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Apr 18, 2019 | Results
The Development Objective of the NEWMAP is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The integrated approach is aimed at alleviating poverty, maintaining sustainable ecosystems and improving disaster risk management.
Apr 17, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The Project will increase electricity access of households and businesses, using modern stand-alone solar systems through a harmonized regional approach.
Apr 17, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The Project will improve access to basic social services, expand economic opportunities, and enhance environmental management for communities hosting refugees in the target areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Uganda.
Apr 17, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a grant of $150 million additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to boost an ongoing project to improve access to basic social services, expand economic opportunities,...
Apr 16, 2019 | Feature Story
A recently completed river bank protection flood wall, built with support from the Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, now protects farms and homes against the floods, giving stability to livelihoods and unimpeded access to services in a Kabul district.
Apr 12, 2019 | Results
For the first time ever, poor households in hard-to-reach rural areas have received cash transfers through mobile money technology—including beneficiaries from local cooperatives who began leveraging the technology to improve livelihoods.
Apr 12, 2019 | Results
In 2017, Uzbekistan launched an ambitious and unprecedented reform program aimed at building a private sector–driven, market-based economy.
Apr 11, 2019 | Press Release
Sri Lanka and the World Bank today signed two new agreements worth $150 million to improve climate resilience and agriculture productivity for small farmers and support priority infrastructure through public-private partnerships
Apr 09, 2019 | Feature Story
In 2018, Lao PDR suffered its most costly floods in a decade. To identify the priority needs following the floods, the World Bank, and other development partners worked to conduct a government-led Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Apr 08, 2019 | Statement
Selection of Expert Risk Modeling Engagement for PEF 2.0
Apr 08, 2019 | Results
The Angola Water Sector Institutional Development Project (WSIDP) supported the creation and strengthening of six new water supply utilities that are providing household services to over 800,000 new customers.
Apr 05, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will strengthen government capacity in program-based budgeting and procurement, delivery of selected education services, management of roads contracts, and facilitating access to financial services.
Apr 04, 2019 | Press Release
Two World Bank projects helping Lao PDR build climate resilient infrastructure and respond to flood-affected areas will receive additional financing totaling USD$50 million through a special Crisis Response Window allocation.
Apr 03, 2019 | Press Release
The Board of the World Bank Group approved on March 27, 2019 a total amount of $143 million International Development Association (IDA)* credits and grants to help Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal to step up the quality and provision of applied...
Apr 02, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank approved on March 28, 2019 a $82 million grant to increase access to electricity in five of the poorest provinces of Mozambique, including Niassa, Nampula, Zambezia, Cabo Delgado and Sofala.
Mar 28, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $100.5 million to improve public spaces and urban services in four large neighborhoods under the Dhaka South City Corporation benefiting about a million residents.
Mar 28, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved financing for the Dhaka City Neighborhood Upgrading Project.
Mar 28, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will increase access to electricity service in Mozambique.
Mar 27, 2019 | Feature Story
The community grain bank set up by the village Community Development Council, with support from the Citizens’ Charter, fights seasonal hunger by assisting the most vulnerable households in the community, including internally displaced persons and returnees.
Mar 27, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will improve quality, quantity and development impact of postgraduate education in selected universities through regional specialization and collaboration.
Mar 25, 2019 | Press Release
Airports and roads in Solomon Islands set for US$51m upgrade
Mar 22, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project seeks to improve connectivity, sustainability, safety, and climate resilience of selected roads in the country.
Mar 22, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will help improve local government capacity in managing their public financial resources in a transparent and participatory manner, and help mitigate local conflicts.
Mar 22, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to improve the utilization and quality of health services to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country.
Mar 22, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project will support the Government of Cote d’Ivoire in the implementation of reforms in tertiary education to enhance efficiency of public resources and develop accountability.
Mar 21, 2019 | Feature Story
In 1950, India had 3,000–4,000 cubic meters of water per person. Today, this has fallen to around 1,000 cubic meters, largely due to population growth. China, by contrast, has twice the amount of water per person- about 2,000 cubic meters
Mar 21, 2019 | Press Release
Villages that are home to around 200,000 citizens in rural Tajikistan will gain better local infrastructure thanks to support from the CASA1000 Community Support Project for Tajikistan (CASA1000 CSP)
Mar 19, 2019 | Feature Story
After years of conflicts between the Twa and Bantu, mediation activities bring back peace in Tanganyika Province.
Mar 19, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank approved today a $90 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of the government of Mozambique’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Resilience Program. This financing will support the implementation of the...
Mar 19, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support key policy reforms to promote sustainable and inclusive growth and build economic resilience in Sierra Leone.