IDA at Work
Following the worst of the Ebola outbreak, IDA funds helped ensure a healthy environment for Guinean students returning to school. An Ebola emergency response project rehabilitated existing latrines and water points in 850 schools.
The Ebola crisis devastated the agriculture and food sectors in West Africa, making hunger a problem for greater numbers of people. An IDA-supported seed distribution project delivered a record 10,500 tons of seeds to farmers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help boost post-Ebola recovery. Up to 200,000 farmers across the three countries benefited.
In an effort to improve public financial and human resource management, Guinea implemented a biometric identification initiative to register all government employees. The effort revealed that 11,080 civil servants were missing or non-existent, potentially saving the government $1.7 million in one month.