Join us for a round table discussion on how citizens can help drive the accountable implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
A growing economy, a bigger middle class and less poverty. Three statements which aren’t necessarily associated with a country which has witnessed 50 years of armed conflict. However, Colombia is all this and more: the hopes for the country’s well-being are even higher in a post-conflict era.
The internet profoundly affects the lives of billions of people. The 2016 World Development Report will examine how it can be a force for development, especially for the poor in developing countries.
The Open Learning Campus is an online destination for development learning that will build the leadership and technical capabilities of all development stakeholders—partners, practitioners, policy makers, staff and the public.
Tourism is a powerful tool for reducing poverty, boosting economic growth, building social progress and ensuring peace. How can the World Bank Group, country clients and business leaders work together to ensure that tourism contributes to the World Bank Group’s twin goals?
There are many solutions to address climate change, but they need financing. Green bonds is one of the financing options available to support climate and environmental investments. Join our live chat to learn more and ask your questions about the potential of the green bond market.
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.
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.