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Thursday, 24 October 2013
World Bank Group Weekly Update -Preparedness Pays Off in India Cyclone
Preparedness Pays Off in India
Years of disaster preparation helped coastal states in India weather the strongest cyclone to hit India in 14 years. Efforts to shelter and prepare communities, supported by a $255 million World Bank project, helped limit casualties to fewer than 50. A similar storm in 1999 killed more than 10,000.
Pulling the Tablecloth
70 Years of Development History
Who Will Take Care
of You When You Are Old?
Measuring the Impact of Open Access
to End Poverty
The World Bank Archives holds a vast collection, some of it stored in underground in a former limestone mine. An eArchives project aims to digitize information declassified under the Bank's 2010 Access to Information policy and make it freely available online.
Bulgaria is aging and faces a steep decline in its working-age population, with one out of every three Bulgarians over the age of 65 by 2050 and only one out of two of working age. In this video, Bulgarian youth respond to the demographic challenges facing their country.
Since the World Bank made all its research freely available, it has seen millions of downloads — but the impact goes beyond that. Like other institutions, the Bank is looking at how to measure the development impact of open access. Replay a webcast of the kickoff event for Open Access Week.
What is the role of information and communication technology in development, and how are ICT innovations making economies more inclusive, creating jobs, and aiding education and training? Through Oct. 24, an online discussion with four experts explores these issues.
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Russia's Great Deceleration
"If the prices of oil and gas were to drop in the near future, Russia's growth model might be in need of urgent adjustment."
— Birgit Hansl, Oct. 23
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UN4Youth: New and fun way to get involved in fighting hunger! The Ending Hunger Challenge Badge seeks to get Girl Scout troops, students, youth groups and others involved in learning more about hunger issues and taking action to help. It was developed by YUNGA, in collaboration with other agencies, including WFP. http://bit.ly/1gCtizm
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Gates Foundation: Would you play a mobile game that's connected to #philanthropy? http://gates.ly/HaVGZA
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