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22 kwietnia

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Apr 22 (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents (...)

21 kwietnia

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

ROME, Apr 21 (IPS) - A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security. Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in (...)

21 kwietnia

Caricom's Energy-Efficient Building Code Could Be Tough Sell

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 21 (IPS) - Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are in the process of formulating an energy efficiency building code for the region that would help reduce CO2 (...)

24 kwietnia

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage

On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child (...)

21 kwietnia

‘Large majority’ of millions living with hepatitis have no access to testing or treatment – UN agency

New data published by the United Nations health agency has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection (...)

19 kwietnia

Senior UN official in South Sudan warns women and girls face 'extremely high risk' of sexual assault

Without peace in South Sudan, millions of people will go hungry and millions of women and girls could be raped as they try to go about their daily lives, including as they search for food, a (...)

21 kwietnia

Uganda: Kabaka Land - Mabirizi Files Fresh Suit Against Buganda

[Observer] For a second time, Male Hassan Mabirizi has sued to challenge Buganda kingdom's hold on land in its jurisdiction.

21 kwietnia

Kenya: Samburu Leaders Want Police Operation in Laikipia Stopped

[Nation] Leaders from Samburu County have condemned the shooting of three people during the ongoing operation in Laikipia and want the government to call off the (...)

21 kwietnia

Kenya: Former MP Kin Want Squatters Evicted From Njiru Farm

[Nation] The family of former assistant minister the late Gerishon Kirima want the High Court to evict over 1,310 Squatters who have invaded their Njiru (...)

26 kwietnia

Uganda: Uganda Playing Catch-Up With Her Environment

[Observer] Recently, I was part of a capacity building exercise on strategic environment assessment (SEA) - an important tool that enables integration of environmental considerations in a (...)

26 kwietnia

Eritrea: For Enhanced Role of Women in Development Drive

[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) branch in the Central region has conducted a seminar with a view to raising awareness and organizational (...)

26 kwietnia

Tanzania: Rainwater Harvesting - Another Cost Effective Source of Water

[Daily News] A STRUCTURE built for rainwater harvesting. In urban centres sim tanks could also be ideal.

10 kwietnia

Falling inequality: A Brazilian whodunnit

Long one of the world’s most unequal countries, Brazil surprised pundits by recording a massive reduction in household income inequality in the last couple of decades. Between 1995 and 2012, the (...)

6 kwietnia

The Bank punches above its weight. But where and why?

In October 2015, the Washington Post ran a story that compared the World Bank’s performance to that of other bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions. It identified the Bank as (...)

4 kwietnia

Are girls smarter than boys?

Parents are 2.5 times more likely to google “Is my son gifted?” than “Is my daughter gifted?” A gap like this—in perceptions and expectations—is not new. Myths about ‘gendered’ learning gaps have (...)

12 grudnia 2014

Development blog: What We Can Learn from Service Guarantees on the London Tube

A few days ago, my colleague Jenny Kendra was delayed on the London Tube. Jenny wrote “Major delays on the District Line due to a signal problem at East Putney. Stuck on Tube at present, not (...)

12 grudnia 2014

Development blog: Time for the BIG Idea in the Developing World

There is growing support in the rich world for a basic-income guarantee (BIG), in which the government would provide a fixed cash transfer to every adult, poor or not. In 2015, for example, the (...)

11 grudnia 2014

Rethinking US Foreign Assistance: A Big Year for MCC: The Board Picks Five Countries for New Partnerships

The votes are in! Yesterday, MCC’s board of directors met to select countries for FY2015 compact and threshold program eligibility. Last week, I made some predictions about the choices the board (...)

21 kwietnia 2016

One Year After Nepal Earthquake, a Nation Still Struggling to Recover

By Edward Anderson and Nandita BaruahOn April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, followed by an even more devastating quake two weeks later resulting in almost 9,000 deaths, 8 million people (...)

21 kwietnia 2016

Korean Elections: A Model of Best Practice

By Tim MeisburgerLast week, South Koreans went to the polls to elect new National Assembly representatives, with results showing that the governing party led by President Park Geun-hye has lost (...)

21 kwietnia 2016

Civil Society Takes on the Haze Crisis in Indonesia

By R. Alam Surya Putra and Tessa ToumbourouThe Indonesian province of Riau declared a state of emergency last month as haze from agricultural fires across Sumatra continued to envelope the (...)

12 kwietnia

Ghana’s financial turnaround: how finance can catalyse economic transformation

This briefing suggests the ways in which Ghana’s April 2017 $2.2 billion Eurobond issuance could be used to support diversification away from its resource (...)

9 kwietnia

Crisis appeals stop us addressing the root causes of poverty and famine

The East Africa food crisis appeal raised £40 million in two weeks – but the emphasis on emergency fundraising deflects attention from the root causes of poverty and (...)

7 kwietnia

Resilience Scan: October-December 2016

The October-December 2016 review of literature, debates and social media activity on resilience.

7 kwietnia

Advancing the global dialogue on the value of water

Two weeks ago, on World Water Day (March 22), I was privileged to represent the World Bank’s Water Practice at a conference called: “Watershed: Replenishing Water Values for a Thirsty World” in (...)

6 kwietnia

A Brazilian water company goes back to nature to solve the problem of fluctuating water demand

© Andre Targa Cavassani/TNC Co-authors: Timm Kroeger Senior Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy Claudio Klemz Water Policy Specialist, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is (...)

1 kwietnia

In Memoriam: our friend and colleague Piers Cross

Piers Cross, one of the most influential global activists in the water sector, passed away on March 29, 2017. Piers Cross worked in the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) for over 20 (...)