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WBI News November 2013
  Dec 09, 2013

November 2013
   Feature Stories
The Right to Health: Debating the Desirable and the Possible

Citizens' complaints for greater access to drugs are a rapidly growing trend in Latin America. The progressive realization of the right to health is a global challenge, not just in Latin America, and involves all stakeholders in the health system. While the judicialization for the right to health is imperfect, it can have high human and administrative costs, and is not a substitute for health policy.
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Nigeria Promotes a Collaborative Platform to Address Water Sector Reform

10-year old Butu has to walk every day to reach the nearest well in his community in Nigeria. Millions like him must travel the same long road to get water for drinking, bathing, and washing clothes. The Leadership Practice of WBI is helping governments create platforms for collaborative work. In September 2013, more than 50 people from six states of Nigeria came together to work towards the goal of providing better water services to the citizens. This initiative was within the framework of Third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project in Nigeria, which aims to increase access to piped water networks in urban areas, and make urban utilities more reliable as well as financially feasible.
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Opening Government for Better Roads in Mongolia

The World Bank supported procurement reforms in Mongolia, by helping civil society and the government work together. Efforts such as these improve transparency and accountability within a country which is one of the key goals of the 2-year-old Open Government Partnership of which is Mongolia is a member. The Open Government PartnershipÂ’s annual summit, October 31 to November 1 in London, brought together more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.
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Global Partnership for Social Accountability Opens 2nd Call for Proposals
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WBCKL's Sanjay Pradhan Speaks at 2013 OGP Summit Learn more
Value for Money in Public-Private Partnerships
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World Bank-Annenberg 2014 Summer Institute Course in Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment June 02, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Application deadline: December 31, 2013

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Advancing Public Participation in the Audit and Budget Process in Nepal Learn more
Webinar Series: Setting the Stage for the 2nd Regional Workshop on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Learn more
Delivering Justice: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Fragility Learn more
For a complete list of upcoming e-learning courses please visit the e-Institute. This unique global portal is designed to support self-motivated learners who want to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skills and share knowledge through on-line learning communities. More
Basics of Health Economics
January 15, 2014 - February 19, 2014
Application deadline: January 08, 2014
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Policies for Growth
January 20, 2014 - February 14, 2014
Application deadline: January 13, 2014
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Economics of Education for Policymakers, Part II
January 20, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Application deadline: January 05, 2014
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Metropolitan Public Finance: An Overview
Webinar: January 21, 2014, 10:00AM ET Learn more
Property Taxes in Metropolitan Cities
Webinar: December 17, 2013, 10:00AM ET Learn more
Local Non-Property Revenues
Webinar: January 14, 2014, 10:00AM ET Learn more
Grant Financing of Metropolitan Areas: Principles and Practices
Webinar: January 28, 2014, 10:00AM ET Learn more
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