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Dec 14, 2018 | Feature Story
The demand for skilled labor is high in male-dominated fields like construction and car repair. Girls are looking past gender stereotypes to seize opportunities through vocational and technical training.
Dec 13, 2018 | Press Release
The new grant is the third additional financing for the ongoing Emergency Crisis Response Project. It aims to address the immediate impact of the crisis on Yemen’s poor and most vulnerable, including women and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Dec 13, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $40 million grant to support financial inclusion and stability in Mozambique.
Dec 13, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase financial inclusion among underserved groups and micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), while strengthening the overall financial safety net in Mozambique.
Dec 13, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will increase electricity access in underserved regions of the country.
Dec 13, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will support Government efforts in building an effective social protection system that promotes social and productive inclusion by building effective delivery systems for outreach, targeting and program Management, and expand the Rendimento Social de...
Dec 12, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $250 million development policy operation to help the Government of Bangladesh strengthen its capacity to create more, better-paid and quality jobs in a rapidly changing environment.
Dec 11, 2018 | Loans & Credits
This project will enhance tax revenue collection and public procurement, strengthen efficiency and equity in the education sector, improve the performance of the electricity sector by enabling private sector participation and diversification, and...
Dec 10, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will support the Government in mobilizing tax revenues and enhancing the efficiency of tax collection, public investment spending, and debt management and help strengthen the financial viability and service delivery in the energy and ICT sectors.
Dec 10, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to improve and sustain rural population's access to markets and basic services.
Dec 10, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $40 million (about FCFA24 billion) International Development Association (IDA)* grant to help Togo pursue its efforts to improve fiscal sustainability and promote economic growth.
Dec 10, 2018 | Feature Story
In 2009 following political crisis, public spending on education fell as foreign funding plunged. Thousands of children were at risk of being taken out of school. Emergency support has led to scaled up funding that is overhauling basic education.
Dec 07, 2018 | Press Release
On December 4, 2018 the World Bank approved $100 million for the Government of Mozambique’s Land Administration Project.
Dec 06, 2018 | Press Release
Agreements signed to bring Reliable, Renewable Electricity to Solomon Islands
Dec 06, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The program will support the implementation of the Government of Niger’s national poverty reduction strategy and the Economic and Social Development Plan.
Dec 06, 2018 | Press Release
Bangladesh today signed two financing agreements totaling $525 million with the World Bank to improve connectivity and climate resilience through building, maintaining, and improving roads and rural bridges that could benefit more than 100 million people.
Dec 06, 2018 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $500 million to improve livestock and dairy production in Bangladesh.
Dec 04, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to strengthen land tenure security in selected districts and improve the efficiency and accessibility of land administration services.
Dec 04, 2018 | Press Release
IBRD announced the spread over LIBOR (or EURIBOR) will decrease for new IBRD Flexible Loans (IFLs) for all maturities and all currencies.
Dec 03, 2018 | Feature Story
In a country where 90 percent of the population relies on natural resources for food, income, and jobs—especially the coffee sector—efforts to restore degraded landscapes are also restoring hope for a better future.
Dec 02, 2018 | Feature Story
Thousands in a district in Nangarhar province benefitted from improved health services and facilities under the SEHAT program.
Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
Kiribati Reforms Focus on Improving Early Childhood Care, Public Financial Management, and Laws Combatting Illegal Fishing
Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
Reforms for a Stronger, More Resilient and Healthier Samoa
Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
New Climate Resilient Infrastructure to Benefit all Tongans
Nov 30, 2018 | Results
A small, lower-middle-income country, Moldova has made progress in reducing poverty and promoting inclusive growth.
Nov 29, 2018 | Results
Over the next five years, the Kosovo Digital Economy (KODE) project will scale-up and extend broadband infrastructure to 200 villages, home to a total of around 60,000 people in the country.
Nov 29, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to expand access to housing finance to households and support capital market development in Rwanda.
Nov 29, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to support Government’s efforts to enhance food security readiness and delivery of core services in health and education in the crises affected regions.
Nov 29, 2018 | Press Release
Stronger Financial Management in the Marshall Islands to Improve Delivery of Essential Services
Nov 27, 2018 | Loans & Credits
The project will help to strengthen delivery systems for enhanced access to social and economic inclusion services and shock-responsive safety nets for poor and vulnerable households.