Fighting poverty in all of its dimensions lies at the core of the World Bank’s work. We work closely with governments to develop sound policies so that poor people can improve their livelihoods, and access social and infrastructure services and good jobs.
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October 9, 2014 — The 2014 Policy Research Report makes an urgent call for better and more timely collection of comparable household survey data. The report argues that data and measurement are pivotal to the assessment of the Bank Group’s twin goals, and, thereby, their achievement.Read More »
September 18, 2014 — Egypt has been plagued for many years by low-quality, insecure and unstable jobs, but this can be reversed through reforms. A new World Bank report provides insights into the deepening structural problems of the Egyptian labor market and highlights short and long term policy interventions needed to unleash the potential of the private sector to create a large and diverse set of jobs.Read More »