Posts Tagged ‘World Bank’

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    Diminishing the Worldwide Energy Gap

    Sep 21, 13 • 1643 Views • No Comments

    Last summer, President Obama announced a $7 billion Power Africa initiative that targets sub-Saharan Africa.  Its goal is to create the infrastructure that will extend electricity to more than 20 million households. Partnering with 6 other nations, the US......  [read more]

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    Income Inequality: A Global Look

    Aug 18, 13 • 766 Views • No Comments

    Please for a moment, think of yourself as a citizen of the world who is looking at income inequality. According to World Bank scholars, you should first identify your approach. 1. You could just create 3 baskets for countries, the poor, the middle income,......  [read more]

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    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 613 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income......  [read more]

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    Chinese Economic Growth

    Mar 17, 12 • 806 Views • No Comments

    Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in stores, in bulk......  [read more]

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    A “New” World Bank

    Apr 18, 11 • 584 Views • No Comments

    What if you made a huge amount of money available for projects in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Let’s say you successfully expanded airport capacity in Cairo or raised incomes in rural Tunisian communities? The World Bank can claim these......  [read more]