16
NOV
2015

Climate change and poverty

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Ending poverty and addressing climate change are two major objectives of the international community, but they cannot be considered in isolation. Our new World Bank Group report “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty” brings together these two overarching...
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16
NOV
2015

A new partnership for data

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Development data are at the very heart of the new “Global Goals” for sustainable development: Yet gathering enough of the right sort of data to track the goals is keeping statisticians like me awake at night. Luckily, a new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, or...
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05
NOV
2015

Energy access is a social justice issue

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ACCRA, Ghana – Energy rationing is popularly nicknamed “dum-sor,” or “on-off” in Ghana, an expression that people use to talk about the country’s frequent power outages. This is a challenge faced by countries across the region – sub-Saharan Africa loses 2.1 percent of gross...
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