Wednesday November 14, 2018 07:59

THE WORLD BANK Press Releases

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Modernize Cash Transfer Programs for Poor Stcoks—29 Oct 18

DHAKA, October 28, 2018– The government of Bangladesh today signed a $300 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the transparency and efficiency of its major cash transfer programs for the poorest and vulnerable, including the

World Bank Provides US$31 million Additional Financing for Disaster Prevention in Stcoks—02 Oct 18

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2018— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$31 million additional financing to an ongoing project from the International Development Association for building resilient infrastructure and

African Leaders, the World Bank Group, and partners catalyze action to ensure that everyone in Stcoks—26 Sep 18

NEW YORK, September 25th, 2018 - African leaders, the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and other development partners met today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly for the African Leaders Roundtable on Identification for Development to

Global Winners of SDGs and Her Competition celebrated at New York event Stcoks—24 Sep 18

New York, September 24, 2018 – Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest -- co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and

World Bank Board Approves Action Plan for Democratic Republic of Congo Inspection Panel Stcoks—12 Sep 18

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2018 – The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has considered the Inspection Panel's investigation of the Second Additional Financing for the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) High-Priority Roads Reopening and

World Bank Ready to Support Reform Plans of New Pakistan Leadership Stcoks—30 Aug 18

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2018 – The World Bank today said it was ready to support the reform plans of the new government in Pakistan that are needed to stabilize the economy and accelerate growth to end poverty and boost prosperity. The commitment was

World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Flycom d.o.o. Stcoks—23 Aug 18

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2018— The World Bank today announced the 18-month debarment of Flycom d.o.o. (Flycom), a Slovenian provider of infrastructure services that engaged in corrupt practices under the Southern Africa Power Market Project (SAPMP)

World Bank Group Announces New Commitments on Disability Inclusion Stcoks—25 Jul 18

LONDON, July 24, 2018 – Today, at the Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) in partnership with the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance, the World Bank

ธนาคารโลกชี้ความมั่งคั่งเปลี่ยนมือ ประเทศรายได้ต่ำ-ปานกลางเตรียมทะยานสู่ความร่ำรวย หุ้น—02 Jul 18

สถาบันระหว่างประเทศเพื่อการค้าและการพัฒนา (องค์การมหาชน) หรือ ITD ร่วมกับธนาคารโลก หรือ The World Bank Group เผยรายงานล่าสุด หัวข้อ "การเปลี่ยนแปลงความมั่งคั่งแห่งชาติสู่การสร้างอนาคตที่ยั่งยืน" (The Changing Wealth of Nation 2018: Building a Sustainable

World Bank Supports Improved Transport, Sanitation and Preschool Facilities in Vietnamese City of Stcoks—26 Jun 18

Hanoi, June 23, 2018—The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved an International Development Association (IDA)* Credit in the amount of US$80 million to improve the quality of key urban infrastructure, including transport

World Bank Rwanda Economic Update Stcoks—22 Jun 18

KIGALI, June 21, 2018--Rwanda's annual growth reached 6.1% in the second half of 2017, thanks to improved export performance, revitalized agriculture and resumption of growth in private consumption, according to the 12thedition of the World Bank Rwanda

World Bank Groups Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) Welcomes Australia as New Stcoks—22 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, JUNE 21, 2018 --- The World Bank Group's Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF's Cash Window, which was set up

2018 Ideas for Action winners announced Stcoks—21 Jun 18

The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of its fourth annual youth development finance competition, entitled Ideas for Action (I4A). This

World Bank Group Announces Settlements in Connection with Fraudulent Practices in Projects in Stcoks—21 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2018— The World Bank Group today announced the debarment of a construction company and a consultant in connection with fraudulent practices in two separate projects in Nicaragua. The debarments make Nicaragua-based Constructora

Ugandan Agriculture Must Commercialize to Drive Economic Growth and Reduce Stcoks—20 Jun 18

KAMPALA, June 19, 2018—The Government of Uganda and the World Bank today launched "Closing the potential performance divide in Ugandan agriculture" report that provides an unprecedented review of the structural context of Ugandan agriculture, its

