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30 Dec 2009 description

Foreword

At its 5th meeting in copenhagen in november 2008, the GFDrr consultative Group asked the secretariat to focus on a select group of priority countries to achieve increased impact. in GFDrr’s Track ii, Mainstreaming Disaster risk reduction in Development, this lead to a prioritization of operations in 20 core countries, including Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall islands, Mozambique, Nepal, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Solomon islands, Togo, vietnam, and Republic of Yemen.

10 Dec 2009 description
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December 10, 2009, Beijing - A group of senior officials from China, Africa, and from international organizations involved in health assistance in Africa met in Beijing on December 4-5, 2009 to review China's health assistance to Africa and to discuss opportunities for international cooperation in achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals in Africa.

01 Dec 2009 description
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Project Name: Water Supply and Sanitation Project-Additional Financing

Region: AFRICA

Sector: Water supply (85%); Sanitation (15%)

Project ID: P118533

Original Project Name: Ethiopia Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Original Project ID: P076735

Borrower(s): GOVERNMENT OF ETHIOPIA

Implementing Agency:

The Ministry of Water Resources
Attn: Ato Yohannes Gebre medhin
Director of Water Supply and Sanitation
Ministry of Water Resources (FDRE)
Telephone # 251-11-6625526

23 Nov 2009 description
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  • Despite critical links between agriculture and the MDGs, agricultural statistics remain weak

    - World Bank, Gates Foundation now collaborating to improve household surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa

    - Plan includes active dissemination of results and open access to data

    The World Bank's World Development Report 2008 highlighted the key role of agriculture in meeting the 2015 targets laid out by the Millennium Development Goals.

22 Oct 2009 description
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Press Release No:2010/111/AFR

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2009 - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a $350 million grant and a $130 million credit from the International Development Association to the Government of Ethiopia to support an innovative program that is keeping millions of families out of extreme poverty and helping them to achieve food security.

This financing is for the third phase of the Government of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) which provides transfers to 7.6 million rural citizens in 292 woredas in Afar, Amhara, Dire …

21 Oct 2009 description
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updated October 21, 2009

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

01 Oct 2009 description
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Press Release No:2010/089/HDN

Istanbul, October 1, 2009 - 14 leading African Finance and Education Ministers have written to development and finance ministers in leading OECD donor countries, appealing for financial help to send 20 million children to primary school for the first time by the end of next year.

In their letter to donor government leaders, the African Ministers, from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda, said they were particularly anxious to secure a successful replenishment for the Education for All Fast-Track …

30 Sep 2009 description
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The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change study (EACC) will inform the international community's efforts to provide new and additional resources to developing countries through a better understanding of the global costs of adapting to climate change. It will also help decision makers at the national level to better cost, prioritize, sequence and integrate robust adaptation strategies into their development plans and budgets.

Why Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is extremely vulnerable to drought and other natural disasters such as floods, heavy rains, frost and heat waves.

03 Sep 2009 description
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Dans le cadre du Programme d'intervention en réponse à la crise alimentaire mondiale (GFRP), le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a lancé un mécanisme de financement rapide afin d'accélérer les apports d'aide aux pays qui en ont le plus besoin. La réponse de la Banque s'est faite en articulation avec l'Equipe spéciale de haut niveau des nations Unies (HTLF) sur la sécurité alimentaire. La Banque soutient ainsi la mise en place du Cadre d'action global (CAG).

- Le GFRP est aujourd'hui doté de 2 milliard de dollars.

02 Sep 2009 description
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(updated September 2, 2009)

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

02 Sep 2009 description
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Project Objectives

The aim of the overall Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) APL series is to contribute to improving the productivity and efficiency of transfers to chronically food-insecure households, reducing household vulnerability, improving resilience to shocks, and promoting sustainable community development.

The proposed Project Development Objective (PDO) for APL III is: Improved effectiveness and efficiency of the Productive Safety Net Program and related Household Asset Building Program supporting chronically food-insecure households in rural Ethiopia.

The …

29 Aug 2009 description
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CHALLENGE

For a quarter-century, images of severe drought and widespread starvation have become relentlessly linked with Ethiopia. Today, food insecurity remains a defining feature of rural poverty in the country-and has actually worsened in recent years. Most vulnerable households work as subsistence farmers on small plots of degraded land, and are subject to the vicissitudes of weather.

27 Jul 2009 description
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  • L'AADAPT soutient des évaluations rigoureuses de projets agricoles

    - Les évaluations compareront les résultats associés à un programme contre ceux qui auraient été obtenus en l'absence du programme

    - L'AADAPT veut combler l'écart des savoirs dans les domaines de l'adoption des technologies agricoles, de l'irrigation et des infrastructures rurales, ainsi que la gestion des ressources naturelles

    Les délégations de huit pays africains en développement sont arrivées à Addis-Abeba ce printemps avec un objectif commun, celui d'obtenir de meilleurs …

27 Jul 2009 description
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  • AADAPT supports rigorous assessments of agricultural projects

    - Evaluations will compare outcomes associated with a program against those that would have occurred in program's absence

    - AADAPT to bridge knowledge gaps in adoption of agricultural technology, irrigation and rural infrastructure, management of natural resources

    Delegations from eight developing African countries arrived in Addis Ababa this spring with a common goal -they wanted better results for their investments in agriculture.

    They left with a plan to measure the effectiveness of programs with the …

17 Jun 2009 description
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Dans le cadre du Programme d'intervention en réponse à la crise alimentaire mondiale (GFRP), le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a lancé un mécanisme de financement rapide afin d'accélérer les apports d'aide aux pays qui en ont le plus besoin. La réponse de la Banque s'est faite en articulation avec l'Equipe spéciale de haut niveau des nations Unies (HTLF) sur la sécurité alimentaire.

11 Jun 2009 description
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Value added production to increase farm incomes and reduce poverty

Press Release No:2009/391/AFR

Washington DC, June 11, 2009- The World Bank has approved US$82 million to enable Kenya's small holder farmers to increase farm productivity and to promote agribusiness development. The Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project approved by the Bank's Board of Executive Directors today will assist Kenya to diversify its agriculture, add value and deepen linkages to markets.

11 Jun 2009 description
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Program to enhance regional growth through collaborative research and dissemination of advanced technologies

Press Release No:2009/405/AFR

Washington DC, June 11, 2009- The World Bank has approved US$90 million to strengthen agricultural productivity and growth in the East African region.

08 Jun 2009 description
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In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

15 May 2009 description
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  • The global economic crisis will have a major impact on women

    - Girls, more than boys, will suffer in areas such as education and infant mortality

    - The plight of women must be incorporated in any economic development strategy

    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2009 - The global economic crisis will drastically reduce African women's individual incomes as well as the budgets they manage on behalf of their households, with particularly damaging consequences for girls, said Obiageli Ezekwesili, World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, at a recent conference on the impact of the …