New Global Partnership

PROGREEN, a new global partnership, aims to boost efforts to stop deforestation, restore degraded lands, improve livelihoods, and reduce emissions.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2019/09/23/world-bank-and-germany-launch-fund-to-curb-forest-loss-build-resilient-landscapes
Hills and Forests seen form above, Bhutan. Photo credit: Mares Lucian/Shutterstock.com
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
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