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16 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

The World Bank is moving ahead to support low-income countries hosting large numbers of refugees. Under the 18th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA18) – the Bank’s fund for the poorest countries – a $2 billion financing window is now available to help manage these crises with longer term solutions, which will benefit both refugees and host communities. Eight countries in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa regions have been found eligible for assistance so far, and discussions are underway with several other countries for potential support.

19 Oct 2017 description

Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
 
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
 

19 Oct 2017 description

7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

12 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

KABUL, July 12, 2017—The Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance today signed a financing package of $482.3 million in grants with the World Bank to help the country through a difficult phase in its struggle to end poverty. It signals a long-term commitment by both parties to the country’s development and people.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

10 Nov 2016 description

New Report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ Calls for Collaboration to ‘Deliver as One’*

15 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank

Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.

04 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

Washington DC, June 3, 2016: The World Bank today approved a $300 million loan to support the Punjab province in improving school participation, completion, and teaching-learning practices with a particular focus on low-performing districts.

09 Nov 2015 description
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Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty

Africa and South Asia most threatened regions

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.

05 Aug 2015 description
report World Bank

ISLAMABAD- August 4, 2015-World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati today underlined the importance of deepening Pakistan’s reforms and investments in priority development areas so that the country can achieve a higher level of economic growth to reduce extreme poverty and increase shared prosperity.

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Pakistan was set up to support the rehabilitation effort in the aftermath of the insurgency and security crisis that displaced an estimated 2 million people.

  • The Economic Revitalization of KP and FATA (ERKF) Project has disbursed grants to 887 crisis affected small and medium enterprises (SMEs) above the project target of 850;

  • The ERKF follows a well-defined selection criteria including number of employees, sound business plan, and successful operational history.

17 Sep 2014 description
report World Bank

This report documents the dynamics of violence against women in South Asia across the life cycle, from early childhood to old age. It explores the different types of violence that women may face throughout their lives, as well as the associated perpetrators (male and female), risk and protective factors for both victims and perpetrators, and interventions to address violence across all life cycle stages.

30 Aug 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON- August 29, 2014- The World Bank approved US$47.95 million to help the Government of Pakistan improve nutrition status of children under two years of age, and of pregnant and lactating women in targeted areas.

22 Jul 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Eight of the ten least developed districts of Pakistan are located in Balochistan, a province which faces challenges related to stability, security and a dispersed population.

  • Only 47% of children 5-9 years old in Balochistan are enrolled in primary schools. The Balochistan Education Support Program through the Balochistan Education Foundation, supported by the World Bank, has been helping address this education emergency since 2006.

12 Apr 2014 description
report World Bank

From the initiation of its World Bank funded activities through the International Development Agency (IDA) in 2000 to the end of December 2013, the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) had disbursed a cumulative total of US$ 885 million to 120 Partner Organizations across the country. PPAF-III's development objective is to empower the targeted poor with increased incomes, improved productive capacity, and access to services to achieve sustainable livelihoods.

02 Oct 2013 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY KALYAH FORD ON TUE, 10/01/2013

Conflict and post-conflict countries traumatized by years of instability are not commonly thought of as a source for entrepreneurial talent. Nonetheless, even under the most difficult circumstances, incredible entrepreneurial and innovative talent can and does surface.

05 Jun 2013 description
report World Bank

Islamabad, June 3, 2013 - The World Bank approved on Friday a package of assistance worth $100 million to support the implementation of the Punjab Health Sector Reform Project, which will focus on enhancing the number of people who access quality essential health services, particularly in the low performing districts of Punjab, Pakistan.

28 Nov 2012 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY MASROOR AHMAD, CO-AUTHORS: SANA IKRAM SHARIF ON TUE, 2012-11-27 07:50

Pakistan’s population of nearly 181 million is growing at 2% per year; this population explosion has resulted in the country meeting the international definition of water stress—water availability in Pakistan has plummeted from about 5,000 cubic meters per capita in the early 1950s to less than 1,100 m3 per capita in 2011 (see Guidelines for Efficient Agri. Water Management Financing 2011).