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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

Technology: A Leap Ahead for the Poor

1/25/2018
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Mary Snapp, Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies, talks about how technology is the vehicle to a better future for the less fortunate during the 2017 World Bank Group Annual Meetings.

Duration:00:05:44

Tackling Global Poverty: Jim Yong Kim on Maximizing Resources and Building Resilience

1/11/2018
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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim talks about the important connection between investing in human capital and economic growth.

Duration:00:16:49

Alliances and Collaboration: The Answer to Ending Extreme Poverty

1/4/2018
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Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO, and Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of United Nations Foundation, discuss how working with partners can help build resilience and end extreme poverty by 2030.

Duration:00:09:45

Entering Uncharted Waters

10/24/2017
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New World Bank report Uncharted Waters presents new evidence on how increasingly erratic rainfall impacts farms, firms and families. It also shows that although floods and storm surges pose major threats, droughts are “misery in slow motion,” with impacts deeper and longer lasting than previously believed. The report proposes solutions to avoid a parched path and help chart a new course. In this podcast, one of the report’s authors Richard Damania discusses its findings with Communications...

Duration:00:04:09

AFRONOMICS on Africa's Pulse: A moderate recovery and the skills of the future

10/10/2017
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Join World Bank Chief Economist for Africa Albert Zeufack for a discussion with lead economists Punam Chuhan-Pole, David Evans, and Cesar Calderon on the most recent economic trends that are impacting growth and development on the continent. Together they review the latest findings of the region’s flagship report, Africa's Pulse. This issue includes a special focus on Africa’s skills agenda and takes an in-depth look at the progress made so far and what more can be done by countries and...

Duration:00:20:48

AFRONOMICS: Africa Leapfrogging through a Growth Mindset

10/5/2017
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In this edition of Afronomics, World Bank Africa Region Chief Economist, Albert Zeufack, speaks with Dr. Zaki Khoury of Microsoft at the Investing in Africa Forum in Dakar, Senegal. Dr. Zaki Khoury leads Microsoft with International, Multi-lateral, and Bi-lateral Organizations, across Middle East and Africa.

Duration:00:14:55

Fostering More Resilient Cities in Somalia

9/6/2017
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Across Africa and around the world, the urban poor, especially those in informal settlements, are increasingly faced with risks to their lives, health and livelihoods. In Somalia’s urban centers, the situation is particularly challenging. Cities that are already fragile and struggling with resources are seeing an influx of migrants coming from rural areas as well as people fleeing conflict. In order to address these challenges, the World Bank is working with the Somali government and...

Duration:00:06:09

AFRONOMICS: ITechpreneurship in Africa

6/29/2017
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Chief Economist of the World Bank's Africa Region, Albert Zeufack, chats with Silicon Valley’s Kamran Elahian about the power of disruptive technologies when it comes to development in Africa. For Elahian, disruptive technologies coupled with ramped up broadband and electricity access opens up the democratizing force of the internet to men and women equally, empowering them to come up with the solutions of the future.

Duration:00:23:32

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 7 - The Future of Data? (Cape Town Edition)

5/17/2017
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Earlier this year, hundreds of geeks gathered in South Africa for the first ever World Data Forum. Among them, was Tariq Khokhar. In a special edition marking the end of the first series of “Between 2 Geeks”, he reports on innovations in how data are being produced, with discussions featuring Amazon, Facebook and The World Pop Project. He also speaks with Anna Rosling Rönnlund of Gapminder, and explores new ideas for how data can be used to promote a “fact based view of the world”

Duration:00:14:18

Bangladesh’s Farmers, Small Business Owners Prosper with Solar Power

5/15/2017
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Solar power is changing lives in Bangladesh and has helped the South Asian country leapfrog into an era of using renewable energy to light up homes – and quickly going a step further. Clusters of solar panels in remote islands like Monpura and villages such as Saidpur are helping small business owners and farmers access affordable and reliable electricity to improve productivity and climb the rungs of economic prosperity.

Duration:00:03:40

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 6: Collecting Data With Surveys is Easy, Right?

5/11/2017
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Globally, 77 countries still don’t have the data they need to adequately track and measure poverty. These data come from household surveys, but how exactly are these surveys designed, tested and run? Presenters Raka Banerjee and Tariq Khokhar speak with Diane Steele - an expert in the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study team, and discover that collecting data from surveys may be more complicated than you think.

Duration:00:14:55

PabsyLive: Real Queen of Katwe Strategizes to Empower Youth

5/4/2017
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Phiona Mutesi, the Ugandan chess champion who inspired the movie Queen of Katwe, shares with communications officer Pabsy Pabalan Mariano her strategies for advancing her own life through education, and empowering youth through her support of a foundation. Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende sat down with Pabsy during the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings 2017.

Duration:00:04:23

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 5: A Renewable Energy Tipping Point?

5/2/2017
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Has renewable energy reached the stage where it’s cheaper than fossil fuels? Presenters Tariq Khokhar and Raka Banerjee talk to Mafalda Duarte, head of the Climate Investment Funds, about the data behind renewables, and if we’re reaching a ‘tipping point’ in them becoming the preferred energy source for countries around the world. To read more, visit: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/between-2-geeks-episode-5-renewable-energy-tipping-point

Duration:00:15:08

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 4: What Can You Measure with Cell Phone Metadata?

4/25/2017
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What do our cell phones reveal about society’s poverty or prosperity? This week’s edition of 'Between 2 Geeks’ looks at the way that metadata from our phones paints a picture of our collective behavior. Presenters Tariq Khokhar and Andrew Whitby talk to Professor Joshua Blumenstock, from the University of California, on this innovation in data analysis and what it means for development.

Duration:00:14:48

Africa’s Pulse: Focus on Closing the Infrastructure Gap to Increase Growth

4/19/2017
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World Bank Africa Region Chief Economist, Albert Zeufack and Africa’s Pulse Lead author, Punam Chuhan Pole discuss the most recent Africa’ Pulse report. In this issue the Pulse tackles Sub-Saharan Africa’s projected moderate growth of 2.6 percent, which should strengthen somewhat in 2018, helped by improvements in commodity prices, a pickup in global growth, and domestic conditions. However, there is a need to spur investment in infrastructure, energy production and roads, without losing the...

Duration:00:23:57

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 3: Getting an Education on Education

4/18/2017
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Testing helps evaluate the performance and progress of pupils in the classroom. But what is the best way to judge the effectiveness of an educational system as a whole? In this week’s edition of ‘Between 2 Geeks, Presenters Tariq Khokhar and Raka Banerjee talk to Dr. Husein Abdul Hamid, a Senior World Bank Education Specialist, to understand the value of testing and how to measure what really works in the classroom.

Duration:00:14:47

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 2: Climate Change, Anomalies, and the New Normal

4/11/2017
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What’s the connection between dice and climate change? Find out in this week’s edition of ‘Between 2 Geeks’ - the World Bank’s podcast that looks at the data behind international development. Presenters Tariq Khokhar and Andrew Whitby talk to Dr. Ana Bucher, a climate change specialist with the World Bank, to find out what the data are saying about our changing world, and what needs to be done to address it. Read more on The Data Blog:...

Duration:00:14:49

Between 2 Geeks: Episode 1: The Ups and Downs of Demography

4/4/2017
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Where in the world is the population growing, where is it shrinking, and why are there such variations? The first episode of Between 2 Geeks looks at the data behind demography. Presenters Tariq Khokhar and Raka Banerjee are joined by Dr. John May – a demographer and population policy expert with the Population Reference Bureau. They discuss the factors that shape population change, and what it means for the future of our world. Read more on The Data Blog:...

Duration:00:14:52