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The SDGs envision a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. This initiative in India helps the differently abled become self-employed and excel socially: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #RethinkDisability

For the differently abled by a differently abled – an inspiration from Tamil Nadu, India

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12/04/2016 at 15:30. 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
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12/03/2016 at 15:09. Facebook
Early childhood education (ECE) is one of the most cost-effective and equitable interventions, and is demonstrated to improve
school readiness which in turn leads to decreased dropout
and repetition rates, increase educational attainment and
improve learning outcomes. In the long term this leads to improved skills, increased labor force productivity and higher incomes.
New ECE series focus on...
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Snapshots of Early Childhood Education in Northern Lao PDR

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12/02/2016 at 15:23. Facebook
"Lend a Helping Hand" by Zay Yar Lin from Myanmar wins 2016 @CGAP Photo Contest Grand Prize. See the stunning gallery.

CGAP - 2016 CGAP Photo Contest

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12/01/2016 at 22:38. Facebook
HIV prevalence rates in Africa are stabilizing. Between 2001 and 2009, global funding for HIV/AIDS increased tenfold from US$1.6 billion to US$15.9 billion. And more than 5 million people in developing countries are receiving treatment. These encouraging developments bring with them a new set of concerns. Who will pay for the treatment? Is it sustainable? Is it affordable? This book sheds...
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The Fiscal Dimension of HIV/AIDS in Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, and Uganda

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11/30/2016 at 21:38. Facebook
Data are clear: building resilience of poor people helps foster unbreakable societies and economies.

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty

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11/29/2016 at 15:07. Facebook
Urbanization comes at a price, especially in an era of climate change and increased risk of natural disasters.The good news is that we have a window of opportunity to make cities and the urban poor more resilient. Over 60% of the land projected to become urban by 2030 is yet to be developed. Additionally, cities will need to build nearly one billion new housing units by 2060 to house a growing...
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Investing to make our cities more resilient to disasters and climate change

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Ensuring that women have the same economic opportunities by law and in practice is not only a basic human right, it makes economic sense. A recent study estimates that achieving equality in economic opportunities for women and men could spur $28 trillion in world GDP growth by 2025 – about the equivalent of the size of the Chinese and U.S. economies combined.

Why gender equality in doing business makes good economic sense

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Want to know how much progress has been made toward ending extreme poverty? Read our report. #PSP2016

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016

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The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository provides free and unrestricted access to 22,000+ books, articles, and reports. Start your research now! #openaccess

Open Knowledge Repository

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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Did you know, most countries do not have legislation criminalizing many forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG)? The #VAWGuide offers guidance on how to integrate VAWG prevention in a range of development projects. #16Days

Violence Against Women & Girls

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Many countries have made a lot of progress on easing business entry over the past decade, but did you know that business exit is an equally critical piece of the puzzle?

Read why a system that makes it easy for a business to enter AND exit the market is important.

Easy business exit is as important as easy business entry

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In February 2011, Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Department of Education began working with the World Bank to develop the READ PNG project: a K51.9 million (US$19.2 million) project to improve the teaching and learning of reading skills in PNG’s elementary and primary schools. Under the READ PNG program, teachers learn new skills to teach reading more effectively. The new training method has helped...
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Papua New Guinea: Better Teachers Make Better Students

Under the READ PNG program, teachers learn new skills to teach reading more effectively. The new training method has helped early years students read much be...

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There will be a modest increase in GDP growth in 2016 for countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Low oil and other commodity prices in the eastern half of the region, a decline in investment rates in the European Union, and ongoing structural challenges in all countries are hampering growth in the region and contributing to an increase in populism and polarization.The latest...
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ECA Economic Update

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Understanding that investing in young children can be a cost-effective strategy to promote a healthier, more productive population, the World Bank has been working for several decades with client governments to invest in early childhood development policies and programs. Around the world, young children are growing up in disadvantaged circumstances. In developing countries, nearly 40% of all...
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Investing in Early Childhood Development: Review of the World Bank’s Recent Experience

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How does your economy compare with 189 economies worldwide on #tax? This year, for the first time, 2017 Paying Taxes Report covers post-filing processes, such as tax refunds, tax audits and administrative tax appeals.

Paying Taxes: The Global Picture - Doing Business - World Bank Group

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Every year, we lose $520 billion due to natural disasters & gain 26 million poor people. We need to better reduce the poor's exposure to risk. Read how we can do that in our new report: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty

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Why is gender important for development in environments affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), in the context of your work? The increased vulnerability of women and girls in FCV and the entrenchment of norms and attitudes that contribute to violence and eat away at women’s autonomy are reasons why it is especially important to always bear in mind how FCV affects women and men,...
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Working to address gender-based violence in fragile situations | dev4peace

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An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new World Bank report helps international donors coordinate a better and more targeted response to combat poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking.

Analysis of International Funding to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Does the data we traditionally use on poverty, inequality and labor markets capture the full picture? Qualitative evidence from 9 countries in Europe and Central Asia shows that people’s perceptions are not always well aligned with quantitative indicators. Increased polarization and the role of factors beyond people’s control, such as connections and social norms, are at the heart of this...
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Voices of Europe and Central Asia: New Insights on Shared Prosperity and Jobs

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