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United Nations/World Bank: Updated Partnership Framework to Reduce Human Vulnerability to Violent Conflict

(Apr. 28, 2017) On April 22, 2017, the United Nations and the World Bank signed a partnership framework aimed at “building resilience for the most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations.” (Press Release, U.N. Secretary-General, Joint Statement on Signing of New UN-World Bank Framework […]

World Bank: Legal Barriers to Economic Equality for Women Still Exist

(Oct. 17, 2013) A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women’s economic success. (Sung Un Kim, Women Still Subject to Legal Inequalities: Report, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST (Sept. 25, […]

World Bank: Timor-Leste, Mexico Ranked Top Tax Reformers

(Nov. 27, 2009) According to PAYING TAXES 2010: THE GLOBAL PICTURE (the fifth year of the “paying taxes” series), jointly issued by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP on November 20, 2009, tax payment was simplified in 45 of 183 economies surveyed for the period June 2, 2008 – June 1, […]