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Gender equality progress is stagnating, says World Bank report

With women still banned from many infrastructure roles, a new World Bank report suggests that progress towards equal treatment has slumped to a 20-year low.

International development transparency gap revealed in new index

The first ever transparency index of international development operations reveals big gap between public finance (Sovereign) transparency and private-focused funding.

World Bank underpins social and environmental risk with procurement rules

Tesfaalem Gebreiyesus, lead procurement specialist at the World Bank, set out the bank’s approach. 

World Bank: Income distribution better than energy subsidies

In a comprehensive analysis of growth in East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank has warned that policy responses to distortions in food and energy markets may reduce funding for infrastructure, health and education.

Multilateral development banks top aid transparency rankings

The 2022 Aid Transparency Index reports a gradual improvement across many organisations as it names the AfDB, World Bank, ADB and IDB the most transparent. 

World Bank: $30m investment in Marshall Island climate resilience

New project will improve climate resilience and safety of densely populated urban areas amid severe risks from climate change. 

World Bank plans $170bn support package

The World Bank Group is discussing how to prepare and package $170bn of support to help countries address multiple overlapping crises. 

World Bank backs Uzbek thermal power plant PPP

Uzbekistan signs PPP agreement for modern efficient thermal power plant in Syrdarya, with backing from the International Finance Corporation. 

Multilateral Development Banks issue joint statement at COP26

Plans set out by ten major banks aim to help turn global ambitions into outcomes with a strong focus on nature. 

World Bank to adopt FIDIC-ITA Emerald Book for all underground works...

New approach to tunnelling contracts as World Bank agrees to use Emerald Book for all its underground works projects. International engineering federation FIDIC (the International...
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