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Ibrahim Dajani |

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Inger Andersen |

The World Bank Group is searching internally and globally for 18 experienced and driven professionals to help achieve two ambitious goals: reducing the number of people living on less than $1.25 a…

Keith Hansen, Nena Stoiljkovic |

During the last week, we traveled in the Sahel region with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, and the European Union.…

Makhtar Diop |

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — I arrived in the Sahel on a four-country trip thinking of the trouble in the region: drought, hunger, and conflict. I left impressed by the political leadership and the…

Jim Yong Kim |

Conflict Diamonds A National Geographic Special on conflict diamonds. I am a mining specialist, not a conflict specialist. But on my recent trip to Sierra Leone, I was struck by the ever-present…

Christopher Sheldon |

Sitting in a safe house, an ocean away, three former pirates reflect on their past lives as ”footsoldiers” aboard  skiffs preparing to attack unsuspecting cargo vessels off the Horn of Africa. Our…

Stuart Yikona |

This Blog was originally posted on the World Bank Voices Blog.  The National Dialogue is an important moment in Yemen’s rich history.  It has brought together political parties, social groups,…

Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

“You are a Bangladeshi. Did your country benefit from seceding from Pakistan?” I was recently invited to meet with members of the Yemeni National Dialogue who are debating the future of the state…

Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

  The World Bank Group presents a plan to international donors to help Lebanon cope with the impact of the Syrian crisis. World Bank Vice President  Inger Andersen speaks more about the plan in…

Inger Andersen |