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Mar 27, 2020 | Press Release
World Bank provides US$5.1m for Samoa COVID-19 response
Mar 26, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to strengthen the statistical systems of participating countries and regional bodies in Africa to harmonize, produce, disseminate and enhance the use of core economic and social statistics.
Mar 26, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The objective of the proposed operation is to support the Government of Madagascar's investment in human capital, through improving human resources in health and education, availability and predictability of financial resources in...
Mar 26, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $100 million development policy operation to support the Government of Madagascar’s investment in human capital.
Mar 26, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank allocates $379 million to help strengthen statistical systems in Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Mar 24, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The original Project Development Objective is to support the Government of Malawi to meet the immediate food security and livelihoods restoration needs of the communities affected by drought and promote recovery and resilience in key affected sectors.
Mar 20, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $170 million to improve sanitation services in Dhaka city benefiting around 1.5 million people.
Mar 19, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $500 million ($250 million grant and $250 million credit) from the International Development Association (IDA) in continued support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Homegrown Reform Agenda.
Mar 19, 2020 | Loans & Credits
This proposed operation is the second in a series of three DPF operations aiming at boosting economic transformation in Ethiopia by increasing private sector participation and promoting good governance practices, including...
Mar 17, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA)* project for Liberia to support a series of pro-poor reforms.
Mar 17, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The program development objectives of the proposed development policy operation are to support the Government of Liberia in achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth by...
Mar 13, 2020 | Press Release
Sustainable Fisheries and Outer Island Transport Investments Approved for Kiribati
Mar 13, 2020 | Press Release
Lao PDR: New Financing to Improve Access to Health and Nutrition Services
Mar 12, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $49 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and a $190 million credit from the IDA Scale-up Facility for the Water Services and Institutional Support Project in Uzbekistan.
Mar 10, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved today two grants of total $52 million to support Mauritania to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the nationwide adaptive social safety net system and its coverage of poor and vulnerable households...
Mar 10, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the nationwide adaptive social safety net system and its coverage of poor and vulnerable households with targeted social transfers, including in refugee and host communities.
Mar 10, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The Project development objective is to improve management of priority fisheries and mariculture and increase access to complementary livelihood activities in coastal communities.
Mar 05, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved today an IDA credit of $125 million to support Senegal in strengthening the solid waste management system and improving waste management services in selected municipalities, including Dakar.
Mar 05, 2020 | Press Release
The Federal Government of Somalia today cleared its arrears to the International Development Association (IDA), completing the process of normalizing its financial relationship with the World Bank Group.
Mar 05, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The development objective of the Project is to strengthen the governance of solid waste management in Senegal and improve solid waste management services in selected municipalities
Mar 03, 2020 | Press Release
A project to improve access to, and quality of, basic education nationwide in Myanmar was approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.
Mar 03, 2020 | Press Release
Pakistan is accelerating investments in health care and education to prepare children to reach their productive potential and generate wealth.
Feb 29, 2020 | Press Release
On this day five years ago, the World Bank Treasury helped the global capital markets leap forward by announcing one of its first e-bonds.
Feb 28, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today two grants for a total of $160 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to help improve essential services through solar power and local development in rural and remote areas of Burundi.
Feb 28, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors endorsed today the Tax Administration and Statistical System Modernization Project for the Kyrgyz Republic in the amount of $35 million from the International Development Association.
Feb 28, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to expand access to energy services for households, enterprises, schools and health centers in rural areas of Burundi.
Feb 28, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to improve nutrition, access to basic services and economic opportunities.
Feb 27, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors today moved toward normalizing its relations with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) after thirty years.
Feb 27, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The objectives of the proposed DPF are to facilitate Somalia’s full reengagement with the World Bank Group and support Somalia’s economic recovery through policy reforms that strengthen fiscal management and promote inclusive private sector-led growth.
Feb 25, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved financing for the Power Utility Financial Recovery Project with the overall objective of ensuring the viability and efficiency of Tajikistan’s power sector.