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Engaging Male Youth in Karamoja, Uganda

Engaging Male Youth in Karamoja, Uganda: An examination of the factors driving the perpetration of violence and crime by young men in Karamoja and the applicability of a communications and relationships program to address related behavior

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Use Science and Technology to Boost Agricultural Productivity

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the agriculture sector is under-performing

  • Four east African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are collaborating to marshal the power of science and tackle common problems facing farmers

  • A new video documents the East Africa Agricultural Productivity Program and its sub-regional approach to boosting the quantity and quality of food produced by farmers

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World + 8 others
Agricultural Land Redistribution and Land Administration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of Recent Reforms

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The six case studies in this book were prepared as background studies for a synthesis report on land administration and reform in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Collectively they cover two main areas of land governance: reforms in redistributing agricultural land; and reforms in land administration. The problems in land ownership inequality and poor land administration are defined and the question of why reforms are necessary is addressed. The first two case studies focus on reforms in redistributing agricultural land in Malawi and South Africa.

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Do pro-poor policies increase water coverage? An analysis of service delivery in Kampala’s informal settlements

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Executive Summary

Background

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has undertaken a wide range of reforms in the urban water sector since the inception of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) in 1997 (updated in 2000 and 2004).
The PEAP provided a framework for development of multisector targets and investment programs at national, district, and local levels.

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World + 2 others
World Bank Boosts Support for Pastoralists in Horn of Africa

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WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$122 million for a regional pastoralism project to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa and strengthen the capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional organization that works to promote sustainable development of pastoralism in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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World + 6 others
Un nouveau rapport préconise les mesures à prendre pour réduire et éliminer les inégalités auxquelles les agricultrices doivent faire face en Afrique

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WASHINGTON, le 18 mars 2014 - Lutter contre les inégalités dont les agricultrices sont victimes à maints égards en Afrique est crucial pour réduire la pauvreté, doper la croissance économique et nourrir une population toujours plus nombreuse, selon le rapport publié aujourd’hui par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et l’organisation ONE.

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World + 6 others
Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa

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Gender Gap Holds Back Africa’s Women Farmers: New Report Identifies Policy Interventions to Narrow and Eliminate Gender Inequality

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 –Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign.

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World + 11 others
Helping Countries Better Prepare for and Manage Disaster Risks, Climate Change

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • During fiscal year 2012-13, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) supported disaster risk management and recovery initiatives in over 80 developing countries.

  • Last year, 85 percent of the World Bank’s Country Assistance and Country Partnership Strategies incorporated disaster and climate risk analysis, a substantial increase from 44 percent during the mid-2000s.

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ICT for Data Collection and Monitoring & Evaluation: Opportunities and Guidance on Mobile Applications for Forest and Agricultural Sectors

World Bank report recognizes FAO ICT project in Uganda - Case Study

17/01/2014

A new World Bank study on mobile applications for the agricultural and forest sector recognizes FAO’s expertise on mobile data collection technology for drought preparedness in Uganda. Published in December 2013, the study ICT for Data Collection and Monitoring & Evaluation assists development organizations to stay up to date with changing technology and to identify appropriate technology channels for data collection and M&E work.

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Education and health services in Uganda : data for results and accountability

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Quality of Uganda’s Education and Health Services Poses Serious Risk to Long-Term Economic Progress

ProgressKampala, November 19, 2013 – Uganda has reduced poverty and child mortality by half, and has enrolled most primary-age children in school. However, new service delivery data published today suggest that the quality of education and health services remains weak, posing serious challenges to the country’s long-term social and economic progress as outlined in its Vision 2040 for the future.

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World + 2 others
Innovating to Improve Access to Medicines

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SUBMITTED BY YVONNE NKRUMAH ON MON, 09/30/2013

Nearly 13 million people die annually because they are unable to access essential, lifesaving medicines for curable diseases, according to estimates from The World Health Organization (WHO). A daunting number, but one we’re beginning to reduce, thanks in part to the rise of mobile apps and other information communications technologies that have the potential to greatly improve access to medicines.

