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13 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Crisis is becoming a new normal in the world today. Over the past 30 years, the world has lost more than 2.5 million people and almost $4 trillion to natural disasters. In 2017 alone, adverse natural events resulted in global losses of about $330 billion, making last year the costliest ever in terms of global weather-related disasters.

17 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2018 — The Board of Executive Directors today endorsed a new World Bank Group Country Engagement Note (CEN) in support of the Republic of South Sudan’s development objectives.

The CEN which will cover the next two years was informed by extensive consultations with key stakeholders. To maximize the impact of interventions, the CEN was designed keeping in mind the comparative advantage of the World Bank vis-a-vis those of other development partners engaged in South Sudan.

05 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights
- Uganda is eligible for additional financing for public services to refugees and the communities that host them.
- A $50 million credit is aimed at improving their basic social services, economic opportunities, and environmental management.
- Other countries that collectively host 60% of the total number of the 4.1 million refugees living in IDA countries have also been found eligible.

07 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank


  • The Local Governance and Service Delivery Project is reducing violence and loss of life by promoting conflict resolution

  • The project encourages community participation in local government planning and implementation

  • Using a community development approach, the project helps people identify their priorities for security and development

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.

20 Jun 2017 description


Uganda has a long history of providing asylum, which dates back to the Second World War, when the country opened its doors to some 10,000 refugees from Poland. Since then, Uganda has maintained its borders open, providing sanctuary to people escaping conflicts and major political crises in neighbouring countries. By April-end 2017, Uganda was home to 1.25 million refugees, mainly from South Sudan.

07 May 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $50 million grant from the IDA* Crisis Response Window (CRW) to provide unconditional direct food assistance to counter starvation and prevent hunger-related deaths during the on-going famine in South Sudan. UN agencies like the WFP, UNICEF and FAO with deep on-the-ground experience in delivering services during such crisis will be contracted to reach the most vulnerable people.

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.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


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 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.

21 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

UN and development partners, in collaboration with representatives of various national ministries, prepared this context analysis to better understand resilience to shocks that impact food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan. The analysis intends to support efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFCRD) to develop a framework for evidence-based resilience programming in South Sudan.

26 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

WESTERN EQUATORIA STATE, February 24, 2016 – Just like any other day, medical workers at the primary health care center (PHCC) in Ibba are busy attending to clients. Several people including women, children and the elderly are patiently waiting their turns. The facility provides much needed medical services including basic maternal and child care to approximately 75 patients a day.

“We are very grateful for the rehabilitation and expansion of the health center,” said Mbori Undo, a client from Ezo. It has benefited everyone, especially pregnant women and children.”

10 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank
  • The World Bank financed the construction of 424 km of better, smoother rural roads.

  • New roads promote growth for the rural communities scattered along the road and connect villagers to markets, schools and healthcare.

  • The goal is to improve lives along the road corridors by connecting people to the outside world.

02 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

12 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

By the end of 2014 the total worldwide displaced population of concern to UNHCR stood at an unprecedented 57.7 million persons, and of these 19.5 million were refugees and 38.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Significant in the context of the present study is that the number of refugees under UNHCR’s mandate had increased by 23% on the previous year, 45% of the refugees are in a protracted displacement situation, and 86% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing regions.

12 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank


  • Over one third of Bank-supported Community-Driven Development (CDD) programs in Africa are in countries affected by fragility and conflict.

  • Involving communities helps build trust and deliver services quickly when government capacity is low.

  • The Bank is supporting practitioners to share innovations to respond to diverse challenges.

10 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

Keiko Inoue, Emanuela di Gropello, Yesim Sayin Taylor, and James Gresham



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