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Category: World Bank PSD

Not Just ‘Women’s Issues’: Including Women in the Growth Agenda

p5rn7vb Panelists at the conference included Maria Eugenia Davalos of the World Bank Group; Yasmin Bin-Humam of “Women, Business and the Law”; Nasim Novin of IFC’s Gender Secretariat; Dzana Ferhatbegovic of the Women’s Empowerment Principles of the United Nations Global Compact; and Lisa Kaestner of the Investment Climate department of IFC. It was an ironic beginning to the IFC-sponsored conference on Employing Women in the Western […]

Power to the People: Kandeh Yumkella Shares Strategies for Making Energy Accessible

Photo Credit: Micaela Ayala V/Agencia Andes. Creative Commons. When the subject is energy and climate change, Kandeh Yumkella doesn’t hold back. “Climate change makes it more urgent to take action on global energy systems—otherwise, we are all condemned to climate hell,” the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) […]

What does it take to have vibrant growth for all?

Photo Credit: Mauricio Santana – Women’s Forum 2014 The question was posed at this year’s Women’s Forum Brazil held in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 26 and 27. In a country bustling with the World Cup and gearing up for presidential elections, “Vibrant Growth for All” was a fitting topic. As more than 500 women and men […]


The Global population growth numbers forecast for the coming years can be extremely daunting, with 2 billion more people on our planet by 2050. When one considers that each of these global citizens will require shelter, health care, education, sanitation, transport, the numbers become even more formidable. Looking at housing needs alone, for the period […]