The World Bank is stepping up its bid to fight extreme poverty with the announcement that more than 60 governments have left it with a record $75 billion commitment to help its poorest member countries over the next three years.
Natural disasters and climate change have devastating effects on cities and the four billion people who live in them today, according to a new report by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of the country's main policy lenders, plans to lend 3 trillion yuan ($458.12 billion) up to 2020 as part of government efforts to reduce poverty, state media reported.
World military spending rose 1 per cent in 2015, the first annual increase in four years, a Stockholm think tank said on Tuesday as it estimated 10 per cent of this could cover the costs of global goals aiming to end poverty and hunger in 15 yea
With a large cone-shaped bamboo basket strapped to her back, Nirmala Bhandari treks two hours every day from her village to a protected forest in the hills, heaving it back filled with enough firewood to cook food for her three children.
Extreme poverty and hunger has been eradicated from Bahrain, a top government official said yesterday (April 5).
Central Informatics Organisation president Dr Mohammed Al Amer told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pu
Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report.
Ministers called for steps to promote partnership and agricultural innovation to reduce poverty in Africa at the conclusion of a summit in Abu Dhabi.
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture’s (GFIA) closing ceremony,
A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday.
Its annual assessment of g