The Aga Khan stands out as an icon of action -A tribute by James Wolfensohn,World Bank president (1995-2005) — Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant

James Wolfensohn, World Bank President (1995 – 2005), speaking on January 25, 2005 in Washington DC when the National Building Museum presented its sixth prestigious Vincent Scully Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world. Introduced by Abdulmalik…

World Bank: Ducking Human Rights Issues — Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC, July 22, 2013) — The World Bank has closed its eyes to risks to the human rights of the very people it seeks to benefit, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The bank lacks adequate checks to guard against funding human rights abuse. The bank’s board will meet as part…

Palestinian Economy is Losing Long-Term Competitiveness — Press Release by World Bank

JERUSALEM, March 12, 2013 – The World Bank’s latest Economic Monitoring Report stresses that while the donor community’s efforts are directed towards short-term relief for Palestinian fiscal stress, it is important to recognize that the prolonged system of closures and restrictions is causing lasting damage to the competitiveness of the Palestinian economy. The report entitled…

Young Artists Imagine a More Integrated South Asia – World Bank org

An untitled painting by Amit Romani of India is one of the works in “Imagining Our Future Together.” View the online catalog. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank’s South Asia region held an art contest where young artists from all eight of the region’s countries were invited to unleash their creativity and imagine a shared future…

Pakistan: Country Results Profile – World Bank Org’s report

Pakistan: Achieving Results in a Challenging Environment Overview Throughout its history Pakistan has been plagued by cycles of high growth interrupted by shocks and crises and followed by relative stagnation. Social indicators for both health and education have remained low and have lagged behind other countries in the region. The next few years are deemed…