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    Green Public Procurement: An Overview of Green Reforms in Country Procurement Systems
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-11-04) World Bank
    This report provides an overview of international experience in the implementation of Green Public Procurement (GPP). It focuses on the institutional framework that is needed to support the mainstreaming of GPP practices across government. The intention is to equip practitioners with a broad understanding of the issues they need to consider in the design and implementation of GPP reforms. The report draws on a wide range of country examples. It provides links to handbooks and tools for practitioners.
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    Remarks at Media Roundtable during Annual Meetings 2019
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-10-16) Malpass, David
    David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, fielded questions from the media. He spoke about fundraising for the nineteenth replenishment of IDA. He explained the importance of debt transparency. He discussed the World Bank's role in Ukraine in terms of land reform, the reform of the financial system, reform of state-owned enterprises, reform of the of Ukraine's fiscal structure, and related issues. He discussed the Bank’s work on climate change and the environment. He highlighted the sluggish growth of investment in developing countries, but with good policies, countries can find a way to go against the trend and improve their growth outlook. He commented on trade facilitation and trade integration in Africa. He cautioned about the slowness of world trade growth and its implications on developing countries.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Argentine Republic for the Period FY19-FY22
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-03-28) World Bank; International Finance Corporation; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) outlines how the World Bank Group (WBG) will accompany Argentina’s path to reduce macroeconomic instability while setting the stage for poverty reduction through private sector led growth. The objectives selected for the CPF are closely linked to the priorities identified in the recent Argentina Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD), which analyses key constraints to inclusive and sustainable growth and poverty reduction and suggests ways to address them. They also reflect the fact that Argentina’s Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is above the Graduation Discussion Income, and that WBG’s new financing will be focused to support the country’s sustainable graduation path from IBRD. At the same time, the Government has expressed a preference to retain, in principle, access to the entire range of WBG instruments. This CPF covers the four-year period FY19-FY22. As Argentina’s presidential and legislative elections are to be held in October 2019, the Progress and Learning Review (PLR) will provide an opportunity to assess progress of reforms, revisit priorities, and reflect changes to the CPF program as needed.
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    A New Growth Model for Building a Secure Middle Class: Kazakhstan Systematic Country Diagnostic
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-04) World Bank Group
    Four mutually supportive strategic pillars and related policy priorities would help Kazakhstan continue the structural transformation that stalled during the oil booms, in order to eliminate poverty and build a large and secure middle class: 1. economic management for diversification, to strengthen economic management in support of outward diversification of the economy; 2. private sector development, with the state disengaging from its active role in the economy and instead becoming an enabler for a competitive private sector, including a strong small and medium enterprise sector; 3. integration and connectivity, to expand the capability for external trade and the ability of economic regions to respond to external and domestic opportunities, while strengthening institutions for national integration and citizen participation; and 4. productive and adaptive human and natural capital, to enhance human capital so that workers can attain higher levels of productivity and respond more agilely to market developments, while improving natural resource management to strengthen resilience and support sustainability. To deliver on all these priorities, Kazakhstan needs to continue to modernize and build the capacity of its institutions, making them more open, responsive, and effective.
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    China Systematic Country Diagnostic: Towards a More Inclusive and Sustainable Development
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-02-14) World Bank Group
    The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) reaffirmed the country’s commitment to eliminating poverty and promoting shared prosperity and inclusive growth. In this regard, the China systematic country diagnostic (SCD) is supportive of the priorities of the Party Congress. China’s historic rapid growth resulted in a poverty decline unprecedented in its speed and scale. Rapid growth was made possible by a wide range of reforms, which transformed a state-dominated, planned, rural, and closed economy to a more market-based, urbanized, and open economy. China is on its way to eliminating extreme poverty, but the population vulnerable to poverty will remain relatively large. China is expected to continue to make strong progress toward eliminating extreme poverty despite the slowdown of economic growth. The World Bank projects extreme poverty, based on the international public private partnership (PPP) United States (U.S.) 1.90 dollars per day poverty line, to decline to 0.5 percent by 2018. According to this higher poverty line, China is projected to have a poverty rate of 3.9 percent or 54.6 million people below this higher poverty line by 2018.
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    Remarks at World Bank Group-IMF 2017 Spring Meetings Opening Press Conference
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-04-20) Kim, Jim Yong
    Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, answered media questions at the 2017 Spring Meetings Press Conference 2017. He discuss the global economy. He mentioned that the bank faces several overlapping crises, both natural and man-made, all of which add urgency to the mission. He estimated that two-thirds of all jobs that currently exist in developing countries will be wiped out by automation. He seeks new and innovative ways to reach the poor, and make the world more secure and stable. He starts to address a problem by by asking whether the private sector can finance a project.