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?
State Secretary for Tourism, Uttar Pradesh, India
Minister of Tourism, Costa Rica
Director, Strategy & Operations, Sustainable Development Vice Presidency, WBG
Deputy Minister of Economy & Sustainable Development, Georgia
Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
Executive Vice President, National Geographic Society
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
Vice-Minister for Tourism, Colombia
Council of Development and Reconstruction, Lebanon
Secretary of Tourism, Philippines
Anchor and Correspondent, CNN
President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide
Head of Destination Marketing, Americas, TripAdvisor
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.
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
Senior Director, Education, World Bank Group
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