Thursday, 31 October 2013

World Bank Group Weekly Update -Doing Business: Countries Remove Barriers

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Meeting Turkey's Energy Needs How to Transform Africa's Sahel Region World Bank Group President Meets Pope Improving Livelihoods and Preserving Heritage in Lahore, Pakistan
Meeting Turkey's Energy Needs How to Transform Africa's Sahel Region World Bank Group President Meets Pope Improving Livelihoods and Preserving Heritage in Lahore, Pakistan
With electricity demand growing, Turkey is looking to the private sector to help develop affordable, reliable, clean power. The country is working with the International Finance Corporation to overcome commercial risks and regulatory uncertainty. The World Bank is hosting summits in Mauritania and Senegal focused on pastoralism and irrigation. In this opinion piece, World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop explains why these issues are important for the future of the continent. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Pope Francis met this week at the Vatican to discuss their mutual efforts to end extreme poverty and provide greater opportunities for the poor and vulnerable. They agreed to explore ways to work together. A World Bank-assisted project is restoring centuries-old streets and homes in the historic walled city with replacement of infrastructure, street paving, underground sewerage and gas lines, and encroachment removal.
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