worldbank World Bank Pres tells BBC's Laura Trevelyan that the economic impact from #Ebola could be 'catastrophic.' New report released today explains why. 4d
  •   jeffersonanemia Hello, I am a Chinese, because the nose is too skinny face, Chinese people are afraid to see me and said I ugly, work was rejected a few years now stay at home, afraid to go out, thought suicide. Now psychological illness, face increasingly thin. The only hope is to go abroad, and what can be done to work abroad, cleaners will do. The great American hope, help me, help me to immigrate to the United States, I'm not lazy insect, what work can be done. The United States is the hope of mankind, hoping to save my lonely Chinese people. 4d
  •   donolding @jeffersonanemia the hope of mankind is Jesus Christ. Find hope in Him. John 3:16 4d

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worldbank This fish vendor from Cebu City is among the 25 million #Filipinos who remain poor despite strong economic growth in the #Philippines. A Filipino is considered poor if he lives on less than PHP 52 per day, the daily poverty line. Moreover, three-fourths of Filipino workers are informally employed with little protection when they get sick and face bleak career prospects. Read blog on how the poor can benefit from higher growth: http://wrld.bg/Brjbk 1w

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worldbank Filling water bottles with public water in Sanaía, #Yemen.
More than 748 million people lack access to drinkable water, 2.5 billion lack access to sanitation, and over 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. Geographically, most of those living in water poverty are the same people who live in energy poverty. They are among the world’s poorest people and the most underserved in basic services. Photo by Foad Al Harazi. #wwweek #access #sanitation #energy #services #water
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worldbank Stunning photos we usually associate with the Pacific Islands often overlook the reality for many who live there. Faced with natural hazards and remoteness, they are some of the most vulnerable nations in the world. Know more: http://wrld.bg/ASbEy #SIDS2014 Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank http://wrld.bg/AS9qu 3w

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worldbank A worker plucking green chillies from Thabul-pind vegetable fields, maintained under the Shah Miskeen Welfare Society (SMWS). The SMWS was established in the village with the support of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) under the Rural Community Development Society (RCDS), Mondi Faizabad in District Nankana Sahib,Pakistan. Photo: Visual News Associates/ World Bank http://wrld.bg/ANcEi 4w

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worldbank “Scoring for Peace” is a documentary about the healing power of soccer. It follows the stories of African amateur athletes as they competed to win the first Great Lakes Peace Cup. WATCH their story: http://wrld.bg/AHMOl This is a repost. Thank you for the feedback on the caption @nickmarco @simimas @demapreo @rachel_a_stevans @aideepam 4w
  •   cissie_gh Good to bounce back with repost making the necessary corrections. I hope it doesn't repeat. Anyways great job WB. 4w
  •   worldbank @cissie_gh Thank you. We acknowledge the mistake on the caption. Rest assured we will be more diligent with future posts. Best regards. 4w

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worldbank 4-year old Linh has been deaf since birth. Some 15,500 Vietnamese children like her, are estimated to find it very difficult or impossible to hear, and most of them lack access to early education. Thanks to a project administered by World Bank, deaf children use sign language and get better prepared for school and life. Watch Linh's story and learn more about this project: http://wrld.bg/AzUqw 1mon

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worldbank In the #Philippines, a Bank-assisted project has helped achieve basic #education reforms, leading to improved quality and access to education. In this classroom, each student reads with his or her own book. One of the major achievements of the project was helping improve the overall textbook to pupil ratio, such that more students no longer need to share textbooks. 1mon

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worldbank Women in Papua New Guinea have received training and developed initiatives to help improve small-scale infrastructure and advance women’s standing as local leaders. More info: worldbank.org/png 1mon
  •   jeffersonanemia Hello, I am a Chinese, because the nose is too skinny face, Chinese people are afraid to see me and said I ugly, work was rejected a few years now stay at home, afraid to go out, thought suicide. Now psychological illness, face increasingly thin. The only hope is to go abroad, and what can be done to work abroad, cleaners will do. The great American hope, help me, help me to immigrate to the United States, I'm not lazy insect, what work can be done. The United States is the hope of mankind, hoping to save my lonely Chinese people. 1mon

