#World Bank

  • Article: Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates Are Teaming Up to Fight Climate Change
    Environment

    Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates Are Teaming Up to Fight Climate Change

    Sept. 14, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    High-powered commission aims to strengthen funding and practical solutions. Read more

  • Article: Not Educating Girls Could Cost World $30 Trillion, World Bank Says
    Education

    Not Educating Girls Could Cost World $30 Trillion, World Bank Says

    July 12, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    About 132 million girls worldwide aged 6 to 17 do not attend school. Read more

  • Article: Gender Inequality Could Be Costing the World $160 Trillion
    Girls & Women

    Gender Inequality Could Be Costing the World $160 Trillion

    By Daniele Selby  and  Erica Sanchez|May 31, 2018

    To tackle gender inequality in the workforce, countries must also invest in girls' education. Read more

  • Article: 88% of Countries Restrict Women’s Economic Opportunity, the World Bank Says
    Girls & Women

    88% of Countries Restrict Women’s Economic Opportunity, the World Bank Says

    April 4, 2018|News Deeply

    104 countries prevent women from doing the same work as men. Read more

  • Article: The Wettest and Wildest Calendar of 2018 Is About the World Water Crisis
    Water & Sanitation

    The Wettest and Wildest Calendar of 2018 Is About the World Water Crisis

    By David Brand|Jan. 3, 2018

    These issues aren't as dry as they seem. Read more

  • Article: Climate Change Is Already Damaging the Health of Hundreds of Millions of People, Report Shows
    Environment

    Climate Change Is Already Damaging the Health of Hundreds of Millions of People, Report Shows

    By Imogen Calderwood|Oct. 31, 2017

    But there are still “significant glimmers of hope”. Read more

  • Article: The Slums of East Asia Are Most Prone to Climate Change, World Bank Warns
    Environment

    The Slums of East Asia Are Most Prone to Climate Change, World Bank Warns

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 4, 2017

    “Our collective challenge is to expand opportunities to all in the cities.” Read more

  • Article: Countries Need to Quadruple What They're Spending on Clean Water, the World Bank says
    Water & Sanitation

    Countries Need to Quadruple What They're Spending on Clean Water, the World Bank says

    Aug. 28, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Unsafe water and poor sanitation has caused a "silent emergency." Read more