Tag: SouthAsia

Government of India and World Bank Sign Grant Agreement to Enhance Outcomes of the Green India Mission

NEW DELHI, August 16, 2017 – The Government of India, the Governments of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and the World Bank today signed a US$ 24.64 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to improve forest quality, sustainable land management and benefits from Non-Timber Forest Produce for forest dependent communities in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.  … Continue reading Government of India and World Bank Sign Grant Agreement to Enhance Outcomes of the Green India Mission

Tales of Skills: Beneficiary Stories from Bangladesh’s STEP

1. Morsheda Begum Mohsena, Proprietor, Chittagong. “Now I dare to dream to big.” Morsheda was a garment worker when she first head of training opportunities offered by STEP from a colleague at the garment factory. She contacted the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and later took a short course in tailoring. Now she is successfully … Continue reading Tales of Skills: Beneficiary Stories from Bangladesh’s STEP

GST and the Remapping of India

The coming into force of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will unify the nation into a common economic market, obviating the need for goods to be taxed each time they cross a state border. Much of the current discussion about GST has focused on the tax structure and the complexities surrounding the implementation of … Continue reading GST and the Remapping of India

Innovative Early Stage Financing for SMEs in India

Innovative Early Stage Financing for SMEs in India In India, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) account for more than 80% of total industrial enterprises, employ an estimated 117 million people, and contribute more than 40% to manufacturing output and exports. Over 50% of MSMEs are rural enterprises widely distributed across low-income states, making them … Continue reading Innovative Early Stage Financing for SMEs in India

Project Signing: World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Chittagong

DHAKA, August 6, 2017 – The government of Bangladesh today signed an additional $47.50 million financing agreement with the World Bank to continue construction of new water infrastructure in Chittagong, and provide access to safe water to around 650,000 inhabitants in the city. The additional financing to the Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project … Continue reading Project Signing: World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Chittagong

Statement regarding Nepal Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project

KATHMANDU, August 4, 2017 – The World Bank’s attention has been drawn to recent commentary in the media regarding the Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project, financed by the Bank. “We are yet to receive official communication from the concerned authorities on recent developments reported in the media. Therefore, it would be premature to speculate upon … Continue reading Statement regarding Nepal Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project

Statement regarding Nepal Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project

KATHMANDU, August 4, 2017 – The World Bank’s attention has been drawn to recent commentary in the media regarding the Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project, financed by the Bank. “We are yet to receive official communication from the concerned authorities on recent developments reported in the media. Therefore, it would be premature to speculate upon … Continue reading Statement regarding Nepal Grid Solar and Energy Efficiency Project

New World Bank Project to Focus on Better Quality Higher Education in Agricultural Universities

WASHINGTON, August 03, 2017 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $82.50 million National Agricultural Higher Education Project to help the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and participating agricultural universities provide relevant and better quality higher education to students.  The project will support ICAR’s efforts to transform the agricultural universities into centers … Continue reading New World Bank Project to Focus on Better Quality Higher Education in Agricultural Universities

India: National Agricultural Higher Education Project

World Bank News Release: Loan and Credit Summary WASHINGTON, August 03, 2017 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:National Agricultural Higher Education Project IBRD Loan: US$82.50 million Terms: Maturity = 19 Years, Grace = 5 YearsProject ID: P151072 Project Description: The program development objective is to help the Indian Council of Agricultural … Continue reading India: National Agricultural Higher Education Project

South Asia Country Program Snapshots 2016

The Country Program Snapshot provides an overview of the World Bank Group's work in every country in the South Asia Region on a country program and project level basis. The Snapshots are updated once a year before the Annual Meetings. Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka from World Bank Search - NEWS http://ift.tt/2u4xZLt