World Bank India
01/20/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
Tradition demands that in the month of January of the new year, we once again take the opportunity to celebrate India's continued progress on the path of economic prosperity. Here, through this calendar, we are sharing some aspects of the varied work that we at the #WorldBank participate in across India's diverse setting.
Do download, share and use the World Bank Calendar 2017. We look...
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01/20/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Deadline Alert!
The World Bank Group has launched a recruitment drive aimed at attracting qualified candidates to fill positions in selected areas as Energy and extractives (Power Sector Policy/Strategy)
Tomorrow is the last date to apply: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

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World Bank India
01/19/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
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The next World Development Report which will be out in 2018 is about ‘Realizing the Promise of Education for Development’. If you are passionate about education then do send your insights and share this poll with friends: [ Poll.fm Link ]

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WDR 2018: Poll #5: Who most influenced your career choice and progress? (poll 9635544)

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World Bank India
01/18/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
"As India moves towards more cooperative & competitive federalism the use of information portals like #ShaGun, where states can learn from each other, will become the norm." said Junaid Ahmad, Country Director of World Bank India at the launch of the #ShaGun web portal today. [ Ssaindia-gov.in Link ]

Shagun

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World Bank India
01/18/2017 at 06:32. Facebook
Today, Minister Prakash Javadekar to launch the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’s SHAGUN website in a short while. We supported the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (MHRD) to develop #SSAShagun, an online platform for monitoring Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
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World Bank India
01/17/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Across the state of #Gujarat, the government’s Green Schools initiative is now giving students hands-on experience in nurturing the environment. Students learn the basic concepts of science by growing a variety of plants, creating conditions for birds to flourish, monitoring water quality, segregating waste, and boosting natural light and ventilation to keep buildings cool - all through simple...
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01/17/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
Did you know that only 27 out of 100 women are employed in the labor force in India? Without greater participation in education and employment, it will be difficult for #India to realize its development goals. Read how the World Bank is supporting the Government of India in its endeavor to educate India’s children: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #SSAShagu

Educating India’s Children

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01/16/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
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US$ 48 million credit agreement signed today will improve the quality of health care services for over 500 communities in #Nagaland. This new project will empower village health committees to deliver better health service delivery across the state and strengthen existing health systems and public health facilities. Read more: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Project Signing: Over 500 communities to Benefit from US$ 48 Million Nagaland Health Project

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World Bank India
01/16/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Did you know Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) caters to over 200 million children living in over a million habitations across #India, making it one of the largest elementary education programs in the world? Find out more about our support to this initiative: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #SSAShagun

My New Life: Primary Education for All in India

http://www.worldbank.org/india - In rural Rajasthan in Northern India, girls traditionally stayed at home and were sometimes married off when they are young....

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World Bank India
01/15/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Over 98% of India’s children now have access to a primary school within 1 kilometer of their home. Read more about our work which is helping to educate India’s children: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #SSAShagun

Educating India’s Children

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As we embark 2017, seven #ClimateAction stories can inspire us to help move all towards a greener future [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Climate Action Stories Worth Telling

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Sustainable mobility has great potential to boost prosperity and combat climate change.
Join Transforming Transportation 2017 to discuss how we can make clean, safe, and accessible transport a reality. live.worldbank.org/transforming-transportation-2017

New World Bank event: Transforming Transportation 2017 | Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All

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Today, 85 percent of Mysuru’s public buses arrive and depart within five minutes of scheduled time. Incident of bus stop skipping are down from five to one per bus per trip. And this is possible because of a World Bank supported Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s Intelligent Transport System.
This system received the National e-Governance Gold Award for 2016-17 this week. [ Wrld.bg...
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Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation wins gold award for e-governance - Times of India

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Did you know the transport sector currently accounts for 23% of energy-related carbon emissions--equivalent to 7.3 gigatons of CO2 globally in 2013—and it ranks among the fastest growing sources of such emissions?
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Follow the moving carbon: A strategy to mitigate emissions from transport

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If climate solutions exist and climate threats are dire, why aren’t these solutions being deployed at scale with the requisite urgency?
This #blog delves deeper into one key challenge: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Scaling innovation for climate change

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Led by #India, the automotive industry in South Asia has the potential to create more jobs and growth, provided the region increases its productivity and invest more in innovation and research and development (R&D). Learn how #IndiaCompetes: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

The Automotive Sector Can Transform South Asia Economically

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The World Bank Group has launched a recruitment drive aimed at attracting qualified and diverse candidates to fill positions in selected areas such as Social Urban, Rural and Resiliency.
Apply here by Jan. 21: [ Bit.ly Link ] #jobs

Jobs - World Bank Group Recruitment Drive

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What issues will help shape global development in #India and beyond in 2017?
From climate change to sustainable urbanization, these 12 stories may give you some idea: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

A year of building sustainable communities in 12 stories

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Looking for a scholarship to fund your Master's Degree?

Then check out the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program which offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs spanning a wide array of development topics at universities in U.S., Africa and Japan.

For more information: [ Worldbank.org Link ]

World Bank Scholarships Program

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We are looking for your inputs!
The next World Development Report which will be out in 2018 is about ‘Realizing the Promise of Education for Development’. If you are passionate about education then do send your insights and share this poll with friends: [ Poll.fm Link ]

PS: We will be posting a series of polls for WDR2018 and will look forward to your responses.

WDR 2018: Poll #4: What was the biggest challenge you faced in obtaining your Bachelors or Masters-level educational qualification? (poll 9621233)

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