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Nov 15, 2018 | Results
Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty, supported by sustained economic growth.
Nov 11, 2018 | Feature Story
Thousands of villagers in a district in Samangan province now enjoy quicker access to facilities in the district and provincial centers as a result of the all-weather road built by the Afghanistan Rural Access Project.
Nov 09, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $20 million today for Djibouti to improve the living conditions for residents of deprived urban areas, including refugees, and to strengthen Djibouti’s urban development capacity.
Nov 04, 2018 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed two financing agreements totaling $200 million with the World Bank.
Oct 31, 2018 | Press Release
Afghanistan carried out a record number of business reforms in the past year, earning the country a spot in this year’s top 10 global improvers, says the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released today.
Oct 30, 2018 | Press Release
The project project will connect the four participating countries through a regional high voltage transmission line and help them strengthen their institutional capacities to participate effectively in the regional electricity market.
Oct 30, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $293 mln International Development Association (IDA)* credit and grant to increase access to and quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutes and to support regional integration across East Africa.
Oct 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will contribute to the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure and restoration of productive activities of communities impacted by the crisis in Mali.
Oct 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs in selected Regional Flagship TVET institutes and support regional integration in East Africa.
Oct 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will help to contribute to export expansion and moving towards a sustainable financing model for Ethiopia’s growth and development.
Oct 30, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $1.2 billion from the International Development Association (IDA)* to support Ethiopia’s policies designed to accelerate economic growth and achieve its vision of becoming a lower-middle-income country.
Oct 29, 2018 | Press Release
The Ghana Productive Safety Net project aims to strengthen and improve social safety nets and productive inclusion of the poor and vulnerable.
Oct 28, 2018 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $300 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the transparency and efficiency of its major cash transfer programs.
Oct 25, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $425 million to improve road connections in Bangladesh through building, maintaining and improving rural bridges in a program that will benefit two-thirds of the country’s people.
Oct 24, 2018 | Feature Story
Burkina Faso is working toward achieving universal and equitable access to improved water supply and sanitation services. A major injection of IDA18 financing—$300 million—will boost ongoing efforts to improve service delivery and ensure efficient...
Oct 23, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $35 million IDA credit for the Ghana Public Sector Reform for Results Project to improve efficiency and accountability in the delivery of public services by 16 selected Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Oct 23, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase budget reliability and control of funds for service delivery, enhance budget transparency and increase professionalization of the public finance officials.
Oct 23, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to improve efficiency and accountability in the delivery of selected services by selected entities in Ghana.
Oct 23, 2018 | Press Release
The new package of $403 million grant will finance improvements in primary, secondary and higher education as well as advancing the economic and social standing of rural women.
Oct 19, 2018 | Results
For Sri Lanka, investment in education was, and is, at the heart of its development strategy. It is a prominent focus of public policy.
Oct 18, 2018 | Results
Bhutan has reduced poverty and increased shared prosperity over the past decade. Building on the country’s success, the International Development Association (IDA) has been supporting policy reforms in the areas of fiscal management and job creation.
Oct 17, 2018 | Results
Education is closely related to poverty reduction. Among household heads without any education in Sri Lanka, the incidence of poverty is almost 46 percent while it is only 18 percent for those with secondary education
Oct 01, 2018 | Press Release
This project will support the government’s efforts to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Dominica through investment in resilient infrastructure and improved hazard data collection and monitoring systems.
Sep 29, 2018 | Feature Story
Extensive renovations and new equipment have improved delivery of health services at a Kabul city hospital that serves thousands of residents.
Sep 28, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today US$20 million from the International Development Association for strengthening Saint Lucia’s public health care system by improving accessibility, efficiency and responsiveness of key health services
Sep 28, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The objective of the Investing in the Early Years for Human Development Project is to improve delivery of select services that promote early childhood development in underserved areas of Senegal.
Sep 28, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will support government’s efforts to lower prices for international capacity and extend the geographic reach of broadband networks in the country.
Sep 28, 2018 | Loans & Credits
Women's Economic Empowerment Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) aims to increase social and economic empowerment of poor rural women in selected communities.
Sep 28, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank has approved a US$2.5 million grant to support the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ goal to strengthen resilience to natural hazards, including tropical cyclones and tsunamis, and its ability to respond quickly to disasters.
Sep 28, 2018 | Loans & Credits
EQRA (education) Project aims to increase equitable access to primary and secondary education, particularly for girls, in selected lagging provinces, and to improve learning conditions in Afghanistan.