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- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
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As an institution dedicated to the fundamental principles of non-discrimination, social inclusion and economic opportunity for all, we are deeply concerned by the violence, destruction and forced displacement of the Rohingya.
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2017 – Bangladesh today asked the World Bank for support to cope with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, and the World Bank said it is ready to move with a program of support for the government, host communities, and the refugees.
Millions to benefit from efforts to mitigate the impact of flooding and earthquakes
WASHINGTON, 15 June, 2017— A new project in Myanmar aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to disaster risks. Disasters cost the country over US$184 million annually and disproportionally hurt the poor.
Myanmar’s National Community Driven Development Project is a “people-centered” approach to rural development, focusing on engagement with communities in poor underserved rural areas.
Started four years ago, it has since renovated almost 1,500 schools and built over 2,300 kilometers of foot paths and access roads.
Now in its fourth cycle, the project is active in almost 8,800 villages in 47 townships across the country.
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 — Communities hit hard by the floods and landslides that devastated areas of Myanmar in 2015 will receive assistance for resilient road reconstruction, livelihoods support, and recovery of the agriculture sector as part of the Flood and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP). The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$200 million of financing for the project today.
Affirms strong support to fight poverty and promote growth for all
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 — About three million pregnant women and children in Myanmar are expected to benefit from improved health services, and six million people will have better access to electricity and other basic services in the next three years under the World Bank’s first full partnership framework in 30 years.
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million credit to the Government of Myanmar for the Agriculture Support Project, which will help increase productivity and create jobs by helping to make farming more resilient to drought and climate change in some of the country’s poorest areas.
Nay Pyi Taw, February 5, 2015—The Government of Myanmar today signed a new agreement with the World Bank to bring improved maternal, newborn and child healthcare to millions of mothers and their young children.
The Essential Health Services Access Project will provide US$100 million in funding for increased and improved coverage of critical health services across Myanmar’s 330 townships. The project -- initially approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in October 2014 -- is expected to benefit more than 4 million pregnant women and young children.
Myanmar’s rice price fluctuations are much more pronounced than those in neighboring rice exporting countries, such as Vietnam, Thailand, or Cambodia.
Most of the rice is harvested within two months of a year, which causes sharp price drops after cropping and spike ups during the dry season.
Lowering price volatility is possible through investments in agriculture, infrastructure and improved business environment.
Washington, D.C., October 14, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Myanmar.
The Essential Health Services Access Project is expected to benefit about 4 million pregnant women and young children across all of Myanmar’s 330 townships. The Project aims to increase coverage of critical health services that provide quality care, with a focus on the health of mothers, infants and children.
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 – About 8.2 million students in Myanmar will benefit from better-financed schools and more than 100,000 poor students will receive financial support to attend classes through the Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.
Yangon, May 16, 2014 – Myanmar is advancing an ambitious agenda of reforms to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and improve the lives of all people. During his May 12-16 visit to Myanmar, Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank’s Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific Region, reinforced the Bank Group’s commitment to supporting these reforms. He highlighted Myanmar’s opportunities and challenges and the importance of education for lifting people out of poverty.
The Myanmar National Community Development Project is supporting communities by having them identify and implement investments they need most.
The project is currently supporting rural communities in 400 villages, including those in remote Shan State.
Over the next two years, the project will scale up to support over 3,000 villages in 15 townships across the country.
The Myanmar National Community Driven Development Project is funded by a $80 million IDA grant approved in November 2012 and is the World Bank’s first project in Myanmar in 25 years.
Why Community Driven Development?
Yangon, January 26, 2014 – On his first visit to Myanmar, President Jim Yong Kim today announced World Bank Group plans for a US$2 billion multi-year development program. It will include projects that dramatically improve access to energy and health care for poor people and support other key government development priorities.
Myanmar is at a critical juncture for harnessing the forces of economic growth in a way that ensures that everyone can benefit. To achieve these goals, it’s necessary for Myanmar to place gender equality and women’s empowerment at the center of national development plans.
Reflecting its commitment to reach out and listen to the people, the Government of Myanmar consulted with large groups of stakeholders to select the first three townships that will participate in the National Community Driven Development Project.