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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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 »
The World Bank has set the ambitious, but achievable goals to end extreme poverty globally by 2030 and to promote "shared prosperity”. Ana Revanga, Senior Director for Poverty and Equity Global Practice,...Read More »
Academics and development specialists explore the relationships between climate change and poverty by examining the impact on poor people’s livelihood and well-being, the risk for non-poor individuals...Read More »
The main author of the new report "A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals", Dean Jolliffe, Senior Economist, World Bank’s Development Research...Read More »