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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, on the devastation and restoration of #Nepal

Tue, 23 June 2015 16:00 +0000 GMT

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, on the devastation and restoration of #Nepal




My heart goes out to the people in Nepal. Our team on the ground has helped the government in many ways, and we are working to help the country face its next challenge—moving beyond the emergency to start building back better. New financing from the World Bank Group will help to strengthen the financial sector, rebuild homes, and restore lives.

What can computer skills do for you? Read new blog post on OECD educationtoday h...

Tue, 23 June 2015 15:29 +0000 GMT

What can computer skills do for you? Read new blog post on OECD educationtoday http://bit.ly/1K74Ggs #OECDSkills


Unit labour costs rose by 0.5% in OECD area in the first quarter of 2015. Compar...

Tue, 23 June 2015 12:01 +0000 GMT

Unit labour costs rose by 0.5% in OECD area in the first quarter of 2015. Compare countries and productivity stats: http://bit.ly/1Gx5UKQ


This is Saidu. Saidu is a 13-year old student in class 6 at Cape Community Prima...

Tue, 23 June 2015 12:00 +0000 GMT

This is Saidu.
Saidu is a 13-year old student in class 6 at Cape Community Primary School in Aberdeen, #SierraLeone. He lost both of his parents to #Ebola and was not able to pay for his school supplies when he went back to school in April. His teacher, an unpaid volunteer, collected funds to make sure that Saidu had what he needed to return to school.

In Saidu's words:
"I was able to come to school because of my teacher," Saidu said. "I love school because the teachers are so kind."

"Like" to show your support of Saidu


Higher connectivity, higher salaries: People who use email frequently at work ea...

Tue, 23 June 2015 09:25 +0000 GMT

Higher connectivity, higher salaries: People who use email frequently at work earn 9% more than those who are equally skilled but use email less http://bit.ly/1d5Rr0X #OECDSkills 


Between 2002 and 2014, enrollment in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, inc...

Tue, 23 June 2015 04:00 +0000 GMT

Between 2002 and 2014, enrollment in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, increased by 150% – from 242,000 to 364,000 students. This #education revolution is catching on, read more here: http://wrld.bg/ODVTb


Timor-Leste: Starting an education revolution
blogs.worldbank.org
Photo by: Cornelio Quintao De Carvalho / World Bank In a blog, World Bank Senior Director for Education Claudia Costin praised Fernando La Sama de Araujo, the recently deceased Minister of Education of Timor-Leste, for his visionary leadership. Indeed, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste shoul…

President Jim Yong Kim discussed education advocacy issues with Malala Yousafzai...

Mon, 22 June 2015 21:44 +0000 GMT

President Jim Yong Kim discussed education advocacy issues with Malala Yousafzai this morning. Our support for the Malala Fund has helped to provide scholarships to Nigerian school girls who escaped Boko Haram and to girls in Pakistan who are seeking an education.


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Malala is proof that young people can change the world. Since my last meeting with Malala—in fall 2013—she has become the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Peace Prize, and the @[541807025833154:274:Malala Fund] has helped school girls in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We’re proud to be associated with Malala’s inspiring work, and we’re working closely with her to promote quality secondary education for all girls.

New Zealand should raise aid budget towards goal of 0.7% national income vs 0.27...

Mon, 22 June 2015 21:15 +0000 GMT

New Zealand should raise aid budget towards goal of 0.7% national income vs 0.27% in 2014, according to our new report. Read more: http://bit.ly/1NfEO0a #ODA


Meet Moustafa. Moustafa (16 years) taught himself English so he could learn ho...

Mon, 22 June 2015 20:11 +0000 GMT

Meet Moustafa.


Moustafa (16 years) taught himself English so he could learn how to code. He is one of 14 kids who participated in the Karam Pilot Leadership (KLP) project designed to give #Syrian refugee teens access to #technology and mentors: http://wrld.bg/OCMNR


Syrian refugee teens building a better future with technology
blogs.worldbank.org
“I went to Turkey with low expectations, thinking I will meet with angry kids who had got used to the fact they’re ‘refugees,’ said Middle East tech entrepreneur Moe Ghashim, on his first visit to Reyhanli, Turkey. He was there as part of leadership pilot from Karam Foundation, a non-profit supporti…

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have made important progress toward...

Mon, 22 June 2015 18:54 +0000 GMT

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have made important progress toward the realization of the right to health and toward fulfilling the promise of Universal Health Coverage, but the job is by no means done: http://wrld.bg/ODO7u


Here are 3 ideas on how to finance #development. Give us the 4th & 5th... 1. Cre...

Mon, 22 June 2015 16:06 +0000 GMT

Here are 3 ideas on how to finance #development. Give us the 4th & 5th...
1. Creating New Microinsurance Products for Remittance Service Providers in India
2. Innovative PPP Model for Promoting Financial Deepening and Inclusion in the Rice Value Chain in Nigeria
3. Introducing Internet-Based Funding Mechanisms for World Bank Operations
4. ADD YOUR IDEA HERE_______
http://wrld.bg/OCJgC


How to finance development: Six ideas from young leaders
blogs.worldbank.org
Juancito is from a small town in rural Peru. He wakes up every day at 5 a.m. to walk two hours to get to school. One day, he fell and twisted his ankle, but because the nearest health clinic is three hours away, his teacher had to fill in as a health care provider. Juancito’s story provided the insp…

Super-size me? Longer than the Tour Eiffel, mega-#ships can save money but could...

Mon, 22 June 2015 14:28 +0000 GMT

Super-size me? Longer than the Tour Eiffel, mega-#ships can save money but could lead to port gridlock http://bit.ly/1GCk68x


Do you think access to healthcare is a human right? Watch live TODAY a webcast...

Mon, 22 June 2015 12:00 +0000 GMT

Do you think access to healthcare is a human right?

Watch live TODAY a webcast with experts from the World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization as they discuss Latin American and Caribbean countries' move towards Universal Health Coverage: http://wrld.bg/Ov4cf
Join the online conversation using #RoadtoLima or #UHC


One element of tackling climate change is household behaviour. Read more about h...

Mon, 22 June 2015 09:25 +0000 GMT

One element of tackling climate change is household behaviour. Read more about how our choices in daily life affect the environment http://bit.ly/1LoRq7h


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