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Reviewing the World Bank’s Analytical Country Classification: An Update

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Submitted by Shaida Badiee       On Wed, 07/10/2013 – 16:36 Director, Development Data Group, World Bank Shaida Badiee, an Iranian national, directs the unit that produces the Bank’s statistical products, with her work focused on economic information and systems to gather and share data among the Bank’s member countries and partners. She is responsible for […]

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Bangladesh’s Middle Income Ambition Hinges on the Future of its Cities

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Selim Azad/World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS Bangladesh needs a vibrant, livable and economically diverse Dhaka City to reach middle-income status. Peri-urban areas of Dhaka require better infrastructure and services to transform into globally competitive manufacturing centers. Improving the competitiveness of Chittagong Port, and enhancing accessibility within the Dhaka-Chittagong corridor will be critical for growth. To accelerate […]

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In Kazakhstan: Building a Big Road Brings Big Changes

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Kazakhstan South-West Roads Project (Western Europe-Western China International Transit Corridor) WATCH VIDEO Kazakhstan Roads 06/19/13. The 4,000 workers from South Kazakhstan district are on the job every day except for national holidays, finishing up their link in an enormous road that will tie western China to western Europe. The new road will save billions in […]

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Kyrgyz Republic: A High-Level Development Conference to Set Priorities for Collaboration with Development Partners

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  Bishkek, July 10, 2013 — A two-day High-Level Development Conference starts today in Bishkek with the aim of reviewing the 2010-13 achievements of the Kyrgyz Republic and establishing future priorities for collaboration. The conference is organized by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic with support from the World Bank Group and other development partners. […]

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Op-Ed: Ending Poverty Includes Tackling Climate Change

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Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But poverty reduction and climate change are linked. We have powerful new evidence that even if  climate […]

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MIGA Facilitates Expansion of Angola’s Energy Infrastructure

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Washington,  July 10, 2013 – The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, is helping Angola address its severe energy deficit through its support for the expansion of the Cambambe hydroelectric power plant. MIGA is providing non-honoring of sovereign financial obligations cover of $512 million to the […]

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Ten Key Policy and Development Financing Challenges for 2013-2017

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Saroj Kumar Jha, Regional Director for Central Asia, World Bank Group High Level Development Conference Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic July 10, 2013 As Prepared for Delivery Honourable Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh, Mr. First Vice Prime Minister, Vice Prime Ministers, Ministers, representatives of Kyrgyz civil society and the international development community, Ladies and Gentlemen: As co-organiser […]

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Reinforcing Fiscal Discipline, Public Sector Management, and Service Delivery in the State of Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro Improves Service Delivery In the wake of the 2008 worldwide financial collapse, the state Government of Rio de Janeiro strengthened its policies to improve fiscal management, the business environment, and service delivery in education and health, and to guarantee the continuity of these policies despite a projected fiscal gap. Between the end […]

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Independence Day in South Sudan: Spotlight on Women

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS As South Sudan celebrates Independence Day, efforts to increase women’s health, wellbeing and economic status are underway Despite challenges such as maternal mortality, women in South Sudan are gaining skills, training and building businesses With support from the World Bank, the government has put policies and programs in place to help women succeed […]

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The Loan Agreement for the Forest Fire Response Project in Russia Has Been Signed

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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy and the World Bank Country Director for Russia Michal Rutkowski signed a US$40 million Loan Agreement Photo: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Moscow, July 8, 2013 –Directive of the Government of the Russian Federation instructs the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to ensure jointly […]

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