The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to deliver climate change commitments, and the rise in conflicts have amplified the need for a more effective government from the central to the local level.
The Future of Government report and supporting website is a guide for governments and non-governmental actors to reimagine the role of the State in formulating policy, providing regulation, and delivering services for development outcomes. The report includes a call to action for those working in government and those seeking to influence government for the better, to start building coalitions for change, now.
On May 26th 2022, World Bank Group’s President, David Malpass, and Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development, will hold a conversation about the array of global shocks, their impact on the most vulnerable communities—and the response they urgently demand.
From conflict to COVID to climate change, overlapping crises have created unprecedented challenges for developing countries. Debt vulnerabilities, rising inflation, higher energy prices and food insecurity are threatening to reverse development gains. These growing challenges require decisive policy action and sustained international cooperation on multiple fronts to ensure economic conditions improve in all countries, especially the poorest. David Malpass and Masood Ahmed will exchange views on macroeconomic and political instability; and what is required for economic transformation.
The Way Forward is an occasional series of in-depth discussions on development challenges and innovative solutions, hosted by World Bank Group David Malpass.
May 26th, 10:00 AM EDT (local time)
We often hear that climate change disproportionately impacts the poor and the scenarios are worrisome. For example,
Beneath this alarming headline, we know that climate-related losses will fluctuate across time and geographies. Impacts on people will be as varied and specific as household income sources and consumption patterns.
What is the link between plastics and hurricanes Sandy and Katrina in the United States, 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.
When you think of climate migration, you probably think of people moving from one country to another to escape rising seas or expanding deserts. And to some extent, you’d be right. But the fact is,
The findings of our new Groundswell report forecast that Hotspots of climate migration may start to emerge as early as 2030, as people leave places that can no longer sustain them and go to areas that offer opportunities. The drivers of these migrations, according to the report, will be water scarcity, declining crop productivity and sea-level rise.
- The clock is ticking for high impact climate action at COP26 in Glasgow from October 31 – November 12, 2021.
- A strong theme of the World Bank Group’s participation will be its support for green, resilient, and inclusive recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Watch live-streamed events and participate in the conversation with #COP26 and #ClimateActionWBG.
Click on links to see the summary and download the brief:
- Climate and Development Reports (CCDRs)
- Expanding World Bank Group Support for Country NDCs and LTSs
- Adaptation and Resilience: A Priority for Development and Poverty Reduction
- Energy Transition and Universal Access
- Scaling Finance for Transformational Climate Projects
Climate change, poverty, and inequality are the defining issues of our age. Tackling climate change will require major social, economic and technological changes, many of which are costly and will require large investments. Did you know…. Continue reading
Deep dives on climate migration in West Africa and Lake Victoria Basin
WASHINGTON, October 27, 2021— The World Bank’s new Groundswell Africa reports, released today ahead of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), find that the continent will be hit the hardest by climate change, with up to 86 million Africans migrating within their own countries by 2050.