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20 stycznia

Left Behind: Families of Migrants Wait in Limbo

NANKAR, Bangladesh, Jan 20 (IPS) - Wahid Haider talks about his son's departure to Italy almost seven years ago without regret or hesitation. Haider has not seen Nayeem, now 30 years old, (...)

19 stycznia

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - International organizations have criticized the United States' decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. (...)

19 stycznia

Davos: a Tale of Two Mountains

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 (IPS) - As the elite in the world of finance gather in the Swiss luxury town of Davos, rallies are taking place around the world as citizens demand for solutions to rising (...)

15 stycznia

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the (...)

14 stycznia

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements (...)

12 stycznia

South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency

What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the (...)

21 stycznia

Kenya:Kenya Flushes Out 'Criminals' in Forest Dispute After Sengwer Killing

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Security forces are flushing "criminal elements" out of a forest in western Kenya, an official said on Thursday, two days after a man was killed there, (...)

21 stycznia

Kenya:UN Experts Ask Kenya to Halt Sengwer Evictions From Forest Land

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -United Nations experts have called on Kenyan authorities to halt forceful evictions of the Sengwer, a tribe living in the forest of western Kenya who say (...)

19 stycznia

Tanzania:Premier Orders Mghwira to Stop Sale of KNCU Property

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has ordered Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Anna Mghwira to intervene and halt plans by the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) (...)

21 stycznia

Kenya:Kenya Flushes Out 'Criminals' in Forest Dispute After Sengwer Killing

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Security forces are flushing "criminal elements" out of a forest in western Kenya, an official said on Thursday, two days after a man was killed there, (...)

21 stycznia

Tanzania:Punishment Won't Stop Teen Pregnancies Cause 'Bad Behaviour' Isn't the Cause

[The Conversation Africa] In Tanzania, if you're a schoolgirl and fall pregnant, it could mean the end of your education. Even though successive governments have made a push for girls education, (...)

21 stycznia

Africa:Africa Union Wants Reproductive Health Protocol Fully Domesticated

[CSJNews] The African Union has taken several initiatives to demonstrate its commitment to eliminating injustices against women in Africa. The most recent has been a meeting ahead of the African (...)

10 kwietnia 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 (...)

18 stycznia

Yemen's economic future: from survival to reconstruction

Join us as we discuss the impact of bank-derisking on local Yemenis, humanitarian operations and the private sector.

18 stycznia

Global humanitarian outlook: fireside chat at the Tradeshift Sanctuary, Davos

Join us at the World Economic Forum to hear about the crises that lie ahead in 2018.

18 stycznia

Global humanitarian outlook: fireside chat at the Tradeshift Sanctuary, WEF

Join us at the World Economic Forum to hear about the crises that lie ahead in 2018.

7 kwietnia 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 (...)