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World + 8 others
Programme mondial pour l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire –Bientôt plus de dix millions de bénéficiaires dans 25 pays

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WASHINGTON, 11 septembre 2013 — Les partenaires du Programme mondial pour l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (GAFSP), un fonds fiduciaire multidonateur établi en 2010 dans le but d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire dans les pays les plus pauvres de la planète, ont annoncé aujourd’hui que huit pays — Burkina Faso, Honduras, Mali, Nicaragua, Ouganda, République kirghize, Yémen et Zambie — recevront des dons d’un montant de 254,5 millions de dollars pour financer des initiatives nationales visant à accroître la productivité agricole, améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, e

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World + 8 others
GAFSP Set To Reach More Than 10 Million Farmers across 25 Countries

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WASHINGTON, September 11, 2013—Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a multi-donor trust fund established in 2010 to improve food security in the world’s poorest countries, today announced the allocation of $254.5 million in grants to eight countries. The grants will support country-led initiatives to increase agricultural productivity, improve food and nutrition security, and reduce poverty in Burkina Faso, Honduras, Kyrgyz Republic, Mali, Nicaragua, Uganda, Yemen, and Zambia.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Conclude Historic Mission to Africa’s Great Lakes Region, Pledge Commitment to Implement Peace, Security and Economic Development

KAMPALA, May 24, 2013—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Friday ended a three-day historic mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Uganda, pledging that both of their global organizations will work closely together to bring peace, security, and economic development for the Great Lakes region that has for so long not experienced the fruits of prosperity.

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Le secrétaire général des Nations Unies et le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale concluent une mission historique dans la région des Grands Lacs en Afrique, s'engageant à assurer la paix, la sécurité et le développement économique de la région

KAMPALA, 24 mai 2013 – Le secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon et le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale Jim Yong Kim achèvent, ce vendredi, une mission historique de trois jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au Rwanda et en Ouganda, en promettant que leurs deux organisations internationales collaboreront étroitement pour apporter la paix, la sécurité et le développement économique à la région des Grands Lacs, privée depuis si longtemps des fruits de la prospérité.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to Make Historic Joint Visit to Africa’s Great Lakes Region May 22-24

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make an historic joint visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region from May 22nd – 24th in support of a recent landmark peace agreement and to push for economic development in one of the world’s most troubled regions.

Kim and Mr. Ban will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from May 22nd – 23rd; Rwanda from May 23rd – 24th; and Uganda on May 24th.

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Burundi + 3 others
Scoring for Peace

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SUBMITTED BY RAVI KUMAR ON WED, 05/15/2013 - 11:39

A documentary shows the importance of sports in uniting conflict-affected communities

“When I joined the rebels, I was 12 years old. I went there because we didn’t have enough food at home,” says Ismael Bikomati in Scoring for Peace, a documentary seeking to spread the message of peace globally.

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The Power of Mobile: Saving Uganda's Banana Crop

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SUBMITTED BY LYUDMILA BUJOREANU ON MON, 2013-04-15 10:12

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World + 4 others
Une stratégie sur dix ans pour soutenir le développement de systèmes de protection sociale en Afrique subsaharienne

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LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La protection sociale, qui comporte des programmes d’assistance sociale et d’assurances sociales, est un puissant outil de réduction de la pauvreté et de la vulnérabilité

  • La Banque mondiale a mis en place une nouvelle stratégie sur dix ans pour la protection sociale en Afrique (2012-2022)

  • Il s’agit d’aider les gouvernements à mettre en place des systèmes nationaux de protection sociale

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Somalia + 6 others
Horn of Africa Drought Situation Report No. 17, October 2012

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AT A GLANCE

  • An estimated 8 million people remain food insecure in the Horn of Africa. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).

  • The general food security outlook for the Horn indicates that crop production should be favorable ahead of the end of the year harvests. Livelihood improvements still depend on how certain communities (especially pastoralists) are able to recover from the previous seasons’ poor crop production, loss of livestock and macro-economic shocks.