World Bank

Want a Better Health Care System? Check Out Japan

The country's public-private hybrid gets good results at lower cost.<p>Senator Bernie Sanders’s new health care plan, called “Medicare for All,” would eliminate private health insurance and have the government pay for 100 percent of all health services. It's not going to happen, but it does point the …

Health Care

Leaders line up to meet with Ivanka Trump at UN gathering

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ivanka Trump is back in her native New York City and stepping out on her own for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week.<p>Joining her father at UNGA, the first daughter and senior adviser to the President will privately attend meetings of her own, a source familiar with the …

Politics

Cloudy Times Ahead For U.S. Solar

The US solar industry have been showing real, log-term growth potential.<p>However, Trump’s desire for tariffs (which he may soon be gifted via an ITC …

Business

World Bank cuts South Africa's 2017 growth forecast

The World Bank on Tuesday halved its 2017 growth forecast for South Africa after the economy fell into recession earlier this year.

Economy

World Bank slashes growth forecast for ‘fragile’ SA

Most read<p>1.<p>SA is not among emerging markets UBS likes, ...<p>Economy<p>2.<p>ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Reserve Bank likely to lower ...<p>Economy<p>3.<p>Current account …

Economy

The Long and Short of India’s Bullet Train

From ruling out competitive bidding to fighting against low-cost airlines, there are many economic factors that will determine the success of the …

OECD

World Bank: Reforming Education in Arab World Must Be Priority - ASHARQ AL

London – The quality of education in the Arab world has dropped in comparison to other regions in the world, which demands immediate reform to tackle …

Middle East

Ukraine Has Many Problems, and Only One of Them Is Russia

Kiev, Ukraine<p>Ukraine will soon enter the fourth year of a low-intensity war with Russia. More than 7% of its territory remains occupied by its aggressive neighbor. Will Ukraine survive as a free, independent, pro-Western nation?<p>“It’s 50-50,” a veteran European diplomat who knows the region well …

Opinion

Off-Grid Electrification Financing Is Failing

For all of the excitement about using solar power to bring electricity to the more than 1 billion rural poor worldwide living without it, big picture …

Renewable Energy

Indian obduracy wrecks latest water talks

ISLAMABAD - India remained obdurate as the second round of high-level talks with Pakistan, under the supervision of the World Bank, on controversial …

India

Africa: Cradle of Diversity?

Misconception of Africa’s true variety and diversity is widespread, and can have devastating consequences. Africa is often still viewed and portrayed …

Research Papers

SUE NEWSWEEK FOR CALLING YOU A 'CROOK' OR ARE YOU ONE? KIT SIANG DARES NAJIB

Will the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak sue the former World Bank President Paul Wolfowitze and American news magazine Newsweek for …

The White House

Mexico Regulator Defies Critics With Probe Into Bank Collusion

Mexico’s antitrust agency, tasked with cracking down on monopolies that hinder economic growth, is facing the biggest test of its three-year history …

Mexico City

OPINION: Extreme measures needed to prop up economy

JOHANNESBURG - The sources of the current South African economic stalemate are well-known: political infighting, high unemployment, woes of some of …

Economy

UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy

biography<p><b>Alaa Tartir</b> is the program director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and a PhD candidate and researcher in international …

Liberal View

Assad Survives, to Preside Over Almost Unrecognizable Country

With his political survival all but assured, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma, are back to acting presidential, making bread at a …

Syria

Keep Your Eye on the U.N.'s Fat Kleptocats

Al Capone has much to teach the would-be pursuers of today’s global kleptocrats. Big Al eluded capture for murder and mayhem so effectively that frustrated prosecutors came up with a novel way to jail him: for tax fraud after a lifestyle audit. How did a man without a bank account who never filed a …

Opinion

Woman Farmer Heads-Up Conservation Agriculture Techniques in Malawi

<b>LILONGWE, September 14, 2017</b> – Across three countries in southern Africa where maize (also known as “corn” in the Americas) is a staple food, a …

Agriculture

World Bank to aid PH infra push

The government and the World Bank may work together to accelerate the rollout of the Duterte administration's ambitious infrastructure buildup …

Philippines

World Bank calls for steps to bolster Palestinian economy

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Even in the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, steps can be taken now that could significantly brighten a gloomy Palestinian economic situation, the World Bank said on Tuesday.<p>In a new report it said addressing external constraints on the Palestinian economy "is the …

Business

China issues free trade plea to aid 'difficult recovery'

Following a meeting in Beijing involving the heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, premier Li said growth should also be …

UK News

Where is the World Bank While Burma is Burning?

Expand Rohingya refugees jostle to receive food distributed by local organizations in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, September 9, 2017. © 2017 Danish …

Human Rights

With reforms, Palestinian economy could grow 7% each year — World Bank

The World Bank on Monday called on Israel and the Palestinians to implement reforms which, it said, could raise growth in the Palestinian economy to …

Israel

Hurricanes can turn back the development clock by years

The everyday names of Hurricanes like Irma belie their unprecedented fury and ability to claim not just human lives, homes, bridges and roads. The …

Geography

Sir Richard Branson Says Climate Change Is a Great Opportunity: Here Are 5 Ways He May Be Right

<i>"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware</i> …

Climate

RW Johnson: Four things the World Bank and IMF want SA to do

Stellenbosch - When asking how South Africa can survive the current crisis, one only has to look at the four things the World Bank and other …

Business (South Africa)

Australia urged to open doors to imperilled Pacific islanders

Australia and New Zealand should relax migration rules on workers from Pacific islands and consider providing open access to people from low-lying …

Climate Change

Pacific islands can't tackle climate change alone : World Bank

Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the region’s tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with …

Climate Change

World Bank executive says won't persist with capital increase deadline

TOKYO (Reuters) - The World Bank should not be "bogged down" on a specific date for member countries to boost its capital, a senior executive of the …

Economy

Education is the way forward for Afghanistan

Someone wise once said that education is the foundation of a country’s progress. As every Afghan knows and feels, after four decades of conflict and …

Education