Weekly Round Up

This week in development…

Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this week

Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this week

  • The World Bank released a report titled The Economic Impact of the 2014 Ebola Epidemic, estimating total economic loss associated with the outbreak could be as high as $32.6 billion by the end of 2015. The crisis has been escalating, and according to WHO officials is “much worse than it was 12 days ago.”  Today, in a move to combat the outbreak, the U.S. Congress approved another $700 million in funding.
  • This week over 10,000 development stakeholders were in Washington D.C. for the 2014 Annual World Bank and IMF Meetings. There are over 70 different panels and conferences on the official schedule, not to mention hundreds of meetings with periphery organizations. This weekend’s major highlights will include high-level meetings on the State of the Africa Region, Development Committee Press Conference, and The Future of Finance.

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