News & Publications

Dec 02, 2018 | Feature Story
Thousands in a district in Nangarhar province benefitted from improved health services and facilities under the SEHAT program.
Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
Kiribati Reforms Focus on Improving Early Childhood Care, Public Financial Management, and Laws Combatting Illegal Fishing
Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
Reforms for a Stronger, More Resilient and Healthier Samoa
Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
New Climate Resilient Infrastructure to Benefit all Tongans
Nov 30, 2018 | Results
A small, lower-middle-income country, Moldova has made progress in reducing poverty and promoting inclusive growth.
Nov 29, 2018 | Results
Over the next five years, the Kosovo Digital Economy (KODE) project will scale-up and extend broadband infrastructure to 200 villages, home to a total of around 60,000 people in the country.
Nov 29, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to expand access to housing finance to households and support capital market development in Rwanda.
Nov 29, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to support Government’s efforts to enhance food security readiness and delivery of core services in health and education in the crises affected regions.
Nov 29, 2018 | Press Release
Stronger Financial Management in the Marshall Islands to Improve Delivery of Essential Services
Nov 27, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to strengthen delivery systems for enhanced access to social and economic inclusion services and shock-responsive safety nets for poor and vulnerable households.
Nov 23, 2018 | Speeches and Transcripts
Treasurer Arunma Oteh delivers the keynote address at the 2nd anniversary of FirstGEM, First Bank of Nigeria’s innovative and phenomenal product targeted at women.
Nov 21, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $35 million International Development Association (IDA)* to support the Government of Ghana’s efforts in improving services and efficiency in the Lands Commission.
Nov 21, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to consolidate and strengthen land administration and management systems for efficient and transparent land service delivery.
Nov 21, 2018 | Press Release
A new project to improve employment opportunities for Tongans has kicked off in the Tongan capital, Nukua’lofa that aims to help 10,500 Tongans reach their full potential by 2023.
Nov 15, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The operation will support a Government reform program that addresses the fiscal risks related to the expansion of electricity service to achieve universal access to affordable, sustainable and reliable electricity by 2024.
Nov 15, 2018 | Results
Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty, supported by sustained economic growth.
Nov 11, 2018 | Feature Story
Thousands of villagers in a district in Samangan province now enjoy quicker access to facilities in the district and provincial centers as a result of the all-weather road built by the Afghanistan Rural Access Project.
Nov 09, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $20 million today for Djibouti to improve the living conditions for residents of deprived urban areas, including refugees, and to strengthen Djibouti’s urban development capacity.
Nov 04, 2018 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed two financing agreements totaling $200 million with the World Bank.
Oct 31, 2018 | Press Release
Afghanistan carried out a record number of business reforms in the past year, earning the country a spot in this year’s top 10 global improvers, says the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released today.
Oct 31, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $10 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support higher school-life expectancy in Cabo Verde and more than 1,500 youth to benefit from job-focused interventions...
Oct 30, 2018 | Press Release
The project project will connect the four participating countries through a regional high voltage transmission line and help them strengthen their institutional capacities to participate effectively in the regional electricity market.
Oct 30, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $293 mln International Development Association (IDA)* credit and grant to increase access to and quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutes and to support regional integration across East Africa.
Oct 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will contribute to the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure and restoration of productive activities of communities impacted by the crisis in Mali.
Oct 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs in selected Regional Flagship TVET institutes and support regional integration in East Africa.
Oct 30, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will help to contribute to export expansion and moving towards a sustainable financing model for Ethiopia’s growth and development.
Oct 30, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $1.2 billion from the International Development Association (IDA)* to support Ethiopia’s policies designed to accelerate economic growth and achieve its vision of becoming a lower-middle-income country.
Oct 29, 2018 | Press Release
The Ghana Productive Safety Net project aims to strengthen and improve social safety nets and productive inclusion of the poor and vulnerable.
Oct 28, 2018 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $300 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the transparency and efficiency of its major cash transfer programs.
Oct 25, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $425 million to improve road connections in Bangladesh through building, maintaining and improving rural bridges in a program that will benefit two-thirds of the country’s people.