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Modi favourite as India’s incredible election begins

Election adverts show him hugging an emaciated peasant woman, while Congress’s leftist manifesto pledges to end abject poverty by 2030 and give …

by · Thursday, 11 April 2019 · India, Oman, Philippines
The dos and don’ts of boosting Pakistan’s human capital

The dos and don’ts of boosting Pakistan’s human capital

Photo: World Bank
This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong upper middle-income country by the time it turns 100 years …

by · Tuesday, 9 April 2019 · Oman, Pakistan
E-commerce for poverty alleviation in rural China: from grassroots development to public-private partnerships

E-commerce for poverty alleviation in rural China: from grassroots development to public-private partnerships

A young woman is selling products on-line. Photo: Xubei Luo/World Bank

China’s rapid development of e-commerce has begun to reshape production and consumption patterns as well as change people’s daily lives. In 2016, the World Bank and the Alibaba …

by · Tuesday, 19 March 2019 · China, Oman

National Assembly, UN examine poverty reduction and sustainable development in Son La

NDO – A survey team of the National Assembly (NA) and the United Nations, led by Permanent NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, examined and …

by · Saturday, 16 March 2019 · Oman, Vietnam
South Asia can get more women to work

South Asia can get more women to work

South Asian countries are making progress in clearing the way for women to get jobs and creating a safer work environment for them. Yet, too many women across South Asia are left out of the workforce—and that despite booming economic growth. Credit: W…

by · Saturday, 9 March 2019 · Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Oman, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

A Sri Lankan woman is hand painting fabric in a local Batik fabric factory. Matale, Sri Lanka. Credit: Shutterstock. January 3, 2017.
It’s International Women’s Day today, and there is a lot to celebrate in Sri Lanka and beyond.
Being a woman, mother,…

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Afghanistan, Oman, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

A Sri Lankan woman is hand painting fabric in a local Batik fabric factory. Matale, Sri Lanka. Credit: Shutterstock. January 3, 2017.
It’s International Women’s Day today, and there is a lot to celebrate in Sri Lanka and beyond.
Being a woman, mother,…

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Afghanistan, Oman, Sri Lanka
“Honesty, hard work and perseverance” are the key factors for success for Sri Lanka’s top woman entrepreneur

“Honesty, hard work and perseverance” are the key factors for success for Sri Lanka’s top woman entrepreneur

This International Women’s Day I chose to have a conversation with a lady who is recognized as the leading Sri Lankan woman entrepreneur, Mrs. Aban Pestonjee.  
Her story is an inspiration to youth (male and female) and women who are afraid of failure …

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Oman, Sri Lanka

Lao NA Chairwoman visits Lam Dong province

With the household-level multidimensional poverty rate at 2.91 percent, Lam Dong is among the 20 provinces across the country with the lowest …

by · Thursday, 7 March 2019 · Oman, Vietnam

Only 1 in 3 children have social protection vs poverty: Unicef, ILO

MANILA – Only 1 in 3 children across the world are covered by social protection that could help them escape poverty and its devastating effects, …

by · Thursday, 7 February 2019 · Oman, Philippines