Getting to Equal: How Educating Every Girl Can Help Break the Cycle of ...
Investing in Education Improves Gender Equality. “ Investing in girls is smart ,” says World Bank President, Robert Zoellick. “ It is central to boosting development, breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty, and allowing girls, and then women—50 percent of the world’s population—to lead better, fairer and more productive ...
What are the facts about rising food prices and their effect on the region?
The global situation in 2011 was critical. Global food prices soared by 10% in July from a month before, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to a summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe. From June to July, maize and wheat rose by 25% each, soybeans by 17%. Only rice went down, by 4%.
Mainstreaming Green Finance: From ‘Not Yet’ to ‘Net Zero’
The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), a network of central banks and supervisors dedicated to accelerating development of green finance and exploring central banks’ role in the climate agenda, has grown more than ten-fold in four years to 98 members and 16 observers. The World Bank is also supporting more than 50 countries in ...
Braving the Storms: The outlook for East Asia and the Pacific, illustrated
The outlook for East Asia and the Pacific can be illustrated in the following charts: 1. Economic recovery had resumed in the final quarter of 2021. By end 2021, recovery appeared to be gaining traction, led by China. The rest of the region too posted strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2021, following a dip in the preceding three months due ...
Five lessons for successfully investing in people - World Bank Blogs
Ghana has made substantial improvements in net enrollment rates – from 65 percent primary school enrollment in 2000 to 85 percent in 2017, and childhood stunting rates, which dropped from 35.4 percent in 2003 to 18.8 percent in 2014. How can Ghana’s experience inform the human capital investment plans of other countries?
Philippines Economic Update April 2017 - World Bank
Unemployment fell to a historic low of 4.7 percent in 2016, as 1.4 million net jobs were created. However, the country’s 18 percent underemployment level has remained broadly unchanged over the last ten years, reflecting the prevalence of informality and related job-quality concerns. The poverty incidence among Filipinos dropped to 21.6 ...
Better Internet Connectivity is Helping Improve People’s Lives in Kosovo
Demand for fixed and mobile broadband services is expected to increase significantly in Kosovo. The number of fixed broadband subscribers is projected to increase by 126% between 2015 and 2020, and mobile broadband subscribers by 205% during the same period. This trend presents significant commercial opportunity within the country.
A Safety Net for Stella - World Bank Blogs
Registering for this social safety net program will not make Stella a rich woman overnight, or anywhere close. Through the program, she will receive a small amount of money every month on condition that she sends her school-age children to school and gets regular check-ups at the nearest health center. Over time, it will allow her to save a ...
New report on private capital for infrastructure in the poorest ...
Nevertheless, the good news here is that the trendline is picking up. In fact, 2017 was a stellar year compared to the past for private infra-investments in IDA countries—totaling $7.9 billion across 35 projects and garnering 8.5 percent of total private investments in EMDEs in 2017, up from 4.3 percent in 2016.
How great partnerships can lead to effective service delivery in Bangladesh
This is paired with a strong vaccination campaign with 83 percent of the population older than 18 years and 87 percent of children aged 12 to 17 years have been vaccinated with two doses. Primary health centers are providing out-patient services for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health together with nutrition, family planning ...