World Bank Group

Words not enough to improve health outcomes – says World Bank President

World Bank Group President David Malpass’ has said at the 2019 UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) that accelerating progress toward Universal Health Coverage is critical to alleviating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Global growth to weaken to 2.6% in 2019 as risks remain

Global economic growth is forecast to ease to a weaker-than-expected 2.6% in 2019 before inching up to 2.7% in 2020. Growth in emerging market and developing economies is expected to stabilize next year as some countries move past periods of financial strain, but economic momentum remains weak.