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Lifting legal barriers on women’s employment: How it impacts Ukraine’s logistics and transport sector

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Roads in Ukraine

Of the 173 economies surveyed by Women, Business and the Law, about 100 economies restrict non-pregnant and non-nursing women from pursuing the same economic activities as men. These countries include quite a handful of economies of the former Soviet Union, which, despite their largely gender neutral legal framework, impose legal restrictions on women’s work, such as prohibitions on working in certain industries and/or working at night.

Adolescents, gender roles and intimate partner relationships in Moldova

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The Harmonious Family Relationships course is Moldova’s first, voluntary school-based intervention focused on the prevention of domestic violence

A recent study of 220 10th -12th grade students from the Republic of Moldova revealed that eight in 10 (both male and female) believed that a woman needed to know how to cook and enjoy cooking. When asked what they wanted most from an intimate partner, they spoke of physical aspects, how they looked. The teens also revealed that they believe that a girl who lives with a male partner before marriage is of easy virtue.

Pięć rzeczy, których nie wiedzieliście na temat słabiej rozwiniętych regionów w Unii Europejskiej („Lagging Regions”)

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Also available in: English | Română
Zatem, co dalej?
 
Mając na uwadze powyższe wnioski, powstaje pytanie jak możemy najlepiej spożytkować 50 mld euro przeznaczane co roku przez UE na cele polityki spójności. Jakie działania powinny wyjść na pierwszy plan? W jakim trybie powinny być realizowane? Czy może lepiej sprawdziłyby się transfery warunkowane efektami końcowymi?
 
Komisja Europejska stawia sobie te i inne trudne pytania. Bank Światowy ma bogate doświadczenie we wdrażaniu polityk rozwoju regionalnego w różnych częściach świata. Jesteśmy gotowi współpracować z Komisją Europejską, która teraz przygotowuje się do kolejnego okresu programowania polityki spójności.
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Economic growth does not evenly spread within countries: some regions benefit, while other regions lag behind. This is as true in the European Union (EU) as in most other parts of the world, despite  significant convergence efforts in the EU. The leading regions in Europe have, on average, 2.3 times the GDP per capita of their poorest counterparts.

There are 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the phenomenon of “lagging regions” within the EU.
 

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the EU’s “Lagging regions”

Thomas Farole's picture
Also available in: Română | Polski

Economic growth does not evenly spread within countries: some regions benefit, while other regions lag behind. This is as true in the European Union (EU) as in most other parts of the world, despite  significant convergence efforts in the EU. The leading regions in Europe have, on average, 2.3 times the GDP per capita of their poorest counterparts.

There are 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the phenomenon of “lagging regions” within the EU.
 

5 lucruri pe care (probabil) nu le știați despre “regiunile mai puțin dezvoltate” din UE

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Also available in: English | Polski

Creșterea economică nu este răspândită uniform la nivelul țărilor: anumite regiuni prosperă, în timp ce altele rămân în urmă. Acest fenomen se manifestă în Uniunea Europeană (UE) la fel ca și în majoritatea celorlalte zone ale lumii, în ciuda eforturilor considerabile de susținere a convergenței în UE. Regiunile cele mai dezvoltate din Europa au, în medie, un PIB de 2,3 ori mai mare pe cap de locuitor decât echivalentele lor mai sărace. Această situație este întâlnită și în interiorul aceleiași țări. În România, de exemplu, regiunea București-Ilfov depășește orașe ca Madrid, Berlin sau Budapesta din punct de vedere al PIB-ului pe cap de locuitor, însă în aceeași țară există, de asemenea, 5 regiuni care se clasifică printre cele mai sărace la nivelul întregii Uniuni Europene.

Hackathons and mobile apps: developing innovative responses to sexual violence in Kyrgyzstan

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As we take part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign over the coming weeks, we couldn’t be more excited about sharing an update than this one.

We recently brought a team of technologically savvy students together and worked hard for two days with very little sleep to develop an application to respond to sexual violence. The hard work paid off when our team was awarded first place in a Hackathon at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA).

Back to school? Expanding access to disaster-resilient schools in Turkey for Syrian children and host communities

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Also available in: Türkçe | Русский


Today, Turkey hosts more refugees than any other single country—almost 3.3 million. The vast majority are fleeing the civil war in Syria, and almost half are under the age of 18. A devastating consequence of the children’s flight is the disruption of their education, with about one in four Syrian refugee children in Turkey—mostly in urban areas in southeastern and southern provinces—not in school.  Even so, due to tremendous efforts by the government of Turkey, about six in ten school-aged Syrian children now have access to either formal education facilities or temporary education centers in Turkey—a remarkable achievement, given the scale of the need and the rapidity with which it developed.

By the end of 2017, the Government aims to achieve full educational enrollment for all Syrian children.

Proaktivan pristup u hvatanju ukoštac sa klimatskim ekstremima u Srbiji

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Žestok i dugotrajni talas vrućina je ovog leta pogodio dobar deo centralne Evrope, uzrokujući deformacije šina na prugama u Srbiji i primoravajući najmanje 10 zemalja da proglase crveni meteoalarm zbog opasnosti po zdravlje stanovništva i štednje vode. Nekada retka neprijatnost, ekstremne vremenske pojave kao što je ova postaju sve uobičajenije u čitavom regionu – i sve opasnije.

Ovi izazovi su podstakli Vladu Srbije da tokom poslednjih nekoliko godina usvoji aktivan pristup građenju otpornosti na klimatske rizike i rizike od katastrofa.

Taking a proactive approach to climate extremes in Serbia

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Also available in: Српски | Русский

A severe and prolonged heat wave stifled much of Central Europe this summer, buckling train tracks in Serbia and forcing at least 10 countries to issue red alerts for health concerns and water conservation. Once a rare nuisance, extreme weather events like this are becoming more commonplace throughout the region – and more dangerous.

These challenges have prompted the government of Serbia to take a proactive approach to building resilience to climate and disaster risks over the last few years.

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