The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The bank is based in Washington, D.C. and provided around $61 billion in loans and assistance to "developing" and transition countries in the 2014 fiscal year. The bank's stated mission is to achieve the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity. Its five organizations are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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  • The World Bank Group’s global campaign Film4Climate joined the documentary community at 2018 Cannes Film Festival (May 8 -18) to highlight the role that the creative industries can play to help encourage the necessary action needed from both governments and the general public to achieve a low-carbon resilient world. Working with the Marche du Film’s Doc Corner, Connect4Climate hosted a special pre...

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  • In Zambia, sugar and cement are major industries with few market players. Leading companies in these industries were using their market position to charge higher prices. The World Bank Group provided technical assistance to the Government of Zambia in an effort to improve market competition in the country.

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  • http://wrld.bg/oplx30kywrP - On average, Mongolian women are better educated than their male peers, yet they are less likely to make use of this education. Instead, the gender gap in labor force participation rates has more than doubled in the last twenty years, exceeding 12.6 percent today. A new World Bank study helps understand the underlying constraints behind gender disparities and provides c...

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  • The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. As part of a broader effort to register people living in the country, the Ugandan government began an identification program for citizens as well as for refugees. In recent years, the country has absorbed over 1....

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  • يهدف برنامج مصر القومي للإصلاح إلى تعزيز النمو الاقتصادي، وخلق فرص العمل وتحقيق النمو الشامل خصوصاً في قطاع الطاقة، وذلك بدعم من برنامج إقراض بقيمة 3.15 مليار دولار لتمويل سياسات التنمية من مجموعة البنك الدولي. يتكون البرنامج من ثلاث شرائح على مدار ثلاث سنوات (2015 - 2017).

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  • Until recently, India did not have enough secondary schools for its growing young population, nor enough teachers who could teach at the secondary level. Now, India’s flagship secondary education program – the RMSA – has helped bring about a huge expansion in secondary education in the country.

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  • Rupeni and Losena Vatugata were part of a World Bank and Fiji Government Virtual Reality (VR) project, produced in 2017 for the COP23 Climate Change meetings (watch the original 360° VR film here: https://youtu.be/toOLqRJDV8k). In April 2018, members of the production crew returned to see Rupeni and Losena to show them the finished production. This is their reaction. Learn more about the project ...

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  • Raivolita and Va Tabusoro and their family were part of a World Bank and Fiji Government Virtual Reality (VR) project, produced in 2017 for the COP23 Climate Change meetings (watch the original 360° VR film here: https://youtu.be/toOLqRJDV8k). In April 2018, members of the production crew returned to see Rai, Va and their family to show them the finished production. This is their reaction. Learn ...

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  • Asmita Kamal and her family were part of a World Bank and Fiji Government Virtual Reality (VR) project, produced in 2017 for the COP23 Climate Change meetings (watch the original 360° VR film here: https://youtu.be/toOLqRJDV8k). In April 2018, members of the production crew returned to Asmita’s community to show her and her family the finished production. This is their reaction. Learn more about ...

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  • To address land and forest degradation, integrated land management is necessary to reconcile development and natural resources conservation. Through its REDD+ program, Burkina Faso is testing an innovative approach specific to Sahelian countries and dry forests. The approach is based on strengthening governance and implementing multiple decentralized actions to help communities and local governmen...

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  • The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, known as Jing-Jin-Ji, has the highest level of air pollution in China. The World Bank and the Hua Xia Bank are working together to implement an Innovative Financing for Air Pollution Control in Jing-Jin-Ji Program. After only a year of implementation, the program has had substantial progress, reducing CO2 emissions by 1.4 million tons.

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  • The latest World Bank Economic Update for Ethiopia identifies key challenges in the country's economy and proposes some recommendations to help unleash the country’s economic prospective. As the country still stands at the beginning of structural transformation, tapping into the potential of the service sector, such as telecom, utilities and finance, could help Ethiopia to reach its industrial goa...

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  • http://innovate4climate.com - Innovate4Climate is about tapping the ideas and ingenuity of a growing community of business, finance, technology, civil society and policy leaders and increasing their role in driving climate action. With over 1,100 participants from 70 countries convening in Frankfurt, Germany, the second edition of Innovate4Climate reaffirmed the event's role in tackling climate ch...

