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BRICS Nations To Form Bank To Rival World Bank, IMF

AP | SILVIO IZQUIERDO | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they gave final agreement to creating their own de...

China Rejects Sign It May Soon Be Largest Economy

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China has rejected a World Bank report that suggests it might pass the United States this year to become the biggest economy measured...

When It Comes To Shared Prosperity, 40 Is Key

The World Bank | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

For World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu, 40 is a number that's taken over his life. My Favorite Number is a series that shows how economists can b...

Bill Gates and Sergey Brin Take on the Impending Climate Change Apocalypse

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

If they can convince Americans to eat plant-based chicken instead of its feathery (and fleshy, and bloody) counterpart, the results could be transformative -- for both our diets and our planet.

Getting to the Bottom: Ending Extreme Poverty Starts with the Ultrapoor

William M. Abrams | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
William M. Abrams

Last year we learned that the world achieved an historic milestone that has changed the lives of more than half a billion people. The World Bank announced that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by half has already been met, five years ahead of schedule.

Queen Rania of Jordan Calls for "Another Revolution in Arab World"

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Neil Parmar

Some of the world's top leaders in government and business convened this week, calling for educational reform in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle rampant joblessness in the region.

ReThink Interview: Philippe Diaz (part 1) -- The End of Poverty? and How It Started

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What causes global poverty? Why do the countries of the northern hemisphere enjoy so much wealth while over a billion people in the southern hemispher...