Report: Persistent Conflict and Instability Hamper the Recovery of the Central African Stcoks—20 Jun 18

BANGUI, June 19, 2018 – According to the first issue of the Central African Republic (CAR) Economic Update published today by the World Bank, the deterioration in security conditions and the humanitarian situation is dampening hopes for a robust

Statement Regarding World Bank Support to Nepal#s Education Sector Stcoks—20 Jun 18

KATHMANDU, June 19, 2017 – The World Bank's attention has been drawn to recent commentary in the media regarding the National Curriculum Framework prepared by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. "We wish to clarify the World Bank's

New World Bank Group Strategy Aims to Support a More Prosperous and Resilient Stcoks—20 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2018— The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors endorsed a new five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Romania that will prioritize investments in people, support for vibrant private sector development and

World Bank to Support Aged Care Project in Anhui Stcoks—20 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2018—The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved a US$118 million loan today to support China's Anhui Province in developing and managing a diversified, three-tiered aged care service delivery system for the elderly,

The World Bank Approves Loan to Improve Access to and Quality of Healthcare Services in Stcoks—19 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$ 300 million loan today to improve access to and quality of healthcare services for 3.8 million Bolivians. The goal of the project is to implement a comprehensive hospital

New US$130 Million Support for Ongoing Empowerment of Local Communities in Stcoks—19 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2018 – The World Bank announced today US$130 million in additional support for decentralization in Tunisia, which is putting local governments in charge of addressing the development needs of their communities. The ongoing

Comoros: Inequalities Persist Despite Declining Poverty Levels Stcoks—15 Jun 18

MORONI, June 14, 2018 – Living conditions in Comorian households have improved and poverty levels have fallen by over 10% since 2004 in rural and urban areas alike, shows the World Bank's poverty assessment released today. Multidimensional poverty

World Bank and SEB partner with Scandinavian Institutional Investors to Finance Green Stcoks—15 Jun 18

Stockholm, November 6, 2008 – The bond issue is one example of the kind of innovation the World Bank is trying to encourage within its "Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change," launched earlier this year to help stimulate and

World Bank Supports Regional Connectivity and Renewable Energy in Pakistan Stcoks—15 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 - The World Bank is committing over half a billion dollars through two projects to support renewable energy in Sindh and expand economic activity between Pakistan and Afghanistan through the development of an economic corridor

World Bank Provides $700 Million to Improve Primary Education in Bangladesh Stcoks—15 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 — The World Bank today approved $700 million to improve the primary education sector in Bangladesh. The Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP) will benefit more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to

World Bank Group, OAS and Panama Promote Transparency to Mobilize Development Stcoks—14 Jun 18

PANAMA CITY, June 13th, 2018 – The World Bank Group (WBG), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Panama unveiled an agreement today to enhance transparency and accountability in Latin America and the Caribbean countries,

World Bank Issues Sustainable Development Bond to Raise Awareness of Health and Nutrition of Women, Stcoks—13 Jun 18

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) is launching an initiative to engage investors on the importance of investing in the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents to save and improve lives,

World Bank Approves Additional Financing for Morocco to Develop a Second Solar Power Stcoks—12 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018—The World Bank announced today US$125 million in additional support for Morocco's adoption of innovative solar technology, as part of the national goal of developing the country's world-class solar and wind energy

Community-based Provision of Social Services is Key for Building Sustainable and Inclusive Stcoks—12 Jun 18

The European Commission and the World Bank prompt discussions on the process deinstitutionalization in Croatia ZAGREB, June 11, 2018 – In Croatia the process of replacement of residential institutions as dominant forms of care of children and

World Bank Country Director Meets Prime Minister and Finance Minister Stcoks—11 Jun 18

KATHMANDU, June 10, 2018 – The World Bank's Country Director for Nepal, Qimiao Fan, met with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli today and reaffirmed support for the priorities and programs of the new government. Fan was accompanied at the meeting by