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L’instruction c’est bien, mais quand elle est de qualité c’est encore mieux

ANTANANARIVO, le 16 juin 2017–Jeudi, 9 heures et demie du matin. La classe de CM1 de l’école primaire publique (EPP) d’Ambohidratrimo a cours de français. Johnica Raharinirina, 10 ans se concentre. « C’est la matière où je suis le plus faible. Je n’arrive pas à maîtriser la grammaire, ni même à comprendre les textes parfois », … Continue reading L’instruction c’est bien, mais quand elle est de qualité c’est encore mieux

Project Signing: New Loan Agreement to Support 24×7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh

NEW DELHI, June 22, 2017 – The Government of India, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and the World Bank today signed a $240 million loan agreement to support the Government of Andhra Pradesh provide reliable, quality, and affordable 24x7 power to its citizens. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) also signed a $140 million loan agreement with … Continue reading Project Signing: New Loan Agreement to Support 24×7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh

Education is Great but a Good Education is Even Better

ANTANANARIVO, June 16, 2017-Thursday, 9.30 a.m. The CM1 Class at the Ambohidratrimo Public Primary School has a French lesson. Ten-year-old Johnica Raharinirina is paying close attention. “This is my weakest subject. I have trouble with grammar and, sometimes, even understanding texts,” he complains. And yet, he ranks first in his class in every subject. The … Continue reading Education is Great but a Good Education is Even Better

Farmers Increase Output with Access to Efficient Water Management Systems in Balkh Province

KHULM DISTRICT, Balkh Province – It is a partly sunny winter’s day and villagers are busy attending to their farmlands or taking a mid-morning break. Abdul Ghaffar, 50, a farmer in Sahilozie village, sits sipping tea with his two young sons as they discuss the weather. Next week is predicted to be sunnier and they … Continue reading Farmers Increase Output with Access to Efficient Water Management Systems in Balkh Province

10 Lies You’re Told About American Slavery

Slavery remains one of the most uncomfortable subjects in the history of the United States of America. Indeed, it can hardly be relegated to being only American “history” as we’ll soon see in greater depth. There are large groups of historical revisionists that have a vested interest in trying to downplay it or reshape it … Continue reading 10 Lies You’re Told About American Slavery

Uganda: World Bank Approves $40 Million to Strengthen Social Risks Management

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $40 million equivalent IDA credit* to the Republic of Uganda for the Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response Project. The Government of Uganda recognizes GBV as a serious problem and approved a National Policy on the Elimination … Continue reading Uganda: World Bank Approves $40 Million to Strengthen Social Risks Management

Nigeria – Kaduna State Economic Transformation Program-for-Result

IDA Credit: $350.0 million equivalent Maturity: 25 years, Grace: 5 years Project ID: P161998 Project description: This project will help improve business enabling environment and strengthen fiscal management and accountability in Kaduna State.   from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2rCTNwJ

The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union visits the World Bank Group

  Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission(AUC), Mr. Kwasi Quartey, made a courtesy visit on Executive Directors representing African Constituencies at the World Bank Group (WBG) on June 9, 2017.  The meeting was hosted by Mr. Andrew N. Bvumbe, Executive Director for the Africa Group 1 Constituency. Two main issues were discussed, namely (i) … Continue reading The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union visits the World Bank Group

Valoriser le Capital Humain à Madagascar

Idealisoa Ravaohelimanana, 25 ans et mère de deux enfants, se rend régulièrement au centre de nutrition communautaire du village d’Andafiavaratra pour contrôler la croissance de son bébé, Tinah, 18 mois. Elle envoie également son fils de quatre ans à l’école maternelle, car elle estime que cela le rend plus éveillé et plus curieux que les … Continue reading Valoriser le Capital Humain à Madagascar

Zimbabwe Economic Update: The State in the Economy

HARARE, June 21, 2017—Fiscal imbalances lie at the core of Zimbabwe’s ongoing financial crisis: the central government’s fiscal cash deficit moved to 10% of GDP in 2016, up from 2.3% the previous year. The deficit was largely financed from domestic financial markets as external arrears prevented Zimbabwe from gaining access to international capital markets. Cash … Continue reading Zimbabwe Economic Update: The State in the Economy