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worldbank Josephine Tuyamabaze, 24, was an orphan and became pregnant at a young age. After participating in the Rwanda Adolescent Girls Initiative, she plans to start her own business. "I have acquired great skills and I am already planning to start up an enterprise and apply these skills to support my children. I want to be able to educate my children and support my husband."Photo: Sarah Haddock 1mon

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worldbank Ulderico Parado over looks his rice fields in Cagao Village in Palo, Leyte, Phillippines eight months after the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) destroyed the province. Victims of typhoon Haiyan are recovering from the disaster with the government's conditional cash transfer program supported by the World Bank, and a livelihood project funded by the Korean Presbyterian Church. Photo by Dominic Chavez #Philippines #Typhoon #Haiyan #Yolanda #Disaster #Recovery #Community #Rural #Agriculture 1mon
  •   ghentsy Great photo. Who took this again? (Y) 1mon
  •   accion_global Beautiful photo, I love how loyal his dog looks 1mon

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worldbank The World Bank Group has committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania — which have partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative. The new financial commitment is urgently needed to generate more electricity for the people of Africa, 600 million of whom have no access to electricity, despite the fact that Africa possesses some of the world’s largest hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar potential, as well as significant oil and natural gas reserves. #Africa #Ethiopia #Ghana #Kenya #Liberia #Nigeria, #Tanzania #Energy #PowerAfrica 2mon

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worldbank With the latest death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now at 887, the World Bank Group has pledged as much as US $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola infections, help their communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and improve public health systems throughout West Africa. #Guinea #Liberia #SierraLeone #WestAfrica #Africa #Ebola #Infection #Epidemic #Health #Crisis 2mon

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worldbank Judith in #Tanzania uses dung from cows to make biogas. Low cost #sustainable #energy is vital to Tanzania’s growth. And #women are playing a key role in switching to alternative fuels. They are not only major consumers of green energy, but also budding entrepreneurs. 2mon

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worldbank Before they eat, students like these in the Had Ane Primary School of Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR, are taught the importance of proper hand washing, drinking safe water, and using clean utensils. 2mon

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worldbank It’s never too late to learn! Meet 68-year old Celia Curay, who learned more than basic reading & writing skills in weekly lessons up in the mountains of Butuan, Mindanao in the #Philippines. Through the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, she also learned to bake bread. This new project teaches basic literacy and livelihood skills to students like the elderly and out-of-school youth. 2mon

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worldbank Survivors of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) plant vegetables at a livelihood project site in Anahayway village in Leyte province, #Philippines. Photo: Dominic Chavez 2mon

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worldbank World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is welcomed in Padappai, India, where he talked with women who we're being taught skills in a poverty reduction program. Dr. Kim visits #India at a time when it is rapidly urbanizing, with 10 million Indians moving every year into towns and cities from the rural areas. He will visit Bank-supported project sites in Tamil Nadu to see the challenges of India's rural-urban transformation, and how, empowered with the right skills, rural women in the state are taking advantage of emerging urban employment opportunities. Photo by John Donnelly. #Rural #Urban #Jobs #Skills #Employment #EndPoverty #india 2mon

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worldbank Join the local leaders working to end female genital mutilation and child & forced marriage. Be part of the Girl Summit, take the pledge and lend your voice to help end 2 of the biggest challenges facing girls today. Go to girlsummitpledge.com. The summit takes place on July 22 in London.
#GirlSummit #EndFGM #childmarriage #forcedmarriage #girlsrights #womensrights #girlpower #girleffect
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  •   nanakwesiasante I want to work with u guys oo.i am from Ghana and i am readn statistics im the university.please reply to this message. @worldbank 2mon

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worldbank How can you serve on #MandelaDay? Here are some ways to get involved. Take on what you want to change in your community. #Takeon #Mandela
1. Help children get vaccinated
2. Organize a food program
3. Connect entrepreneurs through technology
4. Help build a home or school
5. Speak up: Encourage others to express their ideas
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