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19 Jul 2018 description

The H6 Partnership builds on the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributes to the collaboration required to support countries as they move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on 75 high burden countries where more than 85 per cent of all maternal and child deaths occur, including the 49 lowest income countries.

30 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

Ademola Braimoh, Alex Mwanakasale, Antony Chapoto, Rhoda Rubaiza, Brian Chisanga, Ngao Mubanga, Paul Samboko, Asa Giertz, and Grace Obuya

Executive Summary

20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

Investing in the human capital of women is good for society. Educated women are more likely to work in the formal sector, marry later, have fewer children, and look after them well. A project in rural Zambia is supporting girls through secondary school and training working-age women in life skills and business acumen.

29 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Despite daunting challenges, several economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are making progress in enacting laws that promote equality between men and women, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report, released today.

07 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Investment surpasses April 2016 commitment three years ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2018 – The World Bank Group (WBG) has invested US$3.2 billion over the past two years in education projects benefiting adolescent girls, surpassing its April 2016 commitment to invest US$2.5 billion over five years, the organization announced today on the eve of International Women’s Day.

01 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zambia launches a new $33 million project to improve sustainable rural livelihoods and forest protection.

  • The project addresses the drivers of deforestation in the Eastern Province, including clearing forests for agriculture, charcoal and fuelwood production.

  • Zambia’s forest landscape program with the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund ISFL was the starting point for this new scaled-up project, launched this month in Chipata.

30 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

With fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attending school, the World Bank and USAID have created a new $3 million Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund to increase access for these children to primary school and to design and implement inclusive education programs across the region.

16 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia are collaborating to improve the productivity of staple food crops, such as maize, rice, and legumes.

  • Local farmers are testing new conservation farming technologies, with information on them is shared across the three countries.

  • Patricia Dzimbiri is a farmer in Malawi who has successfully piloted the sustainable farming methods and shared what she has learned with more than 80 other farmers.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

30 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The overall poverty rate in Zambia is 57.5% and as high as 84.3% in Eastern Province.

  • Rural communities in Eastern Province are among the world’s most vulnerable to the adverse impact of climate change.

  • Soil nutrient levels in the province have diminished and longer dry seasons stunting crop growth.

21 May 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zambia has high rates of chronic malnutrition (40%) and early childbearing.

  • The Female Youth Livelihoods and Nutrition Enhancement Project (FYNEP) has increased the consumption of micronutrient-rich foods among young girls and women in western Zambia.

  • Through it, households are making more types of food available year-round.

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
report World Bank

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
report World Bank

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.

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.

13 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

10 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

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

Overview

Introduction