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Funds for health, education, hydro-electric projects and cross-border trade come amid fresh fighting in the region.
The World Bank can be an effective tool in the fight against poverty with fundamental changes in its power structure.
Have banks been speculating on food markets and could this contribute to pushing millions into hunger and poverty?
Prices now one per cent higher than previous peak in Feburary 2011 "threatening the health and well-being of millions".
Governments from around the world will meet this week to determine the future of global economic governance.
The governance of the world economy remains neoliberal and West-centric, and for this reason less than legitimate.
Selection of Korean-born Jim Yong Kim draws criticism from other candidates over alleged US dominance of powerful post.
As the World Bank is expected to select a new president, we discuss what challenges the institution is facing.
Obama's World Bank nomination of a relatively unknown but highly regarded health specialist has surprised experts.
US nominates Jim Yong Kim for leadership of global lender, but Nigerian and Colombian candidates also in running.
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As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
 
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