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22 апреля, 15:51

Spring Meetings: Come for the Contacts, Stay to Change the World

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Thousands attend The World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings to learn about the latest developments in the movement to end extreme poverty. For many, it's an experience that's opening up a world of possibilities.

22 апреля, 15:03

Matt Damon on Water, Dignity and Being Intimidated by a 13-year-old

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Water.org co-founder Matt Damon shares some inspiring thoughts and anecdotes with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. Learn how water can be made accessible to the world’s poorest. And see how even a mega-star can be humbled by a smart Haitian pre-teen.

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21 апреля, 01:54

Philippines: Building Strong Institutions for Peace and Development

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Country Director Mara Warwick talks about the groundbreaking partnership behind the Mindanao Trust Fund and the foundation for resolving conflict and violence

20 апреля, 20:11

World Bank Group Meeting in a Time of Crisis, But Opportunities Abound

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The global economy is strengthening but rising challenges including famine and refugees, combined with rising aspirations mean we must change the way we work in development finance, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said at the start of the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC. Kim said the good news is that the Bank Group can help de-risk countries and projects, to facilitate private investment in developing countries.

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20 апреля, 01:18

Reuniones de Primavera: El Banco Mundial y el FMI entran en acción

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Miles de funcionarios de Gobiernos y líderes de opinión se congregan en las Reuniones de Primavera del Banco Mundial y el FMI para intercambiar ideas e información acerca de cómo poner fin a la pobreza extrema. ¡Anímate! Tú también puedes participar siguiendo los eventos en: envivo.bancomundial.org , YouTube.com/worldbank, facebook.com/bancomundial, Instagram , y otras redes sociales. Sé parte del diálogo y de las soluciones.

20 апреля, 00:46

Access to Quality Health Care Improves in Northern Afghanistan

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Residents in Balkh Province are benefiting from improved quality of healthcare provided in health facilities across the province. The hospital provides free health services through the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) program for more than 75,000 people in the district. SEHAT, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), aims to expand the scope, quality, and coverage of health services provided to the population, particularly for the poor. It is supported by the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), in partnership with multiple donors. SEHAT supports the provision of Basic Package of Health Service (BPHS) and Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) to the entire country.

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19 апреля, 18:45

PabsyLive: Blogging for African Farmers

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Young Africans are finding exciting careers in an old profession - farming. World Bank communications officer Pabsy Pabalan Mariano talks with Esther Nyawira Gitaka about technology, possibilities, and mushrooms.

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19 апреля, 15:25

India’s Ganga Waterway: An Artery for Trade

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Today, goods in India travel by congested road and rail networks, which slows cargo movement, adds to uncertainties, and generally increases the costs of trade logistics. Although carrying bulk goods on waterways is cheaper, more reliable and less polluting than transporting them by road or rail, India has yet to develop this cheaper and greener mode of transportation.

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19 апреля, 00:05

Cities Are Where the Future Is Being Built

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Cities, where over 80% of global GDP is generated, play three roles in global development: They are the drivers of economic growth, anchors of development in a shifting global landscape, and matchmakers that connect people to jobs. By 2050, 66 out of 100 people in the world will live in cities. But cities are under growing pressure—from the global economic slowdown, natural disasters and climate change, as well as the urgent need to improve basic services for the urban poor. In a changing world, what does the future hold for our cities? And what will it take to build inclusive, resilient, productive, and sustainable cities for all? Watch the video and tweet your big idea for the future of cities using #Cities4Dev URL: https://live.worldbank.org/cities-and-regions Credits: Royalty Free Music from Bensound. Images via Flickr and Shutterstock.

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18 апреля, 14:44

World Bank-IMF Spring Into the Meetings

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Get excited. Thousands of government officials and influencers are gathering for the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings to share ideas and information about ending extreme poverty. You can join the action: http://www.worldbank.org, http://live.worldbank.org and http://www.worldbank.org/itspossible. Be part of the conversation and part of the solution.

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17 апреля, 17:52

Courage of Leadership, Alberta's Carbon Pricing Story

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At the time, it seemed unthinkable. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley stood on a stage with oil industry executives and environmental leaders to announce a new climate change policy for Canada’s top oil-producing province, home to the world’s third largest oil reserves. How did they do it?

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16 апреля, 23:04

Globalization Backlash: Should South Asia Worry?

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Despite possible protectionism, South Asia, the fastest growing region in the world, has an opportunity to increase exports to create jobs and accelerate growth. How could this be achieved? An update from World Bank Chief Economist for South Asia, Martin Rama