poverty on the whole is declining, that’s not the case in countries affected by conflict. It is these countries plagued by near-constant political and economic instability that are often the ones most in need of private investment. Yet they are also the places few private investors are willing to go. The risks seem to outweigh the rewards.. And while
New World Bank research from 18 countries shows urgent action on water and sanitation is key to tackle poverty
STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2017– Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend $150 billion per year. A fourfold increase in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) investments compared to what is spent today, this is out of reach for many countries, threatening progress on poverty eradication.
A World Bank report launched today at World Water Week titled Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals suggests that a drastic change is required in the way countries manage resources and provide key services, starting with better targeting to ensure they reach those most in need, and tackling inefficiencies to make sure public services are sustainable and effective.
Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on July 27, 2017.
The world has an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. But, without good poverty data, it is impossible to know whether we are making progress, or whether programs and policies are reaching those who are the most in need.
Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the right of women to decide when to have them. It matters to women, but it matters to society as a whole. There can be no sustainable development without women’s empowerment, and there can be no women’s empowerment without access to comprehensive maternal and reproductive health services. Family planning is part of them.
Since its launch in March 2016, as a global road safety fund, the GRSF had focused on getting maximum value for the use of its donor funds by making a difference in how we invest in road safety. This is in line with our Strategic Objectives of developing capacity for sustainability in road safety results, promoting a global network of road safety funding, coordination and advocacy mechanisms, and leveraging development bank projects, particularly those of the GRSF host organization, the World Bank.
Earlier this month, development banks from around the world took stock of where they stand and where they see their efforts having the greatest impact at a meeting organized by the World Bank and Brazil’s development bank, BNDES.
As the world strugglesin narrowing that gap. They can help to crowd-in the private sector and anchor private-public sector partnerships, particularly for infrastructure financing.
- 250 million children under the age of five suffer from stunting and extreme poverty.
- The rate of return on investing in a package of nutrition interventions at scale is estimated at 17 percent.
- Well-designed early childhood development programs include a focus on quality, complementarities between interventions, and behavioral change.
Today we celebrate World Water Day around the world.
- In Marseille, young people are coming together to promote innovative projects by entrepreneurs for recycling water in households, agriculture, industry and the environment, and to focus attention on the shared responsibility to build water security for the future of the Mediterranean Region.
- In Durban, the UN is launching the 2017 World Water Development Report (WWDR) titled “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” and the High Level Panel on Water is unveiling the initiative on “Access to water and sanitation for 10 billion people” to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- In Rome, an unprecedented conversation is happening at the Vatican to shift how the world values and understands its single most precious resource: water.
- In Indonesia, national television is focusing on good practices in fecal sludge management, highlighting the link between poor sanitation and stunting, and discussing how to meet the country’s target of universal access to water and sanitation by 2019.
World Water Day is about taking action around the world to tackle a water crisis.
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The World Bank-ESMAP team with the Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Rural Electrification Authority (REA), ZESCO LIMITED (ZESCO) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is launching the first Global Energy Access Household Surveys in access deficit countries so as to set a baseline to track progress towards Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) goal and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7 on access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy by 2030.