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20 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Governments now have access to a large and growing range of financing instruments for rapidly mobilizing funds in the aftermath of a disaster. Instruments like reserve funds, contingent lines of credit, and insurance programs are critical for financing relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts, and they have a demonstrated impact on the ability of governments to manage large-scale disasters.

21 Aug 2018 description

Ce rapport d’activité fait la synthèse des activités du Résultat 5, connu également sous le nom de l’initiative de financement des risques de catastrophes en Afrique, appelée « ADRF » (Africa Disaster Risk Financing) ou « l’Initiative ADRF », entre le 1er juillet 2016 et le 30 juin 2017. Ce rapport donne un aperçu des activités accomplies jusqu’à cette date, tout en relevant les priorités et les enjeux à venir.

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.

09 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

This study, based on analyses of current and projected ways to mitigate drought impacts in drylands, quantifies the potential for strengthening crop- and livestock-based livelihoods, identifies promising interventions, quantifies their likely costs and benefits, and describes the policy trade-offs that will need to be addressed when drylands development strategies are devised. This study was designed to contribute to the ongoing dialogue about measures to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of populations living in drylands.

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around three percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.

06 Mar 2018 description

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.

21 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efficient and clean cooking can reduce toxic air pollution, save lives, protect the environment, and improve livelihoods.

  • Accelerating the transition to clean stoves and fuels requires sustained engagement in local markets, innovative approaches such as results-based financing, and a concerted global effort.

07 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

A growing number of low- and middle-income countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of their poor and vulnerable residents. According to the World Bank (2015) report The State of Social Safety Nets, more than 1.9 billion people in 136 low- and middleincome countries are now beneficiaries of social safety net programs. In Africa alone, the number of countries setting up such programs has doubled over the past three years, and rigorous evaluations prove that these programs work to reduce poverty.

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.

05 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

KAMPALA, December 5, 2017 – Ending child marriage today could generate $3 billion per year for Uganda by 2030, says a new report published by the World Bank. In contrast, the perpetuation of child marriage would lead to lower educational attainment for girls and their children, higher population growth, substantial health risks, higher intimate partner violence, and lower earnings for women, as well as higher poverty.

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.

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

CONTEXT

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.

08 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Les pays africains montrent l’exemple en introduisant des politiques qui veillent à rendre les réfugiés autonomes et, parallèlement, à aider les communautés d’accueil.

  • Cette nouvelle approche de la gestion des réfugiés adoptée par les gouvernements africains s’articule autour de la résilience et de l’inclusion sociale.

04 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A UShs4,000 (US$1) voucher covers antenatal visits, delivery, and post-natal care

  • Vouchers are intended for poorer women in two mostly rural regions of Uganda

  • Even the cost of assisted births, such as Caesareans, are covered

19 May 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank Group (WBG) will invest a minimum of $3.5 million over five years in innovations designed to prevent and respond to GBV

  • Ten teams were recently awarded a total of $1.1 million to support innovations in gender-based violence (GBV) in low and middle income countries

  • Winning proposals include research on sexual harassment on college campuses and community-led prevention projects

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

La population de l’Afrique augmente rapidement. Très rapidement. Aujourd’hui, l’Afrique subsaharienne abrite plus de 1,2 milliard d’individus et devrait compter 1 milliard d’habitants supplémentaires à l’horizon 2050. L’instabilité économique et politique, le changement climatique et le déclin généralisé de l’emploi dans le secteur agricole ont accéléré l’exode rural. En 2016, près de 40 % des habitants de la région vivent en ville, contre 31 % en 2000.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Water utilities in Africa: How will they cope with a rapidly growing, thirsty population?

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