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Mar 08, 2021 | Feature Story
In 2016, Burkina Faso launched a short-course training and temporary job program at public works sites. A total of 46,000 unemployed youth have taken part in the program.
Feb 23, 2021 | Press Release
US$57 million to help Lao PDR promote sustainable forest management, improve protected area management, and enhance livelihoods opportunities in eight provinces across the country.
Feb 15, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of US$97.50 million to provide regular and predictable cash support to Afghans affected by droughts and COVID-19 and improve food and nutrition security.
Feb 11, 2021 | Press Release
Cabo Verde to purchase and deploy vaccines for nearly 200,000 people - about 35% of the population - including the 20% priority populations
Feb 11, 2021 | Feature Story
With its sandy beaches and strategic location off the coast of Western Africa, Cabo Verde enjoys unique opportunities for growth. It has reduced poverty more than any other African nation since 1990.
Feb 09, 2021 | Press Release
US$50 million (FJ$102.7 million) to support Fiji’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and severe tropical cyclones Harold and Yasa. The project has a special focus on women who have been disproportionally affected by the crisis.
Feb 08, 2021 | Press Release
The Rwandan economy has fallen into its first recession due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and could potentially compromise years of gains in poverty reduction.
Feb 05, 2021 | Press Release
The $50 million agreement will help to alleviate poverty among forest-dependent communities, while reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Feb 01, 2021 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $500 million financing agreement to help Upgrade the Jashore-Jhenaidah highway and improve the connecting rural roads and markets that will benefit over 20 million people living in the western region.
Feb 01, 2021 | Statement
In June 2020, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved the USD 800 million Emergency Equity and System Strengthening in Education Project (EESSE), to be implemented over a period of four years.
Jan 28, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $50 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to improve access to electricity in Sierra Leone and enhance institutional capacity and commercial management of the sector.
Jan 28, 2021 | Feature Story
Reforms in a health clinic have improved both health care and pre- and postnatal practices in a poor district of Afghanistan's Bamyan Province.
Jan 25, 2021 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2021—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved additional financing of $21.6 million to further help Maldives mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on poor and vulnerable workers and their families.
Jan 20, 2021 | Press Release
A US$10 million Education and Skills Strengthening Project for the Republic of Marshall Islands that will improve access to quality secondary education, vocational training, and employment intermediation services.
Jan 18, 2021 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $6.5 million financing agreement with the World Bank to enable around 39,000 slum children complete primary education as well as provide pre-vocational training to 8,500 school-dropped out youths in Cox’s Bazar.
Jan 18, 2021 | Press Release
Reskilling and Labour Migration Vital to the Pacific’s Economic Recovery
Jan 14, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today the US$30 million Saint Lucia COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience Development Policy Credit.
Jan 14, 2021 | Results
As of October 2020, the Urban Productive Safety Net Project is on track to reach 604,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable Ethiopians, of whom 60 percent are women.
Jan 14, 2021 | Results
The Ethiopia COVID-19 Emergency Response Project has been at the forefront of implementing efforts and mobilizing critical resources to rapidly strengthen preparedness and response to the pandemic.
Jan 14, 2021 | Results
Ethiopia’s COVID-19 response has been a beacon of hope on the global stage with lower fatality rates than in many developed countries in Europe and North America.
Jan 14, 2021 | Results
The Recurrent Costs and Reform Financing project has supported day-to-day functioning and financial management systems of key ministries of the federal and subnational governments in Somalia.
Jan 14, 2021 | Results
The Malawi Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project unlocked opportunities for inclusive growth for banks, micro-finance institutions, and savings and credit cooperatives by transforming the digital space.
Jan 14, 2021 | Results
With World Bank support, the government of Rwanda has developed a bold new approach to tackle stunting, chronic malnutrition, with an enhanced package of multisectoral interventions.
Jan 05, 2021 | Results
The Population and Health Support Project in Niger provided reproductive health and nutrition services to over four million women and children in Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua, Tillaberi and Zinder.
Jan 05, 2021 | Results
As part of the West Africa Power Pool program, the project for the construction of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Interconnector reduced the cost of electricity supply to Burkina Faso, and increased Ghana’s electricity export capacity.
Jan 05, 2021 | Results
The Secondary Education Improvement Project has since 2014 helped deliver quality secondary education to nearly 568,000 children in Ghana. It has also provided scholarship and bursary support to over 20,000 children, 60 percent of whom are girls.
Dec 21, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and...
Dec 17, 2020 | Factsheet
Legacy mining pollution in Zambia is the result of many decades of unsustainable mining operations and inadequate rehabilitation or closure of mining sites. In the Copperbelt Province, townships adjacent to copper mining sites are severely polluted while in the...
Dec 17, 2020 | Feature Story
More than 10,000 children have been tested for lead exposure this year through a pilot health intervention as part of a $65 million project
Dec 17, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved $150 million in IDA financing for a program of policy and institutional reforms intended to accelerate human capital development for inclusive economic growth in Rwanda. Of this financing, US$ 75 million is a...

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