Tag: africa

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

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

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

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

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