Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for today’s population and to continue to meet the needs of future generations. It must be efficient with resources and carefully planned to deliver immediate and long-term benefits for people, planet, and prosperity. Read More »
Pakistan is facing serious threats from escalating water shortages. A program is providing farmers with more efficient irrigation systems and better technology to minimize water loss and increase yields.
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After four years on the ground, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program is seeing strong results, including significantly increased yields and extensive training for smallholder farmers.
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The government, with World Bank assistance, has built over 1,000 microhydro plants in 52 districts across rural Nepal. The plants, built and run by the communities, bring much-needed electricity to power industry and businesses.Read More »
Road crashes claim 1.3 million lives every year and injure some 78 million people — 90 percent of them in developing countries. The numbers are disturbing, but they only begin to tell the story of the global health risks connected to road transportation.Read More »