Tag: africa

In Pakistan and Beyond, Land Records Get a Digital Upgrade

Land is an essential resource for sustainable development. Land tenure security is critical for reducing poverty and fragility, increasing food security, addressing climate change, and promoting sustainable urbanization and social inclusion. For Shahnaz Bibi, a woman farmer in the province of Punjab, Pakistan, acquiring and maintaining a small plot of land was not easy. She … Continue reading In Pakistan and Beyond, Land Records Get a Digital Upgrade

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Boosting Private Sector’s Investment in Innovation Could Help South Africa Create Jobs and Reduce Poverty

PRETORIA, September 19, 2017 – Harnessing South Africa’s largely untapped potential for innovation could increase the economy’s productivity, propel job creation, and be of benefit to the country’s growing number of poor, according to a World Bank report released today. The report finds that South Africa’s 6% dip in overall economic productivity from 2011 to … Continue reading Boosting Private Sector’s Investment in Innovation Could Help South Africa Create Jobs and Reduce Poverty

South Africa Economic Update: More Innovation Could Improve Productivity, Create Jobs, and Reduce Poverty

South Africa Economic Update : Innovation for Productivity and Inclusiveness South Africa’s share of “gazelles”—young, high-growth firms—is the lowest in emerging economies. A new report suggests changes.  Download PDF (3.9 mb) from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2wDLKRG

Kenya’s Education Sector Gets a $200 Million Boost from the World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $200 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to improve learning outcomes for over 1.2 million Kenyan students in public primary and secondary schools.  The Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) is expected to run for a six-year period and will support 7,852 primary and … Continue reading Kenya’s Education Sector Gets a $200 Million Boost from the World Bank

Kenya – Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project

IDA Credit: $200.0 million equivalentMaturity: 30 years, Grace: 5 yearsProject ID: P160083 Project description: The project will help improve students’ learning in secondary education and transition from primary to secondary education in targeted areas.  from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2y9d4IJ

World Bank to Help Ethiopia Build a National Safety Net System as a More Effective Response to Droughts

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $600 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to support the Government of Ethiopia’s vision of building a national safety net system to provide effective support in chronically food insecure rural areas, including providing cover during droughts. The Rural Productive Safety Net Project (RPSNP) supports … Continue reading World Bank to Help Ethiopia Build a National Safety Net System as a More Effective Response to Droughts

World Bank Group Reaffirms its Commitment to Advance Equitable Access to Basic Services for Millions of Ethiopians

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2017— The World Bank today approved the International Development Association (IDA)* additional financing of $700 million in support of Ethiopia’s continued efforts to improve equitable access to basic services and reinforce accountability systems at the decentralized level. Access to basic services is one of the three main drivers of poverty reduction in … Continue reading World Bank Group Reaffirms its Commitment to Advance Equitable Access to Basic Services for Millions of Ethiopians

Ethiopia – Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services

IDA Credit: $600.0 million equivalentMaturity: 38 years, Grace: 6 yearsIDA Grant: $100.0 million equivalentProject ID: P161373 Project description: The project will help improve equitable access to basic services and strengthen accountability systems at the decentralized level.  from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2wwaVpi

Ethiopia – Rural Productive Safety Net Project

IDA Grant: $600.0 million equivalentProject ID: P163438 Project description: The project will help support the Government of Ethiopia in improving the effectiveness and scalability of its rural safety net system. from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2x97Q24

Woman Farmer Heads-Up Conservation Agriculture Techniques in Malawi

LILONGWE, September 14, 2017 – Across three countries in southern Africa where maize (also known as “corn” in the Americas) is a staple food, a farmer-centric approach to adopting conservation techniques in agriculture is resulting in better food crop yields---a blessing for the region’s small-scale farmers. Many small-scale farmers in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, where … Continue reading Woman Farmer Heads-Up Conservation Agriculture Techniques in Malawi