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30 April 2017
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21 Apr 2017
Brand SA: South Africa ranked among top countries for FDI and remains an attractive investment destination
Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s performance in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, as well as in the Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global's...
10 Apr 2017
Oxfam comments to the World Development Report on Education concept note
Oxfam welcomes the focus on education in the upcoming 2018 World Development Report. Supporting countries to achieve universal, equitable high-quality public education must be a core priority for...
23 Mar 2017
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President on behalf of the High Level Panelon water, on the occasion of United Nations World Water Day 2017, Durban, South Africa (22/03/2017)
The High Level Panel is co-chaired by United Nations Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres and the President of the World Bank Group, Dr Jim Yong Kim.
20 Feb 2017
The Sunken Billions Revisited: Progress and Challenges in Global Marine Fisheries
Global marine fisheries are in crisis: 90 percent are fully fished and overfished. The result is lost economic benefits of approximately $83 billion a year ---the “sunken billions” of the title....
10 Feb 2017
Africa's Cities : Opening Doors to the World
Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative...
02 Feb 2017
Governance and the Law
A new World Bank policy report urges developing countries and international development agencies to rethink their approach to governance, as a key to overcoming challenges related to security,...
12 Jan 2017
Global Economic Prospects
Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy...
08 Dec 2016
Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia
Financial sector development must go beyond improving access to bank credit. Financial systems should develop in a balanced way through both bank and non-bank subsectors, including capital markets,...
14 Nov 2016
27 Oct 2016
Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All
A record 137 economies around the world have adopted key reforms that make it easier to start and operate small and medium-sized businesses, says Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, the...
21 Oct 2016
Monitoring Global Poverty
The World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty has submitted recommendations on how to more comprehensively measure and monitor global poverty in support of the Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme...
07 Oct 2016
South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse
Will South Asia become the next global factory? South Asia’s potential is unquestionable: education levels are on the rise, more than one million young workers enter the labour market each month,...
The allocation of World Bank Group resources to leave no one behind
The World Bank Group will soon announce the results of its Forward Look exercise, to map out its medium to long term strategy. It will also shortly finalize IDA18, the first replenishment of its...
05 Oct 2016
Time to make the World Bank Group's financial intermediary investments more accountable
Over the past six years, the International Finance Corporation has channelled over $50bn to the financial sector, and its long-term investments in financial intermediaries such as commercial banks...
03 Oct 2016
Tackling Inequality Vital to Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030
A new World Bank study on poverty and shared prosperity says that extreme poverty worldwide continues to fall despite the lethargic state of the global economy. But it warns that given projected...
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