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29 мая, 19:38

The Data That Helps Communities Change Lives

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This is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how a community of women make decisions to improve their lives in a rural village in India. The World Bank’s Social Observatory provides communities like this one with data that helps them manage anti-poverty programs – which is vital because most programs are operated without the information needed to make informed decisions.

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25 мая, 21:27

Climate Change Impacts in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts. Almost every year the country suffers from major natural calamities which take a big toll on the local people. With help from local NGOs they have found innovative solutions. In drought-prone regions, the sufferers have learned to produce vermi compost to make the ground fertile again which has increased their harvest. People in the flood affected regions have learned to raise plinths in clusters which provide safety from floods. They don’t have to relocate frequently anymore they have started cultivating vegetables and rearing goats on the elevated land.

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25 мая, 21:16

Bangladesh: Educating Tomorrow’s Generation

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Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in primary education. Today, nearly 98% children attend primary school. 80% children completed primary education in 2015, which increased from 60% completion rate in 2010. The dropout rate has gone down significantly. With a vision of ‘education for all’, the government of Bangladesh has undertaken the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDPIII), which covers Grades I through V and one year of pre-primary education. As PEDP III provides the necessary tools, Bangladesh has shown how access to education can build a better tomorrow.

25 мая, 20:41

The World Bank Group: Tackling Fragility, Conflict and Violence

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Addressing the global challenge of fragility, conflict and violence is key to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Fragility affects countries at all income levels, and risks such as climate change and natural disasters can further destabilize communities. To tackle this complex landscape, the WBG is taking a broader approach to fragility by focusing on prevention, and engaging during active conflict, transition and recovery. Humanitarian-development-peace partnerships are critical to success. Know more: Fragility, Conflict and Violence at the World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence State and Peacebuilding Fund http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/state-and-peace-building-fund The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Initiative http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence/brief/the-humanitarian-development-peace-initiative *** TRANSCRIPT Fragility used to be seen as a low-income problem. Today, we know that it affects countries at all income levels. Climate change, natural disasters and other risks combine to cause more instability. The ongoing famine is a tragic example. The World Bank Group is responding, because extreme poverty is linked. By 2030, 60% of the global poor will live in conflict-affected areas. To tackle fragility, humanitarian-development partnerships are critical. Filippo Grandi, Secretary General, UNHCR: The World Bank brings extraordinary analytical capacity and the longer-term outlook that allows for proper investments in areas, like education, and livelihoods, and, also, support to communities hosting large numbers of refugees and displaced. The Bank is focusing on preventing violent conflict. During conflict, the Bank will remain engaged, and help countries through transition and recovery. In Yemen, the Bank is working with UN partners to keep up critical services like vaccinations for children. Creating jobs is helping communities. Ali Shoqi Qasem Al-Shami, Shopkeeper, Al-Amsha Market, Al-Shaghadera, Yemen: I sell food, commodities spices, etc. The road before was like a swamp. Then when the organization came, the road was paved. Now it is a clean road. In the Central African Republic, Bank support for the country’s transition has had transformational impact. Faustin Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic: Thanks to considerable investment undertaken by the international community, friendly countries and other institutions, in addition to the World Bank, we are emerging [from the crisis]. Gender-based violence is an important focus of prevention. Empowering women economically helps build peace. The Global Crisis Response Platform is strengthening the Bank’s response for both low- and middle-income countries. Sonia Khouri, Director of RACE program, Lebanon Ministry of Education: “We still have many out-of-school children who we will be trying to reach. We need to provide them access to schools and to a high-quality education.” Arwa Aboud, Syrian Student, Lebanon: My name is Arwa Khaled Al Aboud, I am 11 years old. I’m from Syria, the province of Hama. I have been in Lebanon for 4.5 years, and in school for 3 years. This is the frontier of development. The Bank and the global community can make a real difference, to build a more stable world with opportunities for all. Their futures depend on it.

23 мая, 17:54

Lebanon: How Results-Based Financing Will Help Reach All Children with Education

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The Syrian refugee crisis has brought nearly 500,000 school-aged children into Lebanon, making it the country with the highest number of refugees per capita. This dramatic surge in population is placing strains on the country’s resources and ability to provide basic services, such as education, to both host and refugee communities. In this context, the Lebanese Ministry of Education in partnership with the World Bank have designed a Program for Results (PforR) to leverage results-based financing to increase access to education services, improve the quality of those services, and strengthen the country systems’ resilience to shocks. Sonia Khoury, the Director of Reaching All Children with Education (RACE) Program Management Unit, is featured in this video. Know more: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/reach

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23 мая, 17:17

Global Dialogue in Barcelona Aims to Unlock Trillions for Climate-Smart Investment

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Innovation is crucial to tackling climate change. World experts in energy, finance, and technology come together at the #Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week in Barcelona to discuss ways to scale up financing for climate action.

22 мая, 23:39

Working for Children in Mali

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Children in Mali suffer from some of the highest rates of anemia and malaria in the world. In southern Mali, Save the Children implemented a new parenting program that gave caregivers micronutrient supplement powders for their young children to improve early development -- and the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund measured the impact.

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22 мая, 20:02

MAAP: An Open Source Database to Help You Design and Develop Climate Actions

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The MAAP (Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol) online interface is a user-friendly and secure platform that provides up-to-date, quantitative information about the relative outcomes and risks of diverse, bottom-up climate actions, and facilitate their comparison and benchmarking. But how does it work? What are the main features? How to use this tool to create, share and benchmark climate mitigation actions? Watch this three-minute video and find out the answers. MAAP Online Interface URL: http://maap.worldbank.org

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22 мая, 19:21

Access to Health Services Improves Health Indicators in Central Afghanistan

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The System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) project provides basic health services and essential hospital services for citizens in 7 district of Afghanistan’s Daykundi province. New facilities such as infant warmer, incubator machines coupled with better training and quality health services have noticeably reduced infant and maternal mortality. Know more: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/05/22/infant-maternal-death-fall-health-program-daykundi-province

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17 мая, 22:25

10 Best from the 2017 #ProsperBangladesh Selfie Contest

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Bangladesh is globally known for its success in reducing poverty and improving human development against all odds. In 2014, the country achieved low-middle income status, and now aims to become a middle-income country by 2021. As we work together toward reaching that goal, we asked the people of Bangladesh to take a selfie and share with us what they think their country’s key development priority should be. We received hundreds of submissions. Here are the 10 best.

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17 мая, 00:34

Three Things You Need to Know About “SOGI”

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Why should we care that May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT? Because sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI, matters for everyone. Here are three things you need to know about SOGI inclusion and global development. #InclusionMatters For more information: http://worldbank.org/socialdevelopment/sogi

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17 мая, 00:34

Why Does LGBTI Inclusion Matter? Here Are Three Things You Should Know

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide still face widespread discrimination and exclusion. This prevents LGBTI from opportunities for a better life. In Thailand, over 3,500 people in Thailand took a survey that focused on LGBTI experience in education, employment, housing, finance, and health insurance. Watch to learn what we’ve found from the survey, and why #InclusionMatters. For more information: http://worldbank.org/socialdevelopment/sogi *** Music: “To the Top” by Silent Partner