Many countries in South Asia are top performers on #energy policies. Find out which ones in new RISE report: [ Wrld.bg Link ] #endenergypoverty
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Women-only trains during rush hour in #Mumbai means safer and more comfortable rides for working women. In #India, small interventions like these are helping pave the way for more women to participate in the labor force: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
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In the developing world, 250 million children are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential and are likely to lose about a quarter of their adult income. Investing in #EarlyYears can transform not just the lives of children, but their communities, and ultimately their countries, making them healthier and more competitive in the global economy. [ Wrld.bg Link ]
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“On behalf of the World Bank Group, I wish to express our shock and sadness at today’s senseless attacks in Iraq and Pakistan. We condemn violence of any kind, and we remain committed to building a more just and peaceful world. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and with the Iraqi and Pakistani people.” -World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the Attacks in Iraq and Pakistan

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"We can now save time on travel and bringing food and essential items has become a lot easier.” In #Bhutan, new rural roads have helped farm communities improve their lives. Learn how:

New roads to better lives in rural Bhutan

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02/15/2017 at 04:53. Facebook
#Afghanistan remains a deeply fragile and conflict-affected country. Despite this political and economic uncertainty, we are committed to strengthening government institutions, mobilizing private sector investment, and building a more prosperous future for all Afghans. Learn how:

A New Strategy to Support Growth and Stability in Afghanistan

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Congratulations to our World Bank India colleagues for reaching yet another milestone: 2 million Facebook followers. Read how, together, we're making a difference in the lives of so many in #India through our action and results.
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By cutting processing time from 2 months to 45 minutes for most land transactions, #Punjab’s new digital land record maintenance system has made a radical change in the lives of land smallholders. Watch how:
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#Pakistan innovates and launches a biometrics tracking system to improve students' enrollment, teachers and non-teaching staff attendance and school facilities. Is it working? Watch for yourself:
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Through an innovative project, families in Madya Pradesh, #India have started backyard kitchen gardening, and supplementing their income through dairy and poultry farming. This has helped reduce severed malnutrition and anemia among pregnant women and under 5-year-old children. What can be done to continue to reduce protein deficiency? [ Wrld.bg Link ]

How protein deficiencies impact the health of communities in India

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02/13/2017 at 21:57. Facebook
Our new RISE report is one of a kind: it is a policy scorecard that covers 111 countries, representing 96% of the world’s population and 91% of global energy consumption. And there’s so much more. Find out on Feb. 15: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

New World Bank event: Rising to the Global Energy Challenge

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In Afghanistan #migration to big cities has been minimized as road construction in the villages of Daykundi province has provided job opportunities and easy access to markets and essential facilities. [ Wrld.bg Link ]

All-weather Roads Bring Tangible Improvements to Rural Communities in Daykundi Province

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02/12/2017 at 04:13. Facebook
#EDUCATION: Students in Daykundi province can make their way to and from school more easily now that the village roads have been graveled. The rehabilitated roads have also improved access to other essential facilities such as hospitals and markets. There’s more: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

All-weather Roads Bring Tangible Improvements to Rural Communities in Daykundi Province

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While #SriLanka boasts a near universal primary school enrollment rate, only about half of its 3 to 5 year-olds are enrolled in preschools. A new initiative is now helping preschools like Little Rose educate children and improve their learning: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Building the foundation for better early childhood care and education in Sri Lanka

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Wahidullah Zazai is one of 187 tech entrepreneurs being supported by a grant by the ICT Sector Development project, which is helping Afghanistan incubate an ICT innovation culture and preparing its youth for jobs of the future. How could this benefit your community? [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Afghan youth sees future in emerging ICT sector

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“I studied under a tent and the weather was very hot in the summer and very cold in the autumn, and spring. It was very hard for me to study,” said 16 year old Afghan student Hafizah Mohammadi who travels an hour each way to attend school. What has changed? [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Our new RISE report is one of a kind: it is a policy scorecard that covers 111 countries, representing 96% of the world’s population and 91% of global energy consumption. How does #SouthAsia fare compared to other countries? Find out on Feb. 15: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

New World Bank event: Rising to the Global Energy Challenge

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The lives of villagers in the Daykundi province of #Afghanistan have been positively impacted with the rehabilitation of local roads. There’s improved access to essential facilities and markets, lowered transport costs and increased #employment opportunities. Read about it here: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

All-weather Roads Bring Tangible Improvements to Rural Communities in Daykundi Province

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Thanks to electronic-government procurement (e-GP), government agencies in #Bangladesh can now reduce red tape, publish tenders and evaluations online, and make procurement more transparent and accountable.Watch #goodgov in action:
" I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him. This program is teaching me to be self-reliant and provide for my family," says Sharmin Akhtar, a 19-year-old trainee, who like thousands other women in #Bangladesh has received technical and life skills training to help her find a job and adjust to life in the city:

In Bangladesh, Empowering and Employing Women in the Garments Sector

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