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A Clinton-Warren Ticket Means Double Trouble for The Donald

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

Yesterday, I attended a fund-raising event where Naomi Klein spoke about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, as government policy, o...

U.S. Senators Call on Treasury to Prevent Dilutions to World Bank Safeguard Policies

Nezir Sinani | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Co-authored by Julia Radomski, Information Services Coordinator at Bank Information Center The World Bank has been reviewing its environmental and sa...

Have We Passed the Era of Peak Dam?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The breakthrough of wind and solar power helps to keep rivers like the Nu/Salween free-flowing (Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor) Wind and solar...

Have We Passed the Era of Peak Dam?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The breakthrough of wind and solar power helps to keep rivers like the Nu/Salween free-flowing (Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor) Wind and solar...

New Insurance To Help Poor Countries Tackle Pandemics Like Ebola, Zika

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact

A new tool aims to help poor countries manage epidemics, before they devastate their health and finances. The World Bank recently launched the “Pand...

From Billions to Trillions

Dante Disparte | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

Business is hard everywhere. Wise business leaders will diversify the regulatory burden and comparatively high costs of operating in advanced markets where the competitive landscape is crowded, for the first mover advantage of pioneering markets.

Why Advancing the Rule of Law Is Good for Business... and the World

Michael Walsh | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Michael Walsh

War zones represent the most extreme lack of rule of law, but not the whole spectrum. According to the United Nations, an estimated 4 billion people live outside the umbrella protection of the rule of law and these people often struggle for basic, human rights. If you're picturing countries outside U.S. borders, think again.

Global Moms' Health Must Improve So Kids' Brains Can Compete In Digital Future: World Bank

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries which fail to invest in young women's health will be left behind because the underdeveloped brains...

Natural Disasters Already Cost $40 Billion A Year. It Could Get A Lot Worse.

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green

As climate change makes natural disasters worse, countries are struggling to cope. The combination of climate change, population growth and urbanizat...

Duterte and 'The System'

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Things must be pretty bad if a man who endorses and participates in vigilante-style justice and summary executions led by death squads is overwhelmingly elected by the people to do so on a national level.

Inspired to Action, World Leaders Aim to Ensure Education Opportunity For All Children

Benedict Joson | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Benedict Joson

Photos by Lana Wong/Education Commission For many of us, our daily lives revolve around the scheduled setting of school, work, and home. For millions...

Mobilizing Resources to Finance Global Health Priorities

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 04.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

On April 14 and 15 I had the pleasure to co-host, together with the World Bank, the first annual forum on Resource Mobilization for Universal Health Coverage. Even though this sounds like a mouthful I can assure you that the topic is extremely important for all of us working in global health.

Setting the World Bank President Straight On Large Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On April 6, World Bank President Jim Kim addressed the Union Theological Seminary in New York on "The Principle of Mercy." During his presentation, Jim Kim mused extensively about his philosophical upbringing and his path from a public health activist to the head of a global financial institution.

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, new efforts to contain...

Can the World Bank Take Pride in its Defense of the LGBT Community?

Nezir Sinani | Posted 04.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Nezir Sinani

The current Bank social policies do not require assessing the unique needs or concerns of the LGBT community, or to determine how a specific project might impact that community. These policies do not guarantee Bank consultation with LGBT people or organizations in areas where the Bank will be investing or conducting its work.

4 Questions, 4 Answers: What's Next After the Paris Agreement?

John Roome | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
John Roome

I've answered some questions that will better help explain why the signing of the Paris Agreement is critical and how we in the World Bank Group are stepping up our efforts to help countries deliver on their pledges.

'Green News Report' -- April 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another historic rain event, this time in Houston; Hillary Clinton's big ...

Burma: Will International Financial Institutions Get It Right this Time?

Tim Ryan | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Tim Ryan

After decades of dictatorship, mismanagement and isolation, Burma has caught the eye of corporations and investors seeking new markets, opportunities and other links in their supply chains.

Multilateral Development Banks Still Failing to Solve Energy Poverty

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet in Washington, DC this week, members of civil society are asking: why are multilateral developm...

The Missing Link in Global Development: Energy Access Opportunity Costs

Kristina Skierka | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Kristina Skierka

This week, the World Bank Group Spring Meetings have gathered some of the planet's most influential people and institutions in Washington, D.C. to add...

How To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

There's money out there for clean energy. And with the right kind of infrastructure spending, we can help shift it away from fossil fuels and toward r...

World Bank May Be Spreading The Scourge That Fed Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) is calling out the World Bank's investment in global water resources, alleging conflicts of interest similar to...

A Plan to Tackle a Changing Climate

John Roome | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
John Roome

When the rains came to Senegal's capital and largest city, Dakar, in 2009, the people in Cite de Soleil were up to their chests in water. Looking forward, the climate models suggest that this will only get worse.

Is the World Bank Snatching Climate Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

While clean energy is cheaper to buy and operate than fossil, it requires more capital at the front end -- because the benefits of free sun and wind flow over time, while the expenses of turbines, panels and batteries come all at once. 

Dona Dijé: Afro-Brazilian Leader in the Fight for Women's Land Rights

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Known to her community as Dona Dijé, at 68 years old, Afro-Brazilian Maria de Jesus Bringelo is one of the most important national leaders of the women babassu nut breakers movement in Brazil.