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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...
Dec 17, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$303.9 million in grants for Yemen to help increase access to basic services and economic opportunities for populations affected by ongoing conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 16, 2020 | Press Release
The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $400 million project to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 16, 2020 | Results
The World Bank project in the West Bank helped built a new landfill and improved waste disposal service, directly benefiting 850,000 people.
Dec 16, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $100 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* to help the government of Benin strengthen fiscal and debt management, improve the financial sustainability of the energy sector, and foster the development of...
Dec 16, 2020 | Press Release
$30 million in support for Tonga’s most vulnerable
Dec 15, 2020 | Press Release
New Country Partnership Framework discussed and $1.5 billion approved for social protection and strengthened state-level COVID-19 response
Dec 15, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved three projects to support the economic recovery and improve access to and the quality of basic social services in Burkina Faso and Chad. These projects will help both countries respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Dec 15, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved four India projects worth over $800 million. These projects support a range of development initiatives across various states in India.
Dec 15, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $400 million project to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 14, 2020 | Results
The World Bank is supporting the government of Madagascar’s ambitious stunting reduction agenda over a ten-year period (2018-2028). In the first two years of implementation, more than 680,000 women and children received a package of high-impact services...
Dec 14, 2020 | Results
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola social safety net operation was critical in providing relief and much needed income support to communities to recover from the Ebola crisis (2018-2020) and build resilience.
Dec 14, 2020 | Results
Through its support to 24 academic research centers of excellence in eight countries, the Eastern & Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACEII) project succeeded in enrolling over 8,000 students, of which one-third were female...
Dec 14, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank has approved $60 million in financing from the IDA to help Benin increase the economic inclusion of youth from impoverished backgrounds and strengthen employment services and the technical and vocational training system.
Dec 14, 2020 | Results
In Tanzania, a seven-fold expansion of the housing finance market was achieved through International Development Association (IDA) financing and an innovative solution to address housing, a critical development challenge in the country.

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