Meet the World Bank on Flipboard
The organization working to combat extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in the developing world
More than 1 billion people around the world live in a severe state of hardship where they lack basic human needs, including food, water, shelter, health, education and information.
The World Bank, the largest source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, seeks to end this with two ambitious goals: to reduce extreme poverty to less than 3% by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world. It’s worth taking the time to read more about this on the organization’s website.
The World Bank on Flipboard
This organization’s concern for issues that relate to worldwide poverty clearly informs their magazines. One has only to look at the titles used — Education, Gender, Health, Jobs and Development, and Road to Refuge — to understand the values and commitment of this widely respected organization.
Here are visual highlights with each magazine’s official description:
“Women can and do play a vital role in driving the robust, shared growth needed to end extreme poverty and build resilient societies, but in many parts of the world, their potential, participation, and productive capacity are undervalued and untapped.” View the magazine or read more.
“Education is a powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability.” Read the magazine or find out more.
“The World Bank Group helps countries expand access to quality, affordable health care; protects people from falling into poverty or worsening poverty due to illness; and promotes investments in all sectors that form the foundation of healthy societies.” Read the magazine or find out more.
JOBS AND DEVELOPMENT Magazine
“Good, inclusive jobs are the surest pathway out of poverty. A productive private sector that operates on a level playing field — one that provides jobs for all walks of society — is key to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.” Read the magazine or find out more.
ROAD TO REFUGE Magazine
“Sixty million people are now forcibly displaced globally — as refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers fleeing conflict and persecution. The World Bank Group is concerned about their welfare as well as the impact on communities where they settle, largely concentrated in developing countries.” Read the magazine or find out more.
Meet the Curator
On first encounter, Bassam Sebti is refreshingly unassuming for someone with his background and experience. He is a Web and Social Media Editor at the World Bank. He is also an Iraqi-American journalist who covered the Iraq war on location in Baghdad as a special correspondent for The Washington Post from 2003 to 2006. His personal story is riveting.
As part of his editorial role at the World Bank, Sebti is involved in content strategy. Why Flipboard? He says, “The World Bank Group has valuable content that can benefit a wide range of audiences across the world. Flipboard complements our existing online assets and promotes our narrative in a more engaging way for better impact.”
Live Twitter Chat
Join us for #FlipboardChat on Twitter on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. GMT) with Bassam Sebti and the World Bank to learn more about how and why the organization uses Flipboard magazines. Amy Vernon of the Flipboard Club will host and moderate the event.
- Follow @WorldBankLive and @FlipboardClub on Twitter for the Q&A.
- Follow this Twitter list to view key tweets during the live event.
- Follow the hashtag #FlipboardChat to view the raw feed during the event.
- Use the World Bank Live portal to follow a translated stream if your first language is not English (and to sign up for an event reminder):
The World Bank has valuable content that can benefit a wide range of audiences across the world. Our Flipboard…live.worldbank.org
This is sure to be an enlightening event. If you have any questions, please tweet us @FlipboardClub on Twitter.
See you soon!
The Flipboard Club is a pioneer community of Flipboard content curators and enthusiasts around the world. #FlipboardChat is a weekly Twitter chat held on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 2 p.m. ET on alternating weeks.