Urbanization and Urban-Rural Integrated Development - World Bank
Clearly, integrated urban-rural development is a challenge around the world. Incomes are higher in urban areas, while rural areas see more extreme poverty. Indeed, three quarters of the poor live in rural areas. This disparity is similar for other Millennium Development Goals. For example, improving basic sanitation is one of the goals that ...
Data harvesting: what is it, and how can you benefit? - World Bank Blogs
Broad benefits for all users include but are not limited to: One-stop shop. Users looking for data can search on the DDH and find information on several different catalogs, without having to search each catalog separately—or even be aware that those catalogs exist. Broader exposure. The DDH harvests the metadata and exposes it to a larger ...
Trade restrictions are inflaming the worst food crisis in a decade
The worst global food crisis in a decade was one of the top issues discussed at the 12th ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization last month. It is a crisis made worse by the growing number of countries that are banning or restricting exports of wheat and other commodities in a misguided attempt to put a lid on soaring domestic prices.
Energy and Sustainable Development: What's Next? - World Bank
Between 2010 and 2012, we saw a 4 percent increase in the uptake of modern renewable energies globally – three quarters of which were supplied by wind, solar and hydropower. East Asia led the world in this regard, representing 42 percent of new renewable energy generation.
Investing in Bhutan’s forests for a sustainable future
For example, the Mjøsa Tower near Oslo, Norway, the world’s tallest wooden building, is 18 floors (85.4 meters) tall. Fully applying the principles of sustainable forest management to Bhutan’s production forests and modernizing the sector could significantly increase productivity and improve ecological resilience.
Five Steps to Improve Girls’ Education and Job Prospects
First, give girls a strong foundation through early childhood development (ECD). Disadvantages built early in life are difficult to remedy, but effective ECD programs can avoid such disadvantages and thereby yield high payoffs. ECD programs build the technical, cognitive, and behavioral skills conducive to high productivity later in life.
Resilience and recovery ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami ...
Authored by Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, and Jed Friedman Ten years after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Aceh provides an example of remarkable resilience and recovery that reflects the combination of individual ingenuity, family and community engagement and the impact of domestic and international aid. The tsunami devastated thousands ...
Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine, and a lack of confidence from the ...
At the population level, the fear of the “A” vaccine is put forward as the main reason for those who do not want to get vaccinated as 48.7% and 53.0% of them are worried about the safety net of the “A” vaccine in Niger and Chad, respectively.
Contradictory trends in Zimbabwe: Human development indicators improve ...
The average child born in Zimbabwe in 2019 is expected to have a higher endowment of human capital at the age of 18 than his/her peers born even in some of Zimbabwe's richer neighbors. Access to basic infrastructure services, such as clean drinking water, sanitation, and electricity also improved over this period. ...
Connecting Vietnam’s youth to high-skilled jobs: What does it take?
Achieving this requires the full utilization of their human capital potential by providing high-quality education, training, and better employment opportunities to meet the rising aspirations and talents of today’s young generation. In Vietnam, only 9% occupations were high-skilled in 2021, according to ILOSTAT.