitation process in conflict areas: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #WorldRefugeeDay
Women in the Middle East and North Africa region have made a

Conflicts May Threaten Gains Made to Date by Women in the Middle East & North Africa

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John Evans
Jashim Mazumder
Neetu Kumari
World Bank
World Bank
06/20/2017 at 02:10. Facebook
A new credit of US$38.6 million will help Lao PDR establish the foundations to strengthen environmental protection and resilience to climate change in the country. Find out more here: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
A new credit of US386 million will help Lao PDR establish the

Lao PDR to Adopt Green Growth, with World Bank Support

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