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20 Nov 2018 description

QUENTIN WODON, CHATA MALE, CLAUDIO MONTENEGRO, HOA NGUYEN, AND ADENIKE ONAGORUWA

BACKGROUND TO THE SERIES

19 Nov 2018 description
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By Ankur Nagar

The lush, coastal state of Kerala in the southernmost part of India is no stranger to heavy rainfall. The monsoon season brings an average of 2,700 mm of rain to the state¹, which is more than what the Philippines gets annually². This year’s monsoon season, however, wasn’t average.

19 Nov 2018 description

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Alors que le monde continue de s’urbaniser à un rythme toujours plus rapide et avec une ampleur sans précédent, les villes payent un tribut de plus en plus lourd aux conflits, aux crises et aux catastrophes naturelles.

  • Un nouveau document de synthèse de la Banque mondiale et de l'UNESCO, intitulé CURE, propose un cadre amélioré, fondé sur la culture, pour la reconstruction et le relèvement des villes.

18 Nov 2018 description

Based on data shared by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) with UNHCR, as well as data stored on the UNHCR database, random samples, to better reflect characteristics of the wider population of each group , allow for a 90% confidence interval, a margin of error of 7.5, and response distribution of 50%.

17 Nov 2018 description
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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.

15 Nov 2018 description
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Ramallah, November 14, 2018 – World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, Ferid Belhaj, completed a three-day visit to the West Bank and Gaza. This was Belhaj’s first visit since taking over as Regional Vice President, and was aimed at reviewing first-hand the territory’s current economic and social challenges.

14 Nov 2018 description
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This summary report presents the findings of the Bangladesh WASH Poverty Diagnostic (BWPD) study led by the World Bank's Water and Poverty Global Practices. Though very few Bangladeshis now fetch water from rivers or defecate in fields, the vast majority still live in environments plagued by inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) that hinder the country's overall development.

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.

05 Nov 2018 description
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NEW DELHI, November 5, 2018 – The Government of India, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the World Bank today signed the loan agreement for a $172.20 million project to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability, and climate resilience of poor and marginalized farmers in the state of Andhra Pradesh, while ensuring that farming continues to remain a financially viable activity.

05 Nov 2018 description
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Dhaka, November 5, 2018 — The government of Bangladesh today signed two financing agreements totaling $200 million with the World Bank to improve the forest cover in the country’s coastal, hill and central districts, including Cox’s Bazar, and help Bangladesh provide education to Rohingya children and youth who have fled violence in Myanmar.

05 Nov 2018 description
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Jerusalem, November 5, 2018 – A child born in the West Bank and Gaza today will be 55 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health, according to the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) released on October 2018.