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
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
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
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.
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 the OECS
Obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the main causes of death in the Eastern Caribbean and a heavy drain on public resources, a World Bank report has found.
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
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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Grenada/WB Sign Agreements for US$34 Million
The projects seek to help Grenada strengthen its conditional cash transfer program, improve climate-safe infrastructure and contribute to better electricity service delivery.
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?
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Bank-IMF Annual Meetings
Zoellick: 'We Must All Be Responsible Stakeholders'
On Sept. 14, Bank President Robert Zoellick spoke on a world 'beyond aid.'
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