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May 31, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved two new projects totaling US$25 million in credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s arm for the poorest countries.
May 29, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank approved $350 million to increase power generation and improve the electricity system's resilience to climate change and disasters. The Board also approved $110 million in additional financing for the Essential Health Services Access Project.
May 29, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank approved a $15 million to strengthen Cambodia’s pre-service education system for health professionals to improve the quality of care for better health outcomes.
May 29, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The Project Development Objective of the IDSP parent project (P102459) is to “provide improved access to irrigation services in selected sites in the Recipient’s territory.” Upon the Government of Republic of Zambia’s request, IDSP was restructured for a second time on January 20, 2020 to support the government to undertake Phase 1 of a remedial action plan to ensure the safety of ten dams that were constructed/rehabilitated under the World Bank funded “Water Resources Development Project (P114949),” which closed in November 2018.
May 29, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project development objective are to develop the building blocks of a national shock-responsive social protection system and increase access to shock-responsive safety nets for poor and vulnerable households.
May 28, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank provides $376 million to help advance women’s empowerment and strengthen legal frameworks that promote women’s rights to health and education in Africa
May 28, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The original Project Development Objective is to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child and maternal health services in selected areas of the participating countries, including the Recipients’ territory, and to improve regional knowledge generation and sharing as well as regional capacity and coordination.
May 26, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank approved today two operations totaling $346 million in International Development Association (IDA)* financing to help strengthen resilience and livelihoods in the Lake Chad region, which is shared among Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
May 26, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project development objective is to contribute to the recovery of the Lake Chad region by supporting regional coordinating and crisis monitoring, connectivity and agricultural livelihoods in selected provinces of the Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Chad,...
May 26, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The original Project Development Objective is to support the Government of Nigeria towards rehabilitating and improving critical service delivery infrastructure, improve the livelihood opportunities of conflict and displacement-affected communities, and...
May 21, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The ZEEP AF aims to deepen the human capital impact of the project by expanding coverage and supporting activities to enhance education outcomes especially for girls.
May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$54 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to improve health service delivery to women, children, and adolescents in Liberia.
May 21, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The Project Development Objective is to improve health service delivery to women, children, and adolescents in Liberia
May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a financing of $48 million from the International Development Association* (IDA) to help Uganda prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the desert locust outbreak and to strengthen its...
May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a financing of $63 million ($31.5 million grant and $31.5 million credit) from the International Development Association* (IDA) to help Ethiopia prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the...
May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors approved a $43 million IDA credit for Kenya as part of a larger regional Emergency Locust Response Project to respond to the threat posed by the desert locust outbreak and to strengthen Kenya’s system for preparedness.
May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The SHIFT program will support policy reforms to improve access to quality healthcare and education, support economic opportunities for women, and strengthen social safety nets for COVID-19 response and increase effectiveness in the short to medium term.
May 20, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The objective of the Emergency Locust Response Program is to respond to the threat posed by the locust outbreak and to strengthen systems for preparedness.
May 20, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The original Project Development Objective is to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure in vulnerable communities in the eastern provinces of DRC.
May 20, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $1 billion budget support operation for Kenya, which helps close the fiscal financing gap, while supporting reforms that help advance the government’s inclusive growth agenda, including in affordable housing...
May 20, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional financing totaling $445 million for the DRC Eastern Recovery Project (STEP 2). This financing, provided by the IDA, will improve access to livelihoods and socioeconomic infrastructure in...
May 19, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The proposed DPF is the second in a programmatic series of two operations in support of the Government of Kenya’s inclusive growth agenda.
May 15, 2020 | Press Release
This program will expand the impact and coverage of India’s social protection system by helping vulnerable groups access more social benefits directly and across the country
May 15, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $137.5 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help Somalia respond to and recover from multiple, ongoing, and overlapping crises.
May 15, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The Project Development Objective is “to support the recovery of livelihoods and infrastructure in flood and drought-affected areas and strengthen capacity for disaster preparedness nationwide.”
May 14, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The Program Development Objectives of the programmatic series are to: (i) improve debt and public investment management; (ii) improve the financial performance and quality of service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors; and (iii) enhance the transparency and governance framework of State-owned Enterprises.
May 14, 2020 | Press Release
A day after Lesotho announced its first COVID-19 positive case, the World Bank approved a $7.5 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA)* to support Lesotho’s efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic under...
May 14, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $30 million development policy grant to support The Gambia’s efforts to improve debt and public investment management, improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom...
May 12, 2020 | Press Release
Tonga: US$8.4 million to strengthen resilience and fight COVID-19
May 12, 2020 | Press Release
A $39.5 million project will help South Asia build resilience to climate threats and disasters by sharing regional data and knowledge, developing regional standards and guidelines for infrastructure, and promoting climate-resilient policies and investments.