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  • http://wrld.bg/U3JB30kpEh9 - Ravaged by regular storms and a tsunami, Mallipattinam, a small fishing harbor in South India was in a dire need of an upgrade. Fishing facilities were so decrepit to the point of affecting the quality of the fish sold here. A rehabilitation project has helped bring down the spoilage and wastage of fish, making it eco-friendly and much cleaner. The new harbor faciliti...

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  • http://wrld.bg/pPE430kpEA2 - In June 2013, an unforeseen early monsoon triggered landslides and flashfloods, which devastated and killed thousands in the state of Uttarakhand in India. The government of Uttarakhand then sought support from the World Bank to rebuild roads and increase resilience to future disasters. Involving affected local communities was essential to reconstruction. However, re...

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  • http://wrld.bg/5bOb30koDqZ - The 2004 Tsunami devastated the homes and livelihoods of fishing communities on the coastlines of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India. In the disaster-hit coastal village of Nallavadu, 300 families were identified as particularly vulnerable as their homes sat near the high tide line (HTL). To help them, new houses were built away from the HTL in the Nallavadu housing ...

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  • http://wrld.bg/hpAU30kpDZm - In the state of Odisha in India, the government is committed to achieving “Mission Zero Casualty” during cyclones. Multi-purpose cyclone shelters are a step in that direction. These shelters serve as emergency havens during cyclones and as community centers during calmer times. To prepare for the next storm, local villagers and youth perform regular drills and rescue t...

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  • http://wrld.bg/5bOb30koDqZ - Seaweed cultivation has become a source of income and livelihood for women living in Tamil Nadu’s coastal communities. After learning modern seaweed farming, local fisherwomen formed Seaweed Squads to harvest the previous marine commodity. Thanks to their new job, local women have increased their income and bargaining power – and become role models within and outside t...

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  • http://wrld.bg/R2ZC30kpEGO - In 2013, cyclone Phailin, a category-4 cyclone, hit the state of Odisha in India and drove more than a million people away. In the districts of Ganjam, Puri, and Khordha, 30,000 houses were rebuilt away from the high tide line, using a highly successful model of disaster-resistant masonry. Reconstruction was led by the entire community. Men – most of them fishermen w...

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  • http://wrld.bg/5bOb30koDqZ - Natural disasters have taken the lives of many fishermen working along the coastline of Tamil Nadu in India. Too often, their widows are shunned by the community and end up poor and destitute. To find a way out, these fisherwomen formed a self-help group and launched a fish kiosk equipped with essential, modern tools for fresh and hygienic dispensing of fish and fish p...

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  • http://wrld.bg/qggv30kpE9Z - Traditional fish markets in Puducherry, India – such as Goubert and Kassim – have long served as culinary and trade hubs in the region. However, their crumbling tiles and roofs, poor sanitation and drainage made them increasingly unhygienic and unfit places for trade. These uniquely women-run markets then underwent extensive renovation for better and sustainable fish ...

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  • In August 2008, the Kosi River burst its eastern embankment in Nepal and caused heavy floods in Nepal and Bihar in India. To reduce future risks, residents received onsite masonry training to build multi-hazard resilient houses themselves. Women became agents of change and advocated the installation and use of toilets. The involvement of the entire community in the rebuilding process helped devel...

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  • http://wrld.bg/9K4Z30jWs0D - Geek Out with Tariq is a new series where we get up close and personal with the data behind development. With the help of our favorite data scientist, Tariq Khokhar, we explore data, trends and big ideas about the world around us. In this episode, Tariq shows data from the Mauna Loa observatory. What can it tell us about our planet? Watch. See the playlist here: http...

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  • http://innovate4climate.com - Innovate4Climate is about tapping the ideas and ingenuity of a growing community of business, finance, technology, civil society and policy leaders and increasing their role in driving climate action. With over 1,100 participants from 70 countries convening in Frankfurt, Germany, the second edition of Innovate4Climate reaffirmed the event's role in tackling climate ch...

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  • Constance Senekal, a teacher by profession, initially ventured into pig farming to sustain her family. She used to keep her livestock under an open structure where it was exposed to harsh weather. With a grant from the Lesotho Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP), Constance was able build a larger protective structure and buy more stock. She now successfully runs Senlet Family Pigge...

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