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  1. $4,200 And Up: Millions Of Children's Lives Saved Through Government ProgramsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    ... For example, Gavi saved 2.2 million children's lives, more than any other funding channel, while USAID, the World Bank, UNICEF, and the Global Fund all saved more than 1 million child lives each. "You can spend $4,000 on many different things, but ...

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  2. What really lies behind the big trouble in China's markets?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... one needs to bear in mind that the Chinese economy (which in purchasing power parity terms is estimated by the World Bank to have eclipsed the United States last year) is slowing rapidly. GDP growth in 2014 at 7.4 per cent was the weakest since ...

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  3. MNREGA world's largest public works programmeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Times of India

    India is among the five middle-income countries running the world's largest social safety net programmes, said a World Bank Group's report 'The State of Social Safety Nets 2015'. WASHINGTON: India's rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA has been ranked as the world's largest public works programme, providing social security net to almost 15 per cent of the country's population, World Bank has said.

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  4. SwitchPoint and Hope Consulting Have Merged to Form Camber CollectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the World Bank, PayPal, Population Services International, PATH, Swedish Medical Center, Group Health, Delta Dental of Washington, and the ...

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  5. Friend, sister, supporter... and wonderful human beingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Rediff.com

    ... columnist and an editor at The Times Of India group, they moved to Washington where Swami worked with the World Bank. It was a city she came to love. Apart from other things, Swami added her surname to his already formidably long name. On their ...

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  6. Won falls to almost year-low on Greek, Fed rate woesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    ... upon the next meeting of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group each also recently predicted that a rate hike in the U.S. could deal a blow to emerging markets. The won also lost ground ...

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  7. World Bank Denies Chinese Pressure to Cut ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | China Digital Times

    Agence France-Presse reports that the World Bank removed a section of its recently released China Economic Update report . The deleted chapter called on Beijing to reform its financial system, arguing that it suffers from excessive government interference.

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  8. BRICS Countries Are Stronger Than The West - German NewspaperRead the original story

    Yesterday | Groong

    ... This particularly concerns the NDB, a project developed by the BRICS countries to create competition for the World Bank dominated by the US and the IMF. © SPUTNIK/ MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV Visa-Free Regime Remains Key Issue in BRICS Integration ...

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  9. Obama's Mother Lacked Health InsuranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Huffington Post

    ... peoples. She spent more than 20 years in Indoneisa working on projects for USAID, The Ford Foundation, the World Bank and other orgnizations. "Like me, Ann was a child of the '60s who ended up in Indonesia, ready to take up challenges," said ...

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  10. Brics bank could unlock African projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Iol.co.za

    ... But he said that because NDB development financing would probably come with no political conditions - unlike the World Bank for example - the NDB could free up some projects which now faced political constraints. As an example he cited Ethiopia's ...

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  11. Beijing names preferred chief for China-led AIIBRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Channelnewsasia.com

    China has named former vice minister of finance Jin Liqun as its preferred candidate to head the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank . BEIJING: China on Monday named a former vice minister of finance as its preferred candidate to head the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , a potential rival to the Washington-based World Bank.

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  12. Zimbabwe: Ernst & Young to Advise On Batoka ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | AllAfrica.com

    ... of the vital project preparatory works which have taken three years to be concluded. Eng Munodawafa commended the World Bank for financing the preparatory studies of the Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme through a grant under the Co-operation in ...

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  13. World Bank removes critical section from China reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | NEWS.com.au

    The World Bank has removed a critical portion from a recently released report on China's economy, saying the section had not been adequately reviewed. On Wednesday, the Washington-based institution released its China Economic Update report in Beijing that included a section urging the country to accelerate reform of its state-dominated financial sector.

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  14. China taps Jin Liqun for AIIB jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Iol.co.za

    Beijing on Monday named a former vice-minister of finance as its preferred candidate to head the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , a potential rival to the Washington-based World Bank. "The Chinese government has officially nominated Jin Liqun to be China's candidate for the presidency of the AIIB," the finance ministry said in a statement.

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  15. Bernie Sanders Will End the IMF's Economic Violence in Greece and AfricaRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 5 | Common Dreams

    ... Monetary Fund (IMF) begins a meeting to discuss debt relief. They want the IMF and its sister organisation, the World Bank, to cancel altogether debts owed to them by the poorest countries. The protesters are staging a "funeral" procession through ...

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  16. WB removes critical section from China reportRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 5 | The Daily Star

    China's leaders are trying to engineer a transformation of the country's growth model whereby consumer demand becomes the main driver rather than investment. Photo: AFP The World Bank has removed a sharply critical portion from a recently released report on China's economy that called for reform of its financial system, saying the section had not been adequately reviewed and that its wording was inappropriate.

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  17. The Scot at the heart of the Greek debt crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | Sunday Herald

    ... fund. Glasgow-born Rice, who was appointed communications director in December 2011, had spent 25 years with the World Bank in Washington before returning to Scotland in 1999 on a year's secondment with Scottish Enterprise at the behest of Donald ...

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  18. Post your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Bangkok Post

    The World Bank has removed a critical portion from a recently released report on China's economy, saying the section had not been adequately reviewed. China's leaders are trying to engineer a transformation of the country's growth model whereby consumer demand becomes the main driver rather than investment On Wednesday, the Washington-based institution released its China Economic Update report in Beijing, which included a section urging the country to accelerate reform of its state-dominated financial sector.

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  19. South Africa: How the Women of Marikana Are Taking On the World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | AllAfrica.com

    Word quickly spread across the sprawling Marikana mine and its adjoining shack lands that South African President Jacob Zuma was finally about to release the findings of a commission of inquiry into the police killing of 34 miners here in August 2012. Despite a court recommendation that the president give 48 hours' notice so that families and survivors could prepare themselves, Zuma gave just a few hours' warning.

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  20. How the women of Marikana are taking on the World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Al Jazeera

    A total of 76 miners were wounded and 34 killed during the 2012 Marikana massacre with many shot in the back or while surrendering [Greg Marinovich/Al Jazeera] Word quickly spread across the sprawling Marikana mine and its adjoining shack lands that South African President Jacob Zuma was finally about to release the findings of a commission of inquiry into the police killing of 34 miners here in August 2012. This article was produced in conjunction with the Al Jazeera Magazine and will be available in the next issue.

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