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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Do African Children Have an Equal Chance? A Human Opportunity Report for Sub-Saharan Africa, presentation by Ana Revenga, Senior Director of the World Bank's Poverty and Equity Global Practice, and report...Read More »
After more than a decade of steady decline, inequality in Latin America has been stagnant since 2010 and remains high. As economic growth slows, the region faces a significant challenge to maintain the...Read More »
The Ministry of Electric Power and Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development hold public consultations on the Myanmar National Electrification Project...Read More »
Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics) will present the results of an experiment aimed at improving the measurement of farmers’ skills through the design of measurement tools that are usable in field...Read More »
This seminar will look at the growing problem of missing girls in the South Caucasus, particularly in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Panelists will focus on how to integrate this research into more...Read More »
April 27, 2015
April 23, 2015
Representatives from several Latin American countries will explain how their respective governments are addressing the social inclusion of Afrodescendants, who make up 30% of the region's population but...Read More »
One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, most of them in developing countries. Our high-profile panelists will explore how the World Bank can more strategically...Read More »
This event highlighted the role of the fisheries sector in the sustainable development of national economies, with a specific focus on the Africa Program for Fisheries and the need for better governance...Read More »
The session will present the findings from the new book Development as Freedom in a Digital Age and discus how to apply Amartya Sen’s ‘Capability Approach’ to evaluate the impact of ICTs on development.
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This regional PSIA learning event in Poland is an opportunity to collectively reflect on the successes in moving forward the PSIA agenda, but also the challenges and difficulties we face with this work...Read More »