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05 Jul 2018 description

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

5 July 2018 News Release Geneva

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

30 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

The Refugee Situation in the Sahel: An Unprecedented Crisis

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sahel region is grappling with unprecedented levels of forced displacement, the scale and complexity of which often leave host countries vulnerable.

  • IDA18, the most recent International Development Association window, proposes a new, comprehensive, development-oriented approach to tackle this crisis and complement humanitarian responses.

20 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

17 mars 2017

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Avec 369 000 réfugiés en 2016, le Tchad est le troisième pays d’accueil en Afrique subsaharienne.

  • Une mission conjointe de la Banque mondiale, du HCR, et de l’ONU s’est rendue sur place pour définir ses prochaines interventions.

  • Avec 20% de problèmes humanitaires et 70% de problèmes de développement, il s’agit d’aider aussi bien les réfugiés que les populations d’accueil.

20 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

March 17, 2017

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chad hosted the third largest number of refugees in sub-Saharan Africa with 369,000 refugees in 2016.

  • A joint mission comprising the World Bank, the UNHCR, and the UN visited Chad to identify its future interventions.

  • Interventions will aim to provide assistance to not only the refugee population, but also the host communities.

21 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

KHARTOUM, Sudan, December 18, 2016 — The World Bank launched the second phase of the Sustainable Livelihoods for Displaced and Vulnerable Communities in Eastern Sudan Project (SLDPII), expanding the pilot to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities in the Eastern state of Kassala.

17 Nov 2016 description
report World Bank

KHARTOUM, November 14, 2016— The World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) successfully concluded today Phase I of the Sudan Evidence Base Program, Sudan’s first data literacy initiative.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

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.

14 Aug 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sustainable Livelihoods for Displaced and Vulnerable Communities in Eastern Sudan Project (SLDP) provided livelihood opportunities to hundreds of households in some of the poorest Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host communities in eastern Sudan

  • 86% of the households that received assistance under the project, which is financed by the State and Peacebuilding Fund, increased their monthly income by an average of more than 1.5 times

31 May 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help support the Government of Zambia implement its program of local integration for long term refugees.

The Zambia Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project aims to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure for displaced people and host communities in the two targeted resettlement areas of Meheba in North-Western and Mayukwayukwa in the Western Provinces of Zambia.

31 Mar 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A World Bank-funded project is helping introduce sustainable land and natural resources management practices in Sudan

  • As a result of the project, communities have adopted sustainable land management practices, including rehabilitating and managing forests and range lands, and demarcating livestock routes

  • During the last rainy season, the project helped communities rehabilitate more than 6,800 ha of land

25 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank
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  • With financing from the State and Peacebuilding Fund, a World Bank-supported project aims to improve livelihoods and promote peace between groups living along livestock migration routes

  • Three water reservoirs constructed by the project in Central Darfur have reduced conflict between pastoralists and farmers over scarce natural resources

  • Through the project, women in West Darfur State now have safer employment opportunities

18 Jan 2016 description
report World Bank

The World Bank launched the Sudan Evidence Base and Data Literacy Capacity Development Program. Funded by UKAid, delivered by the World Bank, and drawing on expertise from both organizations, the program – the first of its kind in Sudan – is meant to improve development outcomes through stronger evidence-based policy-making, program design, and monitoring.  This capacity development program commenced on January 10 and will continue through the coming eight months. 

08 Jan 2016 description
report World Bank
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A World Bank-supported project is helping to improve education for some of Sudan’s most vulnerable children

  • The project, supported by a grant from the Global Partnership for Education, has funded hundreds of new classrooms, as well as new textbooks, teacher monitoring and support, and school grants to help and encourage some of the poorest households to enroll their children in school

31 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

KHARTOUM, October 29, 2015 — The World Bank Group and the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Education successfully concluded the Mid-Term Review of the Basic Education Recovery Project in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Today’s event concludes a two-week joint review which included a four-day mission to Kassala State. The project, funded by a US$ 76.5 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education, reaches communities in eleven States, including in the Darfur region, and is implemented by the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Education.

11 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

Les violences et le manque d’opportunités d’emploi figurent parmi les principales entraves auxquelles sont confrontées les femmes dans les pays en développement

11 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

Despite Progress, Laws Restricting Economic Opportunity for Women Are Widespread Globally, says WBG Report

Violence and lack of jobs are amongst key barriers for women in developing countries

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 – Legal barriers to the economic advancement of women are widespread, shutting them out of certain jobs, limiting their access to credit, and leaving them unprotected against violence in many economies around the world, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2016 report, released today.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

02 May 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A multi-donor trust fund is helping to improve life for millions of people in Sudan

  • Initiatives in health, education, fisheries and livestock management are showing strong economic gains

  • A new trust fund, supported by international donors, will continue to support economic growth and development in this conflict-affected nation