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  • Thursday, April 14th 2022 - 21:15 UTC

    Food Security becomes global agencies priority challenge

    World Bank estimates warn that for each one percentage point increase in food prices, 10 million people are thrown into extreme poverty worldwide.”

    The heads of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and WTO issued a joint statement on 13 April urging coordinated action to help vulnerable countries address growing threats to food security. The proposed actions include providing emergency food supplies and deploying financial support to households and countries, facilitating unhindered trade, and investing in sustainable food production and nutrition security.

  • Thursday, January 13th 2022 - 09:48 UTC

    World economy is facing Covid-19, inflation and policy uncertainty, Global Economic Prospects

    ”Rising inequality and security challenges are particularly harmful for developing countries,” said World Bank Group President David Malpass

    Following a strong rebound in 2021, the global economy is entering a pronounced slowdown amid fresh threats from COVID-19 variants and a rise in inflation, debt, and income inequality that could endanger the recovery in emerging and developing economies, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report. Global growth is expected to decelerate markedly from 5.5% in 2021 to 4.1% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023 as pent-up demand dissipates and as fiscal and monetary support is unwound across the world.

  • Saturday, November 21st 2020 - 09:04 UTC

    G-20 committed to support vulnerable countries beyond a temporary foreign debt freeze

    Bringing the pandemic under control is the key to supporting a global economic recovery, the G-20 leaders said in the draft

    The Group of 20 (G-20) nations are determined to continue doing everything possible to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, warning in a draft communiqué that the global economic recovery remains “uneven, highly uncertain, and subject to elevated downside risks”.

  • Wednesday, September 30th 2020 - 09:45 UTC

    World Bank plans US$ 12bn to help poor countries with Covid-19 vaccine purchase and distribution

    WB president David Malpass told Le Figaro “the process of distributing a vaccine is complex” and it was important to anticipate the needs associated with it.

    The World Bank on Tuesday said it has asked its board of directors to approve US$12 billion to help poor countries purchase and distribute eventual vaccines against COVID-19. The bank has already implemented emergency response programs in 111 countries and the extra money, if approved, would be aimed at low- and middle-income countries.

  • Tuesday, May 26th 2020 - 07:40 UTC

    Carmen Reinhart, appointed World Bank Chief Economist

    Carmen was Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy Director at the IMF and Vice President and Chief Economist of the investment bank Bear Stearns

    World Bank Group President David Malpass announced on Monday that Carmen Reinhart has been appointed as the new Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. Reinhart’s appointment is effective on June 15, 2020.

  • Tuesday, March 24th 2020 - 08:46 UTC

    World Bank approves fast track financing to respond to Covid 19

    ”This package provides urgent support to businesses and their workers to reduce the financial and economic impact of the spread of Covid-19,” said David Malpass

    The World Bank and IFC’s Boards of Directors approved an increased US$ 14 billion package of fast-track financing to assist companies and countries in their efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The package will strengthen national systems for public health preparedness, including for disease containment, diagnosis, and treatment, and support the private sector.

  • Wednesday, February 5th 2020 - 08:34 UTC

    World Bank will revise global growth forecast because of coronavirus impact in China

    World Bank President David Malpass warned the virus that has killed hundreds in China and shuttered businesses and borders posed a threat to the prediction.

    The World Bank will revise its global growth forecast downwards due to the new coronavirus, the president of the multilateral lender said on Tuesday amid fears the epidemic in China will harm global supply chains.

  • Friday, December 20th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    World Bank warns on wave of growing debt in emerging and developing nations

    “The size, speed and breadth of the latest debt wave should concern us all,” World Bank President David Malpass said in a statement.

    A wave of debt in emerging and developing nations has grown faster and larger than in any period of the last five decades and could end with another crisis, the World Bank warned on Thursday.

  • Wednesday, June 5th 2019 - 09:15 UTC

    Global growth fragile influenced by trade conflict and tumbling confidence, reports World Bank

    Newly-installed World Bank President David Malpass, said global growth is “fragile” and the slowdown jeopardizes progress in battling world poverty.

    The World Bank slashed its global growth forecasts for this year in a report released on Tuesday that portrayed a world gripped by deepening trade conflict, tumbling confidence and increasingly skittish investment. Although the global development lender currently expects a modest recovery 2020 and 2021, the bank said in its semi-annual report that a lot will have to go right for this to happen.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 08:53 UTC

    New president says World Bank urgent challenges are addressing poverty and climate change

    The “clear mission and focus” of the World Bank is “alleviating and eliminating extreme poverty,” as well as boosting “shared prosperity,” Malpass said

    Newly-installed World Bank President David Malpass spent his first day at the global lender on Tuesday hammering home the message that the most urgent issue facing the bank is addressing global poverty. President Donald Trump's controversial pick to lead the bank appeared eager to distance himself from his past attacks on the institution and stressed the support he has received from developing nations and from staff.

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