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For Afghan villagers with no previous means of #livelihood an opportunity to earn a living through #loans from local village associations, allows them to invest in income generating activities. Some have created #employment opportunities for the community as one villager said “Thank God, I took a loan from the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) and started the mill. Now I run the...
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Saving Groups Narrow Poverty Gap Among Afghan Rural Poor

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The Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development program aims to enhance economic mobilization and activities by organizing the rural poor into saving groups and village saving and loan associations. It is supported by IDA - The World Bank's Fund for the Poorest), and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF). #IDAWorks
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2016 #AfghanSurvey release: more than 12,600 Afghan citizens shared their views on security, the economy, essential services, governance and political participation, corruption, justice, and gender equality in #Afghanistan. The 2016 survey extends to new areas, including youth issues, migration, public awareness of legal resources, reconciliation with the Taliban, the Islamic State...
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2016 Survey of the Afghan People

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LIVE December 7 @ 7 PM KABUL TIME, The Asia Foundation will release findings from “#Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People“— the broadest, most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country, covering all 34 provinces. Watch live from Washington, D.C at: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #AfghanSurvey

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The vast majority of countries prohibit child marriage, yet some 15 million girls like Rubi in #Bangladesh are still married before 18 every year. Why? Without an official ID, many of them are unable to prove they’re underage. Stronger birth certificate and marriage registration systems can help make the ban on child marriage more effective—and give girls a chance at a brighter future. Rubi's...
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“Before university I was not professional in my work. Now I am doing the job more professionally and in a better way.” In Afghanistan, a project that aims to strengthen public financial management is helping public officials become more professional and productive through providing scholarships for university education. How is this improving the performance and effectiveness of government...
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Employees and Government Ministry Win in Reform Project in Afghanistan

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12/05/2016 at 20:48. Facebook
Grant opportunities for PhD Students. Apply NOW! Each year, the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program awards grants of up to $25,000 for developing country, PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative research on development, under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. ALL INFORMATION: .
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How can #Bangladesh's firms become more competitive? Watch Ahsan Mansur from PRI, and Masrur Reaz from the World Bank as they discuss avenues for Bangladesh to boost its competitiveness:
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Manipur is one of the resource-rich states in North-East #India. Yet, until recently, one-third of Manipur’s 2.8 million people did not have access to electricity - and those who did could only connect for an average of 6-8 hours a day. In 2014, the state made dramatic changes to improve electric supply and the lives of its people. Watch the impact:
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In the past, Afghan farmers had to remove mud from the canal annually, as water would not reach their farmlands otherwise. “Fifty villagers were assigned to clear the canal each winter and prepare it for the upcoming spring,” recalls Abdul Ahad. In the event of early spring flooding, the canal often required multiple cleanings per year, taking away the time and energy farmers could spend on...
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Improved Irrigation Canal Paves the Way for Larger Harvests in Herat Province

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“Before university I was not professional in my work. Now I am doing the job more professionally and in a better way.” In Afghanistan, a project that aims to strengthen public financial management is helping public officials become more professional and productive through providing scholarships for university education. How is this improving the performance and effectiveness of government...
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Employees and Government Ministry Win in Reform Project in Afghanistan

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FACEBOOK LIVE: Join Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh​ Ashan Mansur and World Bank​ Senior Economist Masrur Reaz for a live discussion on how #Bangladesh can become the next export powerhouse. → → Wednesday, November 30 at 1 PM Dhaka time on World Bank Bangladesh.

How Can Bangladesh Increase Competitiveness?

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Grant opportunities for PhD Students. Apply NOW! Each year, the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program awards grants of up to $25,000 for developing country, PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative research on development, under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. ALL INFORMATION: .
VIDEO INTERVIEW: “IDA gave us additional resources when we needed it the most.” - Abul maal abdul muhith mp, Honorable Finance Minister, Bangladesh. #Bangladesh is the largest recipient of IDA support, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. Learn about our results in the country and how #IDAworks:
NEW REPORT: Natural disasters leave more than just a trail of devastation—they leave vulnerable communities in #SouthAsia and beyond further in the grip of poverty. A new report warns the impact of extreme weather on poverty is far more devastating than previously understood—outstripping all other estimates by as much as 60%. Read how governments can work to make the poor #Unbreakable against...
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In #India, an estimated 70 million people—or 5% of the population—suffer from mental illness. The good news is that mental illness is curable, treatable and preventable. Read a story of hope from Tamil Nadu, #India: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Mental illness is curable, treatable, and preventable: a story of hope from India

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Grant opportunities for PhD Students. Apply NOW! Each year, the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program awards grants of up to $25,000 for developing country, PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative research on development, under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. ALL INFORMATION: .
This is how the sanitation revolution is happening in Rajasthan, #India. By involving community members, health is blooming, one home at a time, one village at a time -- and Rajasthan is now on course to become open defecation free. Watch how: #WorldToiletDay #CleanIndia
How can new procurement arrangements for Bhutan help strengthen their national institutions?

Strengthening the rules of the game: Bhutan’s alternative procurement experience

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