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21 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

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
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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
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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
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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.

19 Sep 2018 description

Los niños que viven en los países con mayores tasas de mortalidad tienen hasta 60 veces más probabilidades de morir en los primeros cinco años de vida que los de los países donde la mortalidad es menor, según un informe.

18 de septiembre de 2018 Comunicado de prensa NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA/WASHINGTON D.C.

19 Sep 2018 description

Les enfants vivant dans les pays enregistrant les taux de mortalité les plus élevés ont 60 fois plus de risques de mourir au cours des cinq premières années de leur vie que les enfants des pays enregistrant les taux de mortalité les plus faibles.

18 Sep 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, September 18, 2018— The World Bank today approved $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youth who have fled violence in Myanmar.

18 Sep 2018 description
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A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world – UN report

Children from the highest mortality countries are up to 60 times more likely to die in the first five years of life than those from the lowest mortality countries, report also says.

13 Sep 2018 description
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Investing in Nutrition for a Better Future in Afghanistan

Afghanistan stands to gain enormous benefits by improving nutrition and reducing malnutrition, which can help boost its economic growth, productivity, and human capital development.

10 Sep 2018 description

GENEVA (10 September 2018) – The World Health Organization and the World Bank Group today convened the first meeting of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a new body set up to monitor the world’s readiness to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies.

The GPMB is chaired by Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and former WHO Director-General and Mr Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societes, and includes some of the most notable leaders in global health.

10 Sep 2018 description
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The current crisis in Yemen has placed enormous pressure on the country’s population. Four out of five people in the country need humanitarian assistance. Over 1 million people have been infected by cholera. More than 350,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition. Over 2 million people have been internally displaced due to the fighting. Simply put, life has become very difficult for millions of Yemenis.

10 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

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 monthly update offers an overview of the World Bank's projects in Yemen until August 2018.

31 Aug 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, 30 août 2018 — La Banque mondiale va allouer 100 millions de dollars de financement de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* à la prévention des violences sexistes en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

30 Aug 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, August 30, 2018—The World Bank is committing US$100 million in International Development Association (IDA)* financing to help prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

29 Jul 2018 description
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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

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.