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Blog: Resilient Recovery

Tackling biodiversity loss in pursuit of green, resilient, and inclusive development

More than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their protein intake and livelihoods, but 90% of global marine fish stocks are now fully exploited or overfished. A whole of economy approach is needed to transform economic activity, policies, and investment decisions that drive nature loss, says World Bank Managing Director Mari Pangestu.

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Blog for Development Winners

“The onus remains on young people to offer amicable solutions that will support the country’s recovery efforts”

Raphael Kambamwene, Tanzania’s 2021 Blog4Dev winner, discusses the role young people can play in a country’s recovery and calls for viable strategies to protect jobs and micro, small, and medium-size enterprises to support a post-pandemic economic system in his country.  

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COVID-19 & Vaccines

How Côte d’Ivoire Became a Model for Managing Vaccine Hesitancy

Côte d’Ivoire has introduced an ambitious goal of having 40% of its population vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the end of the year and 57% by the end of 2022. A community mobilization campaign supported by the World Bank helped boost vaccination rates from 2,000 per day to more than 20,000 each day.

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Global growth in 2021 is projected to be more robust than previously envisioned. Rapid vaccination progress has contributed to forecast upgrades in many countries; however, this is concentrated primarily in advanced economies. For many EMDEs, renewed COVID-19 surges and limited vaccination have contributed to downward revisions to growth. Read More.

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