Tag: africa

Local Languages Give Young Ugandans a Solid Early Start in School

KAMPALA, August 21, 2017 - On a typical morning in elementary (primary) schools across Uganda, children can be heard chanting letters of the English alphabet, each letter assigned to a common item found around the home, followed by its vernacular word to help with association and memory. “Axe, Banana, Cup, Drum,” they sing, working their … Continue reading Local Languages Give Young Ugandans a Solid Early Start in School

Strengthening Social Protection for Emergencies like Drought

On a windy, dusty afternoon in Qibing in Lesotho, Tsiliso Mokhele sat around with his family, the adults among them covering their faces to keep the dust from their eyes. “We normally experience such dusty weather in August, but it’s only June,” he saíd. “We have not been able to make any good harvests,” he … Continue reading Strengthening Social Protection for Emergencies like Drought

WBG-IMF African Staff Society

The WBG-IMF African Staff Society (the Society) welcomes you.  The mission of the Society, a staff association and employee resource group, is to facilitate greater awareness, and advance a better understanding of African affairs among the staff of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The community of staff brings together … Continue reading WBG-IMF African Staff Society

Community-Driven Projects Reduce Poverty and Empower Youth in Nigeria

ENUGU STATE, August 7, 2017 – For 26-year old Nneka Eze, empowerment comes from within. “My dream ever since I was a student was to own a big farm, my own farm, called ‘Nekky’s Farm,’ which will even export outside the country,” said Eze. “My country, Nigeria, will be a place where we produce food … Continue reading Community-Driven Projects Reduce Poverty and Empower Youth in Nigeria

Linking Peace with Development in South Sudan’s Lakes Region

Rumbek Town, South Sudan, August 07, 2017—In 2016, when his brother was killed, Stephen Makoi’s reaction was not what people expected it might be. Makoi went to the killer’s house, asked for a glass of water, and had a chat with him, something that he continued to do for several more days. His actions confused … Continue reading Linking Peace with Development in South Sudan’s Lakes Region

Burkina Faso – Local Government Support Project – Additional Financing and Restructuring

IDA Grant: $60.0 million equivalentProject ID: P162742 Project description: This project will help strengthen the national capacity for decentralization, the institutional capacities of communes in all regions and increase citizen participation in local governance.  from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2uiHL0C

Burkina Faso : la Banque mondiale approuve un financement de 60 millions de dollars pour renforcer les collectivités locales

WASHINGTON, 4 août 2017—La Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un don de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d’un montant de 60 millions de dollars en faveur du Burkina Faso. Cette opération constitue un financement additionnel au Programme d’appui aux collectivités locales (PACT), dont l’objectif est de renforcer les capacités de l’administration nationale en matière de décentralisation ainsi que … Continue reading Burkina Faso : la Banque mondiale approuve un financement de 60 millions de dollars pour renforcer les collectivités locales

Burkina Faso: World Bank Approves $60 Million to Strengthen Local Government

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2017—Today, the World Bank approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to Burkina Faso for the Local Government Support Project (Programme d’appui aux collectivités territoriales--PACT). The grant is an additional financing of the original project, which seeks to strengthen the national capacity for decentralization, the institutional capacities of communes in … Continue reading Burkina Faso: World Bank Approves $60 Million to Strengthen Local Government

Seychelles : relever le triple défi de la productivité, de la participation et de la performance

WASHINGTON, 2 août 2017—La Banque mondiale a publié son premier diagnostic systématique de la situation des Seychelles, seul pays d’Afrique classé parmi les économies à revenu élevé. Les conclusions de ce rapport permettront de guider les activités de la Banque aux Seychelles et de contribuer au débat sur le nouveau processus national de planification du développement. … Continue reading Seychelles : relever le triple défi de la productivité, de la participation et de la performance

New World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe Begins Assignment

HARARE, August 4, 2017—Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, a Kenyan National, is the new World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe. In her new position, Ms Kariuki’s top priorities will be to provide strategic leadership for formulating programs that support the World Bank’s twin goals and maintaining portfolio quality by working with internal and external partners for … Continue reading New World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe Begins Assignment