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DEC
2015

A New WBG Strategy to Address Gender Inequality

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The evidence is clear: When countries value girls and women as much as boys and men; when they invest in their health, education, and skills training; when they give women greater opportunities to participate in the economy, manage incomes, own and run businesses—the benefits...
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20
AUG
2015

Microcredit: Neither miracle nor mirage

Recent research across seven countries shows that giving poor people access to microcredit does not typically lead to a substantial increase in household income. There also appear to be no significant benefits in terms of education or female empowerment. Yet, microcredit does...
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19
AUG
2015

How can we help the world’s emerging cities be more livable – and sustainable?

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We are living in an increasingly urban world, where large cities often wield as much economic and political power as nation states – and in some cases, even more power. According to Harvard University, among the world’s 30 largest economies (ranked by GDP) 13 are regional or...
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