Future of Work

The future of work is changing across countries at all income levels, requiring a dramatically new approach to social protection and labor policy.

https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/changing-nature-work-robust-set-protections-needed-build-and-safeguard-human-capital
Women selling meat a local market in Buenos Aires. Photo: © Juan Ignacio Coda/World Bank
After Cyclone Idai

After massive devastation in Zimbabwe from Cyclone Idai, a new operation will advance recovery and resilience building to prevent a crisis.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/09/16/restoring-zimbabwes-livelihoods-infrastructure-after-cyclone-idai
A house destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. Photo: © Dorte Verner/World Bank
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The world made remarkable progress in child survival between 1990 and 2018. The under-5 mortality rate—the probability of a child dying between birth and his or her 5th birthday—fell by over 50% to 39 deaths per 1,000 live births. Mortality among children of ages 5-14 years also fell by over 50% to 7 deaths per 1,000 children. The reduction in the under-5 mortality rate has accelerated and nearly doubled since 2000. It now declines by 3.8% annually, compared to 2% between 1990 and 2000. Read More

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