World Bank Press Release
|10/25/2016 - 12:32||
Chile Retains a Strong Regulatory Framework, Says Latest Doing Business Report
e. WASHINGTON, October 25, 2016 - The World Bank’s latest ease of doing business report finds that Chile continues to be a top performer in the Latin America and the Caribbean.
|10/25/2016 - 12:24||
Azerbaijan is Among Countries that Continue to Improve Doing Business, Says New World Bank Group Report
WASHINGTON, October 25, 2016 – Economies of the Europe and Central Asia region placed among the top improvers in the World Bank Group’s ease of doing business report.
|10/25/2016 - 12:05||
Sri Lanka Makes Progress in Reforms despite Decline in Overall Rank: Doing Business Report 2017
Colombo, October 25, 2016 – Over the past year Sri Lanka made progress in two reform areas that are covered by the Doing Business report, namely Starting a Business and Protecting Minority Investors. The improvements, while important, were not enough to stop a decline in the country’s overall rank from 109 in 2016 to 110 in 2017. This is not necessarily an indicator that the country has slipped down in rank, but is more a reflection that other peer economies have undertaken a larger number of reforms in the business environment during the same period.
|10/25/2016 - 12:04||
African Economies Adopt Record Number of Reforms, Says Latest Doing Business Report
WASHINGTON, October 25, 2016 – Sub-Saharan Africa economies carried out a record number of reforms in the past year to improve the business climate for local entrepreneurs, says the World Bank Group’s annual ease of doing business report.
|10/25/2016 - 12:02||
Croatia Makes Progress in Protecting Minority Investors, Says Latest Doing Business Report
ZAGREB, October 25, 2016 – Economies of the Europe and Central Asia region place among the top improvers in the World Bank Group’s ease of doing business report.
|10/25/2016 - 08:32||
Growth in Per Capita GDP: How Does the U.S. Rank?
Growth in Gross Domestic Product after adjustment for inflation (real GDP) is the most-often reported and discussed economic measure. More important, however, is how people on average are doing from an economic standpoint. This means measuring output per person, or real per capita GDP, and its growth rate.
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|10/25/2016 - 08:16||
Poynter, NABJ Announce Inaugural Class for Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Oct. 24, 2016) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are pleased to announce the 2016 class for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, a transformational leadership program for journalists of color.
|10/25/2016 - 02:42||
GSMA Announces Additional Commitments from Indian Operators to Reduce Mobile Gender Gap by 2020
New Delhi: At the GSMA Mobile 360 – India conference today, the GSMA announced a further three signatories to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative, which focuses on reducing the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services. Aircel, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone have made a commitment to increase the number of women accessing mobile internet services, with additional commitment from Vodafone to grow its base of female mobile money customers. Collectively representing over 100 million customers in these service areas, Aircel, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone now join with other GSMA operator members in committing to connect millions more women in low- and middle-income countries by 2020.
|10/24/2016 - 23:01||
Producing Sustainable Palm Oil in Latin America
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|10/24/2016 - 22:57||
Improved Fiscal Management Strengthens Indonesias Economic Resilience: World Bank
Jakarta, October 25, 2016: Improved fiscal management is supporting GDP growth in Indonesia, projected at 5.1 percent for 2016, according to a new World Bank report.
|10/24/2016 - 21:53||
Early Years Learning Workshop Opens in Tonga
Workshop to support children’s school readiness and reading improvement.
|10/24/2016 - 10:42||
Henry Rosovsky receives honorary doctorate from Asian University for Women
On Oct. 20, Henry Rosovsky, Ph.D. ’59 received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Asian University for Women. The connection between the longtime academic and leader of Harvard and a relatively young women’s university in Bangladesh may surprise at face value, but exemplifies Rosovsky’s commitment to enabling humanity to reach its highest potential.
