• #Coronavirus will have a devastating impact on the poorest. Cash transfer schemes are being used to mitigate the impact and #ChangingLives in #Pakistan. Link https://t.co/5E4vTE7IHF
    World Bank Sat 30 May 2020 10:04
  • Advanced economies were brought to a standstill by the #COVID19 pandemic, and the crisis is now making its mark on emerging and developing economies. How can the damage be contained? On June 3 experts will discuss the way forward: Link #WBGEP2020 https://t.co/9mfzp50HfU
    World Bank Sat 30 May 2020 07:04

    The world is in a crisis without parallel in modern times—a high-fatality pandemic that is causing an economic contraction on a scale unseen since World War II. Having brought advanced economies to a standstill, the COVID-19 pandemic is now making its mark on emerging and developing economies. How can the damage be contained? What can be done to ensure a strong and durable recovery?

    This panel brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers to assess the way forward for emerging and developing economies, building upon the findings of the World Bank Group’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.

  • In #Angola, six new water supply utilities were created and strengthened, providing service to over 800,000 new customers. The project will be expanded to provide access to 1 million people. Find out more: Link https://t.co/KTWhxNbtNi
    World Bank Sat 30 May 2020 04:04
    The Angola Water Sector Institutional Development Project (WSIDP) supported the creation and strengthening of six new water supply utilities that are providing household services to over 800,000 new customers. The utilities financial and operational performance has improved significantly. A new regulator and a new water resources management institution have similarly been created with project support and are carrying out their mandates.
  • Watch this @WorldBankLive on why corruption diverts resources from those who need it the most and why it must be addressed: Link https://t.co/VBLwjDjb36
    World Bank Sat 30 May 2020 01:04

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  • Indonesia has built a solid foundation of #SocialProtection, but the future brings a new set of challenges. The country will need a system that protects people from shocks while giving them tools to manage risks and uncertainty. New report: Link https://t.co/XoKSWGhG0X
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 22:04
    technological advancements and changes in how and where people workpersistent informality in the labor marketvulnerability to climate change, disaster risks, and pandemicschanging demographics, with the elderly population expected to rise sharply by 2040.
  • RT @WorldBankSAsia: Across #SouthAsia, #COVID19 has triggered an economic fallout that will drive millions into poverty. What’s the way for…
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 20:19
  • RT @WBG_Gender: There’s been a disturbing rise in domestic violence across countries affected by #COVID19. @CarenGrown explores the connect…
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 20:19
  • RT @WorldBankAfrica: #Socialsafetynets are central to our support to countries affected by the #desertlocust crisis. Our new emergency resp…
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 20:14
  • The coronavirus has closed schools around the globe, shutting more than 1bn students out of the classroom. How can we keep educating them? And what’s the impact on families? Just some of the topics in the latest episode of The Development Podcast ?? Link https://t.co/nnC6oGMclW
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 19:09

    Don't miss an episode! Listen and subscribe for free on your favorite platform – Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more!

    As the coronavirus has rapidly spread around the globe just about every aspect of life is being disrupted – not least education, which was already in crisis. That begs the question: How do we educate students during a pandemic?

    We get the view from the World Bank’s Global Director for Education, Jaime Saavedra, who walks us through COVID-19’s impact schools, students, learning, and the solutions countries are implementing.

    We hear from two mothers in Colombia as they try to navigate the stress of working and now teaching at home.

    It all comes to you from the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC and from our colleagues around the world. Subscribe, listen, share, and review!

  • Curious about how development works on the ground? Delve into the projects that are #ChangingLives around the world. Click to learn more: Link https://t.co/bLpy8PPg3E
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 16:04

    People are what inspire my colleagues to do what they do. That may seem obvious, but I’m not sure it is. Many – including members of my own family – think that the World Bank Group is a complex, technical institution focused on balance sheets and exchange rates. And in part it is. But ask us about our mission, about our common goal, and you’ll hear about people.

    People like Mao Tep, a 31-year-old Cambodian mother who would get angry when her 4-year-old came home from school with questions she couldn’t answer. Her life was changed by a parenting program that helped her support her daughter’s education, nutrition and hygiene.

    And Ebiro Kadokalih, a widow from Togo. A scheme to upgrade the equipment she used to prepare rice for sale transformed her life. Now she can provide for her family and, as she states proudly, “most important, I manage to pay the education expenses of all my children.”

    Our work connects us with amazing people like Mao and Ebiro, who have...

