Zimbabwe’s economy grew by 0.7% in 2016 despite the combined effect of the El Nino drought and domestic financial turmoil. Zimbabwe’s long-term growth prospects are positive, but to restore fiscal and debt sustainability the government must adopt policies that reduce the country-risk premium in international capital markets.
Zimbabwes economy grew by 07 in 2016 despite the combined effect of

Zimbabwe Economic Update: The State in the Economy

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Today is World Refugee Day. Globally, there are an estimated 65.3 million people who have fled their homes either as refugees (21.3 million), internally displaced persons (40.8 million), or asylum seekers as a result of conflict and persecution. The situation may worsen still without a clear end in sight of conflicts that are the main drivers of displacement. #WithRefugees
Today is World Refugee Day Globally there are an estimated 653 million

Forced Displacement

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Tsegaye Samuel
Tsegaye Samuel
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06/19/2017 at 18:25. Facebook
Namibia faces a triple challenge of high poverty, inequality, and unemployment. But fiscal policies—including spending on health, education, and cash transfers—are working to lift people out of poverty and reduce inequality.

In a new report, we analyze what Namibia is doing right, and how the country can improve its efforts to #EndPoverty.
Namibia faces a triple challenge of high poverty inequality and unemployment But

Does Namibia’s Fiscal Policy Benefit the Poor and Reduce Inequality?

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Christian Schäfer
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06/18/2017 at 16:35. Facebook
From Europe and Central Asia to East Asia and the Pacific, rapid aging—increased life expectancy and lower fertility rates—puts enormous pressures on societies. Aging economies need to increase women’s labor force participation to counter the shrinking working population and boost economic growth.
From Europe and Central Asia to East Asia and the Pacific rapid

Balancing Work and Care in Aging Societies

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06/17/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
Socio-emotional skills are the new hot topic in education. Governments, ministers of education, policymakers, education experts, psychologists, economists, international organizations, and others have been captivated by these skills and their contribution to students’ academic and life outcomes. The goal seems clear, but the way to achieve results is not so obvious. What positive practices can...
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Socioemotional skills are the new hot topic in education Governments ministers of

How can teachers cultivate (or hinder) students’ socio-emotional skills?

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Joshua Yakubu
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06/16/2017 at 14:16. Facebook
Could you show us what resilient, sustainable, livable and inclusive cities look like in 1 second? Are you on Instagram? If so, download the Boomerang video app and join our #Loop4Dev challenge. Post your Boomerang and tag it #Loop4Dev, and the video with most views could even be featured by Instagram.
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On June 17, as we mark World Day to Combat Desertification, large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa are gripped by extreme drought, leaving millions of people in need of emergency assistance. A recent report recommends strategic interventions to build resilience and cut the impact of drought in half in Africa’s drylands.
On June 17 as we mark World Day to Combat Desertification large

In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

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Rob Black
More than 80 percent of Zambia’s poor work in agriculture. This sector can create opportunities by linking more people to jobs along the value chains of agribusinesses.
More than 80 percent of Zambias poor work in agriculture This sector

NEW REPORT: Zambia Jobs in Value Chains: Opportunities in Agribusiness

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Data shows that huge swaths of populations in developing countries are not learning to read. Scaling up early reading interventions will be a first step toward addressing these high illiteracy rates. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Data shows that huge swaths of populations in developing countries are not

Why we should invest in getting more kids to read — and how to do it

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Benjamin Lamptey
Philippines, one of the fastest urbanizing countries in East Asia, is at a critical juncture. Decisions made now will affect how cities grow and how people benefit from urbanization through economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Philippines one of the fastest urbanizing countries in East Asia is at
Your chocolate bar, forests and climate change are all connected. Learn how in this new report.
Your chocolate bar forests and climate change are all connected Learn how

Eliminating Deforestation from the Cocoa Supply Chain

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Graduating: Did you know that only half of Latin America's students manage to do so? Although the number of students enrolled in higher education rose dramatically -- to 20 million over the past decade -- just half managed to bring a degree home. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Graduating Did you know that only half of Latin Americas students manage

Graduating: Only Half of Latin American Students Manage to Do So

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Cities are where most of the world’s population lives. That’s why it’s important that these spaces are livable, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. Think you could show the world some examples of what makes these areas better places to live? We invite you to participate in our #Loop4Dev Boomerang challenge on Instagram! [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Yousuf Khan
The Abaarso School in Somaliland breaks virtually every preconceived notion of educational achievement. Still, it sent graduates to prestigious universities like Harvard and Yale. How? Here are some thoughts by the school’s founder, Jonathan Starr.
The Abaarso School in Somaliland breaks virtually every preconceived notion of educational

It takes a school: An extraordinary story of success in Somaliland

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Healthy oceans and seas can greatly contribute to inclusiveness and poverty reduction, and are essential for a more sustainable future for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries alike. What are the challenges of “blueing” the ocean economy? What are the investment opportunities?
Healthy oceans and seas can greatly contribute to inclusiveness and poverty reduction

The Potential of the Blue Economy: Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries

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Ibrahim Jira Sankey
A new study, conducted in partnership with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, notes that most of the world’s displacement can be attributed to a few historical conflicts, and while most countries throughout the world host refugees, the burden is not evenly shared. Who hosted more? [ Wrld.bg Link ]
A new study conducted in partnership with the German Institute for International

Improving Forced Displacement Data for Development

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The first study of its kind in Jordan to report on performance accountability inside health & education sectors. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
The first study of its kind in Jordan to report on performance
The June Global Economic Prospects forecasts global economic growth to strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017, supported by a pickup in manufacturing and trade, rising confidence, benign financing conditions, and stabilizing commodity prices. Learn more. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
The June Global Economic Prospects forecasts global economic growth to strengthen to

Global Economic Prospects

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How are #PriceOnCarbon initiatives developing around the world? Find out in this new report: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
How are PriceOnCarbon initiatives developing around the world Find out in this

Carbon Pricing Watch 2017

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We’re at the halfway point of the #LACfeaturegraph blog contest. Thanks to those who have submitted their blogs, but we still have only two weeks left. If you are a student or a young professional interested in data and development, this contest will be a perfect fit for you. The winner will get their work published on the World Bank’s blog platform and have the opportunity to visit the World...
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Were at the halfway point of the LACfeaturegraph blog contest Thanks to

Introducing #LACfeaturegraph blog contest - A chance to voice your views on poverty & inequality

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