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18 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Executive Summary

A massive landslide in the Western Area Rural of Sierra Leone on August 14, 2017, slipped into the Babadorie River Valley and exacerbated existing flooding in the Western Area Rural and Urban (Freetown), affecting about 6,000 people of which 1,141 have been declared dead or missing.

16 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Ces financements permettront d’accroître les investissements et d’atténuer les risques auxquels est confronté le secteur privé, afin d’accélérer la croissance et le développement du continent.

20 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

Funds will scale up investments and de-risk private sector participation for accelerated growth and development

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.

22 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

Los fondos se destinarán a abordar situaciones de fragilidad, la cuestión de los refugiados, el cambio climático y otros desafíos apremiantes

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 15 de diciembre de 2016. Una coalición de más de 60 Gobiernos donantes y prestatarios acordaron hoy intensificar la lucha contra la pobreza extrema mediante un compromiso sin precedentes por valor de USD75 000 millones para la Asociación Internacional de Fomento (AIF), el fondo del Banco Mundial dedicado a los países más pobres.

16 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

Targets fragility, refugees, climate change and other pressing challenges

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, December 15, 2016— A coalition of more than 60 donor and borrower governments agreed today to ratchet up the fight against extreme poverty with a record $75 billion commitment for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries.

16 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

Parmi les défis les plus urgents, les financements cibleront notamment les situations de fragilité, les réfugiés et le changement climatique

YOGYAKARTA (IndonÉsie), 15 décembre 2016 — Une soixantaine de pays donateurs et bénéficiaires sont convenus aujourd’hui d’intensifier la lutte contre l’extrême pauvreté, avec un engagement record de contributions de 75 milliards de dollars au profit de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA), le fonds de la Banque mondiale pour les pays les plus pauvres.

09 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank
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Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty

Africa and South Asia most threatened regions

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.

08 Oct 2015 description

This year’s Global Monitoring Report, produced jointly by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, details the progress the world has made towards global development goals and examines the impact of demographic change on achieving these goals.

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.

23 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank

Development Economics and Development Policy Are Due For a Redesign, Says World Bank Report

15 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

Preface

The year 2015 is when the world aimed to achieve many of the targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals. Some have been met. The rate of extreme poverty and the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water were both halved between 1990 and 2010, fi ve years ahead of schedule.

10 Oct 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014—In the wake of a “late, inadequate and slow” global response to the Ebola outbreak, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today called for the creation of a new pandemic emergency facility that would rapidly respond to future outbreaks by delivering money to countries in crisis.

Speaking before the Annual Meetings plenary, a meeting of the governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, Kim said he would like to develop the proposals for a financial instrument with the United Nations, the IMF and regional development banks.

08 May 2014 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY MUTHUKUMARA MANI ON WED, 05/07/2014

23 Apr 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health.

18 Apr 2014 description
report World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals

11 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

Un nouveau rapport relève des innovations et des solutions endogènes dans huit secteurs clés

WASHINGTON, le 10 décembre 2012 --- En Afrique, des innovations dans le domaine des TIC donnent naissance à des solutions endogènes qui transforment les entreprises et dynamisent l'entrepreneuriat et la croissance économique. C'est le constat d'un rapport conjoint publié par la Banque mondiale et la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), avec l'appui de l'Union africaine.

10 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

Information and Communication Technology is Revolutionizing Development in Africa

New Report Highlights Innovations, Home-Grown Solutions in Eight Key Sectors

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2012 --- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in Africa, transforming businesses, and driving entrepreneurship and economic growth, says a joint report published by the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB), with support from the African Union.

02 Oct 2012 description

Australia and the World Bank Group Partnership: Unlocking potential, achieving results

This report highlights the achievements of the Australia – World Bank Group Partnership.

Unlocking potential, achieving results - online version

Headline results in 2012

  • Access to finance provided to more than 500,000 people in the Pacific.

04 Jun 2012 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan Interim Strategy Note, 2012-2014

A SUSTAINED COMMITMENT

The World Bank’s Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan provides a sustained commitment and vision to the country’s development through the period of transition and beyond.