Without an urgent and concerted global effort to build human capital, people are in danger of being excluded from future prosperity. The World Bank Group is committing to help countries prioritize human capital in a sustained way.

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This month’s Development Finance Forum will focus on driving private finance in three specific sectors: agribusiness, housing finance and tourism.

http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/helping-east-africa-attract-investment-priority-sectors
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Farmer-led irrigation is a revolution already in progress that has the potential to positively change the fate of millions of smallholder farmers.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/09/05/innovation-entrepreneurship-positive-change-join-the-farmer-led-irrigation-revolution
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