On the final episode of its first season, our #Between2Geeks podcast talks the future of data. Check it out!
On the final episode of its first season our Between2Geeks podcast talks

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 7 - The Future of Data? (Cape Town Edition)

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05/21/2017 at 16:56. Facebook
Kazakhstan’s economic growth is projected to accelerate in 2017, owing to higher oil prices and oil production, according to the latest Kazakhstan Economic Update. Better utilization of agricultural land and higher labor productivity in the sector can greatly benefit Kazakhstan’s economy.
Kazakhstans economic growth is projected to accelerate in 2017 owing to higher

Kazakhstan – The Economy Has Bottomed Out: What's Next?

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05/20/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
As a result of low oil revenue, in 2016 Nigeria had its first full year of recession in 25 years, and the impact of low foreign earnings shrunk non-oil sectors. Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy framework and implementing the structural reforms needed to diversify the economy and break out of a boom and...
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As a result of low oil revenue in 2016 Nigeria had its

Nigeria Economic Update: Beyond Oil, Key Drivers for Sustainable Growth

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05/19/2017 at 15:48. Facebook
The pros and cons of making data more accessible to the public have been widely debated. Proponents of open data argue that it is good practice for governments because it fosters transparency, promotes greater participation, and encourages sharing of ideas. Others, are less convinced. This research policy brief finds that there is a relationship between accessibility of data and income levels...
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The pros and cons of making data more accessible to the public

Open data: differences and implications across countries

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05/18/2017 at 15:17. Facebook
By adopting the good practices found at the subnational level, Afghanistan would move up 11 places in the global Doing Business ranking. Read more details in a new report.
By adopting the good practices found at the subnational level Afghanistan would

Doing Business in Afghanistan 2017

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05/17/2017 at 19:22. Facebook
In the pursuit of growth and equity, no country can afford to ignore higher education. Through higher education, a country forms skilled labor and builds the capacity to generate knowledge and innovation, which boosts productivity and economic growth. In this study, we investigate three important aspects of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean: quality, variety, and equity.
In the pursuit of growth and equity no country can afford to

At a Crossroads: Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

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05/16/2017 at 18:39. Facebook
Impact evaluation methods are always being updated—so should you. Read 'Impact Evaluation in Practice' for practical guidance: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Impact evaluation methods are always being updatedso should you Read Impact Evaluation

Impact Evaluation in Practice - Second Edition

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Jaime Singson
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Lerato Lehoko
Are you a student or a young professional passionate about development and data? Do you care about poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)? Then this blog contest is for you. Share your perspective on poverty and inequality in Latin America with us by entering our #LACfeaturegraph blog contest. The winner will get their work published on the World Bank’s blog platform...
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Are you a student or a young professional passionate about development and

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

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Maria Gabriela Flores
How did Senegal drop its #stunting rate to 19%? Read the story. #EarlyYears #IDAworks
How did Senegal drop its stunting rate to 19 Read the story EarlyYears IDAworks

A New Holistic Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting in Senegal

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Southern Africa’s demographic transition presents an opportunity for countries to expand their workforce, and grow. To achieve this, they’ll need to make the right investments in education, health and social assistance, balancing the needs of old and young. This will make a difference for generations to come.
Southern Africas demographic transition presents an opportunity for countries to

Labor supply: What are the implications for Southern Africa?

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Our new Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Economic Update is out! According to the report, unemployment rate in the European Union is showing signs of recovery, as growth accelerates in ECA. Find out how trade can help build on this growth.
Our new Europe and Central Asia ECA Economic Update is out According

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update

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Did you know in 2015, violence cost the global economy 13% of global GDP?

The World Bank and the United Nations have just launched the first-ever technical sourcebook designed to help governments to review and analyze public money spent in the security and justice sector.
Did you know in 2015 violence cost the global economy 13 of global GDP

New World Bank-UN Sourcebook Tackles a Big Budget Item for Development: Security Spending

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Literacy and numeracy are critical at all ages for individual and national development, but can be difficult to measure.For instance, school-based assessments do not cover children who are not attending school. The number of people who are literate or illiterate is often based on self-reported data, and some countries apply different lengths of school attendance or levels of completion to...
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Literacy and numeracy are critical at all ages for individual and national
80% of firms in Bangladesh are tech-savvy, yet do not innovate enough. Why?
80 of firms in Bangladesh are techsavvy yet do not innovate enough Why

With Reforms and Investments, Bangladesh can Become an Export Powerhouse

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By 2030 half of the world’s poor are expected to live in fragile contexts — and as fragility increases, access to drinking water and sanitation drops markedly. This, in turn, leads to greater instability. Explore the links between water security and fragility in our new publication: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
By 2030 half of the worlds poor are expected to live in

Addressing Fragility; Promoting Water Security

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Would you believe that thinking you can get smarter can ↑ your intelligence? Behavioral science says it's possible.
Would you believe that thinking you can get smarter can your intelligence

Peru: If You Think You Can Get Smarter, You Will

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How do countries reach the tipping point where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels? #Between2Geeks
How do countries reach the tipping point where renewable energy is cheaper

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 5 - A renewable energy tipping point?

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Can #TimorLeste move to a sustainable economy that is less oil dependent? Download country's recent Economic Update.
Can TimorLeste move to a sustainable economy that is less oil dependent

Timor-Leste Economic Update, April 2017: Considerable Gains Made in Poverty Reduction

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Fernando Tavares
Without urgent action to address stagnating levels of competitiveness, Africa’s economies will not create enough jobs for the young people entering the job market. This year's 'The Africa Competitiveness Report' leverages the research and expertise in job creation and urbanization that have been carried out by its partner organizations— African Development Bank Group, World Bank, and World...
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Without urgent action to address stagnating levels of competitiveness Africas ec

Competitiveness Boost Urgently Needed to Meet Africa’s Demographic Challenges

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Glenn William Wall
Did you know that in #SriLanka, under-nutrition among mothers and children under five remains prevalent? Poor communities living in the estate sector are particularly at risk. Does this fact alarm you? How can people in Sri Lanka's estates improve their nutrition and health?
Did you know that in SriLanka undernutrition among mothers and children under

Tackling Chronic Undernutrition in Sri Lanka’s Plantations

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