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Belize: WB Announces New Country Partnership Strategy

Belize: WB Announces New Country Partnership Strategy
The new four-year strategy supports the country's efforts to adopt a sustainable natural resource-based economic model, while enhancing Belize's resilience to climate change and natural hazards.
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Belize is a small natural resource-rich and ethnically diverse country with an area of 22,966 sq km. It is remarkably diverse ecologically with substantial natural capital along its coast, represented by the largest coral reef and associated ecosystem in the Americas, as well as significant areas of mangroves, tropical forest and inland wetlands.
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LAC: Five Key Lessons from the Great Recession

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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Making Progress on Climate Agenda

Making Progress on Climate Agenda
The two-week UN conference on climate change in Durban ended Sunday with agreement by all countries to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change by 2015.
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Experts Address Shortcomings of International Financial System

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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AIDS at 30: The Bank Fights an Epidemic

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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Latin America: Closing the Financial Sector Gap

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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Chronic Diseases Set Back Health, Development in Caribbean

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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Latin America: More Women Hold Jobs But Still Juggle Work and Family Life

Latin America: More Women Hold Jobs But Still Juggle Work and Family Life
Women in the region have made huge strides towards closing the education, health and labor gaps, but still struggle to balance work and family life, a new report has found.
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Doing Business 2012: Regulatory Reforms Boost Economies

Doing Business 2012: Regulatory Reforms Boost Economies
New report assesses business regulations in 183 economies and ranks them in 10 areas, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders.
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Latin America's Prosperity Cannot be Made in China Alone

Latin America's Prosperity Cannot be Made in China Alone
The region needs to close productivity, education and infrastructure gaps in order to achieve sustained growth says a report on Latin America's economic perspectives.
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What Does Equal Mean to You?

What Does Equal Mean to You?
Share your views on issues facing women and girls worldwide. Get involved:
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Zoellick: 'We Must All Be Responsible Stakeholders'

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Zoellick: 'We Must All Be Responsible Stakeholders'
On Sept. 14, Bank President Robert Zoellick spoke on a world 'beyond aid.'
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Latin America: Unsafe Roads More Deadly than Crime

Latin America: Unsafe Roads More Deadly than Crime
Holding the world's highest number of deaths and injuries caused by road accidents the region needs to speed up actions to improve its transit safety record.
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Jan 30, 2013World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Speech on Anti-Corruption at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Speech)
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