  • #COVID19 threatens to push 60 million people into extreme poverty. President @DavidMalpassWBG talks about how the @WorldBank Group is responding to this urgent challenge: Link https://t.co/4BP0ODWxD7
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 13:03

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  • Are you a young professional thinking about a career at the World Bank Group? Get tips on how to apply for World Bank Group’s Young Professionals Program! Tune in on June 1 at 11am EST here. Link https://t.co/F7B27RfAeS
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 10:03

    On June 1st, join us for a conversation with the Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) – now representing the IFC, World Bank and MIGA. If you are 32 or younger, have graduate level education and a passion for international development, join us right here on June 1, 11am EST to participate in the discussion, and ask for tips on applying for the Young Professionals Program. You can submit your comments and questions now. To apply for the program, please visit www.worldbank.org/ypp. The application date ends on June 30.

  • A landfill in Belgrade is being transformed: mountains of rubbish will be converted to green space, methane gas will be captured to generate electricity, and toxic water will be treated. Link #IFCmarkets @OeEB_Austria, @CanadaDev, @RockefellerFdn, @EBRD, @MIGA
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 07:03

    This is Europe’s largest unmanaged dump, located just 15 kilometers from the center of Belgrade, Serbia. After absorbing more than 10 million tons of waste over the last four decades, the landfill is closing for remediation. Serbia is constructing a new sanitary landfill, a waste-to-energy plant, and a modern facility that processes construction waste. Watch to learn more.

  • Watch @mich_rutk explain why social protection programs are crucial in a time of crisis. #COVID19: Link https://t.co/d4QBnBizQX
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 04:03

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  • Here are 5 important questions we need to ask when we talk about the future of governments post #coronavirus: Link
    World Bank Fri 29 May 2020 01:03
    Health shock. Public health measures must be put in place to keep people apart, slow the spread of the disease, and treat those who are infected.  Economic shock. Shutdowns have had an adverse effect on people’s livelihoods, prompting governments to expand existing social protection programs or create new ones. To revive the economy, pragmatic measures must be taken to keep businesses afloat and avoid collapse.   Fiscal shock. Revenues have fallen due to the shutdowns. The crisis has led to an immediate reorientation of expenditure priorities and increases in borrowing. There will be measures to generate fiscal savings and improve efficiency to help address the resulting medium and long-term fiscal challenges.  
  • How could a recovery from #COVID19 be more sustainable and protect the poorest from future shocks? @DavidMalpassWBG answers that question and more in this interview on building back better after the pandemic: Link https://t.co/DwWmFWVTqh
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 22:03

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  • To come out stronger from #COVID19, #LAC needs to ???????protect jobs ? Boost international trade ?support small firms ?guarantee the health of the financial system Link
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 19:03
  • RT @Mari_Pangestu: Let's support the collective efforts to bring safe menstrual hygiene to women and girls. Proud to be part of the global#…
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 19:03
  • RT @ADixon_WB: It was a pleasure to speak with SDG Advocate and #HumanCapital Champion Queen Mathilde, on our #COVID19 response and how to…
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 16:53
  • A virus-resilient economy requires knowing exactly where infected people are, living conditions, and access to medical services – all of which hinges on #geospatial information. The case of #Korea: Link https://t.co/YlH8HyBIJh
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 16:03
  • Coronavirus Live Series: How can we Reduce the Risk of Corruption During the Pandemic? Governments are at the heart of the response to #COVID19 but many face huge challenges as a result of the pandemic. @Ed_OlowoOkere explains how they can be supported th Link
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 15:02
  • ? LIVE: How is #COVID19 affecting states ability to carry out the most important functions? @Ed_OlowoOkere, Global Director of Governance discusses the challenges and solutions. Link
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 14:57

    The pandemic has exposed the benefits of a stronger, flexible, and more responsive civil service which can incorporate risk management and has access to contingencies in an emergency. It has also stressed the need for sound procurement policies, systems and processes. Helping countries procure lifesaving goods and services on an emergency basis is critical to blunt the impact of COVID-19. 

    Emerging lessons from the immediate response to the pandemic point to the need to adapt models of government operations, service delivery, and interactions with citizens, which include GovTech options for modernization of services to citizens and businesses. Join us LIVE as we discuss these issues with Edward Olowo-Okere, Global Director for Governance at the World Bank. 

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  • RT @HafezGhanem_WB: Our #Blog4Dev winner from #Malawi shares his ideas on how the very traditions that support child marriage can be used t…
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 14:52
  • RT @WorldBankWater: The #COVID19 pandemic highlights & further exacerbates the menstruation-related challenges many women & girls face arou…
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 14:37
  • How could a recovery from #COVID19 be more sustainable and protect the poorest from future shocks? @DavidMalpassWBG answers that question and more in this interview on building back better after the pandemic: Link https://t.co/cgH3ovZOuq
    World Bank Thu 28 May 2020 13:02

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