The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.
As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.
Around 25% of the 60 million forcibly displaced people across the globe are in Africa, where some countries have hosted large refugee populations for over 20 years
The World Bank and its partners are providing long term, sustainable development solutions to help address this issue
New support is arriving in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, home to more than 12.9 million displaced people
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Sur les 60 millions de personnes contraintes à l’exode dans le monde, environ 25 % se trouvent en Afrique où plusieurs pays accueillent de nombreux réfugiés depuis plus de vingt ans.
La Corne de l’Afrique et la région des Grands Lacs, qui abritent près de 13 millions de personnes déplacées, vont bénéficier d’un nouveau plan d’aide.
WASHINGTON, 31 mai 2016 – Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un financement de 175 millions de dollars pour atténuer l’impact des déplacements forcés sur les communautés d’accueil des réfugiés dans la Corne de l’Afrique.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved $175 million in financing to help mitigate the impact of forced displacement on refugee-hosting communities in the Horn of Africa.
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help support the Government of Zambia implement its program of local integration for long term refugees.
The Zambia Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project aims to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure for displaced people and host communities in the two targeted resettlement areas of Meheba in North-Western and Mayukwayukwa in the Western Provinces of Zambia.
Women form a large proportion of agricultural labor force in sub-saharan Africa and thus play a vital role in ensuring family nutrition and food security. A new study measuring the economic costs of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in three African countries — Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda — provides further evidence that reducing the gender gap translates into significant poverty reduction and improved nutritional outcomes.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
KAMPALA, September 14, 2015 — Buoyed by the depreciating Shilling and the falling global oil prices, Uganda’s economy could continue the modest recovery and grow 0.4 percentage points faster in 2016 than in 2015. Uganda’s private sector has also played a critical role buffering external shocks and sustaining credit flows while Government’s infrastructure investments in the oil industry and railway did not take off as planned.
Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano
This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.
Keiko Inoue, Emanuela di Gropello, Yesim Sayin Taylor, and James Gresham
Why community-led partnerships matter
NEW YORK, 21 novembre 2014 – Un nouveau partenariat entre le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et l’Alliance mondiale pour des réchauds écologiques (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves) s’emploiera à promouvoir l’adoption de modes de cuisson « propres » par 100 millions de ménages. Pour préparer leurs repas, ces ménages utilisaient jusqu’ici des fourneaux de faible rendement et des combustibles solides.
CIUDAD DE NUEVA YORK, 21 de noviembre de 2014. Una nueva e importante alianza entre el Grupo Banco Mundial y la Alianza mundial para la utilización de cocinas ecológicas (GACC, por su sigla en inglés) impulsará un proceso de transición para que 100 millones de hogares que aún utilizan cocinas ineficientes y combustibles sólidos para preparar los alimentos adopten maneras de cocinar no contaminantes.
NEW YORK CITY, November 21, 2014 - A major new partnership between the World Bank Group and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will work to spur a transition to clean cooking for 100 million households, which still use inefficient cookstoves and solid fuels for cooking.
UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. It will also help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional organization that works to promote regional cooperation, including the sustainable development of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa