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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Water-Powered: The Case for Universal Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

World Bank Director for Water, Jennifer J. Sara, discusses how investing in universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene could yield massive economic gains over the next two decades.

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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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Vaccine Access

David Malpass: Eight Areas to Accelerate Vaccine Delivery to Developing Countries

In his latest blog, World Bank Group President David Malpass explores actions advocated by the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19 to accelerate delivery of vaccines to developing countries.

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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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