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WORLD BANK/ EBOLA JIM KIM

A World Bank Group analysis of the Ebola epidemic released today finds that, beyond the terrible toll in human suffering, the continuing surge in the deadly virus in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone –could deal a potentially catastrophic economic blow to the already fragile states.  WORLD BANK

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ KENYA CARBON CREDITS

Extended droughts and unpredictable rainy seasons-those are the effects of climate change in Kenya, and farmers are struggling to adjust. Climate change in Kenya is devastating many smallholder farms. But now there's a program that offers training and money in exchange for Carbon Credits. WORLD BANK

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

BANGLADESH / ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

Bangladesh has a labour force ready to produce goods for the world market. But bad roads and ports slow down exports and drive up costs.  Now, a plan to improve the transport system could pave the way to more jobs and prosperity. WORLD BANK

6 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA

The World Bank pledges (USD) 200 million in emergency funding to  fight Ebola. WORLD BANK / FILE

4 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The World Bank has lowered projections for global economic outlook and is urging developing countries to double down on domestic reforms. WORLD BANK

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / JIM KIM

The World Bank president called for global support to Lebanon and other countries struggling to cope with millions of Syrian refugees. WORLD BANK

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES

International prices of food increased by 4 percent in recent months and the World Bank Group is concerned that food riots could lead to political instability in some regions. WORLD BANK

29 May 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/ AGENCY BANKING

Banks generally consider poor customers too risky and too expensive to serve. But in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even low-income people now have a safe place to save money, earn interest and manage economic decisions.  WORLD BANK

23 May 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EMPOWERING WOMEN

"One of the best investments we can make is in girls’ education"  - says a new report from the World Bank that focuses on freedom from violence; control over sexual and reproductive health; ownership and control of land and housing; and voice and collective action. WORLD BANK

15 May 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / GENDER BASED VIOLENCE REPORT

Gender based violence is a global phenomenon, affecting women across the globe, according to a new World Bank Report. And women who live in fear of violence aren't able to flourish, which impacts the development of communities and countries. WORLD BANK

14 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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