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Mahmoud Mohieldin
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Mahmoud Mohieldin is Corporate Secretary and President's Special Envoy, The World Bank Group. Read more of his writings on development, education and finance.

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Combating Desertification in the Post-2015 Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:43 AM

Land degradation and subsequent desertification are becoming some of the most pressing development issues. It is estimated that one-third of the world's arable land has been lost in the last 40 years due to soil erosion. Every year, 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost through erosion and 12...

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The Promise of Financial Inclusion

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:43 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Half the world's adults, approximately 2.5 billion individuals, do not have an account with a formal financial institution. Lack of access to finance is disproportionately skewed towards the poor, women, youth, and rural residents. Defined as the proportion of individuals and firms that use financial services, financial...

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Banking With Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 5:01 PM

Whether or not a child survives a bout with malaria or diarrhea may have something to do with resources, but not money alone. It also has something to do with the parents and whether they know how to keep their baby healthy or where to get help. It has to...

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