The triple G of clean cooking: Green, gender, and good health

As many of us stay at home and continue to work there during the COVID-19 pandemic, wecleancooking_leader are spending a lot more time in our kitchens than ever before. For some of us, this is about cooking in the comfort of a modern cooking environment.

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NL Company’s Success w/ TechEmerge

What is TechEmerge? This award-winning matchmaking program from the image-assetInternational Finance Corporation (IFC) connects tech companies worldwide with leading organizations in emerging markets. Together we pilot projects uniquely tailored to local needs, supported by a global network of industry advisors, building commercial relationships in vital sectors, maximizing social impact, and spurring innovation.

Congratulations for making it to the final stage of the TechEmerge program!

TE Health East Africa

TE Resilience India

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TechEmerge Resilience India Matchmaking Event

Connecting innovative global tech solutions with Indian Government Disaster https _cdn.evbuc.com_images_113063127_477285261423_1_original.20200929-195713Management Authorities to save lives during natural disasters.
About this Event

The TechEmerge Resilience India Matchmaking Event brings together members of different Indian Government Disaster Management Authorities with technology innovators handpicked by a global jury of subject matter experts – in order to find solutions and address some of the biggest challenges in Disaster Management and Resilience, especially in a COVID-19 environment.

Date and Time

Mon, Oct 26, 2020, 11:30 PM – Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 6:30 AM EDT

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Four cornerstones of a resilient recovery for all

As of this month, over a million people have lost their lives to COVID-19. More than 35 million 50341021731_0ff8b47ebf_kare infected. In every part of the world, the poorest are suffering most, and the World Bank’s recently released Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report estimates that global extreme poverty will rise this year for the first time in a generation. In 2020 alone, the pandemic could drastically increase the number of people living in extreme poverty, by 88 to 115 million. This is the worst setback ever in our quest to end poverty.  Furthermore, the impact of COVID-19 is not just affecting the extreme poor, but lockdowns and sudden cessations of economic activity and mobility have had a broader impact than previous crises. The faces of the “new poor” are more likely to be urban and educated and to be engaged in informal services and manufacturing, rather than agriculture; and middle-income countries will be significantly affected.  Women are also more impacted, as they are twice as likely to lose their jobs compared to men. They also bear the brunt of family care under lockdown, and many are “skipping meals” as a response to reduced incomes.

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Doing business with the World Bank Group

The Dutch Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency have doing businessorganized a webinar series ‘Doing business with the World Bank’. The series started with a kick-off on 6 October. Koen Davidse, Executive Director at the Constituency Office at the World Bank Group, and Jan de Boer, Advisor to the Executive Director, gave presentations on the topic. Central theme of the first webinar was the World Bank COVID-19 response and its impact on its operations.

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Laying the Foundations for a Resilient Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries, overwhelming health systems, flagsdisrupting productivity, threatening food security, multiplying job losses, and reducing incomes, particularly for the poorest. It has led to the largest global economic contraction in eight decades, affecting all economies and causing investments, trade, and remittance flows to plummet. The global crisis is threatening the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable by increasing poverty, exacerbating inequalities, and damaging long-term economic growth prospects. It requires a comprehensive, robust global response from the development community.

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Strengthening central bank reserve management during a global crisis

Central banks impact our daily lives in many ways with their role to promote economic and capital-markets-banking-city-downtown-1440x600-002financial welfare of citizens, but their operations are even more critical during a crisis. The global challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic make the role of central banks crucial to maintaining economic and financial stability.  Central bank reserves provide an essential buffer against uncertain economic outcomes and help protect against economic shocks to promote trade, maintain price stability, and attract foreign investment. Effective reserve management supports the broader mission of central banks to set targets for unemployment, inflation, and interest rates to ensure a healthy economy with full employment and favorable conditions to promote investments and the conducting of business.

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