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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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What are 3 ideas your country could take to build a 💚greener💚 future? If you are between 18-35 years old, submit your ideas with a video or photo by August 19th!

The @WorldBank  Group does not open individual bank accounts, have ATMs 🏧, or give personal loans 💳. So what are we? Our new series "Since you asked" 💬 answers YOUR questions! ⬇️

📈 Emerging market & developing economies are forecast to expand 6% this year, supported by higher demand and elevated commodity prices. However, the recovery is being held back by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases + lagging vaccination progress. Learn more:

🚢 Global maritime transport plays a crucial role in both facilitating trade and fostering economic development at an international scale. What are the opportunities for development created by zero-carbon bunker fuel production? #ZeroCarbonShipping 

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🏔️ #MeltingGlaciers  and loss of seasonal snow pose significant risks not just to the people who live at their foot but to the stability of water resources. How can we tackle this issue? Watch this discussion about protecting the Himalayan glaciers:

Recovery from COVID-19 will be an opportunity for countries to build resilience, improve inclusion and ensure #EconomicGrowth . Watch these in-depth interviews about ideas and actions that will help countries as they look beyond the pandemic.

😱 Nearly 37% of students in low- and middle-income countries are taught in a language they do not understand. Massive learning improvements are feasible by teaching in a small number of additional languages. Learn more: #LanguageOfLearning 

One globally recognized trend during the pandemic that has appeared as a silver lining of sorts is the accelerated adoption of #DigitalTechnologies , by people, by firms, and in many cases also by governments. Check out the case of Indonesia.

🎙️ NEW on the #DevelopmentPodcast : We discuss why many low-income countries are struggling to vaccinate their populations against #COVID19  and what's being done to help. 🔊 Listen to the new episode ⬇️

🎙️ NEW on the #DevelopmentPodcast : We discuss why many low-income countries are struggling to vaccinate their populations against #COVID19  and what's being done to help.

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

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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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 are pleased to welcome our new Managing Director, Development Policy & Partnerships, @Mari_Pangestu  who starts March 3. Her exceptional expertise & experience on global issues will be great assets in addressing the urgent challenges we face today:

🟣 We'll be live on @TwitterSpaces  discussing the economic recovery from the pandemic. Join our lead economists for a behind-the-scenes look at the Global Economic Prospects report. Reply with your questions here 💬⬇️

BREAKING: The @WorldBank  Group is providing up to $12 billion in immediate support for countries coping with the health and economic impacts of the #COVID19  outbreak.

This pandemic will not end until everyone has access to vaccines. That's why we are supporting #Vaccines4All .

25 countries will immediately benefit from @WorldBank  Group's first #Coronavirus  emergency response projects.

If girls are not educated, countries can lose between $15 trillion & $30 trillion in lifetime productivity and earnings. This cost is too high to ignore:

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