The World Bank

World Bank

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. Wikipedia

World Bank

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. Wikipedia

Jul 28, 10:33 AM

Children run in the mountain village of Pastigov, #Tajikistan. The Listening to Tajikistan initiative uses mobile phones to monitor the well-being of people and collects #data on a host of indicators ranging from #food security to #jobs and public services. Ronan Shenhav/Flickr ------------------------------------- #tech #technology #endpoverty #mobilephones #globaldev

Jul 24, 6:28 PM

Aziza, repeats the lessons after her #teacher in Afghanistan''s Herat City. In 2001, almost no girls attended school in #Afghanistan as it was banned under the Taliban. Millions of #girls now attend #school regularly and every effort has been made to ensure that they receive a high quality #education. Through the Education Quality Improvement Program, they are encouraged and empowered to pursue their studies and #dreams. Photo: Ghulam Abbas Farzami / World Bank, 2014 _________________________________________ #education4all #southasia #classroom #gender #girlseducation #inspire #inspiration #learning #accesstoeducation #educationforall #educationmatters #educationispower

Jul 15, 3:10 PM

#Africa is the youngest continent in the world, and according to the @unitednations, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. With such a large #population entering the #workforce and more than 1 billion mouths to feed across the continent, the #food system can be Africas next big growth engine and #job creator. Entrepreneurs Nataliey Bitature and Manon Lavaud recognized the vast #opportunities in the food sector when they co-founded @musanacarts, which currently operates in #Uganda , a #business that offers #solar-powered vending carts to provide safer work environments for street vendors and improve #urban food safety. There will never be enough entrepreneurs in the food sector, especially as the population grows faster, Bitature says. For #WorldYouthSkills Day, Bitature and Lavaud share their secrets to success in Africas food industry. Read all about it on the World Bank Voices blog website. Photos: Nataliey Bitature ______________________________________________ #WYSD #youthskills #youth4globalgoals #youth #jobs #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #everydayafrica #foodrevolution #innovation #cities #businesses #foodcart #streetfood

Jul 11, 5:11 PM

Mother and daughter outside Gonoshasthaya Community #Health Center. In #Bangladesh, #familyplanning has empowered #women by providing them with control. Through improved access to birth control, women have been better able to plan when to start and grow their families, ensuring their #health along the way. This #WorldPopulationDay emphasizes the key role of family planning in empowering people, developing nations. Photo: Rama George-Alleyne / World Bank. ______________________________________________ #womenshealth #population #un #populationday #healthcare #services #women #womenempowerment