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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

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14 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, December 14, 2018 - The World Bank announced a new US$140 million grant to maintain the delivery of emergency cash transfers to 1.5 million poor and most vulnerable Yemeni households, covering a total of 9 million individuals. The new grant is from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank fund for the world’s poorest countries.

13 Dec 2018 description

Between June 1 and August 18, 2018, Kerala experienced the worst floods ever since 1924. The torrential rains triggered several landslides and forced the release of excess water from 37 dams across the state, aggravating the flood impact. Nearly 341 landslides were reported from 10 districts. The devastating floods and landslides affected 5.4 million people, displaced 1.4 million people, and took 433 lives. The Government reports that 1,259 out of 1,664 villages spread across the state’s 14 districts were affected.

12 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

Germany, through KfW, contributes an additional €15 million to the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program

12 Dec 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Technical Deep Dive on Seismic Risk and Resilience

Every year, approximately 70,000 people die worldwide from natural disasters. Most of these deaths are caused by building collapse during earthquakes, and the great majority occur in developing countries. Earthquakes also push approximately 4 million people into extreme poverty every year. Earthquakes test the strength of societies, governments, and the built environment.

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Jobs

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03 Dec 2018 description
job Closing date: 16 Dec 2018 World Bank

La Banque mondiale recrute un Consultant avec expertise et expérience de la gestion de base de données et des enquêtes auprès des ménages, pour la définition d’un Questionnaire Harmonisé pour la collecte de données sur les individus qui sont bénéficiaires de programmes de filets sociaux en République centrafricaine (RCA).

La définition du Questionnaire Harmonisé est la première étape d’un processus pour le pilotage et la mise en œuvre d’un Registre intégré de bénéficiaires des programmes de filets sociaux.

Training

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21 Nov 2018 description
training Ongoing course World Bank

Build your knowledge of Disaster Risk Finance with free e-learning courses available through the World Bank's Open Learning Campus

Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Finance

Jump into a case study and understand how governments have to make difficult trade-offs in the aftermath of a disaster. Gain key insights into a range of innovative disaster risk finance projects across the globe.