Turn Down the HeatPoor residents of coastal cities and low-lying islands are among the most vulnerable to climate change and the least able to adapt, according to a new report on the likely impacts of current and future warming across Africa and Asia.
Global EconomyHard data so far this year point to a global economy that is slowly getting back on its feet. However, the recovery remains hesitant and uneven, says the June 2013 edition of Global Economic Prospects.
Latin America and the CaribbeanIn 2011, for the first time ever, more Latin Americans were part of the middle class than living in poverty. Countries could further raise living standards by adopting equity-oriented policies, says report.
NutritionHundreds of millions of children worldwide are malnourished, stunting not only their growth but also their future potential. The World Bank Group is nearly tripling its support for nutrition programs to $600 million.
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