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LIVELIHOODS Press Releases

Huawei Customers Recognized for Smart City Achievements at Smart City Expo World Congress IT—15 Nov 18

Huawei and three of its Smart City customers have won or been nominated for esteemed awards at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2018, in recognition of their joint innovation and outstanding achievements in improving people's livelihoods,

Building Back Better: How to Cut Natural Disaster Losses by a Third Stcoks—19 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2018 – When countries rebuild stronger, faster and more inclusively after natural disasters they can reduce the impact on people's livelihoods and well-being by as much as 31 percent, potentially cutting global average losses

World Bank to Improve Livelihoods of Communities in Kyrgyz Republic Stcoks—11 Apr 18

WASHINGTON DC, April 10, 2018 – More than 300,000 people are expected to benefit from improved services and facilities in their villages thanks to US$ 10 million in financing in the Community Support Project associated with the Central Asia South

Indonesia: UN expert launches mission to assess the enjoyment of the right to General—05 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Indonesia from 9 to 18 April 2018 to gather first-hand information on the country's food and agriculture policies that affects peoples' livelihoods. "I look forward to the

Rehabilitation of three vital bridges in the heart of Mosul improves livelihoods for more than 1 Stcoks—21 Mar 18

Mosul, March 20, 2018 - Home to a very ethnically and religiously diverse population, Mosul is a symbol of interreligious coexistence and cultural diversity in modern Iraq. During Daesh occupation, the damage inflicted deliberately on the city and the

Asia-Pacific countries commit to empower rural women and girls at high-level UN General—23 Feb 18

Ministers and senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific on Friday committed to ensuring greater empowerment of rural women and girls to improve their standard of living, food security and livelihoods. The pledge was made at the regional

US$300 Million to Improve livelihoods and Create Jobs for 1.5 Million Poor Households in Stcoks—07 Feb 18

Washington, February 6, 2018 – A US$300 million World Bank project will improve the living conditions of over 1.5 million poor households in Iraq by increasing access to basic services and creating employment opportunities at the community level.

Thai farmers urge Government to protect their livelihoods General—08 Dec 17

Thai farmers and agricultural industry leaders are urging the government to not restrict the use of glyphosate, a vital crop protection tool that improves the sustainability and productivity of farming. For more than 40 years, glyphosate has helped local

World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization Partner to Support Food Security in Stcoks—03 Aug 17

New project aims to improve livelihoods and nutrition for more than 630,000 Yemenis by helping smallholder farmers restart production in the hardest hit areas of the country Cairo, August 2, 2017 – The World Bank and the Food and Agriculture

Better Agriculture Regulations Could Help Feed Worlds Growing Population, Says WBG Stcoks—08 Feb 17

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2017 – Improving agriculture regulations in low and middle income countries could go a long way toward feeding the world's growing population and improving farmers' livelihoods around the world, says the latest edition of

World Bank Renews Its Support to Internally Displaced Persons and Host Communities in Eastern Stcoks—20 Dec 16

KHARTOUM, Sudan, December 18, 2016 — The World Bank launched the second phase of the Sustainable Livelihoods for Displaced and Vulnerable Communities in Eastern Sudan Project (SLDPII), expanding the pilot to support Internally Displaced Persons

93,000 Households from Pastoralists Counties in Kenya to Benefit from a US$77 World Bank Stcoks—01 Aug 16

LAIKIPIA, July 30, 2016– The Government of Kenya today launched Kenya's component of the US$197m Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (RPLRP). Over 93,000 households whose livelihoods rely mainly on pastoral activities in the 14

Myanmar to Receive US$200 Million in Financing for Post-Disaster Recovery and Stcoks—15 Jul 16

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 — Communities hit hard by the floods and landslides that devastated areas of Myanmar in 2015 will receive assistance for resilient road reconstruction, livelihoods support, and recovery of the agriculture sector as part of

PROJECT SIGNING: Lao PDR will Further Improve Rural Roads, Water Systems and Agriculture Stcoks—14 Jul 16

VIENTIANE, July 13, 2016 — The Ministry of Finance today signed a $30 million agreement with the World Bank aimed at continuing to finance Lao PDR's Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF). The signing was witnessed by H.E. Mr. Somdy Douangdy, Deputy Prime

Universal Health, Digital Livelihoods and Jobs: World Bank Announces Winners of Innovative Ideas Stcoks—21 Jun 16

