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13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

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.

31 May 2016 description
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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.

12 Sep 2015 description
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By the end of 2014 the total worldwide displaced population of concern to UNHCR stood at an unprecedented 57.7 million persons, and of these 19.5 million were refugees and 38.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Significant in the context of the present study is that the number of refugees under UNHCR’s mandate had increased by 23% on the previous year, 45% of the refugees are in a protracted displacement situation, and 86% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing regions.

01 May 2013 description
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En dépit des rudes défis qui se posent à eux, l’analyse des dernières données disponibles sur ces pays révèle des lueurs d’espoir

WASHINGTON, 1er mai 2013 — En dépit des défis persistants qu’ils connaissent sur le plan politique et économique, 20 pays fragiles ou touchés par un conflit ont dernièrement atteint un ou plusieurs objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), et six autres sont en bonne voie d’atteindre certains de ces objectifs avant l’échéance de 2015. Tel est le constat que fait le Groupe de la Banque mondiale dans sa dernière analyse publiée aujourd’hui.

01 May 2013 description
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Despite tough challenges in fragile countries, World Bank analysis reveals glimmers of hope

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013—Despite enduring political and economic challenges, 20 fragile and conflict-affected states have recently met one or more targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and an additional six countries are on track to meet individual targets ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a new analysis by the World Bank Group released today.

24 Jan 2012 description
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Project Development Objectives (from Project Appraisal Document)

The project‘s development objectives are to: (i) reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Angolan population through a multi-sector approach that strengthens institutional capacity and increases access and utilization of health services for prevention, diagnosis, care, and support; (ii) strengthen the capacity of the health sector to detect new cases of TB, improve treatment compliance, and increase the completion rate; and (iii) strengthen the capacity of the MOH for effective case management of malaria.

01 Dec 2011 description
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Despite remarkable economic growth in the past decade, undernutrition remains a serious public health problem in Angola. High rates of child stunting and micronutrient deficiencies are contributing to an under-five mortality rate of 161 deaths per 1,000 live births, limiting the growth and development of children, hindering productivity, and preventing the country from reaching Millennium Development Goals 1 and 4.

10 Dec 2010 description
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LIBREVILLE, 10 décembre 2010-La Banque mondiale, par l'entremise d'un Fonds subsidiaire Multi-donateurs a octroyé un appui financier de 3,9 millions de dollars (soit 1,8 milliard de francs CFA) pour la mise en œuvre du programme détaillé pour le développement de l'agriculture en Afrique (PDDAA) au bénéfice du secrétariat exécutif de la Communauté des Etats de l'Afrique centrale (CEEAC).

Les documents relatifs à cet accord de don ont récemment été remis au secrétaire général de l'institution Louis Sylvain Goma par le représentant par intérim de la Banque mondiale au …

04 Nov 2010 description
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  • In 2009, floods destroyed infrastructure, damaged homes and cut off access to health centers and schools

    - A new report assesses the damages and outlines reconstruction options to help lessen damage from future natural disasters

    - The impact of climate change is expected to exacerbate weather patterns in Namibia

    WINDHOEK, November 4, 2010 -- In March 2009, torrential rains across Angola, Namibia, and Zambia caused unprecedented floods in the …

08 Jun 2010 description
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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:

IDA Credit: US$70.8 million equivalent

Terms: Maturity = 20 years; Grace = 10 years

Project ID: P111840

Project Description:  The objective of the project is to improve the population's access to and quality of maternal and child health care services.

12 May 2010 description
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  • More than 350,000 women die each year because of pregnancy and childbirth complications.

    - Plan will help countries reduce high fertility rates and deaths.

    - With approaching Millennium Development Goals deadline, plan charts Bank's course for next five years.

    May 12, 2010With many countries far from achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) and less than five years remaining to scale up efforts, yesterday, the World Bank released its a 2010-2015 blueprint for its reproductive health work, which will help poor countries reduce their high fertility rates and prevent …

29 Apr 2010 description
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Project Objectives

The development objective of the project is to improve the population's access to and quality of maternal and child health care services.

Project Description

The project has three components: (i) improving service delivery in the five provinces of Bengo, Malange, Lunda Norte, Moxico, and Uige in 18 municipalities (US$72.8million); (ii) piloting of demand-side incentives to encourage institutional deliveries (US$0.8 million); and (iii) strengthening the capacity of the MOH and municipalities (US$18.2 million). It will have a life of five years.

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08 Jul 2009 description
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LUANDA, July 8, 2009 - The National Association of Rural Women, popularly known as Tuende - a local language term meaning "let's walk together" - prides itself in empowering rural communities in Angola to engage with local authorities on development issues, and improve their livelihoods through agriculture.

Supported by the World Bank Civil Society Fund (CSF)1, Tuende recently completed a project that aimed at promoting space for dialogue between rural communities in the Cabiri area of Bengo Province and the local government to discuss rural poverty.

During the …

29 Apr 2009 description
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LUANDA, April 29, 2009 -- A Municipal Health Service Strengthening Project (MHSS) is being prepared for Angola based on the lessons learned from the implementation of the HIV/AIDS Malaria and tuberculosis (HAMSET) due to end in June 2010.

30 Sep 2008 description
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Foreword

When the World Bank published Rolling Back Malaria: The World Bank Global Strategy and Booster Program in 2005, the world had what now seems like a modest goal of halving malaria deaths in Africa by 2010. At the time, many thought that target unrealistic and doubted the commitment of both African and global partners to achieving it. Since then, an influx of new funding, new partners, and remarkable successes in several Sub- Saharan African countries have re energized the global malaria control movement.

26 Sep 2008 description
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Luanda, September 26, 2008 -- Although social funds have generally been created as short term institutions, some have been in existence for over a decade due to their effectiveness on the one hand and to their complementarities to Government efforts towards poverty alleviation on the other. The Angola Social Fund (FAS) is such a case.

01 Sep 2008 description
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1. Key development issues and rationale for Bank involvement

Since the signing of the peace accords with União Nacional para Independência Total de Angola (UNITA) in April 2002, political stability has been established throughout the country, the Government is recognized by all parties and has remained cohesive and functioning. The economy has benefited from higher international oil prices and the prospect is that oil production will double over the next two years to about 2 million barrels per day.

03 Mar 2008 description
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March 3, 2008 - In an attempt to create good conditions for development in post-conflict states, the World Bank's Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) operates with the belief that one of the keys to stability lies with reintegrating ex-combatants and former child-soldiers into society.

Bruno Donat, Communications Officer for the World Bank's Fragile States, Conflict, and Social Development unit of the Africa Region, asserts that amidst the painful aftermath of conflicts, one has to look also at achievements by small groups of demobilized …