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The Rebel Alliance: Extinction Rebellion and a Green New Deal - YouTube
"Extinction Rebellion and AOC’s Green New Deal have made global headlines. Can their aims be aligned to prevent climate catastrophe?

Guest host Aaron Bastani will be joined by journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot and economist Ann Pettifor."
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Bricks-and-mortar learning is obsolete | Voices
blog post from winner in Bank-FT essay contest
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2 days ago by WBedutech
Twitter
The and have promoted policies that hurt development and workers. For multilateralism to truly work…
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9 days ago by BeckyFaith
Controversial Trump pick gets World Bank top job
Donald Trump's pick for World Bank president, David Malpass, has officially been approved for the role.

Mr Malpass, a Trump loyalist, was a senior economic adviser to the US president during his 2016 election campaign.

His appointment has stirred debate, as some worry that Mr Malpass, a critic of the bank, will seek to reduce its role.

In February White House officials said Mr Malpass, a long-time Republican, would be a "pro-growth reformer".

Mr Malpass said he was "honoured" by the appointment.

"Our twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and achieving shared prosperity are more relevant than ever," he said.

The former Bear Sterns economist has criticised the World Bank in the past, along with other multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for being "intrusive" and "entrenched".
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19 days ago by jtyost2
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RT : ICYMI: Trump Nominates David Malpass, Who Hates , To Head
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23 days ago by kcarruthers
Forests Combat Climate Change
Forests are vital storehouses of carbon on our planet. However, when forests are cleared to make way for agriculture and other activities, they emit large quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This contributes to climate change.
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29 days ago by JudithW
DataBank | The World Bank
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. Watch the tutorial and read the FAQs. Enjoy using DataBank and let us know what you think!
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6 weeks ago by heinzwittenbrink
PovcalNet
"PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative economy groupings or for any set of individual economies of the user’s choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database."
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6 weeks ago by heinzwittenbrink
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against World Bank Arm on Immunity - Bloomberg
Voting 7-1 on Wednesday, the court said sovereign immunity doesn’t protect those international organizations in the U.S. when they are involved in commercial activities.
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7 weeks ago by osi_info_program

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