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05 Jul 2018 description

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

5 July 2018 News Release Geneva

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


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.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

21 Mar 2013 description
report World Bank


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.

21 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank


  • La protection sociale, qui comporte des programmes d’assistance sociale et d’assurances sociales, est un puissant outil de réduction de la pauvreté et de la vulnérabilité

  • La Banque mondiale a mis en place une nouvelle stratégie sur dix ans pour la protection sociale en Afrique (2012-2022)

  • Il s’agit d’aider les gouvernements à mettre en place des systèmes nationaux de protection sociale

15 Mar 2012 description
report World Bank

Situation Update (31 January 2011 to 10 February 2012)

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought is estimated at 9.59 million (a decline of 3.7 m from the peak of drought which had affected 13.3 m people).

  • In Ethiopia the number of drought affected food insecure people is estimated at 3.3 million; in Kenya 3.75 million, in Somalia 2.34 million, and in Djibouti 0.2 million.

01 Mar 2012 description
report World Bank

February 15 to March 2, 2012


  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought has dropped from 13.3 m people in late 2011 to around 9 million people today. Much of the available information on food insecurity resulting from drought is being mixed with general food insecurity data so the numbers may not reflect the reality on the ground. In short, food insecurity in the region remains a major concern.

02 Feb 2012 description
report World Bank

MESSAGES CLÉS: Les cours mondiaux des denrées alimentaires ont reculé de 8 % entre septembre et décembre 2011. Pour le blé, le maïs et le riz, cette évolution s’explique par une amélioration des conditions de l’offre sur fond d’incertitudes liées à la conjoncture économique mondiale. Mais les niveaux mondiaux restent élevés, l’indice des prix alimentaires 2011 dépassant de 24 % celui de 2010.

31 Jan 2012 description
report World Bank

Global food prices declined 8% between September and December 2011. Wheat, maize, and rice prices declined due to improved supply conditions, and among concerns regarding the global economy. However, global prices still remain high, with the 2011 annual food price index exceeding the 2010 annual index by 24 percent.

05 Dec 2011 description
report World Bank

Update 25 November – 6 December 2011

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa has continued to decline from 11.9 million in November to 11.35 million in December, in Ethiopia the number of food insecure people reduced by 500,000 to 3.4 million, and in Kenya by 500,000 to 3.75 million

  • Three regions of Somalia were reclassified in mid-November from “Famine” to “Humanitarian Emergency.” Humanitarian needs still persist however with 250,000 out of a previous 750,000 Somalis continuing to be at risk of starvation

29 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank

Key findings

• There are still many gaps to address before total sanitation can be achieved within East Africa.

• The efforts of various boundary partners, institutions, and organizations (including donors, the government, and the private sector) must be combined effectively to achieve behavior change outcomes.

• Areas to strengthen include: motivation for behavior change; engaging different levels of government to promote change; and increasing access to available resources.

31 May 2011 description

Stemming post-harvest waste crucial to African food security, Grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total $4 billion, FAO/WB reportRome/Accra, 31 May 2011 - Investing in post-harvest technologies to reduce food losses could significantly increase the food supply in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new FAO/World Bank report released today as technical experts from around the region meet to discuss the issue.The report, Missing Food: The Case of Postharvest Grain Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa, …

31 May 2011 description

En Afrique subsaharienne, les pertes en grains atteindraient, en valeur, 4 milliards de dollars, selon la FAO et la Banque mondialeL'investissement dans des technologies post-récolte pour réduire les pertes de denrées alimentaires entraînerait une augmentation notable des approvisionnements alimentaires en Afrique subsaharienne, selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO et de la Banque mondiale présenté aujourd'hui au cours d'une réunion d'experts de la région consacrée à cette question.Ce rapport, Aliments perdus : le cas des pertes de grains post-récolte en Afrique subsaharienne …

14 Apr 2011 description
report World Bank

KAMPALA, April 13, 2011—For the past three years, 37-year-old mother of three Fatuma Ahmed has been making enough money to support her family by selling tea and coffee on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Not anymore. The sudden increase in food prices, including tea and coffee, is making it very difficult for her to stay in business.

10 Feb 2011 description
report World Bank

ADDIS ABABA, February 10, 2011 -- High food prices caused by a combination of factors could threaten food security and fuel social discontent in Africa, the World Bank warned.

22 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank

I. General

1. COMESA's strategic agricultural goal is to achieve improved regional food security in the COMESA region with Member States recognizing that attaining food security is not possible without achieving agriculture sector competitiveness. The specific project development objective of the proposed CAADP - Child Trust Fund (CTF) is improved strategic planning and implementation of agricultural investments at the national and regional levels.

21 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

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.