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World Bank Profited From Terrorizing Honduran Peasants, Lawsuit Alleges

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home

A group of Honduran famers and their families have sued the World Bank, alleging it supported a violent palm-oil company that assassinated peasants op...

Ukraine: Reflections on Maidan's Third Year Anniversary, Youth Culture and Bernie Sanders

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

Two years ago, during my first research trip to Kyiv, I had the honor of meeting one of Maidan's most dedicated youth activists, Denis Pilash. A post...

Message from Davos: Carbon pricing is back

Paul Simpson | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Paul Simpson

On the eve of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, CDP announced the Carbon Pricing Corridor initiative, the world's first industry-le...

Land Grabs Are Partly To Blame For Skyrocketing Violence In Central America

Saskia Sassen | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home
Saskia Sassen

In 2013, San Pedro Sula in Honduras was the world’s murder capital, with a murder rate of 187 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, driven by a surge in ...

Healthy women are the cornerstone of healthy societies

Melanie Walker | Posted 01.12.2017 | Women
Melanie Walker

Originally published by the World Bank Group here co-authored with Patricio V. Marquez Photo: Ivelina Taushanova / World Bank On a recent road trip...

The Future of Transport

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home
Mahmoud Mohieldin

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN - There are 1.25 million lives lost in road accidents annually -- 90 percent of these in low -income countries. Air pollution ...

Can Solar Micro-Grids Transform the African Grid?

Justin Guay | Posted 11.22.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Nearly 100 million people are now on the first steps of the energy ladder thanks to the rapid deployment of solar home systems in poor communities ac...

Accessibility And the New Urban Agenda: 5 Questions

Tim Ward | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Making cities accessible and inclusive for all people, including persons with disabilities, is an essential component of the New Urban Agenda, adopted...

The Global Economy Remains Unbalanced

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

Discussions around large current account imbalances among systemically relevant economies as a threat to the stability of the global economy faded out in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

Innovation Alone Won't Change Habits

FOMIN | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Irani Arráiz Irani Arráiz leads the impact evaluations of many MIF projects, including projects that are designed to increase the competitiven...

From Fear To Opportunity: Changing The Narrative Of The Global Refugee Crisis Through Sustainable Business

Alejandro Litovsky | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Alejandro Litovsky

Exploiting the fear of refugees has been an easy picking for far-right political parties across Europe. In reality, Syria's neighbors are shouldering ...

Indian Healthcare Providers Look Beyond Medical Tourism to A Promising African Market

Biju Mohandas | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
Biju Mohandas

Over the last decade, patients from Africa have flocked to various parts of the world in search of medical treatment, driven by factors such as inadeq...

One Of The Best Ways To End Poverty: Preventing Conflicts

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Mahmoud Mohieldin

To better understand the way forward, the United Nations and the World Bank Group have jointly initiated a study to examine the evidence base on how development policies and programs contribute to the prevention of violent conflict.

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

Extreme Poverty Hits Children The Hardest: Report

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact

The world is failing impoverished kids. Although the rate of extreme poverty is declining worldwide, children are disproportionately impacted, accord...

Jobs Are Crucial For Peace And Stem Radicalization And Violent Extremism In Kenya

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa, putting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.

Think Blue: Finding Growth in the Caribbean Sea

Pawan Patil | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Pawan Patil

Ours is a blue planet. Water covers over 70% of the Earth's surface, and the ocean economy drives global trade, annually contributing around 3% or US$...

IFC's Venture Capital Head Nikunj Jinsi: "We Are at a Critical Moment in History"

Anna Shen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Anna Shen

While Silicon Valley is finally recognizing the market potential and talent pool of emerging markets - witness Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's rece...

U.N. Should Promote the Rule of Law

Andy Shen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Andy Shen

As the 71st regular session of the United Nations General Assembly opens today, victims in Uzbekistan and Haiti are waiting to see whether the U.N. wi...

The World Bank President's Meager Harvest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 09.12.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

By Peter Bosshard and Josh Klemm We shall know our prophets by their fruits, and the same is true for World Bank presidents. The first term of Presid...

Air Pollution Costs $255 Billion A Year

Ben Barber | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green
Ben Barber

Worldwide air pollution caused 5.5 million deaths in 2013 from lung cancer stroke, bronchitis and other diseases -- more than malaria or AIDS.

China's Zero Sum Vision Of The World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The emergence of a new global power has often profoundly shifted the geopolitical landscape and caused considerable discomfort among the established o...

Could This Be The Future Engine Of Development In Africa?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
Marcelo Giugale

The conventional map of Africa's development path went more or less like this: transfers of capital and technology would ease people out of farming and into factory jobs around cities, while income from the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals would help governments pay for education, health, and infrastructure.

Rio: The Olympics For Climate Action

Max Thabiso Edkins | Posted 09.03.2016 | Sports
Max Thabiso Edkins

Now the games have begun! Directed by Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, known for City of God and supporter of the World Bank Group's Connect4Climate program, the opening ceremony put climate change front and center.

NASA: Planet Warming At Fastest Pace In 1,000 Years

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The planet is warming at an unprecedented pace not experienced in the past 1000 years. That's according to NASA. That means that it is "very unlikely" that global warming will stay within the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit set by nations last December.