#World Bank News

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A South Korean law to ease tensions with fisherfolk could face months of delays after missing the legislative polls deadline, while more conflicts are surfacing in the Philippines. Can tighter financing criteria help avoid disputes?
With massive unmet energy demands the potential revenue of electricity exports, Nepal has rapidly expanded its hydropower production. But environmental safeguards are flouted and rarely monitored.
Climate change is exacerbating child mortality in flood-prone areas of Bangladesh, prompting mothers to have larger families as a response to the fear of losing children to disasters.
Doctors are fleeing Sri Lanka's economic crisis, leaving the healthcare system on its knees and the poorest patients most at risk.
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#World Bank Opinion

New research by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shows that disbursing International Development Association (IDA) funds to projects that positively affect people’s lives must overcome major barriers.
Air pollution is a 'silent killer', say former New Zealand PM and former WHO chief scientist.
Governments in the region must fix their opaque regulatory frameworks and make use of innovative financing models, says analyst Shantanu Srivastava.
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Given the escalating climate crisis, multilateral lenders must urgently adopt an approach to development aid that emphasises prevention. By incorporating structural vulnerabilities into their allocation formulas, the World Bank and others can strengthen poor countries' resilience and increase fairness, efficiency, and transparency.
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#World Bank Videos

ecosperity 2019
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions. 
EB Studio Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore will focus on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape.
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#World Bank Podcasts

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas assistant governor tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the regulator’s maiden sustainability report that features an empirical study of climate impacts on banks as well as the nation’s first taxonomy.
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