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.
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
In Papua New Guinea, only 40% of people have access to safe drinking water and healthy toilets, one of the lowest rates in the Pacific Islands.
Women and girls of school age generally assume the burden of water collection for their families.
A new project is will provide clean water access for tens of thousands of people bringing connections right to their doorsteps.
In Tajikistan, more than 20 percent of children under the age of five are stunted. Stunting and undernutrition in childhood are usually the result of several contributing factors related to environment, food, hygiene, and health. Risks related to malnutrition are most concentrated in rural areas of Tajikistan, underscoring the large disparity between rural and urban areas.
Washington, March 15, 2018—The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$80 million project today to improve the infrastructure and quality of health, education, water and sanitation services in 12 Indigenous territories of Panama. The innovative project is based on the priorities established by the Indigenous communities and their traditional leaders.
PHONSAVAN, XIENG KHOUANG, February 22, 2018 – Representatives from two provinces with high prevalence of malnutrition agreed on a comprehensive new approach to reduce stunting that will include targeting diversified food production and delivering better health-care, clean water and sanitation facilities, and social safety net programs.
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.
This drought impact and needs assessment (DINA) was conducted using remote sensing technology to validate findings. This DINA goes beyond determining the damages, losses and resulting needs; it aims for a multi-sectoral, phased recovery strategy focused on strengthening resilience to future disasters and effectively preventing the cyclical risk of famine.
Hameed, a twelve-year-old Yemeni is currently recovering from a Cholera infection. He was fortunate to receive treatment at a public hospital north of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. The treatment included an oral rehydration solution at a cholera treatment unit supported by the World Bank and the UN children’s agency, UNICEF. Hameed’s condition is improving daily. This is not, however, his first bout with Cholera. He has already survived one infection. Like millions of children in Yemen he is at constant risk.
This report highlights the most prominent climate change impacts facing Madagascar, with a particular emphasis on health, and provides investment relevant solutions to build resilience. Through the establishment of priority interventions to address the identified vulnerabilities, this report links evidence to opportunities for development actors, while providing specific input into the design of a World Bank investment.
Palestinian Local Government Units (LGUs) play an important role in providing services to the local population. However, very little information has been available regarding citizen satisfaction and the results of services available at the local level. Service providers and policy makers were unable to assess and compare service outcomes across the Palestinian territories, leaving a gap in fully understanding the reasons behind inequities and shortcomings in basic services.
The 24-month Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) aims to mitigate the impact of the current crisis on local households and communities and assist their recovery from the bottom-up using local systems, capacities and institutions to progressively resume and scale-up service delivery. The project will achieve specific results in: 1) Increasing sustainable employment and livelihoods opportunities, including health and education; 2) Reviving the agricultural sector through support to key value chains.
Washington, October 31, 2017- The World Bank approved today a US$400 million financial assistance package to support the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of priority infrastructure to restore delivery of public services in areas of Iraq newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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.
The poorest region of Cameroon, the Far North, regularly suffers terrorist attacks from the Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
The lack of water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene claims tens of thousands of lives on average per year nationwide.
A pilot project has helped roll out a methodology to improve access to sanitation and establish hygiene practices in rural areas over the long term.
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2017 —Today, the World Bank launched a comprehensive analysis of the welfare conditions of the Somali population. The High Frequency Survey report says every second Somali is living in poverty, with poor households more likely to be deprived beyond monetary poverty as well, and less likely to participate in the labor market.
Glass Half Full: Ensuring Greater Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Households in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, September 20, 2017 - Tajikistan has made significant progress over the past decade in providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for its citizens. However, many challenges remain. This is especially true in rural areas where only about one-third of households have access to clean drinking water sources on their premises, compared with more than 87% in urban areas.