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 — From providing universal health care to finding jobs, the World Bank's Global Program on Forced Displacement (GPFD) today announced three innovative ideas to improve the development response to forced displacement,

Cambodia and World Bank Expand Development Engagement to Reduce Poverty and Share Stcoks—10 Jun 16

PHNOM PENH, June 9, 2016 — The government of Cambodia and the World Bank today signed agreements for four projects to improve road surfaces, manage fisheries, improve livelihoods from agriculture in targeted rural communities, and increase access

Lao PDR Poverty Reduction Fund will Further Improve Rural Roads, Water Systems and Agriculture Stcoks—25 May 16

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 — The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved $30 million in new financing for Lao PDR's Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF). This is the third phase of World Bank funding for the Fund, one of the Lao PDR

Protecting Sri Lankas Ecosystems to Preserve Natural Habitats and Resources to Improve Stcoks—26 Apr 16

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016 - The World Bank Board today approved a $45 million credit to help protect Sri Lanka's natural habitats and resources from degradation and exploitation while improving the lives and livelihoods of neighboring communities, who

Improving Land Management Could Boost Productivity and Transform Livelihoods in Stcoks—15 Sep 15

Buoyed by the depreciating Shilling and the falling global oil prices, Uganda's economy could continue the modest recovery and grow 0.4 percentage points faster in 2016 than in 2015. Uganda's private sector has also played a critical role buffering

World Bank Approves $250 Million for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project, Stcoks—18 Jun 15

The World Bank today approved a US $250 million credit for the Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project to restore, improve and enhance the resilience of public services and livelihoods of communities affected by cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh. The

GEF Approves New $90 million Grant Program for Global Partnership to Support Wildlife Conservation Stcoks—05 Jun 15

A $90 million grant program was approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) yesterday for a global partnership to promote investments in biodiversity conservation, preserve wildlife and encourage sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Asia. The new

World Bank Board Approves $250 Million Support to Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Stcoks—03 Jun 15

WASHINGTON, June 02, 2015 – The World Bank Board today approved a $250 million Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for reconstruction and recovery support to flood-affected areas in which public infrastructure and livelihoods were impacted

World Bank Provides $200 Million Support to Improve Livelihoods of the Poorest Population in Rural Stcoks—06 May 15

The Government of Bangladesh today signed a $200 million financing agreement with the World Bank for the Nuton Jibon Livelihood Improvement Project to improve livelihoods for about five million rural poor. The Nuton Jibon Livelihood Improvement Project

World Bank Project to help 5 million poor to improve livelihoods in Stcoks—19 Mar 15

The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved $200 million in interest-free credit to improve livelihoods of approximately 5 million poor people in the rural areas of Bangladesh. The Nuton Jibon Livelihood Improvement Project will benefit the

World Bank Managing Director: Private Sector can Create Jobs and Livelihoods for Millions of People Stcoks—18 Mar 15

World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati concluded a three-day visit to Egypt where she participated in the Economic Development Conference aimed at attracting international investors. She led high level meetings on

Belize Protects its Marine Ecosystem to Fight Climate Change Stcoks—05 Mar 15

Belizeans will strengthen the climate resilience of its Barrier Reef and adopt sustainable alternative livelihoods as a result of a US$5.53 million Adaptation Fund project approved today by the Board of Directors. “Tourism in Belize accounts for

UNISDR for Northeast Asia / GETI approaches AIT for its disaster experts, franchisee of training General—16 Feb 15

Asia is the most disaster-prone area of the world. Impacting the region greatly through the loss of lives, infrastructure and livelihoods, disasters are compounded by the region’s high rate of urbanization. Dr. Sanjaya Bhatia, Head of the United

WB/GEF: Improving the Livelihoods of 50,000 Panamanians While Preserving Stcoks—11 Feb 15

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$9.59 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed at preserving biodiversity in about 554,000 hectares of the Atlantic and central-eastern regions of Panama. The GEF

Mekong Delta Forum builds momentum for coordinated action to improve resilience to climate change Stcoks—03 Feb 15

The Mekong Delta Forum 2015 opened today to seek new solutions to the challenges from ongoing development and climate change, and build for the region’s improved and sustainable livelihoods. The Forum was organized by the Ministry of Natural

The World Bank mobilizes additional funds to help Pastoralists in the Horn of Stcoks—22 Oct 14

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. It will also help to