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29 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

THE WORLD BANK IN JORDAN

The World Bank has been a long-standing partner of Jordan and aims to support its efforts to create more and better opportunities for all. The World Bank Program in Jordan promotes an ambitious agenda for jobs and access to basic services such as education and health while helping Jordan address the impact of the Syrian crisis.

23 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Préface – Ministre de l’Economie et des finances, chargé de l’Industrie-Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh

J’ai le plaisir, au nom du Gouvernement de Djibouti, de présenter les résultats de l’évaluation Rapide des dommages, des pertes et des besoins après le cyclone Sagar. Cette évaluation a été conduite du 29 mai au 7 juin 2018 à la demande et sous la direction du Gouvernement de Djibouti, et en collaboration avec la Banque mondiale.

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.

13 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 6 juillet 2018 – La Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un don de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d’un montant de 40 millions de dollars afin d’aider les autorités béninoises à accroître l’accès des populations pauvres aux services sociaux essentiels et aux filets de protection sociale.

13 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, 9 juillet 2018 – La Banque mondiale a annoncé aujourd’hui l’approbation d’un nouveau support financier visant à accompagner l’objectif de Djibouti de réduire et, à terme, d’éradiquer les retards de croissance chez les enfants. Cet appui se fait à travers un crédit de 15 millions de dollars de l’Association Internationale pour le Développement (IDA), le guichet de la Banque mondiale destiné aux pays les plus pauvres.

13 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 11 juillet 2018 – L’accès limité des filles à l’éducation et les obstacles à l’achèvement d’une scolarité de 12 ans coûtent aux pays entre 15 000 et 30 000 milliards de dollars de perte de productivité et de revenus tout au long de la vie, selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale lancé en cette veille du Jour de Malala, célébré par les Nations Unies le 12 juillet.

12 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Not Educating Girls Costs Countries Trillions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2018 – Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the July 12 United Nations Malala Day.

09 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, July 9, 2018 – The World Bank announced today new support for Djibouti’s goal of reversing and ultimately eliminating childhood stunting with a US$15 million credit from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries. This investment in human capital development, will focus on the critical first 1,000 days from pregnancy to age two, before stunting becomes largely irreversible.

09 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2018 -- The World Bank today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $40 million to support the government of Benin in its efforts to increase poor communities’ access to basic social services and social safety nets.

05 Jul 2018 description

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

5 July 2018 News Release Geneva

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

29 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank
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Announcement ahead of UN Secretary General, World Bank Group President visit

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018—The World Bank today announced close to half-a-billion dollars in grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of Rohingya refugees in areas such as health, education, water and sanitation, disaster risk management, and social protection.

25 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La recudescence de conflits violents dans le monde depuis 2010 a entraîné un nombre record de déplacés de force, dont 90 % vivent dans des pays en développement, comme Hadjidjatou réfugiée au Cameroun avec sa famille depuis 2007.

  • Avec plus de 337 388 réfugiés recensés sur son territoire et concentrés dans la région la plus pauvre du pays, le Cameroun est le 7e pays d’accueil d’Afrique.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, JUNE 21, 2018 --- The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia will also now be a voting member of the PEF Steering Body.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • With a 38% stunting rate, Rwanda needs to accelerate progress on undernutrition, according to the latest economic update

  • The report notes that stunting rates are highest among the poorest households, and those living in rural areas

  • Recommendations include to adopt a pro-poor approach, targeting the poorest children and those under two years of age during the critical 1000-day window, beyond which stunting is largely irreversible

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
report World Bank

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.