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04 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, D.C., December 4, 2018—The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, rated Aaa/AAA) today launched Sustainable Development Bonds linked to the Solactive Human Capital World MV Index. The five-year bonds will be denominated in U.S. dollars and offered to Italian retail investors.

Proceeds of the bonds will support the financing of World Bank activities aimed at eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity. The issuance highlights the importance of human capital, a key driver of economic growth.

03 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands of Afghans in Nangarhar province have benefited from better health services and facilities under the SEHAT program.

  • Implemented in the Kama District Hospital, the program provided a package of basic health services to patients and helped health personnel upgrade their skills.

  • The Kama District Hospital is one of 100 health facilities that provided health services in sometimes challenging circumstances.

21 Nov 2018 description
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An overview of the World Bank projects and results in Yemen- November 2018

The World Bank has supported development in Yemen for over 45 years. The long history and close working relationship has helped the World Bank to continue supporting the Yemeni people and key institutions during the current crisis. This update offers an overview of our projects in Yemen until November 2018.

11 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

Le capital humain (c’est-à-dire la somme de la santé, des compétences, des connaissances et de l’expérience d’une population) représente la plus grande richesse des pays du monde entier. Il permet à chacun de se réaliser pleinement et elle est de plus en plus reconnue comme l’un des principaux vecteurs de la croissance économique d’un pays.

11 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

The Human Capital Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: Stories of Progress

Human capital—the sum of a population’s health, skills, knowledge, and experience—accounts for the largest share of countries’ wealth globally. It allows everyone to reach their full potential and is increasingly becoming recognized as a primary driver of a nation’s economic growth.

09 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

- Dix nouveaux investisseurs—le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire le Danemark, la Commission européenne, l’Allemagne, le Japon, Laerdal Global Health, les Pays-Bas, le Qatar et un donateur anonyme—ont rejoint le Mécanisme de financement mondial depuis le lancement de son processus de réapprovisionnement. Ils rejoignent les bailleurs de fonds existants, la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates, le Canada, MSD for Mothers, la Norvège et le Royaume-Uni, pour financer le GFF et améliorer la santé et la nutrition des femmes, des enfants et des adolescents.

06 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

- Ten new investors—Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor—have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents.

05 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

Jerusalem, November 5, 2018 – A child born in the West Bank and Gaza today will be 55 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health, according to the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) released on October 2018.

26 Oct 2018 description
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Temporarily displaced persons (TDP) and families relocating back to their areas of origin were affected by a prolonged conflict in the region and weak public service delivery. Infrastructure, resurgence of polio cases and high rates of stunting in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were also an issue for these people. In order to address all these, the government of Pakistan (GoP) launched FATA TDP ERP and established fifteen One-Stop-Shops.

24 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

Food-borne Illnesses Cost US$ 110 Billion Per Year in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

21 Oct 2018 description
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Baghdad, October 21, 2018 – A child born in Iraq today will be 40% as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health, according to the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) released October 11 in Bali. Decades of conflict have impacted a range of the country’s human and economic development indicators.

16 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

28 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

In the commune of Ambohimidasy Itaosy, just outside Madagascar’s capital, six-year-old Sitraka waits for his friends to go play after school. Soon, a group of boys his age gathers and forms a circle to kick around their football. As they play, it is apparent that Sitraka is notably shorter and looks much younger than the others.

27 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

DHAKA, September 27, 2018—World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer today said the world needs to provide sustained support to Bangladesh to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingya people as well as the host community in Cox’s Bazar, as he concluded a weeklong visit to the country.

20 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

DHAKA, September 20, 2018 — The government of Bangladesh today signed a $50 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank to help strengthen the government’s health care services, so they can respond to the health, nutrition, and family planning needs of the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar.

20 Sep 2018 description
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VIENTIANE, September 20, 2018 – Lao PDR will test a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to reducing stunting in four northern provinces, with support from the World Bank. Representatives from the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture, Public Works and Transport, and Health, together with the World Bank, met today to discuss this strategy, which targets not only healthcare, but also diversified food production, improved hygiene, and social welfare programs.