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Jan 16, 2019 | Feature Story
African Centers of Excellence are giving a boost to African economies, creating jobs, and supporting essential research by training young graduates in highly sought-after fields such as chemical engineering, agronomy, science, and technology.
Jan 15, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $25 million for the Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P) of Liberia.
Jan 15, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The development objective of the project is to increase agricultural productivity and commercialization of smallholder farmers for selected value chains in selected counties of Liberia.
Jan 15, 2019 | Press Release
An innovative public-private partnership (PPP) model, the first of its kind in Tuvalu, will develop the nation’s internet access network, with support from a US$29 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.
Jan 09, 2019 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $250 million development policy operation to support the country’s reform efforts to create large-scale, better-paid and inclusive jobs.
Jan 03, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The development objective of the Social Safety Nets Project for Senegal are to: (a) support the establishment of building blocks for the social safety net system; and (b) increase the access of poor and vulnerable households to targeted and adaptive cash...
Jan 03, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The development objective of Second Niger Adaptive Safety Net Project is to improve the capacity of the Niger adaptive safety nets system to respond to shocks and to provide access for poor and vulnerable people to safety nets and accompanying measures.
Dec 23, 2018 | Feature Story
An automated system, introduced with support from the Afghanistan Pension Administration and Safety Net Project, allows retirees to receive pension payments directly in their bank accounts, preventing fraud and corruption.
Dec 19, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to improve the coverage and utilization of early childhood development services with a focus on nutrition, stimulation and early learning, from conception to 59 months, in selected districts of Malawi.
Dec 19, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to improve and sustain access by rural populations to markets and basic social services in the project area.
Dec 19, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of selected line ministries and agencies through merit-based recruitment of key positions, improved personnel management, and better HR planning.
Dec 19, 2018 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $500 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve livestock and dairy production as well as provide better market access to 2 million household farmers and small and medium-scale agro-entrepreneurs.
Dec 19, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The development objective of the Cities Investment Program (CIP) Project for Afghanistan is to improve the sustainability and livability of nine regionally balanced provincial capital cities.
Dec 19, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The proposed Project Development Objective is to strengthen the enabling environment for economic opportunities in cities where there is a high influx of displaced people.
Dec 18, 2018 | Press Release
Efforts to improve agriculture productivity in Southern Africa got a boost following the World Bank Board approval today of a $50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho.
Dec 18, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit financing of $29 million for the Liberia Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project (SECRAMP).
Dec 18, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to increase the availability of improved agricultural technologies in participating countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.
Dec 18, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will support Liberia’s efforts to enhance road connectivity for residents living along selected sections of the Ganta-to-Zwedru Road Corridor and improve institutional capacity to manage the road sector.
Dec 18, 2018 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Kosovo Real Estate and Geospatial Infrastructure Project (REGIP).
Dec 18, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on December 11, 2018, an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of $100 million to support Government’s efforts to reinforce fiscal management and strengthen the education, energy...
Dec 17, 2018 | Feature Story
Thousands of students in a school in Nangarhar province enjoy a better learning environment after moving from tents into a concrete school building.
Dec 14, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Senegal’s efforts to enhance the policy and institutional framework of the energy and the Information and Communication Technologies...
Dec 14, 2018 | Feature Story
The demand for skilled labor is high in male-dominated fields like construction and car repair. Girls are looking past gender stereotypes to seize opportunities through vocational and technical training.
Dec 14, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to strengthen the governance and management of the energy sector to reduce costs, improve reliability and facilitate equitable access; it will enhance the legal and regulatory framework of the ICT sector and strengthen the policy...
Dec 13, 2018 | Press Release
The new grant is the third additional financing for the ongoing Emergency Crisis Response Project. It aims to address the immediate impact of the crisis on Yemen’s poor and most vulnerable, including women and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Dec 13, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $40 million grant to support financial inclusion and stability in Mozambique.
Dec 13, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase financial inclusion among underserved groups and micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), while strengthening the overall financial safety net in Mozambique.
Dec 13, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will increase electricity access in underserved regions of the country.
Dec 13, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will support Government efforts in building an effective social protection system that promotes social and productive inclusion by building effective delivery systems for outreach, targeting and program Management, and expand the Rendimento Social de...
Dec 12, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $250 million development policy operation to help the Government of Bangladesh strengthen its capacity to create more, better-paid and quality jobs in a rapidly changing environment.