Tag: SouthAsia

Project Signing: New Loan Agreement to Support 24×7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh

NEW DELHI, June 22, 2017 – The Government of India, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and the World Bank today signed a $240 million loan agreement to support the Government of Andhra Pradesh provide reliable, quality, and affordable 24x7 power to its citizens. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) also signed a $140 million loan agreement with … Continue reading Project Signing: New Loan Agreement to Support 24×7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh

Farmers Increase Output with Access to Efficient Water Management Systems in Balkh Province

KHULM DISTRICT, Balkh Province – It is a partly sunny winter’s day and villagers are busy attending to their farmlands or taking a mid-morning break. Abdul Ghaffar, 50, a farmer in Sahilozie village, sits sipping tea with his two young sons as they discuss the weather. Next week is predicted to be sunnier and they … Continue reading Farmers Increase Output with Access to Efficient Water Management Systems in Balkh Province

Scaling up Women’s Economic Empowerment in India

The World Bank is helping the Indian government to scale up a women's empowerment initiative in one of the poorest regions of India to bring transformational change to the lives of rural women, their families, the economy, and society. Since 2011, the $500 million National Rural Livelihoods Project has promoted women's economic empowerment in 13 … Continue reading Scaling up Women’s Economic Empowerment in India

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජෛව විවිධත්වය හා සම්පත් සුරැකීමේ ප්‍ර‍මුඛ සාධකය ප්‍ර‍ජා සහභාගීත්වයයි

තම වනාන්තරයේ ආක්‍ර‍මණකරුවන් ඇති බව මොහාන් හීනටිගල දනියි. වනාන්තරයේ සිය සුපුරුදු විමර්ෂණයට යන අතරතුර, මෙම ගාලු ප්‍රාදේශීය වන නිලධාරීතුමා (DFO) මල් පුබුදුවන Lantana camara ශාක සතුන්ගේ ආහාරය වන තෘණ ශාක පරාජය කරමින් නැගී ඇති අයුරුත්; තවත් අනාරාධිත ශාක ප්‍රභේදයක් වන, උසැති හවරි නුග (Alstonia macrophylla) වෘක්ෂ සිය මග අඳුරු කරමින් නැගී ඇති අයුරුත් දකියි.  “මේ … Continue reading ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජෛව විවිධත්වය හා සම්පත් සුරැකීමේ ප්‍ර‍මුඛ සාධකය ප්‍ර‍ජා සහභාගීත්වයයි

Social Service Delivery in Violent Contexts: Achieving Results against the Odds

Overview This report provides a new approach to service delivery that is specific to countries affected by violence. As many countries today are riven by conflict and internal division, some familiar procedures may be inadequate to deal with the mounting humanitarian and development challenges posed by complex conflict situations, where affected people need access to … Continue reading Social Service Delivery in Violent Contexts: Achieving Results against the Odds

இலங்கையின் உயிா்ப்பல்வகைமையையும் வளங்களையும் பாதுகாப்பதற்கு சமூகத்தின் ஒத்துழைப்பு அத்தியாவசியம்

காடுகளைப் பாதுகாக்கும் பொறுப்புக்களை வகிப்பவா்கள் அங்கு இடம்பெறுகின்ற அத்துமீறல்கள் தொடா்பாக நன்கறிவா். அந்தவகையில் காலியில் பிரதேச வனப்பாதுகாப்பு அதிகாரி மொஹான் ஹீனடிகலவும் தனது பொறுப்பிலுள்ள வனப்பகுதியை அத்துமீறிப் படையெடுப்பவர்கள் தொடர்பில் அறிந்துவைத்துள்ளார். தனது தடத்தில் கால்வைத்துப் பயணிக்கையில் புற்தரையை ஆக்கிரமித்து லடானா கமாரா என்ற பூக்கும் படர் தாவரம் படர்ந்திருப்பதை கண்ணுற்றார். இந்தப்புற்கள் உணவிற்காக தேடியலையும் விலங்குகளுக்கு உணவளிக்கக்கூடியது. அங்கு அழையா விருந்தாளியாக நிற்கும் உயர்ந்த ஹவாரி நுகா மரங்களும் (அல்ஷ்டோனியா மக்ரோபிலா) வழித்தடத்தின் மீது தம் … Continue reading இலங்கையின் உயிா்ப்பல்வகைமையையும் வளங்களையும் பாதுகாப்பதற்கு சமூகத்தின் ஒத்துழைப்பு அத்தியாவசியம்

Afghanistan Rural Access Project – Additional Financing

World Bank News Release: Loan and Credit Summary WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following projects:Afghanistan Rural Access Project - Additional Financing IDA Grant: US$105 million equivalentProject ID: P149597 Project Description: The Project Development Objective is to enable: (a) rural communities to benefit from all-season road access … Continue reading Afghanistan Rural Access Project – Additional Financing

Afghanistan – Urban Development Support Project

World Bank News Release: Loan and Credit Summary WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following projects:Afghanistan - Urban Development Support Project IDA Grant: US$20 million equivalentProject ID: P147147 Project Description: The Project Development Objectives are to (i) create an enabling policy framework and enhance urban policy making … Continue reading Afghanistan – Urban Development Support Project

Community Support Key to Protecting Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity and Resources

Mohan Heenatigala knows there are invaders in his forest. Stepping onto a trail, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) in Galle sees how the flowering Lantana camara is defeating the grass that would have fed foraging animals; another unwelcome species, tall havari nuga (Alstonia macrophylla) trees cast their shade over the path. “These invasive species are … Continue reading Community Support Key to Protecting Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity and Resources

Afghanistan – Herat Electrification Project

World Bank News Release: Loan and Credit Summary WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following projects:Afghanistan - Herat Electrification Project  IDA Grant: US$35 million equivalentProject ID: P162022 Project Description: The objective of the project is to provide access to electricity to households, institutions, and businesses in selected … Continue reading Afghanistan – Herat Electrification Project