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Fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. http://www.worldbank.org/The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results.We are not a bank in the common sense; we aim to help people help themselves and their environment by sharing knowledge and providing financial and technical assistance. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct war-torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries.

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Fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. http://www.worldbank.org/The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results.We are not a bank in the common sense; we aim to help people help themselves and their environment by sharing knowledge and providing financial and technical assistance. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct war-torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries.

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Fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. http://www.worldbank.org/The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results.We are not a bank in the common sense; we aim to help people help themselves and their environment by sharing knowledge and providing financial and technical assistance. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct war-torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries.

Rank #1: AFRONOMICS: Analyzing Inequality in Africa

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Discussions on Sub-Saharan Africa often center on extreme poverty: the subcontinent is home to half of the world’s extreme poor, and the number of people living in extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa keeps going up even though the rates of extreme poverty have declined. At the same time, on a continent as economically diverse as Sub-Saharan Africa, the issue of inequality cannot be ignored. Eight of the ten most unequal countries in the world, when looking at the Gini coefficient, are in Sub-Saharan Africa, and gaps persist when digging deeper into wage inequality, inequality of opportunity, and other areas where the playing field is far from level. There are no easy answers to reducing inequality, but several countries have taken positive steps to make their societies and economies more equitable.

In this episode of Afronomics, Albert welcomes Haroon Bhorat, Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Global Economy and Development Program and the Africa Growth Initiative. His research focuses on labor economics, poverty, and income distribution, and this episode of Afronomics takes a closer look at his recent work on wage inequality in South Africa as part of the broader discussion on inequality in Africa.
May 30 2019
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Rank #2: Actualités : Lever les obstacles au commerce régional pour nourrir l’Afrique de l’Ouest

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Lever les obstacles au commerce régional pour nourrir l’Afrique de l’Ouest
L'insécurité alimentaire, le manque de productivité agricole et les obstacles au commerce en Afrique de l'Ouest, sont des problèmes bien connus.
Dans cette région où vivent 300 millions de personnes (soit un tiers de la population du continent), l’agriculture emploie 60 % de la population active
Un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale, intitulé «Connecter les marchés des produits alimentaires de base et les marchés des intrants en Afrique de l'Ouest », analyse la manière dont les États pourraient développer un marché régional, améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et multiplier les débouchés pour les agriculteurs.
Jean Christophe Maur, économiste en chef à la Banque mondiale, est l’un des auteurs de ce rapport :
Le rapport est motivé par le fait que lorsqu’on regarde les économies d’Afrique et d’Afrique de l’Ouest en particulier, le secteur agricole est particulièrement important ; je dirais en particulier pour les gens les plus pauvres. Et le problème de l’agriculture en Afrique de l’Ouest, et que l’on voit depuis plusieurs années, est le fait que la productivité n’augmente pas, les agriculteurs sont exposés à divers chocs qui créent une insécurité alimentaire. Et en parallèle de cela, on voit des politiques de gouvernements qui bloquent les échanges de produits alimentaires, qui distordent les marchés et donc qui empêchent les agriculteurs d’avoir un meilleur accès au marché et d’avoir des opportunités qui leur permettraient d’accroître leurs revenus, de les sécuriser, d’ avoir accès à des intrants qui leur permettraient d’augmenter leur production.
Le rapport note que malgré leurs engagements en faveur de l’intégration régionale, la plupart des pays de la région continuent pourtant d’appliquer des politiques en faveur de l’autosuffisance nationale, y compris en interdisant les importations de denrées de base provenant des pays voisins.
Le riz, le maïs et le manioc constituent la principale source de calories dans les pays côtiers d'Afrique de l'Ouest, tandis que le millet et le sorgho sont d'importantes ressources alimentaires dans les pays du Sahel.
Pourtant, selon Jean Christophe Maur, en l’absence de politiques formalisant les échanges intra-régionaux, le commerce de ces produits est essentiellement informel, un fait non sans conséquences
Par exemple, ce que l’on a constaté dans le rapport, c’est que le commerce le long des frontières est particulièrement important, même là ou souvent les statistiques officielles ou les études ignorent l’existence de ces flux. Ces échanges sont également ignorés lorsque les politiques agricoles sont discutées et ne sont pas pris en compte.

