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WDR 2019: changing nature of work, best government response?

The World Bank (WB) issued the World Development Report (WDR) 2019 on Wednesday called “The Changing Nature of Work,” which studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but …

Nihal Samir

Government has taken serious steps in implementing ‘Egypt 2030’ programme: WB official

Mahmoud Mohieldin, the World Bank’s (WB) senior vice-president for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships, praised ‘Egypt 2030’ programme that the government implements, as part of its economic and administrative reforms. “Egypt 2030 is a sustainable development programme linked to the 17 SDGs,” Mohieldin told reporters on the side-lines of the 25th annual …

Daily News Egypt

Fuel subsidies phasing out faces significant challenges which must be faced: WB

According to the recent report issued by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) which is administrated by the World Bank (WB), Egypt’s economy was adversely affected by a growing energy deficit, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring , slowing economic growth, increasing poverty, and socioeconomic transition. Egypt faced growing fiscal pressures. With fossil …

Daily News Egypt

MIIC, Environment Ministry, WB agree on boosting cooperation, setting strategy for air quality in big cities

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr held a joint meeting with Minister of Environment Yasmine Found and World Bank (WB) mission representatives headed by Kreg Misnert, first economic environmental specialist at the WB, in the presence of Dahlia Lotayef, lead environmental specialist in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the WB Group. …

Daily News Egypt