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Food Price Watch: January 2012
Global food prices declined 8 percent between September and December of 2011 due to increasing supplies and uncertainty about the global economy, but still remain volatile and high with the 2011 annual index 24 percent higher than its average in 2010, according to the World Bank Group's latest Food Price Watch. | Food Price Watch reports
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Poverty Impacts of Food Price Shocks
September 6, 2011
This 4 minute video explains how food-price impacts differ across different segments of the population. It also provides policy directions to protect the most vulnerable from falling into poverty due to food price increases.

How Is Poverty Measured?
September 6, 2011
Do you wonder how we measure poverty? Do you know how we do it, but have a hard time putting it into simple words? This 3 minute video explains the methodology that we used, how it works and why it is important.

Liberia - Training Helps Young Women Find Employment
Auguast 10, 2011
The 'Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women' (EPAG) is a pilot project that focuses on giving young Liberian women practical training to help them find jobs. It is part of the World Bank's Adolescent Girls Initiative.

Removing Transport Bottlenecks on East Africa's Northern Corridor
August 18, 2010
Companies in East Africa are experiencing growth in regional and global competitiveness thanks to decreased costs and transit times to bring goods to market.

Gender-Informing Operations: The Key to Achieving Sustainable Development
May 10, 2011
Kenichi Ohashi, the Bank's Country Director for Ethiopia, explains the value of gender-informing projects in all sectors, stressing that “gender is central to what we are trying to achieve ...[and] is one of the most exciting things we could possibly support.”.

SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS


The Debt of Nations Revisited
May 17, 2012
Can massively expansionary monetary policy save the day? Or is default and restructuring inevitable?


Building With Bits Rather Than Atoms: 'Big Data' Alternatives for Infrastructure Development in the 21st Century
March 19, 2012
Big data tools represent an alternative infrastructure that leverages the ingenuity of people with skills not traditionally used in development efforts.


Ascent After Decline: Regrowing Global Economies After the Great Recession
March 12, 2012
Advanced economies are still struggling with high unemployment and debt, and the remarkable role that emerging markets have played as engines of the recovery is no longer certain.

Taking Others into Account: Multilateral Aspects of Policies Affecting Capital Flows
December 20, 2011
Karl Habermeier and Mark Stone present the IMF's new pragmatic, experience-based approach to help countries reap the benefits of capital flows while limiting the risks.

Deconstructing Cannes: The 2011 G20 Leaders' Summit
December 9, 2011
Former IMF executive director Thomas A. Bernes and Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institution share their insights on the outcome of the summit and discuss prospects for the G20 going forward.

Government versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State
November 14, 2011
With continued market turbulence and mounting fiscal burdens as a backdrop, countries everywhere are struggling to rethink the balance between the role of the state and markets in the economy.

The World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment
November 4, 2011

Another Sudden Stop? Current Macro Policy Challenges in Emerging Markets
October 31, 2011

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
October 5, 2011

Governance of a Fragile Eurozone
October 5, 2011




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