200 million people moved to cities in East Asia in decade: World Bank

 Almost 200 million people in East Asia moved to urban areas in the decade to 2010, the World Bank said Monday, creating a massive challenge to the region`s planners.

World Bank says South Asian welfare programmes ill-suited to cut inequality

Costly centralised welfare programmes are inefficient tools to reduce inequality in South Asia, the World Bank said on Tuesday, advising governments to transfer the money to local administrations instead.

India to overtake China as fastest growing big economy by 2017: World Bank

Fuelled by economic reforms, India is projected to become the world`s fastest growing large economy by 2017 with a growth rate of seven percent, overtaking China along the way, a World Bank report said Tuesday.

World Bank to give aid for building toilets in Chhattisgarh

World Bank will extend financial aid to build toilets in tribal-dominated villages of Chhattisgarh under Centre's flagship 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

 Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis.

Beware of 'fraud emails' from RBI, World Bank or Facebook!

All these mails with beautiful letterheads made them appear genuine. What's more tempting are the cash prizes; it could make you filthy rich within a short period of time. But that's about it.

Himachal HC panel to monitor World Bank-funded road project

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday accepted a writ petition on an abnormal delay in completing a World Bank-funded road project in a prominent apple belt here but excluded the petitioner from the case as he was a former BJP minister.

Hudhud: World Bank, ADB offer assistance for rehab works

Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday said the World Bank and Asian Development Bank have offered assistance for rehabilitation of people and construction of infrastructure affected by devastating cyclone 'Hudhud' which hit the north coastal districts of the state in October.

Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank

Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned on Sunday.

Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.

World Bank approves $285 mn to fight Ebola

 The World Bank has approved a grant of $285 million to finance the three west African countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis.

Child under-nutrition costs India 2-3% of GDP: World Bank

India loses 2-3 per cent of its GDP every year due to under-nutrition among children in the age group of up to 2 years, a World Bank report said Thursday.

World Bank gives $100 million for Ebola health workers

The World Bank said on Thursday it was immediately providing USD 100 million to support the deployment of more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost
World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

World Bank President congratulates Satyarthi, Malala on Nobel Peace Prize

World Bank President Jim Young Kim on Saturday congratulated Indian anti-child labour activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Health insurance has lowered death rate in Karnataka: Study

At a time when the central government is mulling a universal health insurance policy for the poor, a study shows that a similar programme in Karnataka to provide health insurance to households below the poverty line has lowered both mortality rates and out-of pocket expenses for beneficiaries.

World Bank staff press Kim over selective bonuses

The World Bank`s staff association has called for a meeting with President Jim Yong Kim citing a "climate of fear and confusion" and unhappiness over bonuses granted select top officials.

J&K floods: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq seeks help from IDB, ADB, World Bank

 Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today appealed to?the world community and financial institutions like Islamic Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and World Bank to extend support in rebuilding flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank

By the end of next year, the three core Ebola hit countries in West Africa -- Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea -- will lose about $809 million in their economies, the World Bank predicted.

World Bank approves $105 mn to stem Ebola in Africa

The World Bank Group (WBG) has approved a $105-million grant to stem the Ebola virus disease in three West African countries that has claimed over 2,400 lives this year.