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Caribbean News # 35 - November/December 2011

Caribbean News
November/December 2011 – Number 35   A bimonthly newsletter for the Caribbean Region

1.  2011: One More Year Fighting Poverty
2.  Hasan Tuluy, New World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean
3.  Dominican Society Leads the Anti-Corruption National Dialogue
4.  LAC: Five Key Lessons from the Great Recession
5.  El Gobierno dominicano avanza en la mejora del gasto público
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Making Progress on Climate Agenda
7.  Experts Address Shortcomings of International Financial System
8.  Haiti: New Plan to Help More Haitians Recover from Disaster
9.  AIDS at 30: The Bank Fights an Epidemic
10.  Latin America: Closing the Financial Sector Gap
11.  Chronic Diseases Set Back Health, Development in Caribbean
12.  Rep. Dominicana: 600 mil hogares pobres se beneficiarán de mayor rendición de cuentas en sectores sociales 
13.  Suriname Renews Partnership with World Bank
14.  Update: Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF)


1.  2011: One More Year Fighting Poverty
From the rebuilding process in Haiti to the conference on climate change in South Africa, look back at the most relevant global events and the support given by the World Bank to improve people's lives.
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2.  Hasan Tuluy, New World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean
Hasan Tuluy, a Turkish national and a strong supporter of inclusive growth, will become the new World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as of January 1st, 2012. Mr. Tuluy will oversee the Bank’s lending, knowledge, and poverty-fighting operations in the region, which totaled US$9.6 billion in fiscal year 2011. 
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3.  Dominican Society Leads the Anti-Corruption National Dialogue
The Citizen Observatory –a coalition of 14 civil society organizations --presented the results of the independent monitoring of the Participatory Anticorruption Initiative (IPAC) at the IPAC Third Accountability Workshop.
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4.  LAC: Five Key Lessons from the Great Recession
The region managed to reduce poverty levels during the Great Recession and beyond, and in 2010 poverty dropped even faster -by 12.6 million-, a new report says. 
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5.  El Gobierno dominicano avanza en la mejora del gasto público
La creación de un Fondo Fiduciario dotado de un millón de Euros contribuirá con el proceso de reforma de las finanzas públicas en la República Dominicana con el apoyo de Unión Europea y el Banco Mundial. 
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6.  Making Progress on Climate Agenda
The two-week UN conference on climate change in Durban ended the first week of December with agreement by all countries to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change by 2015.
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7.  Experts Address Shortcomings of International Financial System
As the debt debate in the Euro-zone gathers steam, top experts suggest strenghtening the international financial architecture.
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8.  Haiti: New Plan to Help More Haitians Recover from Disaster
In the arduous, high-stakes Haiti reconstruction drama, every little number counts: one more roof over a family’s head, one more child sitting in a classroom and one more crop that came to fruition, is another step away from the nightmare that struck the nation on the evening of January 12, 2010. 
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9.  AIDS at 30: The Bank Fights an Epidemic
Thirty years on, Latin America has managed to reduce the impact of the AIDS epidemic, but more needs to be done to increase prevention and awareness of the deadly disease.
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10.  Latin America: Closing the Financial Sector Gap
Latin America’s financial sector has managed to protect the region from the global economic crisis but now it should focus on providing better services to consumers and business, says a new report. 
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11.  Chronic Diseases Set Back Health, Development in Caribbean
Obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the main causes of death in the Caribbean and a heavy drain on public resources, a World Bank report has found. 
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12.  Rep. Dominicana: 600 mil hogares pobres se beneficiarán de mayor rendición de cuentas en sectores sociales 
El Banco Mundial aprobó dos préstamos para la República Dominicana por un total de US$90 millones en apoyo al sistema por resultados de desempeño en el ámbito social que beneficiará a 600.000 hogares de bajos ingresos, así como para mejorar la capacidad de respuesta de las instituciones claves en el manejo de futuros desastres. 
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13.  Suriname Renews Partnership with World Bank
After 30 years of limited dialogue, Suriname and the World Bank Group are exploring how the organization’s global knowledge and expertise can best support the country's development strategy.
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14. Update: Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF)
The GRIF Steering Committee approved its first project on November 7, 2011: Institutional Strengthening in Support of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 
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See also:
 

*   NEWS FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
*   NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM THE WORLD BANK
*   UPCOMING AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES
*   JOB VACANCIES  

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