|10/21/2016 - 19:46||
Government of India and World Bank Sign $650 Million Agreement for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project
NEW DELHI, October 21, 2016 - The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $650 million agreement towards the third loan for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (a freight-only rail line) that will help faster and more efficient movement of raw materials and finished goods between the north and eastern parts of India. The project was approved by the World Bank Board on June 30, 2015.
|10/21/2016 - 15:33||
U.S. Department of State Collaborates With Americas Society/Council of the Americas To Launch the Americas Quarterly 2016 Social Inclusion Index
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) will convene on Monday, October 24 in Washington, DC to launch the 2016 Social Inclusion Index.
|10/21/2016 - 08:41||
Oceana presents assessment of fishing at meeting with Brazilian Congress members
Brazil does not know how much it produces or how many producers or vessels are currently involved with extractive fishing. This information was provided by Oceana’s Vice President for Brazil Monica Peres, who presented an assessment of fishing in Brazil at a meeting of the Joint Congressional Front for Aquaculture and Fisheries held today in Annex 4 of the Brazilian Congress building.
|10/20/2016 - 19:28||
World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2016— The World Bank is raising its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices to $55 per barrel from $53 per barrel as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prepare to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output.
|10/20/2016 - 14:15||
Hon. Michael Wilson Honoured by the University of Torontos Rotman School of Management
Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will celebrate the contributions to Canadian business and society of Hon. Michael Wilson, 33rd Chancellor of the University and Rotman Bachelor of Commerce alumnus with a special award this evening.
|10/20/2016 - 11:09||
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Chad P. Bown joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as a senior fellow in April 2016. His research examines international trade laws and institutions, trade negotiations, and trade disputes.
|10/20/2016 - 06:22||
New trade agreement to help foster development and peace in Rwanda and DRC
The signing of a bilateral agreement on cross-border trade between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Rubavu on 20 October and the launch of the Simplified Trade Regime (STR) between the countries is a vital step towards peace and economic development in the region.
|10/20/2016 - 06:14||
Commission puts forward commitments to reach global targets in sustainable urban development
In the context of the U.N. Habitat III conference, the European Commission has presented three commitments to meet the New Urban Agenda's global objectives.
|10/19/2016 - 12:12||
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards Nearly $20 Million in Grants in the Third Quarter of 2016, Announces New Safe Water Strategy
The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that it approved $19.53 million in grants during the third quarter of 2016, including $9.5 million across Safe Water Network, World Vision and PATH in support of a new strategic approach for the Hilton Foundation’s Safe Water program area.
|10/19/2016 - 11:13||
ISOCARP endorses City Climate publication
Quito, Ecuador: 19 October – The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is the latest of 46 partners to endorse the Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning, launched by UN Habitat and partners at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP-21).
|10/19/2016 - 05:55||
The future of US-China economic relations
Former World Bank economist Justin Lin will address the future of Sino-U.S. economic relations with John Ciorciari, U-M associate professor of public policy. The speakers will discuss the state of the Chinese economy, China's evolving role in global markets, how the U.S. economy factors into China's economic outlook, and how the two states can navigate sensitive macroeconomic issues.
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|10/18/2016 - 23:12||
Habitat III: Multilateral Development Banks from around the world collaborate to support New Urban Agenda
In support of the ‘New Urban Agenda’ adopted this week during the UN-sponsored global Habitat III conference, eight Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are putting the Agenda’s words into action by issuing a “Joint Statement” expressing their commitment to promote equitable, sustainable, and productive urbanization and urban communities.
|10/18/2016 - 20:28||
Habitat III: Multilateral Development Banks from Around the World Collaborate to Support "New Urban Agenda"
QUITO, ECUADOR, October 18, 2016 – In support of the "New Urban Agenda" adopted this week during the UN-sponsored global Habitat III conference, eight Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are putting the Agenda’s words into action by issuing a “Joint Statement” expressing their commitment to promote equitable, sustainable, and productive urbanization and urban communities.