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$500m WB loan for safety net programmes in Bangladesh
Jun 27, 2013 Despite Bangladesh's remarkable progress of lifting 16 million people out of poverty in the past decade, poverty remains a stubborn problem.
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World Bank Hackathon develops apps
Dec 07, 2012 ICT professionals from South Asia and around the world developed a range of apps over the weekend to tackle issues related to sanitation.
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Changing the culture of toilets in India
Apr 01, 2013 A World Bank initiative promoting the installation of toilets has been a success in some parts of India, where people have traditionally defecated in the open. There are more cellphones than toilets in India, and it's estimated 1.2 billion people don't have access to sanitation, which has led to disease, infant mortality, and widespread economic loss.
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Indian metropolitans likely to become disaster ‘hotspots’
Jul 11, 2013 In the wake of the Uttrakhand flood fury, World Bank has warned that Indian cities may face threat of extreme floods, intense cyclones and rising sea levels in near future, writes Rakesh Sood.
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Afghanistan signs $100 mn grant with WB for better health outcomes
May 09, 2013 The government of Afghanistan signed a $100 million grant with the World Bank on Monday to finance the Afghanistan System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition program.
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World Bank strategy to help India achieve its vision
Apr 16, 2013 The World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Strategy will guide its support to India over the next five years (2013-2017). The strategy aims to help the country lay the foundations for achieving its longer-term vision of faster and more inclusive growth.
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WB warns developing countries over economic growth
Jan 16, 2013 Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report.
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Bangladesh: World Bank to continue financing Padma Bridge
Sep 21, 2012 Following a communication with the World Bank of the measures it has taken to act on allegations of corruption, the lending agency has revoked its decision to stop financing the construction of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge.
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Severe droughts drive food prices higher: World Bank
Sep 10, 2012 “Food prices rose again sharply threatening the health and well-being of millions of people,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
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World Bank appoints Kaushik Basu as chief economist
Sep 10, 2012 World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recently announced the appointment of Kaushik Basu as the institution’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.
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World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree global warming
Nov 19, 2012 The World Bank has warned that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
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Inadequate sanitation causes India economic losses: WSP
Jan 29, 2013 Inadequate sanitation causes India considerable economic losses, equivalent to 6.4 per cent of India’s GDP in 2006 at US$53.8 billion (Rs.2.4 trillion), according to The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Sanitation in India, a new report from World and Sanitation Program (WSP).
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Onno Ruhl appointed World Bank Country Director for India
Sep 12, 2012 Onno Ruhl has taken over as World Bank’s new Country Director for India, replacing N Roberto Zagha, who is due to retire from the Bank at the end of October.
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WB aided Himalayan project to raise rural incomes
Nov 21, 2012 The government of India and the World Bank signed a $37 million additional credit agreement for the ongoing Himalayan Watershed Development Project.
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Remarkable decline in global poverty, says World Bank
Apr 20, 2013 “Despite the remarkable progress, the 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty is a stain on our collective conscience,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
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WB approves $400 mn to support education in Sindh
Mar 24, 2013 The World Bank has approved a package of assistance worth $400 million to support the Second Sindh Education Sector Reform Program (SERP II). The program will support the Sindh government’s efforts to increase school participation and measure student achievement by improving sector governance and accountability and strengthening administrative systems.
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High food prices: World Bank warns against complacency
Nov 30, 2012 “A new norm of high prices seems to be consolidating,” said Otaviano Canuto, World Bank Group’s Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.
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Flying high again: Getting vultures back in the sky in Southern India
Feb 19, 2013 With the ban on an anti-inflammatory drug that was known to cause renal failure in vultures and a project created by a World Bank-supported fund, once dwindling vulture populations in the Western Ghats region of southern India are slowly starting to recover.
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World Bank to support India’s low-income states
Mar 13, 2013 The World Bank Group is committed to helping India meet its significant development needs by providing finance and knowledge services and by responding to a government request to increase support to the low-income states where most of India’s poor live, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said.
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