Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership: Working with Country Partners for a Resilient  Water Future  

As the world faces a triple crisis of climate change, COVID-19, and lack of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for global communities and countries to work together for our shared future is more urgent than ever. The GWSP is an action-oriented think tank that works with countries to help them manage their water better for green, resilient, and inclusive development. 

Harnessing transformative technologies to arrest the unfolding human capital crisis

On a global scale, the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the greatest blow to families and childrensmartphones-acoss-lifecycle in living memory. Progress in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is being reversed. Men, women, and children are facing unprecedented setbacks in health, education, livelihoods, and security – all with profound implications for their future prosperity. 

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Remittance Flows Register Robust 7.3 Percent Growth in 2021

WASHINGTON, Nov 17, 2021 — Remittances to low- and middle-income countries are projected to have grown a strong 7.3 percent to reach $589 billion in 2021. This return to growth is more robust than earlier estimates and follows the resilience of flows in 2020 when remittances declined by only 1.7 percent despite a severe global recession due to COVID-19, according to estimates from the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief released today.

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A key milestone in the World Bank Group’s anti-racism efforts

As our annual Law, Justice, and Development Week draws to a close, I am proud that we061820endracism0016f_dxo are launching publicly the first World Bank Group Anti-Racism Charter. The Charter is an aspirational, non-binding document, and a significant milestone in our ongoing work to tackle racism and racial discrimination in our workplaces, development work, and local communities. Let me explain how it fits into our efforts, and what it means for us going forward.

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6 reasons to blame plastic pollution for climate change

What is the link between plastics and hurricanes Sandy and Katrina in the United States,hero_plastics_shutterstock_2007605558 melting glaciers in Antarctica, summer heat waves and erosion of coastal areas in Australia, and other natural disasters hitting us with greater frequency? We blame climate change for that.  However, the contribution of plastic waste and the plastics industry to climate change is often less known or worse, disregarded.

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IDA20 Replenishment: Public invited to review draft Deputies’ Report

Ahead of the IDA20 Replenishment pledging meeting in Tokyo next month, the proposedd4e8b7bff7323bd5d2c9410c3cee7fb144e16f4cf726b09016227c1cc1051301 replenishment package is now at an advanced stage. At this meeting, the IDA20 Deputies’ Report will be tabled for endorsement by IDA Deputies and Borrower Representatives. Before this happens, the public is invited to review the draft IDA20 Deputies’ Report and provide comments before November 26. 

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For a Just Transition Away from Coal, People Must Be at the Center

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Trains filled with coal

  • If not phased out before 2040, coal will push the world closer to climate change catastrophe.
  • Experience has shown that the shift from coal can take decades and present not only economic and employment challenges, but social and cultural ones.
  • The Supporting Energy Transition in Coal Regions initiative provides advice and financing to countries that have made the decision to transition away from coal.

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Amid record sovereign debt, massive gaps in debt-tracking systems 

At a time when sovereign debt in the poorest countries has surged to dangerously high 9886d8b246b9c226327d1e906c537ccd3c7de91d8275774176d0142ea92aabb6 levels, global and country-by-country systems for tracking it are proving to be inadequate. A new report marks the first comprehensive assessment of the global and national systems for monitoring sovereign debt.


Manufacturing is key to development by building economic complexity throughdownload industrialization. As the manufacturing sector adds new capabilities to produce more products, participates in value chains, and adds process technologies, this results in more resources and materials being used. Circular economy models are necessary to replace the make, use and dispose linear production model.


The manufacturing sector is now focusing on its crucial role in conserving resources, eliminating waste, and transitioning into more regenerative business models where repairing, reusing, and recycling products replaces simply disposing of them.

The third IFC Global Manufacturing Conference will address the critical questions regarding Circular Economy and provide a dynamic forum for exploring the future of manufacturing.