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

Largest Haka: world record set in Rotorua (VIDEO)

ROTORUA, New Zealand -- More than 7000 passionate New Zealanders have come together smash the Guinness world record for the largest Haka; a total of 7700 people flocked to a field in Rotorua to almost double the standing official record of 4100 people set in France, according to the World Record Academy. Rotorua set an … Continue reading Largest Haka: world record set in Rotorua (VIDEO)

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

First Five Volumes of Zimbabwe Public Expenditure Review Are Published

HARARE, June 21, 2017—The scale of Zimbabwe’s public sector is exceptional for a country of its level of income and the scope of it is a challenge to manage effectively, says a new joint Government of Zimbabwe–World Bank Group Public Expenditure Review. The first five volumes of the report are part of an evidence-based series … Continue reading First Five Volumes of Zimbabwe Public Expenditure Review Are Published

Addressing Fiscal Imbalances at the Core of Zimbabwe’s Financial Crisis Could Boost Long Term Development

HARARE, June 21, 2017 - Resolving the ongoing financial crisis and sustaining growth in Zimbabwe will require bold measures to correct fiscal imbalances, according to a World Bank report released today.  In 2016, the fiscal deficit increased sharply to 10% of GDP boosting short term growth, but also depleting resources to support medium- and long-term … Continue reading Addressing Fiscal Imbalances at the Core of Zimbabwe’s Financial Crisis Could Boost Long Term Development

10 Ways World War I Changed the English Language

Language is always evolving, changing as our civilization changes. As populations move, local dialects mix, vocabularies blend, die off, or go viral and infect the mainstream. Before the Internet brought everyone online the biggest events to bring large numbers of different dialects styles to together was war. One hundred years ago the First World War … Continue reading 10 Ways World War I Changed the English Language

Rwanda – Renewable Energy Fund

IDA Credit: $27.5 million equivalent Maturity: 40 years, Grace: 10 years Strategic Climate Fund Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program Grant: $21.4 million equivalent Project ID: P160699 Project description: This project will help to increase electricity access in Rwanda through off-grid technologies and facilitate private-sector participation in renewable off-grid electrification.  from World Bank Search - NEWS … Continue reading Rwanda – Renewable Energy Fund

Sierra Leone – Revitalizing Education Development – Additional Financing

IDA Credit: $10.0 million equivalent Maturity: 38 years, Grace: 6 years Project ID: P163161 Project description: This project will help improve the learning environment in targeted schools and establish systems for monitoring of education interventions and outcomes. from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2rSGE1C

Nigeria – Kaduma 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/2snUrAJ

Nigeria – Better Education Service Delivery for All – Program-for-Result

IDA Credit: $611.0 million equivalent Maturity: 25 years, Grace: 5 years Project ID: P160430 Project description: This project will help increase equitable access for out-of-school children and improve literacy in focus states, and strengthen accountability for results, in basic education in Nigeria. from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2sNFLf6