world bank

The September Stories Issue

Nearly Two-Thirds of Egyptians Don't Use Formal Bank Accounts

Here's what many of them do instead.
Wael Fathi
9.18.17
Design

This Film Festival Offers Solutions to Climate Change

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition showcases how filmmakers are engaged in decision-making, commanding universal attention and action at the COP22.
Eleanor Lambert
11.30.16
climate change

Extreme Weather Forces 26 Million People Into Poverty Each Year

Natural disasters will widen the divide between the poor and everyone else, according to a new World Bank study.
Sarah Emerson
11.16.16
Money

Who's to blame for income inequality in the U.S.? Random Walks episode 1

Vice Money
10.12.16
united nations

Overusing Antibiotics Could Cost the World Trillions of Dollars

The United Nations says antimicrobial resistance is already taking a toll on our health, and GDP.
Madison Margolin
9.21.16
americas

Peru's seemingly boring 77-year-old President is actually a pretty interesting dude

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has family ties to European cultural royalty, Hollywood celebrity, and US politics. He has also spent multiple spells in Peruvian cabinets that have tended to end rather badly.
María Cervantes
7.28.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton wins the Puerto Rico primary, civilians trying to flee Fallujah have been killed by ISIS, a surprise Kanye gig in NYC had to be canceled after thousands of fans shut down the East Village, and more.
Vice Beta
6.6.16
americas

New Charges: Guatemala's Imprisoned Ex-President Allegedly Received Millions in Bribes

Otto Perez Molina resigned from the presidency in September because of a massive customs scam. He is now back in court accused of dirty deals behind a major construction project involving a Spanish firm.
Jack Guy
5.6.16
americas

Aftershocks Rattle Ecuador's Economy After Devastating Earthquake Kills 654

When the quake rolled through on April 16, Ecuador was in the throes of a major financial crisis, in part, due to plummeting oil prices and growing national debt.
VICE News
4.24.16
defense & security

Putin's New National Guard Strengthens His Grip on Security as Russian Economy Falters

Coming ahead of parliamentary elections in September, the move may signal growing anxiety in the Kremlin about the potential for civil unrest as a collapse in oil prices pushes millions of Russians into poverty.
Greg Walters
4.7.16
americas

Argentina’s President Macri Urges Congress to End 15-Year Feud with ‘Vulture Funds’

The deal, announced on Monday, looks set to end one of the most brutal debt battles ever seen between a country and a creditor though some in Argentina see it as a betrayal
Peter Lykke Lind
3.1.16
VICE News

Climate Change Could Push 100 Million People Into Poverty by 2030

As the World Bank warns that climate change could undo recent advances in poverty eradication, the UK Met Office says global temperatures are approaching a dangerous threshold.
Eva Hershaw
11.10.15
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