Faute de politiques commerciales régionales adaptées, les agriculteurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest sont donc pénalisés par l’inefficacité des services de transport et d’entreposage, le manque de financement et la fragmentation des chaines logistiques.
Le rapport formule des recommandations et constate que la région est idéalement placée pour faciliter et coordonner la mise en œuvre d’un marché régional de denrées de base.
Pour lire le rapport et en savoir plus sur l'action de la Banque mondiale en Afrique, rendez-vous à l'adresse www.banquemondiale.org/fr/region/afr
Aug 05 2015
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Rank #3: From Water Scarce Cities to Water Secure Cities

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Population growth, economic expansion and climate change are increasing the pressures on limited water supplies in cities around the world. A holistic approach is needed to help water scarce cities develop resilient strategies for long-term water security. That’s why the World Bank’s Water Scarce Cities initiative is collaborating with urban water practitioners, global thought leaders, and institutions in over 20 water scarce cities to document and share innovative strategies.
Jun 13 2018
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Rank #4: AFRONOMICS: Africa’s Pulse Spring Edition Part 2: Access to Energy in Africa

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Part Two of our discussion on Africa’s Pulse focusses on how African countries can improve access to electricity to accelerate progress in development outcomes, jobs and prosperity. We’re speaking with special topic author, Mike Toman, and member of the core team of economists who crafted the report, Moussa Blimpo.

Technical innovations, especially in solar power, provide the possibility for faster progress in electricity provision by complementing grid expansion with mini-grids and home-scale systems. However, in sorting through various possibilities for accelerated electrification, it is important to keep in mind that national electrification strategies generally seek to address several development objectives.
These include facilitating accelerated income growth and job creation, and improving lives and livelihoods in more remote areas, as well as limiting environmental and health damages from providing
electricity.

On the one hand, to accomplish this range of objectives, given the changes in generation technology and the expectation of rapid future growth in electricity demand, the evolution of electricity
systems in Sub-Saharan Africa will need to involve more than one national grid. The path to universal electrification also will incorporate interconnected or stand-alone “mini-grids” and “micro-grids” serving
small concentrations of electricity users, and off-grid home-scale systems. On the other hand, as rural populations continue to migrate to rapidly growing urban areas in Sub-Saharan Africa, economies of
scale and density will lower the costs of grid-supplied power in urban and peri-urban areas.
Apr 26 2018
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Rank #5: Technology: A Leap Ahead for the Poor

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Mary Snapp, Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies, talks about how technology is the vehicle to a better future for the less fortunate during the 2017 World Bank Group Annual Meetings.
Jan 25 2018
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Rank #6: Farming to the Top: How Young Entrepreneurs Are Innovating Agriculture

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Get inspired by Katrina Sasse, farmer at Leichhardt Fields, Australia, and Brian Ndyaguma, Project Manager and Entrepreneur, Uganda, as they talk about technologies in farming, how youth can help revive the agriculture sector and growing your own food.
Jan 18 2018
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Rank #7: Poland: A Development Success Story

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Poland moved from middle-income to high-income status in less than 15 years. How did the country do this? Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, discusses Poland’s economic development.

(This was recorded during the World Bank Annual Meetings in 2017. Mateusz Morawiecki, was Deputy Prime Minister of Poland then.) More on Poland’s journey to high-income status can be found in our report: Lessons for Poland, Insights from Poland.
Mar 29 2018
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Rank #8: Let Everyone Reap the Benefits of Water

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Water belongs to everyone and yet many are excluded from its benefits and often from ownership and control of this critical resource. Inclusion – ensuring everyone reaps the benefits of water – is central to achieving universal access to water and sanitation and the way the World Bank thinks about policy and programs, because prosperity is best when shared.
Water World is a new podcast series brought to you by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice and the Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP). It explores the issues that are crucial to delivering a water-secure and healthy world for all. Join us every two weeks to learn more!
May 10 2018
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Rank #9: From SDGs to Business: Partnership for Global Development

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Why are partnerships crucial to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Jeremy Oppenheim, Program Director, Business and Sustainable Development Commission, and Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer of Aviva Investors, discuss in this interview during the 2017 World Bank Annual Meetings.
Feb 22 2018
20 mins
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Rank #10: Caribbean Islands: The Frontline of the War Against Climate Change?

