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World Desertification & Drought Day

How Do We Manage the Growing Threat Of Floods and Droughts?

They’ve regularly made the news in 2021, and the scale of the crisis behind the headlines is stark. Societies need to adapt, and governments must prioritize, accelerate, and scale up their response mechanisms in this decade. A new report presents a framework to manage the growing risks of floods and droughts in a changed climate.

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FOOD SECURITY & COVID-19

Fighting Hunger and Improving Food Security for the Most Vulnerable

Hunger has been rising since 2014, due to conflict, economic shocks, and weather extremes. The World Bank is working with countries around the world to ensure food systems continue to function despite COVID-19’s challenges, and to help improve food security for the most vulnerable people now and in the future.

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to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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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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We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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