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May 17, 2019 | Press Release
African countries call for collaborative solutions to indebtedness at joint high-level consultation of the African Development Bank and the World Bank
May 16, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$125 million credit to assist Ho Chi Minh City in strengthening the institutional foundations for sustainable urban development.
May 15, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of $100 million for Zambia to improve natural resource management in select districts.
May 15, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will improve natural resource management in select districts to support sustainable livelihoods, and in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to the eligible crisis or emergency.
May 14, 2019 | Feature Story
The Scaling Solar program is expected to provide up to 30,000 Zambian households and businesses with electricity.
May 14, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank approved US$400 million in grants for Yemen to address rising rates of malnutrition and to contribute towards maintaining basic health, water and sanitation services. The Board of Directors also discussed new engagement strategy for Yemen.
May 14, 2019 | Press Release
Sri Lanka and the World Bank today signed a $70 million project to improve the quality of life of around one million people living in Northern, North Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces in Sri Lanka.
May 10, 2019 | Press Release
Tongan public services set for digital upgrade
May 10, 2019 | Press Release
Two projects set to improve safety, efficiency, climate resilience of maritime operations in Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands
May 09, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to improve operational safety and oversight of international air transport and associated infrastructure.
May 09, 2019 | Press Release
Lao PDR will benefit from public financial management reforms to improve financial reporting, and develop administrative capacity for revenue collection, public procurement, and budget execution, with support from the World Bank.
May 06, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $100 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* to finance the first phase of the Consolidation and Social Inclusion Development Program (CSIDP) in the Central African Republic.
May 06, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The program will support the consolidation of basic fiscal management and social inclusion. The operation is the first grant in a programmatic series of two grants.
May 06, 2019 | Results
The Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydropower Project and the Social and Environment Project helped Lao PDR develop a modern, safe, and environmentally and socially sustainable hydropower project that could generate power and expand livelihood opportunities.
May 03, 2019 | Results
Haiti successfully managed to combine early recovery actions with long-term reconstruction planning to quickly restore main economic management functions and rebuild key institutions and infrastructure, benefiting more than one million people.
May 02, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank today announced an additional US$6 million additional financing for the continuation of its Improving Health Sector Performance Project in Djibouti.
Apr 30, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank approved today an IDA credit of $100 million to support Burkina Faso’s efforts in increasing access to digital financial services and credit for farmers, women, youth and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are currently either...
Apr 30, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will improve access to basic services and economic opportunities for refugees and host communities, and support environmental management, in the target areas in Rwanda.
Apr 30, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The program will strengthen the quality and transparency of fiscal decision-making and improve the governance of the electricity sector.
Apr 30, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will increase access to digital financial services and facilitate access to credit for targeted beneficiaries.
Apr 30, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objectives of the project are to improve the outcomes of the urban component of the conditional cash transfer program
Apr 28, 2019 | Press Release
Bangladesh is among the few countries in South Asia that has increased its rate of women’s employment in the last decade. The country also significantly reduced wage gaps between men and women, says a new World Bank report released today.
Apr 26, 2019 | Press Release
Major Boost for Fiji with Additional World Bank Support
Apr 25, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to support the development of digital government-to-person payments in Afghanistan
Apr 25, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to support the development of the Afghanistan land administration system; and to provide the population in selected areas with improved land registration services, including issuance of Titles and Occupancy Certificates.
Apr 25, 2019 | Loans & Credits
This additional financing complements the current financing of the parent project to improve the resilience of the populations and of production systems to climate change and variability in targeted communes.
Apr 24, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The operation will support the Government’s effort to strengthen fiscal management, improve natural resources management and raise mining and livestock productivity, and improve health service delivery.
Apr 23, 2019 | Press Release
Marshall Islands Launches Early Childhood Development Project
Apr 22, 2019 | Press Release
The Board of the World Bank Group approved on April 17, 2019 the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), which includes $150 million in the form of credit and grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* and $74.7 million contingent...
Apr 18, 2019 | Results
The Development Objective of the NEWMAP is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The integrated approach is aimed at alleviating poverty, maintaining sustainable ecosystems and improving disaster risk management.