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20 мая, 20:48

Opportunities in infrastructure: Global Infrastructure Facility Advisory Conference

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in Washington DC on April 10. During the meeting, discussions on the infrastructure programs led to robust conversations about the challenges and opportunities, and the intimate afternoon sessions provided participants an opportunity to for in-depth discussions. Learn more about the GIF here : https://www.globalinfrafacility.org/ #EndPoverty

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17 мая, 15:14

Young People Reimagine Education for the 21st Century

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The finalists of the World Bank and Financial Times high school blog competition share their vision for education for the future. Among more than 500 entries from around the world, common suggestions were the use of technology to help connect students, ideas and thinkers around the world, a shift from knowledge to skills, more individualized learning, and encouraging independent thinking and study through projects with practical applications. Learn more: http://live.worldbank.org/the-learning-revolution #EndPoverty

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15 мая, 22:52

Afghan Farmers Find Solutions a Phone Call Away

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Bahram Shams is among thousands of Afghan farmers who now has access to agricultural extension services by dialing a toll-free number to a call center set up by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock's On-Farm Water Management Project. Watch how Afghan farmers like Bahram has benefited from the center's services and can now harvest more.

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15 мая, 22:41

Ethiopia: Creating opportunities for refugees and their hosts

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Ethiopia, one of the largest refugee hosting countries in the world, is changing its policies to include refugees in their development plan. In some cases, the government is offering work permits so refugees can move out of camps and become self-reliant. The World Bank is supporting these efforts to create economic opportunities that will benefit both refugees and their host communities.

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15 мая, 21:43

What's happening at #Innovate4Climate 2019: Finding ways to accelerate energy storage solutions

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The third edition of the Innovate4Climate (I4C) the preeminent global event on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets. I4C will take place in Singapore from 4-7 June 2019. It brings together business, finance, policy and technology leaders to accelerate action on financing climate-smart development. This year’s Innovate4climate (I4C) will have a priority focus on battery storage, helping to identify ways to overcome the technology, policy and financing barriers to deploy batteries widely and close the energy storage gap. https://live.worldbank.org/innovate4climate #EndPoverty

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15 мая, 20:31

The World Bank Group’s new engagement strategy for Yemen

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The 2020-2021 Yemen Country Engagement Note sets out the strategy for the next two years for how the World Bank Group will deliver effective support to Yemen in the midst of ongoing conflict. Priorities will be preserving institutional capacity, improving service delivery resilience, and providing support to conflict-affected poor and vulnerable Yemenis. #EndPoverty

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15 мая, 18:12

In Tanzania, Citizen Scientists Help Reduce Flood Risk with Soil Sampling

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The Tanzania Urban Resilience Program is harnessing local tools and knowledge to create a comprehensive soil map that will inform flood mitigation measures and urban planning for the city of Dar es Salaam. http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/tanzania-urban-resilience-program #EndPoverty

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15 мая, 18:12

Drones helping to understand flood risk in Tanzania

The Tanzania Urban Resilience Program is using an innovative combination of Light Detection and Range (LiDAR) UAV (or drone) surveying and bathometric surveying to support flood modelling within the flood-prone Msimbazi river basin. Outputs will be used to guide river upgrades that will improve Dar es Salaam’s resilience to flooding. http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/tanzania-urban-resilience-program

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09 мая, 00:03

Forest-Smart mining: A low-carbon future must protect the world’s forests

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Minerals and forests are both critical to a sustainable future. However, mining could affect as much as one third of the world’s remaining forests. The World Bank has adopted a forest-smart mining approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for forests and people who depend on them. #EndPoverty

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06 мая, 17:34

Thailand: Investment in Human Capital Key to Reducing Inequality

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Thailand’s most important resource is its people. Investing in people, its human capital, is key to reducing inequality. Creating equal opportunities will not only trigger economic growth, but also help people, families and Thailand prosper.

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03 мая, 19:43

#legalidentity Empowers Girls to Realize Their Dreams

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An estimated 1 billion people in the world don’t have an official proof of their identity, which greatly limits their ability to access health, education, and financial services. Proof of #legalidentity, in the form of birth registration, is particularly important for Child and their future. The World Bank’s Identification for Development Initiative #ID4D, Save the Children and The Hope Foundation are sharing incredible stories of how IDs and birth registration empowers children #IamSomebody. Being faced with child marriage at the age of 12, Shopna left home to live on the streets. She didn’t have a chance to be a kid like playing her favorite sport - cricket. With help, she was able to get a birth certificate which protects her from child marriage and she was able to get a passport to travel to the to #StreetChildCricketWorldCup. id4d.worldbank.org VIDEO CREDITs VIDEO: Writer/Producer/Director | Ana Coyne Camera | Daniel Silva Yoshisato

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03 мая, 19:32

From Living on the Streets to Living a Dream, #legalidentity Empowers Children

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An estimated 1 billion people in the world don’t have an official proof of their identity, which greatly limits their ability to access health, education, and financial services. Proof of #legalidentity, in the form of birth registration, is particularly important for children and their future. The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative #ID4D, Save the Children and The Hope Foundation are sharing incredible stories of how IDs and birth registration empowers children #ID4D #IamSomebody. Living on the streets, Tarak didn’t have a chance to realize his dreams of playing cricket, but with his birth certificate he was able to get a passport and travel to the #StreetChildCricketWorldCup. id4d.worldbank.org VIDEO CREDITs VIDEO: Writer/Producer/Director | Ana Coyne Camera | Daniel Silva Yoshisato