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Sep 20, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will help to improve management of targeted conservation area landscapes and enhance the living conditions of communities in and around these conservation areas.
Sep 20, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will help promote financial stability and improve access to financial services by rural communities, specifically women, the poor and farmers.
Sep 20, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $45 million IDA grant to support the second phase of the Government of Mozambique’s Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development Project, known as Mozbio (Phase 2).
Sep 20, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $30 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support the Government of Ghana strengthen its financial sector stability and improve inclusiveness for users of formal financial services and the financially excluded, particularly women, rural communities and farmers.
Sep 19, 2018 | Feature Story
Residents in a neighborhood of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province now enjoy paved lanes and improved drainage thanks to the support provided under the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project.
Sep 18, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will help to contribute to the sustainable growth of the tourism and agribusiness sectors by enhancing access to enabling infrastructure and services in target regions of Madagascar.
Sep 18, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank approved today a $70 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to Madagascar for the second phase of the Second Integrated Growth Poles and Corridors series of projects.
Sep 14, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank has approved a US$35.75 million grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network and facilitate a rapid response in the event of a natural disaster.
Sep 12, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $60 million grant (CFAF 34 billion) to help Chad improve access to basic social services and livelihoods for refugees and host communities, and strengthen national refugee management systems...
Sep 12, 2018 | Press Release
Today, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a grant totaling $65 million in budget support for Chad under the Economic Recovery and Resilience Development Policy Operation.
Sep 12, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will help improve access of refugees and host communities to basic services, livelihoods, and safety nets, and strengthen country systems to manage refugees.
Sep 12, 2018 | Loans & Credits
This operation will help enhance fiscal risk management, improve oil revenue transparency and management, promote resilience and economic diversification in key sectors, and increase social protection for the poor and vulnerable.
Sep 12, 2018 | Feature Story
By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s 8.5 billion people will live in urban areas. Yet, in emerging markets. the housing sector is falling behind this rapidly urbanizing world. on will live in urban areas.
Sep 11, 2018 | Press Release
2018 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking Investment Opportunities in the East African Community
Sep 10, 2018 | Feature Story
Carried out under the Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, an increase in harvest and income and diminished water-related conflicts are the tangible results of the rehabilitation of an irrigation scheme serving three villages in Nangarhar province.
Sep 10, 2018 | Feature Story
The US$150 million Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project (YIUSEP) aims to restore access to key services in such as water and sanitation, transport, energy, municipal services, and solid waste management.
Sep 05, 2018 | Press Release
The operation seeks to improve Tuvalu’s early childhood education and care, address the non-communicable diseases epidemic, continue strengthening the management of the country’s reserve assets and public finances, and encourage a more robust banking sector.
Aug 31, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to increase access to electricity in Niger.
Aug 30, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank approved today a $60 million grant to support Madagascar’s efforts to strengthen the resilience of families against shocks and create an enabling environment for economic opportunities in rural communities.
Aug 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The grant will support Madagascar’s efforts to strengthen the resilience of families against shocks and create an enabling environment for economic opportunities in rural communities.
Aug 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will finance operations to support the Government of Benin’s efforts to maintain fiscal sustainability while promoting economic growth.
Aug 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will provide help to gender-based violence survivors and help shift social norms by promoting gender equality and behavioral change through strong partnerships with civil society organizations.
Aug 30, 2018 | Factsheet
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Aug 30, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank is committing US$100 million in International Development Association (IDA)* financing to help prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Aug 28, 2018 | Press Release
The project's objective is to improve opportunities for secondary school progression and to facilitate the transition to jobs in the domestic and overseas labor markets for Tongans.
Aug 25, 2018 | Feature Story
Afghan farmers who had cows for personal use are now milking them for extra income after a milk collection center was set up in their village in Nangarhar province.
Aug 13, 2018 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $510 million financing agreement with the World Bank to enhance the quality and effectiveness of secondary education system in the country. This will benefit 13 million students studying in Grades 6-12.
Aug 07, 2018 | Press Release
The Afghan economy has slowly regained momentum as reforms have been implemented and confidence restored. From a low of 1.5 percent in 2015, real GDP growth accelerated to 2.3 percent in 2016, and reached 2.7 percent in 2017.
Aug 07, 2018 | Press Release
Nepal’s quest to secure a stable path to federalism and an inclusive and prosperous future found strong support today when the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors discussed a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Nepal for the next five years.
Aug 01, 2018 | Press Release
The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, which are highly prone to natural disasters and future climate change risks, will benefit from improved hydrometeorological services thanks to additional financing to the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project.