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03/24/2017 at 03:38. Facebook
Listen how two innovative entrepreneurs in #Nepal plan to use a new online portal that gives traders all they need to import and export goods, manage permits, laws and taxes:

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#SouthAsia has a unique competitive edge to benefit from the digital economy and create more jobs for aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn why:

The ABCs of digital jobs in South Asia

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03/22/2017 at 20:58. Facebook
On World Water Day, we shine a light on the massive amount of work that is still to be done in the water and sanitation sector. People around the world are coming together to discuss solutions and call for action.

World Water Day: Take Action around the World to Tackle a Water Crisis

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03/22/2017 at 15:23. Facebook
A neighborhood in Kabul city is enjoying the benefits of a clean environment with recently paved lanes and a functional drainage system as a result of a city development program.

Clean Neighborhoods Boost Access to Services in City Development Program

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03/22/2017 at 03:25. Facebook
More than 20 million Bangladeshis escaped poverty between 1991 and 2010 thanks to steady high growth and rising exports. Yet, #Bangladesh now needs to diversify its economy to create more and better jobs for its growing labor force. One way to achieve #ProsperBangladesh is to attract high quality foreign investment, World Bank Lead Economist Sanjay Kathuria argues: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

How will Bangladesh reach higher levels of prosperity?

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03/21/2017 at 19:33. Facebook
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03/21/2017 at 16:35. Facebook
Want to learn more about our projects and programs in Afghanistan, please like our World Bank Afghanistan page for the latest stories, data, and updates from across the country!

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With over half the population under the age of 15, #Afghanistan stands on the cusp of a demographic dividend. However, young people need meaningful work to reach their full potential. Young women like Fatima are increasingly turning to #entrepreneurship as a pathway to economic empowerment. How did she do it? [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Empowering a New Generation of Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan

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03/20/2017 at 03:09. Facebook
The state of Uttar Pradesh, #India has been making great strides toward ending open defecation. In the past year, toilet coverage has increased by 10%. How has this been made possible?

Building institutional capacity for rural sanitation: India’s Uttar Pradesh State

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03/20/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
Even through Madya Pradesh is one of #India’s largest soya producers, the state suffers from comparatively high levels of protein deficiency. What are some factors that are causing this issue and what can be the solutions? [ Wrld.bg Link ]
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03/19/2017 at 03:46. Facebook
While women in #Nepal have made great leaps in every single field, plenty of challenges need to be addressed if we are to close the gender gap in the country:

The long road to gender equality in Nepal

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World Bank South Asia
03/18/2017 at 02:41. Facebook
Paid paternity leave is inadequate in many countries, denying men a chance to share in childcare duties. When fathers have paid time off, both parents benefit from having an equitable division of child rearing responsibilities. How does #SouthAsia fare? wbl.worldbank.org
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03/17/2017 at 03:31. Facebook
Within the same families in #Afghanistan, men and women have different development needs and priorities. Empowering women to help shape the future of their communities is crucial to determine their country's future: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Women’s voices should help shape Afghanistan’s future

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With over half the population under the age of 15, #Afghanistan stands on the cusp of a demographic dividend. However, young people need meaningful work to reach their full potential. Young women like Fatima are increasingly turning to #entrepreneurship as a pathway to economic empowerment. How did she do it? [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Empowering a New Generation of Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan

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Government support of experimentation in #Rajasthan has increased #toilet coverage dramatically in the last 5 years. The results? Access to toilets has gone from 20% to 68% since 2011. Learn how it's possible to achieve #CleanIndia #SwachhBharat

Rajasthan tells an unexpected story of stopping open defecation under Swachh Bharat Mission

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With more than 19 million automotive-related jobs related, #India is South Asia’s leader in that industry -- Pakistan follows with 2.5 million automotive-related jobs. Yet, low productivity is holding the region back. How can South Asia’s automotive sector perform better and become more competitive? [ Wrld.bg Link ] #SouthAsiaCompetes
With “One click”, access to information on #procurement contracts has been simplified. Now government officials and millions of Afghans can monitor the progress of contracts through #digitalprocurement. [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Afghanistan Takes a Digital Leap to Tackle Corruption

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PROJECT SIGNING: The Ministry of Finance, Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Bank just signed a loan to help promote fiscal discipline, boost private sector investment, and create more jobs in #Bhutan, especially for youth. Learn more:

Bhutan, World Bank Sign $24 Million Loan to Improve Growth Quality

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Sindh brings biometrics technology to the classroom to help improve school buildings, monitor absentee teachers and improve students’ performance. Learn more: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Smart Solutions to Improve Pakistan’s Education

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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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