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...front-runners: Abdullah Abdullah, Karzai's top rival in the last election; Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, an academic and former World Bank official; and Zalmai Rassoul, a former foreign minister. A runoff is widely expected since none is likely to get the...
School briefs

...students gathered the necessary support for their Resolutions they still faced the issue of winning over the NGOs and World Bank for financial support. "It was great insight and practice into the world of real politics and the negotiations that...

...International Monetary Fund's policy committee said the U.S. needs to take "urgent action" to address the impasse. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stressed the urgency for Washington policymakers to reach agreement on raising the debt ceiling...
Global study: World not ready for aging population

...on the U.N.'s International Day of Older Persons, compiles data from the U.N., World Health Organization, World Bank and other global agencies, and analyzes income, health, education, employment and age-friendly environment in each...

...purchase heavily marked-up shore excursions on the boats or splurge at international chain shops on the piers.The World Bank said in a 2011 report on Jamaica that as much as 80 percent of tourism earnings do not stay in the Caribbean region...
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Reader: We?ve got too much to lose

...companies, or so Texas firmly believes. By then the World Bank, who is backing the Pebble Mine project, might get in...whole new way to keep the Indians from poverty. ?World Bank equals anti-poverty.? Wake up, people. We?re being...
Hacienda Bar: a different kind of National Wildlife Refuge

...Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Columbia. The funding is both national and international, especially through the World Bank. There is a strong emphasis on local economic sustainability, especially with ecotourism, so that these reserves become...
UAF team briefs Bosnians about wartime forest losses

...healing of the forest goes much like the healing of a country divided along ethnic lines. These things take time, and the World Bank-funded work the Bosnians are in town to see this week could be a useful tool in rebuilding the forest. The images...
Measure would protect fund for future

...legislative deposits. Countries from around the world, state governments, financial organizations -- including the World Bank -- have inquired about the astonishing success of Alaska's permanent fund and our unique dividend program. Alaska's...


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