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Global Partnership for Oceans Releases Blue Ribbon Panel Report [viewed]

globalpartnershipforoceans16 October 2013: A panel of leaders from 16 countries, representing government, the private sector and civil society, has released recommendations for actions to improve ocean health. The Blue Ribbon Panel was convened by the World Bank to provide multi-stakeholder perspectives on achieving ecological, social and economic goals in the management of global oceans in support of the Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO).

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Development Committee Endorses World Bank Group Strategy [viewed]

World Bank12 October 2013: On the occasion of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2013 Annual Meeting, the Development Committee, which advises the two institutions, approved a new World Bank Group Strategy. The Strategy defines how the World Bank, the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) should work together to deliver as ‘One World Bank Group.'

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World Bank Assesses Strategies to Fund Post-2015 Development [viewed]

World BankOctober 2013: A report from the World Bank calls for an expansion of actors and instruments and greater aid effectiveness in order to fund development needs in the post-2015 era. 'Financing for Development Post-2015' argues that "the world is experiencing a growing mismatch between available financing and investment needs."

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World Irrigation Forum Highlights Agriculture and Water Linkages [viewed]

worldirrigationforum10 October 2013: Agricultural water management stakeholders, including smallholder farmers, discussed food insecurity challenges at the First World Irrigation Forum (WIF), which took place in Mardin, Turkey. The Forum focused on water challenges affecting the agricultural sector, with the aim of discussing agricultural concerns not traditionally emphasized in other fora, such as the World Water Forums (WWFs).

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Effective Risk Management Critical to Poverty Eradication: 2014 World Development Report [viewed]

World Bank6 October 2013: According to the World Bank Group's 2014 World Development Report (WDR), titled ‘Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development,' effective risk management is critical in the fight to end poverty because it can provide both resilience to withstand adverse events and the ability to take advantage of development opportunities.

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Forest Investment Program Pilot Countries Share Experiences in National Institutional Arrangements [viewed]

fip-meeting26 September 2013: Participants at the Fifth Forest Investment Program (FIP) Pilot Countries Meeting heard presentations on Indonesia's institutional arrangements and proposed FIP activities, and discussed their national institutional arrangements.

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World Bank Launches Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative [viewed]

World Bank25 September 2013: The World Bank has announced the Low-Carbon Livable Cities (LC2) Initiative, an effort to guide developing country cities onto smart, sustainable, green, and inclusive development pathways. The initiative aims to assist 300 cities in the developing world over the next four years through improved planning and financing for low-carbon investments.

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GWP Highlights Activities in Egypt, Peru and Pakistan [viewed]

GWP Global logotype19 September 2013: The September issues of News Flows, the newsletter of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), features articles on several GWP conferences and projects, including on: flood management in Pakistan; groundwater management in Peru; and climate resilience in the Nile Basin.

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ODI, Word Bank Release Disaster Financing Report [viewed]

gfdrr-odiSeptember 2013: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Word Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery released a report titled 'Financing Disaster Risk Reduction: A 20 Year Story of International Aid.' The report draws on data from the past 20 years to examine disaster risk reduction (DRR) financing trends, considering equity and adequacy.

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Indigenous Peoples Discuss REDD+ at BMZ/FCPF/UN-REDD Workshop [viewed]

fc-unredd-bmz17 September 2013: The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), and the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), have convened a meeting of indigenous peoples to discuss their participation in REDD+.

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