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Fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. http://www.worldbank.org/ The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. We are not a bank in the common sense; we aim to help people help themselves and their environment by sharing knowledge and providing financial and technical assistance. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct war-torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries.

Fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. http://www.worldbank.org/ The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. We are not a bank in the common sense; we aim to help people help themselves and their environment by sharing knowledge and providing financial and technical assistance. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct war-torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries.
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Fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. http://www.worldbank.org/ The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. We are not a bank in the common sense; we aim to help people help themselves and their environment by sharing knowledge and providing financial and technical assistance. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct war-torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries.

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AFRONOMICS : le Rwanda, en tête du classement CPIA

10/4/2018
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En 2017, près du tiers des 38 pays africains bénéficiant du guichet concessionnel IDA ont renforcé la qualité de leur politiques et institutions publiques par rapport à 2016. C’est l’une des conclusions de la dernière évaluation des politiques et des institutions en Afrique (CPIA) publiée chaque année par le bureau de l’économiste en chef de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique. Elle mesure les progrès réalisés par les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne pour améliorer la qualité de leurs politiques...

Duration:00:19:00

AFRONOMICS: Rwanda tops Africa in CPIA ratings

10/4/2018
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In 2017, nearly third of the 38 African countries that receive the IDA concessional window, strengthened their policy and institutional quality compared to 2016. This is one of the findings of the World Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment. The CPIA, as it is called, is an annual assessment by the World Bank of the quality and institutional framework of African countries and their ability to support sustainable growth and poverty reduction. CPIA scores are composed of...

Duration:00:31:28

Bookmark: Adventures in Dystopia - A Novel View of the Modern World?

8/29/2016
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Daniel Sellen has worked in almost thirty countries around the globe for the World Bank. He’s now dedicated to ensuring the well-being of the employees as chair of the Staff Association. His experience in DC and far beyond is the basis for his novel spread across differing continents and countries that tells a story of six intertwined individuals. Daniel brings his insights to present the differing perspectives of those from developing countries and those in one way or another who are...

Duration:00:07:38

Bookmark: A Cheetah's Tale for Children - An Ecologist's Story from the Plains of Africa

8/22/2016
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Agi Kiss is an ecologist with a passion for Africa. Having spent a number of years working for the World Bank in Kenya she was inspired by what she saw of the wildlife to write a story for children. Her book tells the story of a cheetah and her brood of cubs in particular the youngest and most mischievous. The book demonstrates Agi Kiss’s love for the animals and nature of East Africa while also highlighting the responsibility of humans to respect and understand the environment. Bookmark...

Duration:00:07:07

A Greener World Through Cinema: Connect4Climate at World Premieres Film Festival

8/15/2016
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Lights, camera, #climateaction! Connect4Climate partnered with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to present the Cine Verde section at the World Premieres Film Festival in Manila. It showcased film producers that use the power of film to encourage more debate on environmental and climate issues. #PabsyLive takes us behind-the-scenes and meets with film executives on sustainable filmmaking and climate-related themes. The global video competition, #Film4Climate, was also...

Duration:00:02:35

PabsyLive: Procuring the Future

7/27/2016
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The World Bank is adopting a new policy governing procurement in projects financed by the Bank. Join communications officer Pabsy Pabalan and Robert Hunja, World Bank Director for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, as they delve into the new system. *** ABOUT PABSYLIVE A young professional and a native of the Philippines, Pabsy has become our star reporter and a trusted voice with young people. Her interviews capture a wide range of World Bank Group issues: agriculture and...

Duration:00:03:30

Spotlight: Improving Sustainable Forest Management in Brazil and Mozambique

7/19/2016
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Brazil and Mozambique are both countries under the Forest Investment Program. They share similar types of forests – the Miombo in Mozambique and the Cerrado in Brazil – and a common challenge: how to ensure forests contribute to rural livelihoods. Specialists from both countries met to exchange knowledge, ideas and best practices in sustainable forest management and to learn how to empower forest communities in the Cerrado and Miombo forests.

Duration:00:03:39

PabsyLive Star Wars Edition: Lessons From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

7/12/2016
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Author Cass Sunstein has just released a book titled "The World According to Star Wars", a look at what lessons Star Wars can teach us. Join Pabsy Pabalan as she speaks to the author to learn how Star Wars applies to the conflicts and challenges of today's world. #starwars #PabsyLive *** ABOUT PABSYLIVE A young professional and a native of the Philippines, Pabsy has become our star reporter and a trusted voice with young people. Her interviews capture a wide range of World Bank Group issues:...

Duration:00:04:10

Ideas Unbound: WDR 2012 and the World Bank Group Gender Strategy

6/28/2016
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Nearly five years after its publication, Ana Revenga and Sudhir Shetty, the Co-Directors of the World Development Report 2012 on “Gender Equality and Development,” look back on the report’s impact, and Caren Grown, Senior Director of the gender group at the World Bank Group, discusses how the organization’s new Gender Strategy was built on the lessons from the WDR 2012. To download the report, visit: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4391 To learn more on the World Bank...

