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24 Nov 2014 description
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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.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

24 Oct 2014 description
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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

14 Jul 2014 description

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

14 Jul 2014 description
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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

25 Apr 2014 description
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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.

14 Apr 2014 description
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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.

21 Mar 2014 description
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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.

19 Mar 2014 description
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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.

19 Mar 2014 description
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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.

30 Jan 2014 description
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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.

17 Jan 2014 description

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.

20 Nov 2013 description
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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.

01 Oct 2013 description
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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.

16 Sep 2013 description
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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, …

12 Sep 2013 description
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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.

24 May 2013 description

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.

23 May 2013 description

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.

20 May 2013 description

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.