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11 May 2018 description
report World Bank

Child Marriage May Cost Ethiopia Billions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report

20 Mar 2018 description
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Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around three percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.

28 Feb 2018 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A World Bank-funded project is promoting agricultural growth by intoducing video trainings in Ethiopia

  • Using the videos, trainers are able to deliver agronomic advice and knowhow to farmers in a simple way

  • Armed with more knowledge, Ethiopian farmers have been able to double their yield

28 Dec 2017 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Agriculture, is still the largest source of employment for young Ethiopians and, in rural areas, the proportion of children not completing primary school is 84 percent.

  • Grants to woredas (districts) support salaries for the people providing the services most crucial to development—teachers, health staff, and agricultural extension workers

16 Sep 2017 description
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WASHINGTON, September 14, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $600 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to support the Government of Ethiopia’s vision of building a national safety net system to provide effective support in chronically food insecure rural areas, including providing cover during droughts.

25 Jun 2017 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Almost 50 percent of the Ethiopian highlands are eroded, with declining productivity costing Ethiopia 2 percent to 3 percent of its annual agricultural GDP.

  • An innovative approach to restoring degraded land combines security of tenure for Ethiopia’s farmers with better management of the country’s natural resources.

  • Over 266,000 households have been issued with legal, individual landholding certificates. About 15,000 youth, some of them single mothers, have been issued with legal, communal land tenure certificates.

03 May 2017 description
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Story Highlights

  • The World Bank has approved another $100 million for a program in Ethiopia that focuses on long-term practical measures to prevent famine.

  • Despite these measures, this year’s widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has badly affected Afar and Somali pastoralists in eastern Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopia routinely supports people during prolonged droughts like this one, but has issued an appeal for international aid this year.

26 Mar 2017 description
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ADDIS ABABA, March 23, 2017 —The World Bank today signed a new grant agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to improve the enabling environment for sustainable forest management, investments, and emissions reductions in the state of Oromia. The $18 million grant, provided by the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund (Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes), will support the government’s new Oromia Forested Landscape Program (OFLP). This program would be the first operation financed by the Bank to target greenhouse gas emissions from a landscape perspective across an entire jurisdiction.

01 Jun 2016 description
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WASHINGTON, 31 mai 2016 – Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un financement de 175 millions de dollars pour atténuer l’impact des déplacements forcés sur les communautés d’accueil des réfugiés dans la Corne de l’Afrique.

01 Jun 2016 description
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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved $175 million in financing to help mitigate the impact of forced displacement on refugee-hosting communities in the Horn of Africa.

04 Feb 2016 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The World Bank-supported Productive Safety Nets Program has helped to put in place systems which continue to serve as the backbone of the government’s disaster prevention and relief efforts

  • The program reduces the number of people needing humanitarian assistance by eight million by providing cash transfers to 318 food-insecure districts

  • The program has also helped to build roads, watersheds and 4,300 school rooms, helping to address root causes of vulnerability and poverty

16 Sep 2015 description
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WASHINGTON, September 15, 2015— The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved financing of US$600 million in support of Ethiopia’s continued efforts to improve equitable access to basic services and reinforce accountability systems at the decentralized level.

20 Aug 2015 description
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DESCRIPTION

The Ethiopia Humbo Assisted Natural Regeneration project has taken a community-based approach to land restoration. In less than four years, the project near the town of Humbo in the mountainous region of southwestern Ethiopia has engaged local farmers in seven community cooperatives to manage a land regeneration initiative. They have built natural fences to reduce the pressure on vegetation from grazing and pruned existing trees and shrubs for sustainable wood fuel collection.

12 Aug 2015 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Ethiopian government has an ambitious plan to end exposure to communicable diseases caused by improper sanitation and hygiene practices in rural areas

  • Through the Water and Sanitation Program, a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank, the government has been able to reach more people

  • The program has helped to improve sanitation and hygiene, sparked behavioral change and made villages and woredas safer and healthier for its residents

10 Mar 2015 description
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RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• With support from the World Bank and GFDRR, four regional Local Area Networks (LANs) serving 35 districts have been established. This has resulted in the capacity for more rapid Government response during times of crisis and improved sharing of information.

17 Nov 2014 description
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Do you think having enough food to eat is your right? Would you be insecure if you did not eat today? Would you be in jeopardy if you did not have enough to eat for the rest of the month? If yes, then you consider food security as a human right.

24 Oct 2014 description
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WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. It will also help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional organization that works to promote regional cooperation, including the sustainable development of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa

16 Oct 2014 description
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SUBMITTED BY GUANG Z. CHEN ON WED, 10/15/2014

The highlands of Ethiopia, especially Tigray, were notorious for their severely degraded land. High population density, unchanged agricultural practices, climate change, the steep topography and intermittent and extreme rainfalls are the main causes of land degradation in the area.

05 Oct 2014 description
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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$600 million International Development Association (IDA*) credit to Ethiopia for the Productive Safety Nets Project 4 (PSNP4). The funds will be used to expand access to safety net and disaster risk management systems, as well as provide nutrition services and income support to food insecure families living in rural Ethiopia

03 Aug 2014 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Ethiopian government recently signed a $10 million grant agreement with the World Bank Group to help the country implement approaches to sustainably and equitably manage its forests as a contribution to its vision of a Climate Resilient Green Economy