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01 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has issued a CAD 60 million 10-year Eurobond that raises funds for its sustainable development activities around the world. Japan Post Insurance was the sole investor in this transaction.

30 May 2018 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Established in 2016, a comprehensive health center in Kabul city welcomes about 3,000 patients a month, some of them from other provinces.

  • The clinic has helped improve maternal and child health through awareness sessions about vital health issues such as family planning.

  • The clinic provides medical services and awareness sessions under SEHAT Program.

28 May 2018 description
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AMMAN/SANA’A, 28 May 2018 – Nearly 1.5 million of the most vulnerable families in Yemen – an estimated 9 million people - have received emergency cash transfers from the Emergency Cash Transfer Project implemented by UNICEF and funded and supported by the World Bank’s International Development Association.

The joint UNICEF-World Bank emergency cash transfer project was launched in mid-2017 and this week concluded its second payment to the most vulnerable Yemenis. A third payment is being planned for August 2018.

27 May 2018 description

L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et le Groupe de la Banque mondiale ont présenté aujourd’hui un nouveau mécanisme visant à renforcer la sécurité sanitaire mondiale au moyen d’un suivi indépendant rigoureux et de l’établissement de rapports réguliers sur l’état de préparation pour faire face aux flambées, aux pandémies et aux autres situations d’urgence ayant des conséquences sanitaires.

24 May 2018 description

24 May 2018 – GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group today launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim co-led the creation of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, launched today on the margins of the 71st Session of the World Health Assembly.

22 May 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, MAY 22 2018 --- The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) today made its first-ever financial commitment, approving a $12 million grant towards the current Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The grant, approved today at an emergency meeting of the PEF Steering Body, will be made from the Cash Window of the PEF.

22 May 2018 description
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GENEVA, May 22, 2018 –  Robust clinical research capacity in low- and middle-income countries is key to stemming the spread of epidemics, according to a new report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF).

17 May 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018—The World Bank announced today that it is making US$3 million immediately available to support the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s Ebola Virus Disease Response Plan (EVDRP) to fight the current Ebola outbreak in the country. The funds will be used to finance health care services in the health facilities serving the affected population, to provide medicines required for the case management of Ebola patients and suspected cases of Ebola, and to finance support and logistics.

11 May 2018 description
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Child Marriage May Cost Ethiopia Billions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report

11 May 2018 description

SAHEL WOMEN’ EMPOWERMENT AND DIVIDEND DEMOGRAPHIC (SWEDD)

INTRODUCTION

The “Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD)” regional project is a regional initiative that aims to accelerate the demographic transition in order to create the conditions for a demographic dividend that promotes growth and the reduction of gender inequalities between men and women in the Sahel region.

11 May 2018 description
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The Wenchuan Earthquake Recovery Project restored and improved critical infrastructure, health, and education services in the severely affected counties in China’s Sichuan and Gansu provinces, directly benefiting about 12.7 million people. The project helped build the capacity of local governments, and laid the foundation for more sustainable development and improving the quality of life and resilience of communities.

Post-Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction and Development, Ten Years On Challenge

07 May 2018 description

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2018 – The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA)* package of $274 million today for four projects focusing on helping refugees and host communities in Cameroon with access to health care, education, social safety nets, and social and economic infrastructure. The package includes a $130 million grant from the IDA Refugee Sub-Window.

07 May 2018 description

WASHINGTON, 1 mai 2018 – La Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui une enveloppe de financement de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d’un montant de 274 millions de dollars en faveur de quatre projets d’appui aux réfugiés et aux populations d’accueil du Cameroun, portant sur l’accès à la santé, l’éducation, la protection sociale et les infrastructures économiques et sociales. Cette enveloppe comprend un don de 130 millions de dollars au titre du sous-guichet de financements spécifiques de l’IDA pour les réfugiés.

23 Apr 2018 description
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El uso de un enfoque multisectorial en las regiones de Amazonas, Cajamarca y Huánuco, Perú, estimuló la demanda de servicios de salud y nutrición entre las personas en situación de pobreza al aumentar la cobertura y calidad de estos servicios, mejorar el planeamiento presupuestario relacionado con la nutrición y dar seguimiento a los resultados. A través de estos esfuerzos el país redujo a menos de la mitad la desnutrición entre niños menores de cinco años, la cual pasó de 28 por ciento en 2008 a 13,1 por ciento en 2016.

Desafío

18 Apr 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 - The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank today signed a $23 million Additional Financing agreement to help reduce the stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s highest-stunting districts.

13 Apr 2018 description
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Washington, April 13, 2018 - The World Bank announced today a new project to finance off-grid solar systems in Yemen to power vital basic services, and improve access to electricity for vulnerable Yemenis in rural and outlying urban areas.

Funded by a US$50 million grant from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries, the new project will rely on the commercial solar market, which has grown despite the conflict, providing further support to the local economy and creating jobs.

12 Apr 2018 description
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KABUL, April 10, 2018 -- H.E. Eklil Hakimi, Afghanistan's Minister of Finance and Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan today signed a new $691 million grant package to help Afghanistan revitalize its economy and improve access to quality healthcare.

The new financing, which was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors on March 28, 2018, will also help modernize state-owned banks, expand regional telecommunication connectivity, enhance e-government services, and boost private sector investments.

12 Apr 2018 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mozambique pioneered an IDA results-based-financing approach in health and education which served as an incentive for best practices and good governance in health and education

  • Thanks to the program, sectors created their own incentives to drive behavior change resulting in tangible improvements in the medicine supply chain and primary school management

06 Apr 2018 description
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Washington, April 5, 2018 – The World Bank Group approved today the Emergency Social Stabilization and Resilience Project (ESSRP), a US$200 million project that aims to improve the livelihoods of over one million Iraqi in liberated areas through the provision of cash, short-term employment, and other means of social support, namely to the most vulnerable.