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The European Union (EU) Regular Economic Report (RER), is an annual publication of the World Bank Group and covers economic developments, prospects, and economic policies in the European Union. The report finds that while growth is back on track, the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution is lagging behind in the EU’s recovery.

For a long time, the urbanization and development discourse has coincided with a focus on economic growth and big cities. Yet, much of the world's new urbanization is taking place in smaller urban entities (towns), and the composition of urbanization may well bear on the speed of poverty reduction.

Harare — The United Kingdom (UK) has granted Zimbabwe £21,5 million (R453.6 million) to increase capacities of vulnerable rural communities in the drought-prone Southern African country.

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has said of the 21 local councils in kebbi State, 20 are consistently rated worst in child poverty and protection.

Economic development in the world’s most-disadvantaged countries – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa – is stalling against the background of a lukewarm global recovery, risking widening inequality, new analysis from UNCTAD has revealed.

Monrovia – The World Bank has provided its first development support to the new Government of Liberia headed by President George Weah with the signing of an IDA grant agreement amounting to US$24.7

The Third Economic Update, Agriculture as an Engine of Growth and Jobs Creation, examines the agriculture sector’s potential to be one of the leading sectors for a more diversified economy and how the sector could be transformed to be an engine of growth and job creation.

Although the Malawian food supply is shaped largely by trends in smallholder food crop production, Ma­lawi’s decades-long focus on improving smallholder productivity has only moderately improved food secu­rity and nutrition outcomes.

This brief examines estimates produced by several recent model simulations and frameworks that focus on the cost of ending hunger as well as progress toward other development goals—estimates that range from US$7 billion to US$265 billion per year.

SA’s spirit of ubuntu remains intact with 88% of people still giving in spite of tough economic times.

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