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Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, talks about resilience and sustainability in a hurricane-prone region.
Mar 01 2018
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Rank #11: Universality: The Path to Reaching the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Amanda Farnan, GenUN Georgetown Campus Leader, and Mac Darrow, Representative, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights discuss how zero tolerance and global mobilization today is imperative in reaching the sustainable development goals of tomorrow.
Feb 08 2018
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Rank #12: AFRONOMICS: Africas Pulse Spring Edition Part 1

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AFRONOMICS: Africas Pulse Spring Edition Part 1 by Listen to the latest news, insights, and development highlights from the World Bank.
Apr 18 2018
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Rank #13: Resilience To Survive and Thrive

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What does resilience mean when it comes to water? Is it really that important? Experts explain in this podcast.

Water World is a new podcast series brought to you by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice and the Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP). It explores the issues that are crucial to delivering a water-secure and healthy world for all. Join us every two weeks to learn more!
Apr 24 2018
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Rank #14: Energy Resilience: Improving the Grid with Off-Grid Solutions.

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Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN-Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All, talks climate change, private sector investment, and global access to energy services.
Mar 08 2018
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Rank #15: Alliances and Collaboration: The Answer to Ending Extreme Poverty

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Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO, and Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of United Nations Foundation, discuss how working with partners can help build resilience and end extreme poverty by 2030.
Jan 04 2018
9 mins
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Rank #16: AFRONOMICS: M-Pesa and the rise of digital financial services in Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where the share of adults with a mobile money account now exceeds 10 percent. That mobile revolution began in Kenya. In this episode of Afronomics, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack, speaks with Professor Njuguna Ndung’u who is currently the Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium and was the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya from 2007 to 2015.
During Prof. Ndung’u’s tenure as Central Bank governor, Kenya stepped up as a global leader in financial inclusion. This was driven by the path-breaking M-Pesa program, which made mobile payments and mobile banking the norm for Kenyans everywhere.
Mar 27 2019
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Rank #17: There's No Place Like Home! Resilient Housing

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This podcast explores the concepts and realities surrounding resilient housing. Through interviews, sound bites, and trips to countries where resilient housing is underway, our host, David Cavell, will teach you about the World Bank’s new effort to support building homes better before a disaster strikes. From structural engineers to government officials, you will hear from a wide variety of professionals working to strengthen the homes we live in.

Leveraging technologies, such as drones, street cameras, and machine learning, and pairing them with low cost, life-saving construction methods, the Global Program for Resilient Housing aims to strengthen retrofitting measures. Understanding which homes are at high risk and where they are located are vital components to successfully prioritize investments and distribute subsidies.

From complex algorithms to simple construction design, you will learn what it takes to make homes safer and more resilient to natural disasters and climate change.
Apr 16 2019
18 mins
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Rank #18: Rising To The Challenge Of A Changing World

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In 2017, the World Bank with its partners launched a new initiative for a water-secure world, the Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP), housed within the World Bank’s Water Global Practice. This podcast provides a snapshot of its first year of delivery. It shows how by bringing innovation, new knowledge and evidence, and flexibility to World Bank lending operations, the GWSP helps clients achieve even more significant and more sustainable results.
Nov 26 2018
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Rank #19: Women Entrepreneurs Take Businesses to the Next Level

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Anta Babakar, Executive Director of Sedima, and Nour Al Hassan, Founder and CEO of Tarjama, discuss how women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development.
Feb 15 2018
12 mins
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Rank #20: Designing Better Solutions for Development

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Joe Gebbia, Co-founder of Airbnb, talks about the new digital economy and its impact on development.
Mar 21 2018
13 mins
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