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Seen and Heard: Hertie's Multimedia Interactive Research Workshop

The ‘Public Policy and Governance Review Abroad’, or PPGR Abroad, is a new initiative for 2014. Undertaken in collaborative with exchange students from the Master of Public Policy program at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, it will featured policy insights and analyses direct from Berlin and Paris. 883 more words

Seen And Heard

The Three Best Pitches from Diaspora Demo Day

This past weekend I attended Diaspora Demo Day, the inaugural startup competition organized by the people at TipHub and held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. 714 more words


World bank to focus future investment on clean energy | Environment | The Guardian

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim. 125 more words

Climate Change

Ghana's recent decline: lessons for Kenya and others?

Originally appearing in Kenya’s Daily Nation, this article by David Ndii, Managing Director of Africa Economics, discusses Ghana’s recent decline from its place as poster child of the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.He draws lessons for Kenya and others. 1,506 more words



#AceNewsServices – Nov.27 – The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone. 181 more words


No no no

I sincerely hope this comment was taken out of context:

“The problem of providing rural water around the world hasn’t been cracked,” said Philippe Dongier, World Bank country director for Tanzania.

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A Wharton + World Bank Event this coming Monday, Dec. 1

Mahmoud Mohieldin (World Bank) and David Shipman (Firmenich) will be joining us at the Wharton School for a presentation of Financing the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Ideas for Action Initiative, and Sustainability with Passion, Talent and Integrity, respectively. 121 more words

Ideas For Action