- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
This paper presents a methodology to identify key priority areas for transport investments. The methodology uses a geospatial data-driven approach and then proposes an innovative economic analysis for project appraisal. The two main steps involve (i) prioritization of road interventions based on a set of economic, social, and risk reduction criteria; and (ii) assessment of monetized and non-monetized costs and benefits of road interventions under many scenarios covering the uncertainty on future risks and other factors.
Cities where infrastructure has not kept pace with population growth face challenges of exposure and vulnerability to droughts, flooding and tropical cyclones
With IDA support, Beira city improved urban planning and strengthened resilience, reducing risks of flooding by an estimated 70% and benefiting 300,000 people
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 — The World Bank approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $150 million in support of the Government of Mozambique’s Integrated Feeder Road Development Project that will enhance road access in the provinces of Zambezia and Nampula, where most of the country’s rural poor live.
Mozambique pioneered an IDA results-based-financing approach in health and education which served as an incentive for best practices and good governance in health and education
Thanks to the program, sectors created their own incentives to drive behavior change resulting in tangible improvements in the medicine supply chain and primary school management
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.
WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017 - The World Bank approved today $105 million equivalent in non-reimbursable grants for the Government of Mozambique’s Primary Health Care Strengthening Program‐for‐Results. Of this amount, $25 million equivalent is provided by the Global Finance Facility (GFF)*, and $80 million comes from the International Development Association (IDA)**.
With fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attending school, the World Bank and USAID have created a new $3 million Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund to increase access for these children to primary school and to design and implement inclusive education programs across the region.
Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States
Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries
Convened under the Presidency of Fiji, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will make history as the first-ever small island state COP. The negotiations will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center in Bonn.
To support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, the Bank Group is ramping up action around key focus areas such as mobilizing climate finance and supporting vulnerable countries to build resilience to climate impacts.
Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia are collaborating to improve the productivity of staple food crops, such as maize, rice, and legumes.
Local farmers are testing new conservation farming technologies, with information on them is shared across the three countries.
Patricia Dzimbiri is a farmer in Malawi who has successfully piloted the sustainable farming methods and shared what she has learned with more than 80 other farmers.
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation .
With support from the World Bank, an informal settlement in Maputo now has new drainage systems, paved access roads, new recreational spaces, and improvements in solid waste collection
An estimated 40,000 residents directly benefited from the upgrades, including 2000 primary school children whose school has been totally rehabilitated
Improvements have also led to increased property tax revenue and local businesses have grown to include more than 800 people, mostly women
Southern Africa has been hit by its worst drought in 35 years. An estimated 32 million people are food insecure.
Poverty is expected to rise, jeopardizing decades of hard-won developmental gains in the region.
Cash transfers have become the primary response to support the recovery of disaster-affected population.
By Andrea Vermehren, Lead Social Protection Specialist working in the Africa region
As climate change induced risks increase, it is critical that African countries modernize hydro-meteorological infrastructure and take practical steps to advance disaster risk management efforts
Only 10 out of 54 African countries offer adequate meteorological services
Governments, organizations, and members of the international community are working together in the framework of the World Bank initiated Africa Hydromet Program to transform hydromet services and build capacity
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.
15 September 2016, Johannesburg
Summary of conclusions and recommendations
Participants of the meeting:
RC and/or UNCT members from 12 countries in the southern Africa region, UN Regional Directors or their representatives, NGO regional Directors or their representatives, IFRC, SADC, World Bank, AfDB, regional UN agency staff.
Main conclusions and recommendations:
Session 1: Humanitarian response