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The official World Bank Twitter feed. The World Bank's mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results.

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'The shadow of this crisis will be long and dark' according to @carmenmreinhart  and Vincent Reinhart in @ForeignAffairs .

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“Africa learned ‘what it takes’ the hard way during the Ebola crisis. As #COVID19  evolves, we are using existing instruments & expertise to respond to countries' needs” @hafezghanem1 . @WorldBankpproved  a $14B package of fast-track financing to :

◼️ US: -6.1% ◼️ Euro Area: -9.1% ◼️ Japan: -6.1% Forecasts show advanced economies shrinking 7% in 2020 amid a plunge in domestic demand, along with severe disruptions to supply, trade, and finance. #WBGEP2020 

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@WorldBank  Group’s commitments to help countries achieve better development outcomes and address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to $73.4 billion in fiscal year 2020. Read our 2020 financial statement:

@WorldBank  remains committed to working with the people of #Lebanon  for lasting economic and social recovery. Our engagement has to be guided by radical transparency, inclusion, and good governance. - @AxelVT_BM 

@WorldBank  . Group stands ready to help Lebanon rebuild and reach those impacted by this disaster @AxelVT_BM . speaks t @BBCWorldo  .

“They are no strangers to pandemics and epidemics — but measures to address these crises have often excluded them.” Check out our latest in our #EveryoneEqual  series: Indigenous People

#COVID19 has changed everything. Learn about the challenges facing the developing world. We've selected 7 of our favorite items to engage, inform and inspire you:

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Addressing #corruption  not only saves money and stops bad behavior, it helps achieve a wide range of development goals and prevents #HumanCapital  development from being undermined.

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Half of the world's poor live in these 5 countries: ?? India ?? Nigeria ?? Democratic Republic of Congo ?? Ethiopia ?? Bangladesh#CountPovertyOut  #EndPoverty 

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By 2050, the planet will have 9 billion people. Food production must increase 70% to feed them all: #ittakes 

The World Bank Young Professionals Program is accepting applications through June 30. #YPP 

President : My plea to young people: Force us to make the right decisions so you can live in the world that you want. #GenUnlimited  #UNGA 

Top five countries where #income  gap is a big or moderately big problem: 1. Mexico ?? ⟶ 89% 2. Nigeria ?? ⟶ 83% 3. Chile ?? ⟶ 80% 4. Colombia ?? ⟶ 80% 5. Sierra Leone?? ⟶ 79%

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We’re learning from innovators and disruptive tech firms and exploring new partnerships to leverage #BigData  and #IoT  to #endpoverty . Blog by :

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Don't miss @WorldBank ’s free online course on a changing workforce. #FutureOfWork 

Educating a girl is one of the best investments her family, community, and country can make. RT if you agree! #edu  #InvestInPeople 

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