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  • Forcibly Displaced

    Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts

    It is a groundbreaking study which analyzes data to understand the scope of the challenge and articulates a development approach to resolving the crisis -- to help the displaced and their hosts rebuild their lives. The report was produced in close partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  Read more »

  • Global Economic Prospects

    The Global Economy in Transition

    This edition of Global Economic Prospects includes two Special Features that analyze the policy challenges raised by the two transitions in developing countries: the risks associated with the first U.S. central bank interest rate increase since 2006 and the implications of persistently low commodity prices for low-income countries.  Read more »

  • Shock Waves

    Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

    Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy.  Read more »

  • Going Universal

    How 24 Developing Countries are Implementing Universal Health Coverage from the Bottom Up

    This book is about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable, through a systematic data collection that provides practical insights to policymakers and practitioners.   Read more »

  • World Development Indicators 2015

    World Development Indicators 2015 provides a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. It is intended to help users of all kinds—policymakers, students, analysts, professors, program managers, and citizens—find and use data related to all aspects of development.  Read more »

  • New Feature: World Bank DataFinder Mobile Apps

    The new DataFinder app highlights the progress that's been made at the Bank since the Open Data Initiative was launched in April 2010. For the first time, the Bank's data are available to users on any of the three major mobile platforms - and in four languages.  Read more: »

  • Ending Poverty and Hunger by 2030

    An Agenda for the Global Food System

    To permanently end poverty and hunger by 2030, the world needs a food system that can feed every person, every day, everywhere; that can raise real incomes of the poorest people; that can provide safe food and adequate nutrition; and that can better steward the world's natural resources.  Read more »

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$)
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Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller and WBG-Executive Director, Ursula Müller at the first Humanitarian World Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, May 23-24, 2016.
This edition: refugees and migration, Africa Climate Business Plan, visitors from Germany.
German green bag lunch series "Energy and Climate" a success
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