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Dec 09, 2016 | Loans & Credits
The objective of the Urban Water Supply Project is to improve quality of, and increase access to, water services in selected urban areas and to strengthen capacity of National Water Agency (ONEP) for financial planning and financial management of the urban water supply sector.
Dec 09, 2016 | Results
With a population estimated at over 75 million and a surface area of about 2,3 million square kilometers, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the third most populous and largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dec 07, 2016 | Feature Story
Villagers with no previous means of livelihood are being given an opportunity to earn a living through loans from local village associations, allowing them to invest in income generating activities.
Dec 06, 2016 | Results
Through the Tanzania Energy Development and Expansion Project (TEDAP), 576,000 people, including 125,000 women, now have access to electricity.
Dec 06, 2016 | Loans & Credits
The objective of this funds will help the Government of Lesotho improve the shock responsive function of its ongoing social assistance programs as parts of its emergency response to the El Nino drought.
Dec 06, 2016 | Press Release
Lesotho’s drought response efforts got a boost today following the approval of $20 million in additional financing by the World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors.
Dec 05, 2016 | Feature Story
Traveling across six different regions of Burkina Faso, World Bank staff have been collecting feedback from civil society that will help them prioritize World Bank actions in a new country partnership strategy.
Dec 01, 2016 | Press Release
The Executive Board of the World Bank Group discussed today a First State Consolidation Development Program for CAR to support the country’s development agenda for the next five years (2016-2021) and approved a $20 million budget support grant for...
Dec 01, 2016 | Loans & Credits
The project will increase fiscal revenue, improve wage bill management, and increase budget control and transparency, and support a pro-poor, post-transition reform agenda that reinvigorates drivers of economic growth in critical sectors, including transport...
Dec 01, 2016 | Results
The International Development Association (IDA) has stood by the Central African Republic as it emerges from a violent crisis, ensuring the payment of civil servant salaries and rebuilding public infrastructure.
Nov 30, 2016 | Feature Story
With new drainage systems and infrastructure, residents in 15 informal urban settlements are now protected from floods and have better access to services.
Nov 30, 2016 | Loans & Credits
The objective of this operation is to help the Government introduce growth-enabling reforms in the financial sector, business environment, and infrastructure; generate fiscal resources and savings; and improve the quality of expenditures.
Nov 30, 2016 | Feature Story
An agricultural project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has enabled women farmers to produce more and efficiently transport and sell their merchandise, setting off a ripple effect of benefits such as improved food security, nutrition, and education.
Nov 29, 2016 | Feature Story
After more than a million Malawians lost their livelihoods to flooding in 2015, the World Bank is helping to rebuild irrigation schemes, provide agricultural inputs, and stock the national grain reserve to increase food security.
Nov 22, 2016 | Loans & Credits
The project will support the expansion of fiscal space and widen the scope for public investment and service delivery, and boost private investment through an enhanced environment for investment and growth in Madagascar.
Nov 22, 2016 | Loans & Credits
The project will help increase and improve the production and processing of agricultural products in the mango and animal feed industries in key agricultural areas of the country.
Nov 22, 2016 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $30 million IDA credit to help smallholders and farmers’ organizations increase and improve the productivity of their agricultural products in the main agricultural cities of Sikasso, Bamako and...
Nov 22, 2016 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a $65 million grant for the Public Finance Sustainability and Investment Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation that will support a series of reforms that the Government of Madagascar is...
Nov 18, 2016 | Feature Story
A recent evaluation shows that the country’s conditional cash transfer program has helped reduce extreme poverty, especially among female-headed households.
Nov 17, 2016 | Press Release
A Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-III) intended to boost economic transformation in Liberia, critical for achieving inclusive growth was approved today by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors.