Youth employment needed, “to pull out the roots of extremism”: World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim

From World Bank World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim emphasized the importance of youth employment to sustainable development and combating violent extremism in his speech, "Development in a Time of Global Interdependence," delivered at an event in Berlin, Germany.  Read his full remarks here.  Excerpt from Kim's speech: ... But most worrying for us is the slow recovery

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Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

From World Bank Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity

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Today Meets Tomorrow at Tech Park Georgia

From the World Bank  The World Bank has been supporting Georgia’s government and private sector to advance innovation-led growth of key economic sectors since 2013. These policy advice, knowledge transfer, and capacity building efforts led to the creation of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA). Now, it looks to partner in driving competitiveness and ensuring

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Closing the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa

From The World Bank  We hear that girls in Africa don’t have the same opportunities as boys to get a decent education, that discrimination is shutting women out of the jobs and assets they need to provide a better standard of living for their families, that the benefits of economic growth are being wiped out

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US$70 Million project to support Higher Education Reforms and Improved Job Prospects Tunisia Graduates

From The World Bank  The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$70 million project to address the high levels of unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia. The project will support ongoing reforms to improve the management of universities and the quality of teaching, and to ensure that students are graduating with

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Pakistani Youth See Opportunity in Digital Economy

From World Bank More than 400 students today packed the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) auditorium in Karachi. They were eager to interact with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group and discuss social innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth in Pakistan. This is an important theme for Pakistan and one particularly relevant to the

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Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

From The World Bank Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are

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New Rural School Building Spurs Interest in Education in Bamyan Province

From the World Bank Story Highlights A new school building with proper facilities in Bamyan Province is providing not only shelter to students but also motivation to parents to enroll their children in school. The school was built and equipped by grants from the Second Education Quality Improvement Program, implemented by the Ministry of Education

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Reimagining Learning with the Open Learning Campus

From World Bank   Follow the event on Twitter with #OLC & #OpenLearning and here: http://live.worldbank.org/open-learning-campus Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ET) / 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT) or convert time Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online The Open Learning Campus is an online destination for development learning

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UN Youth Envoy proud partner of 2nd Annual World Bank Group Youth Summit

The theme of the second annual World Bank Group Youth Summit taking place on the eve of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings was "The Need for Open and Responsive Governments." The Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth was proud to collaborate on this initiative that brought together high-level plenary sessions and tailored workshops

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