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How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty
Argentinians wait for covid tests
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How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty

Pandemic is reversing two decades of progress in raising living standards
8 Oct 2020
Shell to link executive pay to carbon reduction
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In Brief

Shell to link executive pay to carbon reduction

As World Bank announces extra $200bn investment to combat climate change
4 Dec 2018
The best and worst places in the world to do business
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The best and worst places in the world to do business

China advances while UK falls to ninth place in the latest World Bank ease of business ranking
1 Nov 2018
Impact of global droughts laid bare by World Bank report
Drought is causing 80 million people each day to go hungry says World Bank
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Impact of global droughts laid bare by World Bank report

Ruined food production could feed more than 80 million a day, says study
25 Oct 2017
Twenty thousand underage girls ‘marry illegally every day’
A 15-year-old girl prepares for her wedding in Bangladesh
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Twenty thousand underage girls ‘marry illegally every day’

World Bank says one in three girls in developing world is victim of underage marriage
12 Oct 2017
UK accused of 'dumping' billions from foreign aid budget
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In Brief

UK accused of 'dumping' billions from foreign aid budget

Consultant says money paid into into World Bank funds is often not spent for years
19 Dec 2016
World Bank signals 'fundamental' climate change shift
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World Bank signals 'fundamental' climate change shift

More than a quarter of investment will now go directly to help developing world fight global warming
8 Apr 2016

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 17 Apr 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

17 Apr 2012