- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Benin: Floods - Sep 2013
- Benin: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Benin: Cholera Epidemic - Oct 2012
- Benin: Floods - Oct 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and buildings that have served as landmarks for generations.
WASHINGTON, le 3 février 2017 – La Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui des crédits supplémentaires d’un montant total de 68 millions de dollars en faveur du Programme de productivité agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest (PPAAO). Cette enveloppe de financement se répartit comme suit : 20 millions de dollars sont destinés au Bénin, 23 millions de dollars à la Guinée, 15 millions de dollars au Niger, et 10 millions de dollars au Togo.
WASHINGTON, February 3, 2017—The World Bank approved today additional credits for the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP-1C). The total amount is $68 million, with $20 million for Benin, $23 million for Guinea, $15 million for Niger, and $10 million for Togo.
New Report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ Calls for Collaboration to ‘Deliver as One’*
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.
World Bank Group Unveils New Climate Action Plan
Plan to Help Countries Meet Paris COP21 Pledges
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016—The World Bank Group today announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy – enough to power 150 million homes – to the world’s energy capacity, bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at least 40 countries – all by 2020.
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
The region is amongst the most vulnerable in the world to climate change, and investments to build adaptive capacity are critical to secure the future of its 112 million inhabitants.
Niger Basin countries respond by collaborating on the development of an ambitious Climate Resilience Investment Plan.
The Plan outlines 246 priority actions that specifically contribute to building climate resilience, based on existing national and regional planning documents.
WASHINGTON, 29 mai 2015 — Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un nouveau crédit de 40 millions de dollars de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)*. Ces fonds sont destinés à aider le Bénin à améliorer son infrastructure et à atténuer les conséquences délétères des inondations de 2010 ainsi qu’à renforcer son niveau de préparation à toute nouvelle inondation à venir.
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a new US$40 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit for Benin to improve its infrastructure and minimize the negative impacts of the 2010 floods as well as increase the level of preparedness for any future flooding.
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.
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La Banque mondiale soutient les efforts des municipalités béninoises pour améliorer l’assainissement dans les villes de Cotonou, d’Abomey-Calavi, d’Ouidah, Porto-Novo et de Sèmè-Podji.
Ces travaux d’assainissement amélioreront les conditions de vie de près d’un million et demi de personnes et contribueront à réduire de 30 % le nombre de ménages vulnérables aux inondations dans les municipalités ciblées.
The World Bank is supporting Beninese municipalities as they work to improve sanitation conditions in the cities of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Ouidah, Porto-Novo, and Sèmè-Podji.
These joint efforts will create better living conditions for 1,426,000 beneficiaries and will reduce by 30% the number of households vulnerable to flooding.
Benin’s local governments are also benefiting from training and technical assistance that will help boost disaster preparedness.
Keiko Inoue, Emanuela di Gropello, Yesim Sayin Taylor, and James Gresham
WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014—Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) today announced $107 million in grants to five countries−Benin, Bhutan, Kenya, Laos PDR, and Timor Leste−for country-led initiatives to increase agriculture productivity, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security.
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$6.4 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA*) to help Benin recover after heavy rains flooded the country in 2010. As a result of the flooding, 278 schools were flooded, and more than 50,000 houses were destroyed, leaving 150,000 people without shelter, according to the 2010 World Bank Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) document.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health.
La stratégie de protection sociale de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique de 2012 à 2022 met en lumière la nécessité d’établir une base factuelle solide pour étayer la préparation et la mise en œuvre de programmes de protection sociale sur ce continent. Depuis 2009, la Banque mondiale a réalisé des évaluations approfondies des filets sociaux dans 22 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne.
Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation and at least 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water. This causes thousands of children to die each day and hundreds of billions of dollars in global economic losses every year.
Developing country governments and the international development community are looking for ways to accelerate access to improved water and sanitation services beyond the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. Countries do not have the capacity to meet the need for improved water supplies and sanitation services from public resources alone. These challenges present an opportunity for domestic enterprises in these growing markets. In fact, millions of poor and non-poor households rely on the private sector to meet their needs.