Tag: SouthAsia

World Bank Supports Temporarily Displaced Persons in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2017 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project: FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project IDA Loan: US$114 million  Terms: Maturity = 25 Years, Grace = 5 Years Project ID: P160941 Project Description: The program development objective is to significantly expand support for families affected by militancy-related violence, improve child healthcare … Continue reading World Bank Supports Temporarily Displaced Persons in Pakistan

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World Bank Supports Temporarily Displaced Persons in Pakistan

Washington, September 21, 2017 ─ The World Bank today approved $114 million to significantly expand support for families affected by militancy-related violence, improve child healthcare and establish systems for emergency response safety net delivery in the affected areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. The World Bank approved a $75 million credit for … Continue reading World Bank Supports Temporarily Displaced Persons in Pakistan

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

India Country Engagement Dialogue 2017-18 (Consultations in Mumbai)

The World Bank Group (WBG) is conducting its first Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD)for India. The SCD articulates the Group’s analysis of the principal challenges facing India today, as the country seeks to consolidate its status as a middle-income economy.  In the months to some, the diagnostic will provide the analytical base for the WBG’s Country Partnership Framework … Continue reading India Country Engagement Dialogue 2017-18 (Consultations in Mumbai)

India Country Engagement Dialogue 2017-18 (Consultations in Delhi)

The World Bank Group (WBG) is conducting its first Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for India. The SCD articulates the Group’s analysis of the principal challenges facing India today, as the country seeks to consolidate its status as a middle-income economy.  In the months to some, the diagnostic will provide the analytical base for the WBG’s … Continue reading India Country Engagement Dialogue 2017-18 (Consultations in Delhi)

World Bank Group Country Engagement Dialogue 2017-18

The World Bank Group (WBG) is conducting its first Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for India. The SCD articulates the Group’s analysis of the principal challenges facing India today, as the country seeks to consolidate its status as a middle-income economy.  In the months to some, the diagnostic will provide the analytical base for the WBG’s … Continue reading World Bank Group Country Engagement Dialogue 2017-18

Transparent Fiscal Architecture Can Help Meet Development Goals of Federal Nepal

Floods Impact Economic Growth KATHMANDU, September 17, 2017— As Nepal prepares for an ambitious shift from a unitary to a federal system of government, closer attention to sequencing political, financial and administrative decentralization will be key, says the World Bank in its latest Nepal Development Update. Starting in FY2018, a large proportion of federal spending … Continue reading Transparent Fiscal Architecture Can Help Meet Development Goals of Federal Nepal

World Bank Statement on the Indus Waters Treaty Meetings

Washington, September 15, 2017 - Another round of the Secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the technical issues of the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants within the framework of the Indus Waters Treaty took place on September 14-15 in Washington, D.C. Both countries and the World Bank appreciated the discussions and reconfirmed their … Continue reading World Bank Statement on the Indus Waters Treaty Meetings

South Asian Countries Collaborate Toward Better Nutrition

Since 1990, chronic malnutrition has declined by almost half in South Asia, falling from 61 percent to 36 percent. However, the number of children who are stunted – or underweight or lower than average height for their age—remains high and has even increased in some countries. This is despite strong economic growth and a decline … Continue reading South Asian Countries Collaborate Toward Better Nutrition

Hydropower Sector Clouds Macroeconomic Prospects in Bhutan

Thimphu, September 13, 2017 — The World Bank launched the Bhutan Economic Update, September 2017. The Bhutan Economic Update reports on and synthesizes recent economic developments and places them in a medium-term, and regional and global context. It analyzes the implications of these developments and policies on the outlook of Bhutan’s economy. Bhutan maintained solid … Continue reading Hydropower Sector Clouds Macroeconomic Prospects in Bhutan