Posts Tagged ‘ Developing World ’

Small children a big problem

November 15, 2009
Small children a big problem

A mother breastfeeds her baby in Hanoi. Vietnam is among the 24 countries with the largest numbers of children under five years old who suffer from stunted growth. This “surprising” finding is made by the recently released UNICEF report titled Tracking Progress on Child and Maternal Development.Approximately 200 million children under the age of five [...]

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Zoellick: World economy remains in danger

July 7, 2009
Zoellick: World economy remains in danger

The world economy is still in danger despite recent positive signs, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Monday. “The actions you and other leaders have taken over the last few months have broken the fall in the global economy by stabilizing financial markets and boosting demand,” Zoellick said in a letter to the Group of [...]

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World Bank, IMF: Financial crisis turning into human, development crisis

April 25, 2009
World Bank, IMF: Financial crisis turning into human, development crisis

The global financial crisis, the most severe since the Great Depression in 1930s, is rapidly turning into a human and development crisis, warned an IMF-World Bank report released Friday. Justin Yifu Lin, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, speaks during the news conference on the Global Monitoring Report release at the [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...