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Mapping the World Bank’s support for education

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Editor's Note: Join us April 22nd at 10AM ET for the 2017 Global Infrastructure Forum when the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), the United Nations, the G-20, and development partners from around the world meet to discuss opportunities to harness public and private resources to improve infrastructure worldwide, and to ensure that investments are environmentally, social and economically sustainable. Check out the event site to view the livestream on April 22.



This post was originally published on the International Finance Corporation's Medium channel.

Seeing Between the Lines: Visualizing Global Poverty Trends

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Thomson Reuters recently interviewed MIGA’s COO James Bond for its newly-launched website dedicated to frontier markets. It’s certainly worth a browse.

Nepal: Using maps as visualization tools to improve operational effectiveness

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Inversiones en infraestructura para el crecimiento y la creación de empleo

Cada profesión cuenta con su Triplete soñado. Para los apostadores de caballos, es la trifecta. Para los músicos, se trata de una canción que rompa corazones, haga bailar y venda discos. Pero incluso nosotros, los fanáticos de la tecnología, tenemos nuestros sueños. En el campo de la infraestructura, tanto en América Latina como en otros lugares, el triplete ideal es una inversión que

1. apuntale el crecimiento

2. contribuya al bienestar social, y

3. ayude al medio ambiente.

Ushering in New Era of Openness and Transparency

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Getting Somalia right has huge regional and global implications and attracted $2.4 billion in support at a recent development partners meeting in Brussels. 

Supporting fragile and conflict-affected countries to get back on a stable, hopeful development path is a key priority for me as Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa region. It is on my mind especially at the moment after being in Brussels several days ago to participate in the EU-hosted New Deal Conference on Somalia, and then visiting Bamako to pledge our support to Mali’s newly formed Government. As stated by the international community and many observers, the recent election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will open a new era of peace and reconstruction for Mali and we will be an active partner in this immense task.

The Brussels conference marks the anniversary of last year’s political transition and culminated in the endorsement of a “Compact” against which the international community pledged $2.4 billion through 2016. The conference, hosted by the EU and the Government of Somalia led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, not only helped consolidate international political support for Somalia but also generated considerable momentum for the country’s development plans and a path to international debt relief.

World Bank opens largest set of development data --for free and in several languages

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Big news: the World Bank has launched an open data site with more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics. Until now, most of this had been available only to paying subscribers. Not only that, but the site and indicators are also available in French, Spanish, and Arabic --with 330 indicators initially, but set to grow.

You Know and Use Web 2.0 Tools. What About Those of Science 2.0?

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中国江西——2017年7月1日:地处中国东部的九江遭遇暴雨袭击,城区多处积水严重,不少车辆被淹,市民们冒险趟过被淹道路。图片: humphery/Shutterstock.com.

目前,城市居民总数首次超过了农村居民总数。虽然城市有助于创造更美好未来,但现实是很多城市却难以不负众望。通常,城市缺乏向其居民提供哪怕是最基本服务所需的资源,同时全世界很多城市无法确保其居民免遭自然灾害或气候变化的猛烈冲击。

导致这种情况的很大部分原因在于缺乏能够抵御洪水、海平面上升、山体滑坡或地震影响的适当基础设施。大多数城市需要提升防洪能力、更牢固的住房以及更完善的土里利用规划。然而,即便城市政府知晓需要采取哪些措施或行动来增强其韧性,它们中的大多数往往无法获得实现这一愿景所需的必要资金。

The world’s resources, at a glance

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Here’s an interesting and quick item to check out on a Friday. This map gives an attractive, at-a-glace look at some of the world’s key natural resources, organized by country. A couple of things to note that are East Asia-related: China leads more categories (at least on this map) than any other country, including wheat, cotton, gold and rice.

NASA's Climate Time Machine shows changes in key indicators

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В четверг, накануне начала Ежегодных совещаний Всемирного банка/МВФ, в ходе заседания на высоком уровне по преодолению кризиса руководители трех наиболее пострадавших государств Западной Африки призвали к помощи по преодолению эпидемии эболы.