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Floating solar technologies are paving the way to scale up the use of solar energy, especially in countries where land is a constraint.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/energy/publication/where-sun-meets-water
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Seychelles achieves the world first with sovereign blue bond which the World Bank helped structure and launch, working with three impact investors.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/10/29/seychelles-achieves-world-first-with-sovereign-blue-bond
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Despite decline in extreme poverty, broader measures show billions still struggle to meet basic needs.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2018/10/17/going-above-and-beyond-to-end-poverty-new-ways-of-measuring-poverty-shed-new-light-on-the-challenges-ahead
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