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13 Dec 2002 description
report World Bank

December 13, 2002 -- The World Bank Group's Vice-President for Africa, Callisto Madavo, and the International Monetary Fund's African Department Director, Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, issued the following joint statement to the Boards of Executive Directors of both institutions, on the food situation in Southern and Eastern Africa.

21 Oct 2002 description
report World Bank

The Ethiopian Social Rehabilitation and Development Fund Project (ESRDF) will provide to poor, mainly rural communities the assets and services needed to improve their economic and social standards. ESRDF will provide financial and technical support to communities and community groups to construct or rehabilitate, and maintain basic economic and social infrastructure and services that they have prioritized and in which they are willing to invest.

30 May 2002 description
report World Bank


The following project was approved today by the World Bank's Board:
GRANT AMOUNT: IDA-US$85 million

TERMS: Grace period = 10 years; Maturity = 40 years

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project will help poor communities in drought-prone areas increase incomes and build assets by providing funds and technical assistance, which will enable them to become self-sufficient. The project will also help improve nutrition for children under five, as well as for pregnant and lactating mothers.