Apart from these gender gaps in educational attainment, discrimination and social norms shape the terms of female labor force participation – World Bank Report
The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) today made its first-ever financial commitment, approving a $12 million grant towards the current Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The grant, approved today at an emergency… Read More ›
New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking – and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday. According to Dr…. Read More ›
UN Migration Agency, World Bank Strengthen Cooperation to Better Address Development and Humanitarian Challenges
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the World Bank on Friday (11/05) prepared to sign two new framework agreements that will facilitate easy access of IOM’s expertise to Governments implementing projects with World Bank funding. The World Bank and IOM… Read More ›
“All parents want their children to have better lives than their own, yet the aspirations of too many people –especially poor people – are thwarted by unequal opportunities,” said World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva.
An estimated 36 percent of the very poor escaped extreme poverty because of social safety nets, providing clear evidence that social safety net programs are making a substantial impact in the global fight against poverty.
A new World Bank report projects climate change could cause over 85 million “internal climate migrants” in Sub-Saharan Africa,
A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders. According to the Groundswell… Read More ›