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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

Also available in French

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.

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.

02 Jun 2016 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 25% of the 60 million forcibly displaced people across the globe are in Africa, where some countries have hosted large refugee populations for over 20 years

  • The World Bank and its partners are providing long term, sustainable development solutions to help address this issue

  • New support is arriving in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, home to more than 12.9 million displaced people

02 Jun 2016 description
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LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Sur les 60 millions de personnes contraintes à l’exode dans le monde, environ 25 % se trouvent en Afrique où plusieurs pays accueillent de nombreux réfugiés depuis plus de vingt ans.

  • La Corne de l’Afrique et la région des Grands Lacs, qui abritent près de 13 millions de personnes déplacées, vont bénéficier d’un nouveau plan d’aide.

01 Jun 2016 description
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WASHINGTON, 31 mai 2016 – Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un financement de 175 millions de dollars pour atténuer l’impact des déplacements forcés sur les communautés d’accueil des réfugiés dans la Corne de l’Afrique.

01 Jun 2016 description
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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved $175 million in financing to help mitigate the impact of forced displacement on refugee-hosting communities in the Horn of Africa.

31 May 2016 description
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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.