World Bank Group

Tech
The stats on remote working are hard to ignore. From increasing productivity to using less “sick time”, remote working has
World News
On June 27 we released a joint report documenting forced and child labor linked to the World Bank’s agriculture projects
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The World Bank's lending arm should have known about violence targeting poor farmers, the plaintiffs say.
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The innovative and fresh ideas needed to tackle the world's biggest challenges will likely come from youth. That's why the World Bank Group and the Wharton School sponsor the Ideas for Action competition.
Environment
The new report shows that what is needed is for multilateral development banks to spend at least half of their energy portfolios
Impact
Beyond its own projects, the Bank could be a game changer by working with governments to ensure they have strong environmental standards and climate friendly investments, and the current review process it is undertaking is just the right opportunity to go in this direction.
Impact
The scale of work needed to meet the challenge means transforming our economies. That means finance, and lots of it. The good news is that climate action does not require economic sacrifice.
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The public is right: The world is not prepared for the next epidemic. We're no better equipped to respond quickly to an outbreak than we were a year ago. But we can be - and at a fraction of what it would cost if we don't act urgently.
Business
Although the staff survey was conducted before Houdart’s punishment was announced, Houdart has maintained that the case against
Business
The Human Rights Watch report and Anuak refugees’ complaint to the Inspection Panel contended that the bank’s money was being
Impact
Few would disagree that the private sector -- and therefore the IFC -- has a role to play in fragile states. But there are many caveats.
Impact
The IFC's Health in Africa initiative is supposed to be reviewed this year. A tangible result will be a commitment from the Bank in the next few weeks to re-evaluate it under the prism of the Bank's corporate goals and focus on universal health coverage.
Politics
The World Bank, which for decades has been criticized has overly focused on the construction of dams and other infrastructures as the cure for poverty, is turning its focus to the real engine of economic progress in the developing world: girls and women.
Environment
As long as Congress commits U.S. taxpayer dollars to the World Bank, it should fight to ensure those funds are not used to finance projects that drive climate change or harm human health.
Politics
There also appeared to be a lot of tension around the group's senior management. Less than half of respondents -- 42 percent
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A report out this week from the World Bank Group examined some of the challenges facing women around the world and uncovered
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While Mr. Putin may rightly bask in the light of his many accomplishments in foreign policy, and having presided over the energy boom that thrived during much of his first term in office, he is now faced with some serious issues that cast a pall over Sochi.
Impact
Given that the majority of people without electricity live in rural, dispersed communities, it would be wise for the international development community to mobilize energy access strategies that support off-grid renewable energy.
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If we want post-conflict Syria to end up better prepared to survive the chaos and despair engulfing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in the region, we must do a much better job of marshalling and deploying the civilian, political and economic resources essential to the establishment of political stability.