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MOZAMBIQUE / PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

A project in Mozambique aims at creating more preschools in the country, as project surveys reveal that early education put children in a better position to succeed later in life. WORLD BANK

23 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK /GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Following another disappointing year in 2014, developing countries should see an uptick in growth this year, boosted in part by soft oil prices, a stronger U.S. economy and continued low global interest rates, says the World Bank Group's Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. But the global recovery is fragile, especially in parts of Europe and [...]

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / PRINCE WILLIAM CORRUPTION

As part of his work as United for Wildlife President, the Duke of Cambridge joined World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim at the opening of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance, addressing more than 300 corruption experts, heads and senior members of anti-corruption and prosecuting agencies; and representatives of international organizations from more than 120 [...]

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR

Development policies need re-hauling to reflect how people’s minds really work, a new World Bank study argues.   This could help form and realize development goals, including that of breaking poverty cycles from one generation to the next, the study says. WORLD BANK

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / CLIMATE CHANGE

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a 'new normal' of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth's atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century. WORLD [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA BAN CHAN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Adolescent women in Haiti are finding inspiration and jobs through a project that trains them in fields previously allotted only to men.  The women now have incomes, and the skills needed to help their tiny nation, still suffering the effects of the 2010 earthquake. WORLD BANK

5 Nov 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / DADAAB BAN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited Dadaab in Kenya, a refugee camp hosting a large number of Somali refugees. UN officials are in the country to participate in a high level meeting that will focus its attention on peace and development in the horn of [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BAN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu today to pledge support for Somalia's efforts to strengthen security and development across the country and the region. UNSOM

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / DOING BUSINESS 2015

Singapore tops the list of business-friendly economies globally for the ninth year in a row, while five of the top ten most improved countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new World Bank study. WORLD BANK

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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