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17 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Toilet Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the urgent actions needed to achieve adequate and equitable sanitation for all by 2030.

  • To help make “sanitation for all” a reality, we need to promote and scale up innovative approaches to service delivery and to financing models.

16 Nov 2018 description

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.

- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

11 Nov 2018 description
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Le capital humain (c’est-à-dire la somme de la santé, des compétences, des connaissances et de l’expérience d’une population) représente la plus grande richesse des pays du monde entier. Il permet à chacun de se réaliser pleinement et elle est de plus en plus reconnue comme l’un des principaux vecteurs de la croissance économique d’un pays.

11 Nov 2018 description
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The Human Capital Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: Stories of Progress

Human capital—the sum of a population’s health, skills, knowledge, and experience—accounts for the largest share of countries’ wealth globally. It allows everyone to reach their full potential and is increasingly becoming recognized as a primary driver of a nation’s economic growth.

09 Nov 2018 description
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- Dix nouveaux investisseurs—le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire le Danemark, la Commission européenne, l’Allemagne, le Japon, Laerdal Global Health, les Pays-Bas, le Qatar et un donateur anonyme—ont rejoint le Mécanisme de financement mondial depuis le lancement de son processus de réapprovisionnement. Ils rejoignent les bailleurs de fonds existants, la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates, le Canada, MSD for Mothers, la Norvège et le Royaume-Uni, pour financer le GFF et améliorer la santé et la nutrition des femmes, des enfants et des adolescents.

07 Nov 2018 description
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SUBMITTED BY VIVIEN DEPARDAY

CO-AUTHORS: JOCELYN MICHELE WEST, MIRA LILIAN GUPTA

06 Nov 2018 description
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As situations of forced displacement become more protracted, understanding how it affects social relations has become pertinent for host governments and other development actors.

A newly published study, Social Cohesion and Forced Displacement, reviews existing academic literature and practice to better understand how to target and design policy and operations for displaced persons in ways that do not exaggerate social tensions.

06 Nov 2018 description
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- Ten new investors—Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor—have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents.

30 Oct 2018 description
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AT A GLANCE

Region: South Asia
Risks: Extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change
Area of Engagement: Strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems

The South Asia Regional Program for Hydromet Services and Resilience is supporting countries in the region better respond to natural hazards by strengthening their weather forecasting capabilities and hydromet services.

RESULTS IN RESILIENCE SERIES OVER 50% OF SOUTH ASIANS AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS

29 Oct 2018 description
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CO-AUTHORS: VIVIEN DEPARDAY, LORENZO PICCIO

24 Oct 2018 description
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Food-borne Illnesses Cost US$ 110 Billion Per Year in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

18 Oct 2018 description
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On October 13, during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres opened a high-level panel discussion highlighting the Famine Action Mechanism, a new global mechanism dedicated to preventing future famines.

According to Guterres, while efforts to reduce overall poverty are working, the risk of famine continues to threaten more people.

16 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

13 Oct 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, 12 octobre 2018 – Le Groupe de la Banque mondiale, en partenariat avec les gouvernements allemand et britannique, a annoncé aujourd’hui la création d’un Mécanisme de financement des risques mondiaux (GRiF) de 145 millions de dollars pour aider les pays vulnérables à gérer l’impact financier des chocs climatiques et des catastrophes naturelles.

12 Oct 2018 description

World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas today announced a joint commitment with the World Bank to spearhead the creation of an Alliance for Hydromet Development to boost climate and weather science and information for a resilient world.

The initiative was announced at an event on “Investing in a Climate Adapted World” held during the 2018 IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings, in Bali, Indonesia.

12 Oct 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, October 12, 2018—The World Bank Group, in partnership with the governments of Germany and the United Kingdom, announced today a US$145 million Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to help vulnerable countries manage the financial impact of climate change and natural hazard-induced shocks.

11 Oct 2018 description
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SUBMITTED BY DANIEL WERNER KULL

CO-AUTHORS: MICHAEL STAUDINGER

A massive storm system brought historic flooding across South Eastern Europe in 2014, causing more than $2 billion in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and shrinking Serbia’s economy by nearly a full percent. Two years later, in August 2016, thunderstorms in the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia dropped 93 liters of precipitation per square meter in just a few hours, sparking flash floods in the capital, Skopje, that killed at least 21 people.

06 Oct 2018 description
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CONTEXT

Gender-based violence (GBV) or violence against women and girls (VAWG), is a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime.

The numbers are staggering: