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Hurricane Katrina

Let’s build the infrastructure that no hurricane can erase

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Roma child, Romania. Photo by Jutta Benzenberg

Сегодня, через восемь лет после начала глобального экономического кризиса, почти четверть населения Европейского союза по-прежнему находится под угрозой бедности и социальной изоляции. Но одна группа особо выделяется на этом фоне: речь идет о растущем цыганском населении, не интегрированном в общество.

Building Back the Big Easy: Lessons from New Orleans’ Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

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This week, we recap the World Bank’s Spring Meetings event, “Toward Universal Health Coverage by 2030.” Each Friday, we share a selection of global health Tweets, infographics, blog posts, videos and other content of note. For more, follow us @worldbankhealth.

A Profound Sense of Place – The Intangibles of City Life in New Orleans

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Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank Group professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of the challenges and triumphs of their day-to-day work. The views expressed here are personal and should not be attributed to the World Bank Group. All interviews have been edited for clarity.

The interview below was conducted with Amit Mukherjee, a Lead Public Sector Specialist with the World Bank Group. Amit works in the WBG’s new Governance Global Practice, where much of his work centers on the Russian Federation. Amit was the project team leader for the recent Russian Federation Customs Development Project (CDP), which helped to reform and modernize the country's Federal Customs Service. Approved in 2003, the CDP wrapped up last year—with some impressive results. The Trade Post spoke with Amit about his experience in Russia, what makes reform in the country challenging, and where the two parties’ relationship can bring about positive outcomes in the future.