Call for Proposals: Fragility Forum 2020

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  • When: March 2-4, 2020
  • Where: 1818 H St. NW, 20433 Washington, D.C.
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  • Call for proposals: Open until November 22
  • Registration for participants: Opens on November 1, 2019

The  Fragility Forum is a high-level event organized by the World Bank Group which brings together practitioners and policymakers from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience on engaging in environments affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV). Over three days, the Forum aims to provide an opportunity to harness the collective brain trust of stakeholders coming from government, international institutions, donor agencies, private sector, civil society, academia and media to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of development approaches to achieve lasting impact. The Forum has been held three times previously, in February 2015, March 2016 and March 2018. The Fragility Forum 2020 will focus on implementation: the concrete approaches that are needed to maximize our collective impact and more effectively respond to dynamic, multidimensional, and global challenges affecting countries around the world. 

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Doing Business 2020–Sustaining the pace of reforms

Regulation exists to protect workers, public safety, businesses, and investments. ButDBR2020 inefficient or inadequate regulation can stifle entrepreneurial activity and business growth and impact the ease of doing business. It takes over 200 hours to complete export border requirements for maritime transport in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. In contrast, it takes only 10 hours in Singapore. Border compliance costs for export at seaports in Gabon average over $1,600, but just over $300 in Mauritius.

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How Statistical Capacity Building projects benefited Sudan

The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) Administrative Unit at the cbsDevelopment Economic Data Group (DECDG) launched a new blog series “TFSCB: Statistics for a Better World” earlier this year to share the impacts of the World Bank’s TFSCB in low- and mid-income countries over the last 20 years.

One of the projects that benefited from the TFSCB was the Sudan Statistical Capacity Building project.

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Empowering Frontlines, Leveraging Technology: Basic Service Delivery in 21st century Indonesia

Summer may almost be over in Washington D.C. but in Indonesia, it’s summer all yearid-kiat-guru-photo-780x439.jpg round. It’s Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, boasts the world’s fourth largest population with an archipelago of thousands of tropical islands. Its cultural heritage dates back millennia, and in keeping with the digital wave sweeping the globe, is also home to four unicorns that are leveraging technology to create jobs and improve livelihoods.

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2019 Annual Meetings Live- Recap


Each Fall, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold the Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. World Bank Live brings the #WBGMeetings experience straight to you, wherever you are in the world.

As part of our Global Voices Interview Series, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag @SigridKaag from @MinBZ talked about empowering women and young people to achieve development goals: Rewatch

Rewatch all the other #WBGMeetings



Staying focused on better outcomes for the world’s poorest people

Global growth remains subdued, with the pace of investment and trade softening, and DC_presdownside risks persisting due to policy uncertainty, trade tensions, financial volatility, and rising debt. The World Bank Group, in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, can help emerging and low-income countries bolster potential growth, increase their resilience to shocks, boost domestic revenues, and continue building policy buffers. The two organizations have an important role to play in addressing the increase in debt vulnerabilities, and they can help countries meet a range of challenges to the international financial system, including tackling corruption.

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Study tour to the Netherlands offers new insights on nature-based solutions

Last week, government officials and specialists from Albania, Georgia, Ghana, Liberia groepWB_1and Romania came to the Netherlands for a World Bank study tour on nature-based solutions organized by the Netherlands Water Partnership. One of the participants was Ivane Vashakmadze, Tourism Expert and World Bank Consultant from Georgia. In his blog, he shares his experiences and his lessons learnt on nature-based solutions.

World Bank Live Events Oct. 18/19

Watch the events below live

October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 | 9:00 ET, 13:00 GMT

2019 Annual Meetings Plenary

October 18, 2019 | 11:00 ET, 15:00 GMT

Jobs and Economic Transformation



October 19, 2019



Building strong, inclusive economies and achieving successful country outcomes together at the 2019 Annual Meetings

Nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015, thanks to kick-off-blog-2broad-based economic growth and inclusive approaches to development. But progress is stalling, and we face an urgent challenge; today, one in 10 people still live in extreme poverty.


World Bank Live 2019

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World Development Report 2020