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    Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, 2016, Volume 7
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-04) World Bank ; Palladini, Eric
    Over the last decade, the countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean region experienced a deep economic and social transformation which lifted millions out of poverty and swelled the ranks of the middle class. Strong economic growth driven by both domestic reforms and a favorable global economic environment, was responsible for this progress. Complementary social programs, made possible by growing fiscal space, helped finance programs that supported the poor and disadvantaged. Economic tailwinds have now receded and much of the region is now working to hold on to the recent economic and social gains. Governments are having to adjust to the new global conditions which an increasing number of analysts are regarding as 'the new normal'. This means that the region will need to work harder to (i) revive economic growth through productivity gains and stable macroeconomic policies; (ii) invest in sustainable cities and infrastructure for an increasingly urban population; and (iii) help the poor get out of poverty through quality education and health services and affordable social protection programs.
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    2015 Sustainability Review
    (Washington, DC, 2015-10) World Bank
    The 2015 Sustainability Review provides insights into activities undertaken to manage environmental, social, and economic impacts in the World Bank’s internal business operations. The content and data in this document relate to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), together the World Bank.
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    2015 GRI Index
    (Washington, DC, 2015-10-01) World Bank
    This 2015 index of sustainability indicators has been prepared in accordance with the internationally recognized standard for sustainability reporting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and complies with the ‘core option.’ The GRI Index provides an overview of sustainability considerations within the World Bank’s lending and analytical services as well as its day-to-day operations and management of staff. The World Bank aims to be comprehensive in its reporting and thus the Index includes indicators from GRIs financial sector supplement. The GRI Index covers activities from fiscal 2015, July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
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    Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, 2015, Volume 6
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-10-01) World Bank ; Palladini, Eric
    Latin America and the Caribbean (LCR) will be center stage in the global development debate as leaders from around the world convene in Lima, Peru for the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. Critical progress in poverty reduction has been made in the region over the last decade. The region’s bottom 40 percent of the population saw growth eclipsing that seen by the group in every other region in the world. However, a global slowdown in economic growth and activity challenges these positive strides. The stories in this report embody concrete successes of countries working together with the World Bank. Innovative development approaches were designed and implemented. Individuals, communities, countries, and even regions benefited from better health, education, governance, disaster risk management, and more.
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    Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region 2015, Volume 5
    (Washington, DC, 2015-04) World Bank
    In the past decade, Latin America and the Caribbean has achieved impressive social and economic successes. For the first time in history, more people are in the middle class than in poverty. Inequality, although still high, declined markedly. Growth, jobs and effective social programs have transformed the lives of millions. In a striking departure from the crisis-prone Latin America of the past, the region has shown it is better prepared to weather the brunt of the global economic slowdown. Now, the region faces the challenge of maintaining and expanding its hard won gains in an adverse context of low growth. This is caused in part by a decrease in commodity prices and reduced economic activity in major commercial partners such as China. In such a scenario, achieving development results - and learning from them - becomes more important. This publication showcases stories about people and how their lives have been improved through better health and education, youth employment, disaster recovery and preparedness, infrastructure, and more.
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    GRI Index Fiscal 2014
    (Washington, DC, 2014-06-30) World Bank
    The World Bank (WB) supports the global reporting initiative (GRI) and is one of the GRI chapter groups of founding members. The topics deemed relevant for disclosure were identified by assessing annual corporate priorities outlined by the institutions’ Boards and President, considering stakeholder input, as well as ascertaining sustainability impacts of carrying out the mission and vision. To determine if a GRI aspect is material for the WB to report on, an assessment was carried out based on: (1) the potential impact on the Bank’s business, and (2) the sustainability impacts stemming from its business. The most material aspects of the Bank’s internal operations include the following: staffs are the Bank’s greatest asset; and reducing the Bank’s own corporate environmental impacts. The WB reports on a fiscal year basis, which extends from July 1 through June 30. This report covers fiscal 2014 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014).
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    Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region 2013, Volume 2
    (Washington, DC, 2013-10) World Bank
    Delivering on results is a key to achieving our Latin America and Caribbean strategy. This publication presents some of the recent results achieved by the World Bank Group, our clients, and our partners in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. The stories reflect our effort to help clients solve their development challenges quickly and effectively by providing a suite of financing, advisory and convening services. This is a way to demonstrate results in increasing opportunities for all citizens in key development areas, share them with other countries facing similar challenges, and learn from them to innovate and improve further actions.
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    GRI Index FY13
    (Washington, DC, 2013-06-30) World Bank
    The annual global reporting initiative (GRI) update encompasses global World Bank lending operations as well as its corporate operations. Corporate operations refer to International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and Global Environment Facility (GEF) secretariat staff as well as the buildings that house staff members. GRI indicators for environment, apply primarily to performance of Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) facilities (which house 60 percent of WB staff) with country office data noted, when relevant. The WB reports on a fiscal year basis, which extends from July 1 through June 30. This report covers FY 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013).
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    Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region
    (Washington, DC, 2013-02) World Bank
    A focus on development results is at the heart of the Latin America and Caribbean Region s approach to delivering programs and policy advice with partners in middle-income and low income countries alike. Through knowledge, convening activities, and financial services we strive to help people across the region create better opportunities and build a better future for themselves, their families and their country. Documenting, measuring and evaluating results of what we do, helps us and our partners to engage more effectively, learn from our experiences and apply lessons to the design and implementation of future interventions. This collection of result stories shows our continuous efforts to adopt and integrate technical analysis, timely policy advice, and a variety of financial instruments into programs that are aligned with client priorities. Results show the increased demand and the effectiveness of peer-to-peer learning, have led to a scaling up our support for South-South exchange activities and the use our convening power to support successful partnerships and mobilize additional resources to finance development work.
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    Armenia: World Bank Country Survey FY 2013
    (Washington, DC, 2012-11) World Bank
    This country survey for FY2013 in Armenia was designed to achieve the following objectives: assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Armenia perceive the Bank; obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Armenia regarding: their views regarding the general environment in Armenia, their overall attitudes toward the World Bank in Armenia, overall impressions of the World Bank's effectiveness and results, knowledge and research, and communication and information sharing in Armenia, and perceptions of the World Bank's future role in Armenia; and use data to help inform the Armenia country team's strategy.