Duration:00:13:10

How to Support Displaced Populations and Refugees in Urban Areas

6/20/2016
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Half of internally displaced people and 60% of refugees globally now live in towns and cities, where many of them live in rapidly growing informal settlements, lacking access to basic services, and often in dangerous areas. Those populations may be displaced for years or decades. What can we do to help refugees and displaced persons living in towns and cities that are themselves struggling for financial resources, over the long term? World Bank Senior Director Ede Ijjasz-Vásquez talks about...

Duration:00:03:30

Spotlight: Sourcebook Shows How School Feeding Can Work for Communities

6/7/2016
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Childhood hunger is an issue that many countries are already addressing, often with school feeding programs aimed at getting kids to school, and keeping them there. Data show that successful school feeding programs can increase enrollment and reduce absenteeism. Once children are in the classroom, these programs can contribute to their learning while improving their health, and their ability to lead happy, healthy and successful lives. Most countries already recognize the need for strong,...

Duration:00:05:56

Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge

5/24/2016
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The number of displaced worldwide, has reached a historic high. To cope with this situation, the World Bank Group with the United Nations and other partners held a discussion during the 2016 IMF/World Bank Group Spring Meetings to explore what can be done to help the refugees and the countries that are sheltering them. To understand the tribulation of a displaced family, watch “Struggles of a Syrian Refugee Family in Lebanon" on the World Bank Group's YouTube channel:...

Duration:00:05:17

Journalists Building a Bridge Over Troubled Waters

5/19/2016
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140 journalists from over 40 African countries attended a workshop in Elmina, Ghana, designed to give them a better understanding of the consequences of climate change on fisheries, the effects of illegal fishing and overfishing, and their impact on the fishers' communities around Africa. "Journalists Building a Bridge Over Troubled Waters!" opens a window on fisheries issues and the engagement of these African journalists to rescue the fisheries of the continent.

Duration:00:07:36

Ideas Unbound: Shock Waves (Part 2)

5/3/2016
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This episode concludes a discussion with Stephane Hallegatte and Mook Bangalore, two of the authors of the report “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.” The authors discuss how simultaneously working to mitigate climate change and reduce extreme poverty can produce a lot of “win-win” outcomes. Listen to Part 1: https://soundcloud.com/worldbank/ideas-unbound-shock-waves-part-1 To download the report, visit: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22787

Duration:00:12:26

PabsyLive: Why Forests Matter

4/28/2016
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Dr. Myrna Cunningham, from the indigenous Miskito community in Nicaragua, knows a lot about indigenous peoples, forests, and climate change. Join Pabsy Pabalan as she uncovers some fascinating lore about the importance of forests. Watch Myrna and other experts in a spirited discussion about exciting initiatives benefiting forests and the people who depend on them: http://live.worldbank.org/think-forests-why-investing-in-forests-is-the-next-big-thing *** ABOUT PABSYLIVE A young professional...

Duration:00:02:36

PabsyLive: Innovative Ways to Stop Gender-Based Violence

4/25/2016
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This year the World Bank is awarding nine programs from around the world that are working to end gender-based violence, especially against the poor and vulnerable. Join Pabsy Pabalan as she finds out more about one program in Thailand that is helping sex workers stay safe. To learn more, visit: http://worldbank.org/gender To know more about Service Workers IN Group Foundation (SWING), visit: http://www.nswp.org/featured/service-workers-group-swing *** ABOUT PABSYLIVE A young professional and...

Duration:00:02:44

Girl’s Power

4/21/2016
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During the 2016 IMF/World Bank Group’s Spring Meetings in Washington, the World Bank Group has announced that it will invest $2.5 billion in education projects targeting adolescent girls. It will help millions of girls particularly in Africa and Asia, enroll and stay in school. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America, is ecstatic about it, in this edition of Girl’s Power. To watch a replay of the event, go to:...

Duration:00:05:31

Ideas Unbound: Shock Waves (Part 1)

4/19/2016
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In this episode – the first of two parts – Dan and Andres talk with Stephane Hallegatte and Mook Bangalore, two of the authors of the report “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.” The report finds that, without action, the effects of climate change could push more than 100 million people into poverty by 2030. But, as the authors explain, there’s good news, too. Listen to Part 2: https://soundcloud.com/worldbank/ideas-unbound-shock-waves-part-2 To download the...

Duration:00:12:09

Ideas Unbound: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Nutrition in Bangladesh

4/7/2016
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In this episode, Jewel and Andres talk to Iffat Mahmud, one of the authors of the book Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Nutrition in Bangladesh: Can Building Toilets Affect Children’s Growth? This book presents the evidence on the relationship between water and sanitation and nutrition. To learn more, visit: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22800

Duration:00:06:34

Spotlight: Baby Gets a Nice Welcome in Kenya

3/16/2016
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In rural Kenya, giving birth at home can be risky, and thousands of mothers die each year from complications. Now, more women are delivering at health facilities, due to innovative programs that reward both moms and healthcare workers. The result is better care for mothers and their babies, both before and after they’re born.

Duration:00:03:40