WORLD BANK Press Releases World Bank Board Approves Action Plan for Democratic Republic of Congo Inspection Panel Case 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 th-TH Fri, 21 Sep 2018 9:34:22 +0700 World Bank Ready to Support Reform Plans of New Pakistan Leadership 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 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 9:17:34 +0700 Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, in partnership with World Bank under the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, organized a workshop on road safety innovation (iRAP) Assoc. Prof. Kasem Choocharukul, Ph.D. (Center), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn Dr. Alina F. Burlacu (3rd from the left), Transport Specialist of World Bank#s Global Road Safety and Mr. Luke Rogers (2nd Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:16:11 +0700 World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Flycom d.o.o. 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) Thu, 23 Aug 2018 9:15:42 +0700 World Bank Group Announces New Commitments on Disability Inclusion 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 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 9:40:22 +0700 ธนาคารโลกชี้ความมั่งคั่งเปลี่ยนมือ ประเทศรายได้ต่ำ-ปานกลางเตรียมทะยานสู่ความร่ำรวย สถาบันระหว่างประเทศเพื่อการค้าและการพัฒนา (องค์การมหาชน) หรือ ITD ร่วมกับธนาคารโลก หรือ The World Bank Group เผยรายงานล่าสุด หัวข้อ การเปลี่ยนแปลงความมั่งคั่งแห่งชาติสู่การสร้างอนาคตที่ยั่งยืน (The Changing Wealth of Nation 2018: Building a Sustainable Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:07:29 +0700 ARTF Steering Committee Approves Three-Year Partnership Framework and Financing Program KABUL, June 25, 2018 The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), the largest source of on-budget financing for Afghanistan#s development, will continue to support the government#s poverty reduction, service delivery and inclusive growth Tue, 26 Jun 2018 9:25:24 +0700 World Bank Supports Improved Transport, Sanitation and Preschool Facilities in Vietnamese City of Thai Nguyen Hanoi, June 23, 2018The 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 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 9:23:58 +0700 World Bank Rwanda Economic Update 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 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 9:27:37 +0700 World Bank Groups Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) Welcomes Australia as New Donor 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 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 9:25:54 +0700 The Challenges of Urbanization Dampen Growth Opportunities in Bamako, Conakry and Niamey: WBG Report BAMAKO, June 20, 2017 While the cities of West Africa grapple with large migratory flows, consisting chiefly of young people, they must tackle the many challenges associated with this rapid urbanization and concentrate on building competitive Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:56:11 +0700 2018 Ideas for Action winners announced 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 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:53:20 +0700 World Bank Vice President Visits Tajikistan, Highlights Importance of Water for Development DUSHANBE, June 20, 2018 Mitigating the increases in floods, droughts, melting glaciers and other climate change-related effects requires coordinated action at the national, regional, and global levels, said Cyril Muller, World Bank Vice President Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:51:31 +0700 Abidjan hosts high-level discussion on infrastructure governance Abidjan, Cote d#Ivoire, June 20, 2018: Representatives from government, multilateral development banks, the private sector, and civil society converge in Abidjan this week for the Second Regional Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance and Tools. The Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:49:53 +0700 World Bank Group Announces Settlements in Connection with Fraudulent Practices in Projects in Nicaragua 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 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:47:54 +0700 Ugandan Agriculture Must Commercialize to Drive Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty KAMPALA, June 19, 2018The 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 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:07:32 +0700 Report: Persistent Conflict and Instability Hamper the Recovery of the Central African Republic 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 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:05:12 +0700 Statement Regarding World Bank Support to Nepal#s Education Sector 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 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:02:43 +0700 New World Bank Group Strategy Aims to Support a More Prosperous and Resilient Romania 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 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:01:45 +0700 World Bank to Support Aged Care Project in Anhui WASHINGTON, June 19, 2018The World Bank#s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$118 million loan today to support China#s Anhui Province in developing and managing a diversified, three-tiered aged care service delivery system for the elderly, Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:00:30 +0700 The World Bank Approves Loan to Improve Access to and Quality of Healthcare Services in Bolivia WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$ 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 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 9:09:00 +0700 New US$130 Million Support for Ongoing Empowerment of Local Communities in Tunisia 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 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 9:07:45 +0700 Building Back Better: How to Cut Natural Disaster Losses by a Third 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 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 9:06:04 +0700 Comoros: Inequalities Persist Despite Declining Poverty Levels 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 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:10:29 +0700 World Bank and SEB partner with Scandinavian Institutional Investors to Finance Green Projects 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 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:09:23 +0700 World Bank Supports Regional Connectivity and Renewable Energy in Pakistan 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 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:08:24 +0700 World Bank Provides $700 Million to Improve Primary Education in Bangladesh 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 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:07:14 +0700 Vietnams economic prospects improve further, with GDP projected to expand by 6.8 percent in 2018 Recent growth uptick driven by favorable domestic and external conditions may gradually moderate. Hanoi, June 14, 2018 - Vietnam#s economic growth momentum remains robust and is accompanied by broad macroeconomic stability. According to Taking Stock, Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:06:22 +0700 Global Migration Can Be a Potent Tool in the Fight to End Poverty Across the WorldNew Report High-income destination countries could realize even bigger gains with efficient labor market policies WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 Global migration has lifted millions out of poverty and boosted economic growth, a new World Bank report finds. But Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:05:04 +0700 ธ.ออมสินร่วมหารือกับคณะผู้ประเมิน FSAP จาก IMF และ World Bank นายชาติชาย พยุหนาวีชัย ผู้อำนวยการธนาคารออมสิน ให้การต้อนรับคณะผู้ประเมินภาคการเงินไทย ตามโครงการ Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) นำโดย Mr. Alejandro Lopez Mejia(Mission Chief) จาก IMF และ Mr. Brett Coleman (Mission Chief)จาก World Bank Fri, 15 Jun 2018 8:53:15 +0700