One-third of women worldwide --equivalent to the population of Africa-- have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Ending violence against women and girls is actually everybody's business; it affects us all and all members of society can and should contribute to reach this goal.
The Pacific faces unique challenges in providing affordable and accessible electricity, with prices among the highest in the world. To power diesel generators, some countries spend as much as 25% of GDP on fuel imports. So what is being done to shift towards renewable energy sources?
Corruption is a threat to progress and no country is immune. Join us for opportunity to engage with experts on the reasons underlying corruption in many countries. Share your questions and insights on how stronger governance, elevated citizens awareness and good corporate practice can guide global efforts to minimize corruption.
Lead Specialist, Preventive Services Unit, Integrity Vice Presidency
Manager, Operations, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank Group
Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank Group
Senior Litigation Specialist
Practice Manager, Finance & Markets Global Practice & Coordinator of the Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative, World Bank Group
Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
World Bank researchers have been trying to assess the extent of extreme poverty in the world since 1979. New data shows that in poor countries, $1.25 no longer buys what it used to. The new $1.90 per day poverty line better reflects the real cost of living in poor countries today.
Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Yet child marriage hampers efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable global development. Join us to discuss the findings of a groundbreaking research project to understand the economic costs of child marriage.
Vice President for Human Development, World Bank Group
Founder, Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies
Research Medical Anthropologist, Bixby Center, University of California, Berkeley
Senior Director, International Center for Research on Women
Lead Economist, Education, World Bank Group
Director, Health-Nutrition-Population, World Bank Group
Climate change has gone from If to When to Now. In the run up to the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 in Paris, there is a growing urgency and implementation of bold new actions at international and local levels.
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Director, Climate Change, World Bank Group
President and CEO, World Resources Institute
Ambassador of Finland to the United States
Director, Resource-wise and Carbon-neutral Society, Sitra
Lead Economist, Environment Global Practice, World Bank Group
Head, Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Group, International Finance Corporation
Senior Advisor, Resource-wise and carbon-neutral society, Sitra
The World Bank Group is hosting its third annual Youth Summit. This year the event will focus on young people’s role in the fight against climate change.
President and CEO, The Climate Reality Project
President, Plum Creek Foundation
Director, Climate Change, World Bank Group
Senior Associate, Collective Climate Action Objective, World Resources Institute
CEO, Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
President, Earth Day Network
Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But these two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy.
Senior Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Vice-Presidency, World Bank Group
John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank
Senior Adviser, Development Research Group, World Bank
This book challenges the belief that private credit is essential to growth and fiat money is inevitably dangerous. The author argues that debt needs to be taxed as a form of economic pollution because most credit is not needed for economic growth and just drives real estate booms and busts and leads to financial crisis and depression.
LIVE CHAT: Countries across Europe and Central Asia are transitioning to a “new normal” that is characterized by low commodity prices, a slow trend growth of global trade, and less abundant availability of international liquidity. Join a conversation with Chief Economist Hans Timmer.