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06 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

As situations of forced displacement become more protracted, understanding how it affects social relations has become pertinent for host governments and other development actors.

A newly published study, Social Cohesion and Forced Displacement, reviews existing academic literature and practice to better understand how to target and design policy and operations for displaced persons in ways that do not exaggerate social tensions.

27 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

Aloise Manlikiza is a refugee. After being displaced from his home in Burundi, he found refuge in Kakuma refugee camp in a remote corner of northern Kenya. But he has not let displacement stop him. Aloise kick-started a poultry business that serves residents of the camp and the nearby town. His business is now one of more than 2,000 informal businesses located within Kakuma’s borders.

21 Aug 2018 description

Ce rapport d’activité fait la synthèse des activités du Résultat 5, connu également sous le nom de l’initiative de financement des risques de catastrophes en Afrique, appelée « ADRF » (Africa Disaster Risk Financing) ou « l’Initiative ADRF », entre le 1er juillet 2016 et le 30 juin 2017. Ce rapport donne un aperçu des activités accomplies jusqu’à cette date, tout en relevant les priorités et les enjeux à venir.

08 May 2018 description
report World Bank

NAIROBI, May 7, 2018 – In the North and North Eastern regions of Kenya, nearly 70% of residents live in poverty and have poor access to basic services. Frequent droughts pose a significant threat to livestock, the main source of food and income for nearly all of the people who live in this area. Socio-economic indicators fall significantly below the national average; for example, the female literacy rate is 41%, well below the national average of 89%.

09 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

This study, based on analyses of current and projected ways to mitigate drought impacts in drylands, quantifies the potential for strengthening crop- and livestock-based livelihoods, identifies promising interventions, quantifies their likely costs and benefits, and describes the policy trade-offs that will need to be addressed when drylands development strategies are devised. This study was designed to contribute to the ongoing dialogue about measures to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of populations living in drylands.

29 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Despite daunting challenges, several economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are making progress in enacting laws that promote equality between men and women, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report, released today.

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

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.

07 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Investment surpasses April 2016 commitment three years ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2018 – The World Bank Group (WBG) has invested US$3.2 billion over the past two years in education projects benefiting adolescent girls, surpassing its April 2016 commitment to invest US$2.5 billion over five years, the organization announced today on the eve of International Women’s Day.

06 Mar 2018 description

This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative—referred to as the “ADRF Initiative,” the “Initiative” or “R5”—from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The report gives an overview of the achievements to date and identifies upcoming priorities and challenges.

21 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank


  • Efficient and clean cooking can reduce toxic air pollution, save lives, protect the environment, and improve livelihoods.

  • Accelerating the transition to clean stoves and fuels requires sustained engagement in local markets, innovative approaches such as results-based financing, and a concerted global effort.

24 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

A pioneering soil carbon project helps to double maize production in areas of Kenya, improving farmers’ livelihoods and agricultural practices.

Eight years ago, extended droughts and unpredictable rainy seasons in the Nyanza and Western provinces of Kenya were destroying the crops of smallholder farmers, and with them, farmers’ ability to earn an income and provide food for their families. Despite their best efforts, farmers lacked the know-how to adapt to, and even prosper in a changing environment.

08 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights
- African countries are taking the initiative introducing progressive policies that enable refugees to become self-reliant, while supporting host communities.
- Building resilience and fostering social inclusion are two ways African governments are approaching refugee management differently.
- The World Bank is strengthening collaboration with UNHCR and other partners to promote lasting solutions to forced displacement with new resources available under IDA18.

06 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence. Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to lessen the impact.

However, while money is critical to this response, it’s not just about funding. Indeed, funds need to match the event scale, target the right areas and sectors, and smoothly flow to communities in need. But in order for that to happen, sound public policy on risk and frameworks have to be in place.

08 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank


  • Les pays africains montrent l’exemple en introduisant des politiques qui veillent à rendre les réfugiés autonomes et, parallèlement, à aider les communautés d’accueil.

  • Cette nouvelle approche de la gestion des réfugiés adoptée par les gouvernements africains s’articule autour de la résilience et de l’inclusion sociale.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

La population de l’Afrique augmente rapidement. Très rapidement. Aujourd’hui, l’Afrique subsaharienne abrite plus de 1,2 milliard d’individus et devrait compter 1 milliard d’habitants supplémentaires à l’horizon 2050. L’instabilité économique et politique, le changement climatique et le déclin généralisé de l’emploi dans le secteur agricole ont accéléré l’exode rural. En 2016, près de 40 % des habitants de la région vivent en ville, contre 31 % en 2000.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Water utilities in Africa: How will they cope with a rapidly growing, thirsty population?

Also available in French

21 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

GFDRR supports governments in designing financial protection strategies and instruments to respond to natural disasters. The Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) leads the dialogue on financial resilience as a component of the World Bank’s support to countries in better managing disasters and climate shocks. The initiative connects financial expertise with risk management across many sectors, bringing countries comprehensive solutions and helping them to become more effective in managing their own risk.

09 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017—World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today issued the following statement on the devastating levels of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen:

“Famine is a stain on our collective conscience. Millions of lives are at risk and more will die if we do not act quickly and decisively.