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03 Dec 2013 description
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Addis Ababa, December 2, 2013 — Ethiopia is set to reap the rewards of a new initiative to help local businesses develop and deploy climate friendly technologies that will create thousands of new green jobs. The new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ethiopia was announced today through the support of a US$ 5 million grant agreement, signed between the World Bank and the Addis Ababa University.

03 Dec 2013 description
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WASHINGTON, December 2, 2013 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved major financing for Ethiopia to transform the quality of its teaching and learning for more than 21 million children in primary and secondary schools across the country. The impact of such a large-scale project is expected to be transformational as the fast-growing country continues to invest heavily in its children.

16 Oct 2013 description
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SUBMITTED BY JUERGEN VOEGELE ON WED, 10/16/2013

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Here’s something to ponder as we mark World Food Day: In the global fight against hunger, the world’s poorest continue to suffer the biggest losses.

02 Sep 2013 description
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ADDIS ABABA, August 30, 2013 - Ethiopia, a country highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, land degradation, deforestation and food insecurity, is stepping up its efforts to fight climate change, promote sustainable rural development and build resilience. Today, two agreements were signed between the Government of Norway and the World Bank to provide significant financing for sustainable land management, climate-smart agriculture and forest protection in the country.

14 Apr 2013 description
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Reinforcing Synergies between Development and Climate Change

A team of climate experts investigates the climate catastrophe that is brewing in countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. They discover victims of climate change who never made the headlines and find evidence that climate change has already started to hurt the countries' economies.

14 Apr 2013 description
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Disasters disproportionately affect the poor and vulnerable. In light of the alarming global trend of rising disaster losses, disaster and climate risk management is increasingly at the core of World Bank work. Investments are helping to protect millions of lives and livelihoods and safeguard growth in key socio-economic sectors.

12 Apr 2013 description
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SUBMITTED BY MATT HOBSON ON THU, 2013-04-11 10:41

The following post is a part of a series that discusses 'managing risk for development,' the theme of the World Bank’s upcoming World Development Report 2014.

11 Apr 2013 description
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Los desastres naturales afectan en forma desproporcionada a las personas pobres y vulnerables. A la luz de la alarmante tendencia mundial que apunta hacia un aumento en las pérdidas debido a estos fenómenos, la gestión de los desastres y el riesgo climático (DRM, por sus siglas en inglés) está cada vez más presente en las actividades del Banco Mundial. Las inversiones ayudan a proteger millones de vidas y medios de sustento y salvaguardar el crecimiento en sectores socioeconómicos clave.

04 Apr 2013 description
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SUBMITTED BY RASMUS HELTBERG ON WED, 2013-04-03 16:25

Income support is an essential part of crisis and disaster response. Time after time, governments, donors, and humanitarian agencies step in with support to people affected disasters and economic crisis. They often do this on an ad hoc basis, improvising how and what support to provide. Why not build systems that could respond quickly wherever and whenever crisis or disaster strikes?

21 Mar 2013 description
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SUBMITTED BY GUSTAVO SALTIEL ON WED, 2013-03-20 13:28

This year’s World Water Day (March 22) focuses on cooperation around water, so it’s a good time to reflect on lessons that those of us working on cooperation in international waters can learn from the experiences and accomplishments in water cooperation in the Nile Basin.

01 Mar 2013 description
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WASHINGTON, February 28, 2013 – The World Bank has mobilized US$120 million to help Ethiopia achieve far-reaching improvements in maternal and child health, and continue its progress towards meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health. The Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Ethiopia Health MDGs Program-for-Results (PforR).

20 Feb 2013 description
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AT A GLANCE

  • Conditions across the Horn of Africa have improved, however a crisis food security situation continues in areas of South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. 12.1 million people remain food insecure. The following number of people are affected per country:

  • Djibouti 70,000

  • Ethiopia 3.8 million

  • Kenya 2.5 million

  • Somalia 2.1 million

  • South Sudan 3 million