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Feb 14, 2019 | Feature Story
Every year, some 350,000 young Nigeriens enter the job market, but most (90 percent) do not have the right qualifications for available positions. Niger is focused on equipping its youth with the skills they need to find work and build careers.
Feb 11, 2019 | Press Release
The IDA Bills Program will expand impact investment opportunities for short-term investors.
Feb 08, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board approved today an IDA* additional grant in the amount of $9.16 million from the Refugee Sub-window and a second additional credit of $12.84 million - for the Lisungi Safety Nets System Project.
Feb 07, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective of the Second Lisungi Safety Nets System Project is to strengthen the social safety nets system and its programs aimed at improving both access to health and education services and productivity among poor and vulnerable households in participating...
Feb 06, 2019 | Press Release
The new financial package will help strengthen economic and job opportunities in cities with a high influx of displaced people, support selected provincial capital cities to enhance service delivery, and strengthen the capacity of selected line ministries.
Jan 31, 2019 | Feature Story
Over 360,000 Congolese farmers and livestock producers have benefitted from investments in agricultural productivity and improved market access.
Jan 29, 2019 | Feature Story
Financial Sector Rapid Response Project aims to help DAB develop a set of action plans to improve banking supervision and implement a modern payment system for efficient and transparent payment transactions.
Jan 28, 2019 | Feature Story
Between 2002 and 2017, the World Bank supported the Government of Rwanda to demobilize thousands of former combatants and help them rejoin their communities.
Jan 25, 2019 | Press Release
The Board of the World Bank today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $90 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to improve human development outcomes and, in the longer term, benefit from the demographic dividend.
Jan 25, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child and maternal health services in selected areas of the country.
Jan 17, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will allow institutions to provide new financial services and increase access to these services.
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).